Radley Robots – Understanding mobility challenges
The University of Calgary is currently conducting market research for Radley Robots, a local technology company looking to gain an understanding of mobility challenges so they can determine solutions.
Diabetic Neuropathy Cream for growth of Nerves
Sponsored by Winsantor, The University of Alberta and other research institutes are conducting a randomized outpatient, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multiple-site study of the safety, tolerability, and exploratory efficacy of topically administered WST-057 (4% pirenzepine free base monohydrate) for 24 weeks in subjects with T2DM with peripheral neuropathy. Inclusion criteria include: diagnosis of T2DM; age rage 18-75 years, and presence of definite diabetic neuropathy of at least 12 months duration in the lower extremities. Recruitment for this trial is complete.
Research Study Databases
There are thousands of research studies going on around the world. Below are some of the databases to help you find research studies of interest to you. You do not need to restrict yourself to neuropathy when searching. If you have an underlying condition, such as CMT or Diabetes, include that in your search criteria in the database.
- Search the Government of Canada’s clinical trial database
- The Muscular Dystrophy Association of Canada’s list of clinical trials
- The National Library of Medicine (NLM) provides a regularly updated, online database of clinical trials around the world
- Charcot Marie Tooth Disease (CMT) North American Database maintains a list of families with a history of CMT to identify patients and relatives who may be interested in participating in research projects.
Recent Research News
Are you Interested in the science of Neuropathy and Nerve Regeneration?
Our December speaker, Dr. Douglas Zochodne, Professor & Divisional Director of Neurology at the University of Alberta has recently published Our Wired Nerves: The Human Nerve Connectome. Dr. Zochodne is a world renowned expert in the field of peripheral neuropathy. This book is intended for patients or “non-specialists”. This book describes the make of peripheral nerves, discusses various neuropathies, the associated pain, and how nerves may be regenerated.
You can view details about the book, download the first chapter for free and purchase his insightful book on Amazon by clicking the link to the left.