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Dr. Terrance Snutch and Dr. Brian MacVicar
Researchers halt brain swelling at the source Apr 23, 2015

Pictured: Dr. Terrance Snutch (left) and Dr. Brian MacVicar (right)

A team of researchers has made a significant discovery in the mechanism of brain swelling, paving the way to preventative treatment for severe to fatal brain damage following stroke, head injury or cardiac arrest. Their research, published today in Cell, paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe brain damage following stroke, infection, head injury or cardiac arrest.

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New research takes a non-invasive look at your brain in action Apr 20, 2015

A collaborative, interdisciplinary project from researchers at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health is making it possible to watch brain stimulation in action.

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VCHRI's Top Graduating Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award Recipients Apr 13, 2015

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is proud to name the recipients of the 2015 Top Graduating Doctoral Student Awards and the Rising Star Awards. 

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Pictured: Janet Werker
New and renewed Canada Research Chairs, April 2015 Apr 9, 2015

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced 150 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs, including six members of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

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Investment in Canadian research on aging renewed Mar 9, 2015

A major study that will provide in-depth understanding of aging for decades has received a shot in the arm. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has received a $41.6 million grant through the Government of Canada to continue its work for the next five years.

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National Core for Neuroethics video recognized by CIHR Mar 6, 2015

 

Dr. Judy Illes' video "Talking about Alternative Therapies for Cerebral Palsy" was awarded special mention in the 2014 CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH) Talks Video Competition.

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Psychiatric Genetic Counseling clinic staff
Starting an evolution in mental health Feb 24, 2015

Psychiatric genetic counseling is an approach to mental wellness that helps people to better understand and manage their illness, while also promoting recovery.

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What's everyone tweeting about? Feb 16, 2015

Users who tweeted about spinal cord injury talked about clinical trials, while users who tweeted about Parkinson’s disease mostly talked about new tools or methods being developed to conduct research.

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Vancouver-based clinical trial testing rTMS therapy for mood disorders
Clinical trial looks to ease depression symptoms in three minutes per day Feb 5, 2015

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) treatment involves stimulating certain areas of the brain with magnetic field pulses. It is an effective therapy for treatment-resistant Major Depressive Disorder, and was approved by Health Canada in 2002.

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New member: Dr. Shelina Babul Jan 21, 2015

Dr. Shelina Babul is the Associate Director and Sports Injury Specialist for the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCRIPU) and has been involved in various injury prevention strategies and initiatives over the past 17 years.

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