Posts Tagged ‘Brain Research Centre’

HRH The Duke of York visits UBC

May. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Extra | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia and the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation today welcomed His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG, to UBC’s Vancouver campus to dedicate the cornerstone of the new Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. The Duke of York also toured the existing Brain Research Centre to meet with students and learn about their work.

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New research shows that seniors who participated in cardio or weight training incurred fewer health care resources.

Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors

May. 14, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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Drugs targeting blood vessels may be candidates for treating Alzheimer’s

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have successfully normalized the production of blood vessels in the brain of mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by immunizing them with amyloid beta, a protein widely associated with the disease.

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Alzheimer’s researcher reveals a protein’s dual destructiveness – and therapeutic potential

Dec. 3, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A scientist at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the molecule that controls a scissor-like protein responsible for the production of plaques – the telltale sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Dr. Helen Tremlett has found that some MS patients experience 'natural' improvements (Credit: UBC/VCHRI).

Some MS patients experience “natural” improvements in disability: UBC-VCH research

Oct. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients sometimes experience “natural” improvements in disability at least over the short term, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.

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Combination of blood thinning drugs shown to be ineffective as stroke preventer

Sep. 7, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

An international team led by a neurologist at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has shown that a combination of aspirin and clopidogrel, both common blood thinners, does not prevent recurrence of a common type of stroke, and may even pose serious risks.

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Prof. Helen Tremlett led a new JAMA study on the impact of a common MS therapy. (Photo: Brian Smith)

Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

Jul. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.

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Prof. Matthew Farrer has identified a new gene mutation linked to Parkinson's disease thanks to the help of a Saskatchewan Mennonite family. (Photo: Martin Dee. Click on thumbnail to download high-resolution version.)

Parkinson’s disease gene identified with help of Mennonite family: UBC-VCH research

Jun. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

An international team led by human genetic researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the latest gene associated with typical late-onset Lewy body Parkinson’s disease (PD), with the help of a Canadian Mennonite family of Dutch-German-Russian ancestry.

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Elaine Kingwell is a postdoctoral fellow at UBC's Faculty of Medicine and the Brain Research Centre at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (photo: Melissa Ashman).

Multiple sclerosis patients have lower risk of cancer: UBC-VCH research

Jun. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appear to have a lower cancer risk, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The study, published online in the journal Brain, is the first to investigate overall cancer risk in MS patients in North America. “Because the immune system [...]

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Neuroethicist recommends guidelines on reporting research incidental findings

Mar. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Neurology Prof. Judy Illes is among 25 international leading researchers recommending the handling of incidental findings in genomic research in a paper published online today in the journal Genetics in Medicine.

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