Media Release | May 26, 2014
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.
February 24, 2014
New brain regeneration methods offer hope for aging minds, from improving memory to battling depression.
Media Release | February 24, 2014
New UBC study identifies an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember.
February 18, 2014
Tiny ‘rat casino’ offers insight into possible treatments for compulsive gambling.
Media Release | February 17, 2014
UBC researchers have found how the devastating disease ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, spreads — and say transmission can be blocked.
February 6, 2014
Physical activity can slow cognitive decline, says UBC physical therapist.
Media Release | October 16, 2012
The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.
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.
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.
Media Release | May 28, 2010
A University of British Columbia researcher has uncovered what makes Rembrandt’s masterful portraits so appealing.
November 5, 2009 - by By Hilary Thomson
They may be labeled clumsy or lazy, but children who struggle to perform simple motor tasks may actually be unable to fully use key regions of the brain, according to research by a UBC graduate student.