Media Release | October 31, 2017
Alzheimer’s disease, the leading cause of dementia, has long been assumed to originate in the brain but new research indicates that it could be triggered by breakdowns elsewhere in the body.
January 27, 2017
Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer’s disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Media Release | July 23, 2015
Break out the sweatbands and the oldies – 60 minutes of good old-fashioned aerobic exercise may be more potent than any pill to reduce older adults’ risk of cognitive decline due to mini-strokes, according to research by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC.
Media Release | February 21, 2014
UBC researchers have developed a technique that targets proteins that cause disease and destroys “bad apples” in the cell.
Media Release | May 14, 2013
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.
Media Release | March 6, 2013
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.
Media Release | August 31, 2011
University of British Columbia scientists may have uncovered a new explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease destroys the brain – a profusion of blood vessels.