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Innovative researcher honoured as Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors Apr 25, 2017+
Dr. Terrance (Terry) Snutch was recently inducted as a Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors, receiving the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors in recognition of his work as a “luminary of innovation and invention.” Dr.
Study of Canadian health records over 20 years suggests possibility of MS prodrome Apr 21, 2017+
Study suggests possibility of MS prodrome, with increased health service use five years before the first demyelinating event.
Drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal to be shown at UBC Apr 13, 2017+
Pictured: Santiago Ramón y Cajal, injured Purkinje neurons, 1914, ink and pencil on paper. Courtesy of Instituto Cajal (CSIC).
Researchers find more multiple sclerosis-causing mutations Apr 6, 2017+
Less than a year after publishing research identifying a single genetic mutation that caused multiple sclerosis (MS) in two Canadian families, scientists at the University of British Columbia have found a combination of two other mutations in another family that made them highly susceptible to the disease.
Is the media landscape changing faster than science communication can keep up? Apr 4, 2017+
As information-sharing has become decentralized in our digital age, are traditional approaches to science communication selling research short? A new editorial from Dr. Julie Robillard suggests that new challenges in communicating research discoveries are an opportunity for researchers to take greater initiative in sharing their work with the public, especially online.
Parkinson’s discovery at odds with prevalent hypothesis, finds serotonin increase in prodromal PD Apr 3, 2017+
The current, prevalent hypothesis, proposed by German researcher Dr. Heiko Braak, theorizes that the earliest signs of PD begin in the olfactory region of the brain, and in the lower brainstem, before traveling upwards through the brainstem, ultimately affecting the nerve cells in the midbrain responsible for dopamine production.
Review of microbiome research in brain disease finds intriguing associations in an emerging field Mar 21, 2017+
“Right now, there is exciting and growing evidence to suggest that the microbiota are associated with some diseases of the brain. However, more work is still needed.” says Dr. Tremlett. “One real challenge will be to prove a causative link.”
Neuroethics Q&A: Brain patterns cannot reveal end-of-life decisions for patients with severe brain injuries Mar 14, 2017+
A growing field of research is examining the brain patterns produced by people with severe brain injuries who can no longer communicate and appear to be in a vegetative state. Some have argued that one day we may be able to unlock a code from these patterns and communicate with these patients.