Posts Tagged ‘neurology’

Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick

Apr. 16, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.

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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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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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Djavad Mowafaghian speaks at the groundbreaking for the brain health centre that will bear his name. Photo: Martin Dee

Federal and provincial ministers break ground for UBC-VCH brain health centre

Oct. 11, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Representatives of the federal and provincial governments today marked the start of construction of a new centre at the University of British Columbia that will unite brain research and patient care. The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, expected to open in 2013 at UBC Hospital, will bring together experts in the fields of psychiatry, [...]

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UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health researchers help discover common genetic cause of ALS and frontotemporal dementia

Sep. 21, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

A neuropathologist at University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health helped find a genetic abnormality that is the most common cause of two different but related forms of neurodegenerative disease: frontotemporal dementia (FTD) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease.

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Matt Farrer, the Dr. Donald Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Genetic Medicine. Photo by Martin Dee.

Newly identified gene mutation linked to Parkinson’s: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research

Sep. 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Less than two months after publishing findings about a new gene linked to late-onset Parkinson’s disease, the same team of scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered another gene responsible for the neurodegenerative disease – providing yet another target for potential treatments.

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UBC announces largest ever gift to Faculty of Medicine: $15M towards Centre for Brain Health

Apr. 4, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today announced a $15 million gift from Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian for a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care. In honour of his generosity – the largest gift to date to the UBC Faculty of Medicine – the facility will be named the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

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UBC study offers ethical and cost-effective strategy for managing MRI incidental findings

Jun. 17, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The increasing number of incidental findings in brain imaging can be managed ethically and cost-effectively by screening study participants based on gender, age and family history, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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