Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Media Release | April 21, 2017
People with multiple sclerosis can show signs of something wrong five years before the onset of disease, much earlier than previously thought, according to a new analysis of health records from people with the condition.
Media Release | March 8, 2017
Opening up narrowed veins from the brain and spinal cord is not effective in treating multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health.
Media Release | September 13, 2016
New UBC research finds that many online resources for preventing Alzheimer’s disease are problematic and could be steering people in the wrong direction.
Media Release | June 1, 2016
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health have proven that multiple sclerosis (MS) can be caused by a single genetic mutation.
Media Release | January 20, 2016
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making—even if you’re a rat.
Media Release | November 17, 2015
UBC has announced the results of its start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.
November 17, 2015
“There’s no health without mental health,” says Dr. Raymond Lam, UBC professor and psychiatrist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
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 | May 5, 2015
University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
Media Release | April 23, 2015
A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head.
February 14, 2015
Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to UBC researchers.
Media Release | September 30, 2014
UBC’s quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered thanks to three gifts from philanthropist Charles Fipke.
September 29, 2014
Prominent B.C. philanthropist to make a multimillion-dollar funding announcement as a tribute to a former B.C. politician now suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.
August 11, 2014
UBC’s Vancouver campus on Point Grey is a treasure trove for architecture enthusiasts. Here is a look at what’s new, just in time for the 2014 winter session
Media Release | March 13, 2014
Scientists have uncovered how inflammation and lack of oxygen conspire to cause brain damage in conditions such as stroke and Alzheimer’s disease.
March 6, 2014
For more than 60 years, UBC researchers have led the global effort to understand, diagnose and treat the human brain.
February 28, 2014
The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), a partnership between the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health, officially opened Feb. 27, uniting under one roof research and clinical expertise in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology.
Media Release | February 27, 2014
Canada’s largest integrated brain centre officially opens today, uniting research and patient care to change the way brain disorders are treated and studied.
February 27, 2014 - by Brian Lin and Hilary Thomson
It is an exciting time for brain research, and some of the world’s top minds have a new home to help propel new discoveries.
February 24, 2014
New brain regeneration methods offer hope for aging minds, from improving memory to battling depression.