Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
UBC scientists sequencing the genomes of Canadians with COVID-19
For years, genome sequencing has helped scientists better understand the factors that predispose humans to disease. Now, the tool is being used in the fight against COVID-19.
Jul 22, 2020
8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide
Eight in every 100 school-age children have experienced suicidal ideas and behaviours, according to one of the largest studies on childhood mental health.
Mar 13, 2020
Patients with mood, anxiety disorders share abnormalities in brain’s control circuit
New research published today in JAMA Psychiatry shows for the first time that patients with mood and anxiety disorders share the same abnormalities in regions of the brain involved in emotional and cognitive control.
Oct 30, 2019
Common treatment for multiple sclerosis may prolong life
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for patients.
Mar 18, 2019
Casino lights and sounds encourage risky decision-making
The blinking lights and exciting jingles in casinos may encourage risky decision-making and potentially promote problem gambling behaviour, suggests new research from the University of British Columbia.
Oct 29, 2018
Previous motherhood could affect hormone therapy’s ability to prevent memory loss
Researchers have established that the foggy feeling and forgetfulness that many new mothers report during and after pregnancy—known as “mom brain”— is real.
Oct 11, 2018
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visits Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health
Canada Finance Minister Bill Morneau visited the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Brain Behaviour Laboratory at UBC Tuesday, to learn how investments made in Budget 2018 will help fund important science and research.
Mar 6, 2018
Putting new tools in the hands of leading Canadian scientists
More than $67.5 million at the University of British Columbia for new labs and equipment to help Canadian researchers discover, innovate, and train the next generation of scientists.
Oct 13, 2017
Researchers uncover potential risks of common MS treatment
In one of the most comprehensive studies to date, UBC researchers have identified potential adverse reactions of a commonly used multiple sclerosis drug.
May 15, 2017
Brain injury causes impulse control problems in rats: study
New research from the University of British Columbia confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in rats.
May 8, 2017
Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner
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.
Apr 21, 2017
Controversial “liberation therapy” fails to treat multiple sclerosis: study
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.
Mar 8, 2017
Online advice for preventing Alzheimer’s disease often problematic: UBC research
New UBC research finds that many online resources for preventing Alzheimer’s disease are problematic and could be steering people in the wrong direction.
Sep 13, 2016
UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health scientists find genetic cause of multiple sclerosis
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.
Jun 1, 2016
Flashing lights and music turn rats into problem gamblers
Adding flashing lights and music to gambling encourages risky decision-making—even if you’re a rat.
Jan 20, 2016
UBC raises more than $1.6 billion in historic fundraising and alumni engagement campaign
UBC has announced the results of its start an evolution campaign – the most ambitious fundraising and alumni engagement campaign in Canadian history.
Nov 17, 2015
Unique men’s mental health challenges explored at free talk
“There’s no health without mental health,” says Dr. Raymond Lam, UBC professor and psychiatrist at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
Nov 17, 2015
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
Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer’s disease
University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
May 5, 2015
Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism
A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head.
Apr 23, 2015