Pictured: Dr. Brian MacVicar shows off the future home of the human brain imaging facility at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health on a tour with MP Gordie Hogg and Dr. Vesna Sossi, Dr. Catharine Winstanley, Dr. Luke Clark, and UBC’s Vice-President, Research & Innovation, Dr. Gail Murphy (February 21, 2018).
- Dr. Helen Tremlett embarks on a million-dollar study to evaluate MS drug safety and effectiveness.
- 47 members of the Faculty receive funding in latest CIHR Project Grants competition.
Nothing to do with the locus coeruleus, but our paper on attentional prioritization and climate-change cues (degree of prioritization is correlated with political affiliation and how much you care) is out in Climatic Change. With @jiayingzhao https://t.co/hMR9Zyh6JJ
— Dr. Beck Todd, (@BecketTodd) February 9, 2018
Dr. Terrance Snutch at @DMCBrainHealth have created a USB-powered DNA sequencer capable of mapping genomes with reads hundreds of times larger than has previously been possible. https://t.co/pxQsTMa1Qz pic.twitter.com/qZxuBRQvBE
— Science in Vancouver (@ScienceVancity) February 8, 2018
— IHLH (@HeartandLung) February 7, 2018
Lara Boyd in conversationwith @ubcprez at the @alumniubc event. The Brain Behaviour lab is proud to repesent the UBC Faculty of Medicine in Ottawa today, and to share our emerging and exciting work! pic.twitter.com/lpT1VK8tjd
— Brain Behaviour Lab (@UBC_BrainLab) February 1, 2018
Very proud to have one of our UBC undergraduates, Alireza Kamyabi, present at the start of class this morning on the impact of the Naylor Report for all aspiring young scientists in Canada, and the need for all of us, students and faculty alike, to #supportthereport pic.twitter.com/SLuwsnwDtS
— Catharine Winstanley (@cawinstanley) January 31, 2018
DMCBH voices online
- Canadian Filipino wins global sticker design contest for Brain Awareness Week 2018 (CanadianFilipino.net, January 30)
- Open Access Publishing Practicalities (The Snyder Lab blog, January 31)
- Can testosterone still be produced after castration? (Brain Bytes, February 6)
- UBC Psychology graduate students are creating a buzz with a new podcast (UBC Psychology news, February 15): Brain Buzz Podcast (Google Play, ongoing)
News & Media
- Fentanyl overwhelms opioid drug market in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (UBC FoM news, February 1)
- The impact of technology on sleep (Global News, February 1)
- We need a national brain-research strategy (The Globe and Mail, February 2)
- BC and UK partnership to tackle rare diseases through genomics (CMMT news, February 2)
- If morals came in the form of a pill, would we use them? (VCHRI news, February 5)
- Meeting ALS at the junction (The ALS Research Forum, February 7)
- First glimpse of how genes may cause mental health problems (New Scientist, February 8)
- Electrical implant could improve daily activities for people with spinal cord injuries: study (UBC News, February 19)
- Give your memory a workout: Scientists explore high-tech and low-key ways to improve recall (CBC The Current, February 19)
- Bite-sized neuroscience videos bring ‘personality to lab coats’ (The Ubyssey, February 20)
- An under-the-radar immune cell shows potential in fight against cancer (Medical Xpress, February 23)
- Trump’s ‘perfect’ brain score doesn’t mean you can test yourself (USA Today, February 25)
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