Posts Tagged ‘neuroscience’

Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) feeding on a strawberry. Credit: Michael Gordon, the University of British Columbia.

Fruit fly’s ‘sweet tooth’ short-lived: UBC research

Oct. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.

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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 researchers find a new culprit in Alzheimer’s disease: Too many blood vessels

Aug. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists may have uncovered a new explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease destroys the brain – a profusion of blood vessels.

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From source photographs taking in the blocking/lighting of a Rembrandt portrait, our computational painting system output a portrait painting which can be vary any of its cognitive painting parameters. These variations (blue circles) were used in eye tracking experiments. Copyright: Steve DiPaola

UBC researcher decodes Rembrandt’s “magic”

May. 28, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.

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When Johnny can count by twos, but can’t tie shoes

Nov. 5, 2009 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

They may be labeled clumsy or lazy, but children who struggle to perform simple motor tasks may actually be unable to fully use key regions of the brain, according to research by a UBC graduate student.

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