- Dr. Teresa Liu-Ambrose will lead the UBC team on a national study investigating the burden of COVID-19 infection among aging Canadians
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Up to 70 percent of people living with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) experience cognitive impairment as a result of the disease. This can range from difficulty with memory recall to taking a long time to complete tasks, all of which have a big impact on a person’s day-to-day life. While it’s been known for a long time that cognition can be impaired in MS, the reason behind this particular symptom has remained largely unclear.
Many awards have been handed out to DMCBH students and postdoctoral fellows this week. Congratulations to all the winners!
Jock & Irene Graham Brain Research Endowment (Postdoctoral Award):
Jill Dosso, Postdoctoral fellow
A team of UBC researchers is working with colleagues in Shanghai to implement the use of technology when it comes to treating and managing depression.
Since opening its doors in 2014, the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH) has been home to ground-breaking scientific research which continues to advance understanding of the brain. In recent months, the DMCBH like many research institutions around the world, has faced an unexpected challenge, with COVID-19 sweeping the globe and forcing a curtailment of on-campus research.
The MacVicar Lab has published two papers today looking at immunometabolism in the brain, an exciting area of research that has gained momentum over the past few years.
Dr. Catharine Winstanley has been elected into the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), as a Member of the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. This is the first national system of multidisciplinary recognition for the emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership. She is being inducted along with eight others in the UBC community who have showed excellence in their area of research.
Like many areas of science, neurogenesis is one where little work has been done looking at sex differences.
Neurogenesis is the process where new neurons are formed in the brain, which happens in the adult hippocampus. Previous research in this area has largely focused on male subjects, which has prevented researchers from understanding how this process might differ in females.