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Cooperation between brain cells regenerates cerebral blood flow after stroke May 16, 2018+
Pictured: Pericytes (red) and blood vessels (green). Image source: Dr. Louis-Philippe Bernier, the MacVicar lab at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
During an ischemic stroke, a blockage in an artery prevents blood flow through the affected area of the brain, resulting in oxygen deprivation and cell death. Ischemic stroke, caused by blood clots, is the most common type of stroke.
"Worker" and "slacker" rats show differences in decision-making processes May 14, 2018+
A team of researchers led by Dr. Catharine Winstanley has identified differences in the brains of rats engaged in decision-making processes, revealing individual variability in cognitive effort and motivation and confirming that there is no one central decision-making region in the brain.
New research investigates long-term effects of pre-birth exposure to anti-depressants on children 12 years later May 9, 2018+
Selective serotonin reuptake (SSRI) antidepressant treatment during pregnancy is associated with better performance on a computerized task measuring cognitive skills in 12-year-olds, UBC researchers have found.
Vitality: Can exercise or brain training improve cognitive outcomes after stroke? Apr 30, 2018+
Diseases of the brain and blood vessels, such as stroke, are the second most common cause of dementia; nearly 40 per cent of dementia diagnoses are related to stroke and cerebrovascular disease, and each stroke doubles an individual’s risk of dementia. One in six adults will undergo a stroke in their lifetime. A study called Vitality, from Dr.
Three-minute treatment gives hope for treatment-resistant depression Apr 26, 2018+
Researchers at UBC and in Toronto have shown that a three-minute version of a brain stimulation treatment for hard-to-treat depression is just as effective as the standard 37-minute version.
2018 Alzheimer Update connects research and patient communities Apr 26, 2018+
Pictured: members of the UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders clinic and research teams.
A diagnosis of Alzheimer disease is about more than the individual; Alzheimer disease and other dementias affect families and communities as well, and for anyone affected by Alzheimer disease and related disorders, the annual Alzheimer Update has been a place to learn about the latest discoveries and find hope in the future of research.
RESEARCH CLUSTERS PROMOTE COLLABORATION WITHIN AND BEYOND NEUROSCIENCE AT UBC Apr 24, 2018+