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Dr. Cajal's Nobel Prize, by artist Armin Mortazavi.
Neuroscience through the ages makes neurohistory fun for everyone Jun 4, 2018

Pictured: an illustration from the comic on Santiago Ramón y Cajal by artist and science cartoonist Armin Mortazavi. For more of Mortazavi's work, visit the Neuroscience Through the Ages interactive timeline, or check out his website.

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Keith Cross, Chair PPRI, Dr. Matt Farrer, Bjorn Moller, PPRI Board Member, and Dale Parker, Past Chair, PPRI
Member news: May 2018 May 24, 2018

Pictured (left to right): Keith Cross, Chair Pacific Parkinson's Research Institute (PPRI), Dr. Matt Farrer, Bjorn Moller, PPRI Board Member, and Dale Parker, Past Chair, PPRI. Dr. Farrer gave the keynote address at the Porridge for Parkinson's event in West Vancouver on May 6.

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Pixelated apple over abstract background of binary code.
Pixelating the brain May 22, 2018

MS/MRI research group applies machine learning techniques to neuroimaging data.

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Pericytes in the brain.
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.

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Man slacking off at work,
"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. 

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Pregnant woman in doctor's office.
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.

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Group of older adults exercising.
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.

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Dr. Fidel Vila-Rodriguez.
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.

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The team at the UBC Hospital Clinic for Alzheimer Disease and Related Disorders.
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.

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Dr. Catharine Rankin presents at NeuroFutures 2017.
RESEARCH CLUSTERS PROMOTE COLLABORATION WITHIN AND BEYOND NEUROSCIENCE AT UBC Apr 24, 2018

Pictured: Dr. Catharine Rankin presents at NeuroFutures 2017, an event supported by the Dynamic Brain Circuits in Health and Disease Research Excellence Cluster. Image credit: Dr. Jason Snyder.

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