Media Release | November 24, 2013
One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new UBC research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision making.
Media Release | June 12, 2013
UBC researchers have developed a MRI technique to detect multiple sclerosis.
Media Release | June 5, 2013
A new University of British Columbia study helps to explain how people become obsessed with forbidden pleasures.
Media Release | April 16, 2013
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.
Media Release | September 7, 2012
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.
March 21, 2012
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.
Media Release | October 11, 2011
Representatives of the federal and provincial governments today marked the start of construction of a new centre at UBC that will unite brain research and patient care.
UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health researchers help discover common genetic cause of ALS and frontotemporal dementia
Media Release | September 21, 2011
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.
Media Release | September 8, 2011
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.
Media Release | April 4, 2011
A $15 million gift from Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian will help create a new facility that integrates brain research and patient care.
Media Release | June 17, 2010
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.