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Imaging technique may reduce cost, timeline of clinical trials in MS May 18, 2017

By using advanced, highly-sensitive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, Dr. Rauscher and his team are hoping to better understand how damage occurs and how MRI can be used to monitor if new therapies are protective or have the potential to repair.

Researchers quantify risks associated with common MS drug May 15, 2017

The study presents novel information because no work so far has presented an extensive risk profile of the beta-interferons in the real-world setting.

New research finds brain injury causes impulse control problems in rats May 8, 2017

New research from Dr. Catharine Winstanley's lab confirms for the first time that even mild brain injury can result in impulse control problems in rats.

Dr. Terrance Snutch in the lab.
Member news: April 2017 Apr 28, 2017

Links to stories about and by members of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health from April 2017.

Joint advocacy leads to improved access to Parkinson’s medication in BC Apr 27, 2017

Working with a shared voice can be very effective for improving outcomes in the Movement Disorders clinic, finds Dr. Martin McKeown and Parkinson’s research coordinator Kristen Sundvick.

Canadian researchers lead global mental health initiative Apr 26, 2017

An international collaboration to address the economic costs of mental illness in member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum has been underway for a year under the leadership of Dr. Raymond Lam at the Mood Disorders Centre at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

Dr. Terry Snutch, NAI Fellow 2017
Innovative researcher honoured as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors Apr 25, 2017

Dr. Terrance (Terry) Snutch was recently inducted as a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors, receiving the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors in recognition of his work as a “luminary of innovation and invention.” Dr.

Study of Canadian health records over 20 years suggests possibility of MS prodrome Apr 21, 2017

Study suggests possibility of MS prodrome, with increased health service use five years before the first demyelinating event.

Santiago Ramón y Cajal, injured Purkinje neurons, 1914, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).
Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal to be shown at UBC Apr 13, 2017

Pictured: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, injured Purkinje neurons, 1914, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).

Researchers find more multiple sclerosis-causing mutations Apr 6, 2017

Less than a year after publishing research identifying a single genetic mutation that caused multiple sclerosis (MS) in two Canadian families, scientists at the University of British Columbia have found a combination of two other mutations in another family that made them highly susceptible to the disease.