UBC researchers launch first-in-Canada testing program for Alzheimer’s disease
For the first time, Canadians can access a new test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to a study being led by researchers at UBC’s faculty of medicine.
Dec 16, 2021
Living near major roads linked to increased risk of dementia, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and MS
Living near major roads or highways is linked to higher incidence of dementia, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis (MS), suggests new research published this week in the journal Environmental Health.
Jan 23, 2020
UBC experts on World Alzheimer’s Day
Sept. 21 marks World Alzheimer’s Day. UBC experts are available to comment on various aspects of Alzheimer’s disease.
Sep 19, 2019
Some seniors entering long-term care homes too soon: UBC expert
With seniors now outnumbering children in Canada, an increasing number of families are caring for aging loved ones.
Jun 26, 2018
Alzheimer’s disease might be a ‘whole body’ problem
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.
Oct 31, 2017
The roots of Alzheimer’s disease can extend as far back as the womb
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.
Jan 27, 2017
Aerobic exercise is as good for the older brain as it is for the body
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.
Jul 23, 2015
Researchers discover how to target and disable ‘bad apple’ proteins
UBC researchers have developed a technique that targets proteins that cause disease and destroys “bad apples” in the cell.
Feb 21, 2014
Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors
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.
May 14, 2013
Drugs targeting blood vessels may be candidates for treating Alzheimer’s
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.
Mar 6, 2013