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Allen Yang new Graduate Program in Neuroscience Coordinator Jan 30, 2019+
Allen Yang is in the thick of it, the busiest time of year for the Graduate Program in Neuroscience, and he just started. Yang, who will occupy the role of Graduate Program Coordinator for the next 18 months, has been busy processing applications and preparing admissions information for the Faculty of Graduate Studies, and looks forward to putting faces to all the names he’s learned since taking on the Coordinator role for Jennifer Campbell this month.
Have we been asking the right questions about neurogenesis? Jan 24, 2019+
Image: neurons in the infant brain. Image source: snyderlab.com.
Does neurogenesis occur in human adults? In mature animals? Is it a yes or no question, or should it be? A new editorial published today in the journal Trends in Neurosciences today contextualizes fifty years of controversy and conflicting reports, and invites researchers to consider new perspectives in how the brain changes across the lifespan.
More oversight needed for consumer brain stimulation devices Jan 24, 2019+
As smart watches and fitness trackers explode in popularity, so is a new type of health and wellness tech marketed as being able to monitor and manipulate brain functions. Direct-to-consumer “neurotechnology” is a rapidly growing industry, predicted to top $3 billion by 2020.
Cembrowski lab merges mathematical thinking with basic neuroscience Jan 16, 2019+
Protein switch identified in connection with disability progression in MS Jan 8, 2019+
Pictured: Dr. Jacqueline Quandt. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.
Life Gave Larry Gifford Parkinson’s Disease; Larry Gave Us A Storyteller’s Insight, In Podcast Form Dec 17, 2018+
Dr. Jonathan Squires and Larry Gifford in the Movement Disorders Clinic at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Image source: Global BC News/Larry Gifford.
New cell modelling tool takes the guesswork out of microglia morphology Dec 14, 2018+
Pictured: Elisa York at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. Image credit: Paul Joseph/UBC.
Necessity is the mother of invention, and Elisa York, a PhD student in Dr. Brian MacVicar’s lab found that in addressing a need in her own research she could solve a larger problem for other researchers studying microglia (the brain’s immune cells).