Posts Tagged ‘Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute’

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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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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Inhalable nitric oxide shown safe as potential anti-microbial treatment: UBC-VCH research

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

Results from a clinical study by a UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research team have increased hope for a new, effective and inexpensive anti-microbial treatment using inhalable nitric oxide.

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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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Preventing dementia: new research by VCH and UBC shows the trajectory of cognitive decline can be altered in seniors at risk for dementia

Apr. 23, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

Cognitive decline is a pressing global health care issue. Worldwide, one case of dementia is detected every seven seconds. Mild cognitive impairment is a well recognized risk factor for dementia, and represents a critical window of opportunity for intervening and altering the trajectory of cognitive decline in seniors.

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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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