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National study paints detailed picture of aging in Canada Jan 18, 2017+
On the first floor of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, a massive, two decade-long project has been quietly underway for the past three years. The Vancouver Data Collection Site for the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) is based here, and Dr. Heather Stewart and her team are returning to the Centre to start the first follow-up after 18 months collecting data at SFU Surrey’s CLSA data collection site.
Study finds increased healthcare system use related to infections in people with MS Jan 11, 2017+
New research from MSFHR trainee Jose Wijnands (PI: Dr. Helen Tremlett) fills knowledge gaps and establishes a baseline for understanding infection risk for people with multiple sclerosis (MS) relative to those without MS.
Study of exercise and Parkinson’s disease yields positive results Jan 4, 2017+
Habitual exercise may confer an advantage in combating Parkinson’s disease by facilitating the brain’s production of a crucial neurochemical, according to preliminary findings from a UBC study.
New funding to help find cause of sudden unexpected death in epilepsy Dec 14, 2016+
New Taking Flight Award funding from Citizens United for Research in Epilepsy (CURE) will help Dr. Stuart Cain investigate sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) at the source.
A Japanese art leads to a futuristic innovation – brain “organoids” Dec 5, 2016+
The ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was the inspiration for a ground-breaking new technique for creating tiny “artificial brains” that could be used to develop personalized cancer treatments.
New MS imaging recommendations from international cooperative on MRI Nov 21, 2016+
In order to effectively use brain imaging to diagnose diseases, physicians and other healthcare professionals need to know what they are looking at. New guidelines co-authored by MRI scientist and physicist Dr. Alex Rauscher, published recently in Nature Reviews Neurology, may improve the process of diagnosis for multiple sclerosis (MS).