‘Sticky synapses’ can impair new memories by holding on to old ones
UBC researchers have discovered that so-called ‘sticky synapses’ in the brain can impair new learning by excessively hard-wiring old memories and inhibiting our ability to adapt to our changing environment.
May 26, 2014
Recharging your brain, one neuron at a time
New brain regeneration methods offer hope for aging minds, from improving memory to battling depression.
Feb 24, 2014
Learning new ideas alters brain cells
New UBC study identifies an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember.
Feb 24, 2014
Head games: How the mind works when gambling
Tiny ‘rat casino’ offers insight into possible treatments for compulsive gambling.
Feb 18, 2014
Researchers discover how ALS spreads
UBC researchers have found how the devastating disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, spreads — and say transmission can be blocked.
Feb 17, 2014
How exercise can boost brain power
Physical activity can slow cognitive decline, says UBC physical therapist.
Feb 6, 2014
Fruit fly’s ‘sweet tooth’ short-lived: UBC research
The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.
Oct 16, 2012
Federal and provincial ministers break ground for UBC-VCH brain health centre
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.
Oct 11, 2011
UBC researchers find a new culprit in Alzheimer’s disease: Too many blood vessels
University of British Columbia scientists may have uncovered a new explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease destroys the brain – a profusion of blood vessels.
Aug 31, 2011
UBC researcher decodes Rembrandt’s “magic”
A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.
May 28, 2010