Newsroom

Students working together in the library.
Learning by doing is better for retention than learning by watching Jun 5, 2018

Is picking up a new skill as simple as “watch and learn”? A new study from Dr. Naznin Virji-Babul and Dr. Nicola Hodges, published last week in the journal Neural Plasticity, is the first to show what happens when people learn new skills by observation, with findings that have implications for stroke recovery, education, and more.

+
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.

+
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.

+
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.

+
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. 

+
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.

+
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.

+
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.

+
Members of the 2018 DMCBH Sun Run team at BC Place Stadium.
Member news: April 2018 Apr 23, 2018

Pictured: part of the DMCBH Sun Run team, photographed by Warren Myers (PI: Dr. Kurt Haas) at BC Place Stadium on Sunday, April 22, 2018.

+
Dr. Liisa Galea and Dr. Lara Boyd.
Member news: March 2018 Mar 26, 2018

Dr. Lara Boyd is recognized as one of BC's Most Influential Women by BC Business for her contributions as a leader in science in BC. Dr. Brian Kwon received a 2018 Apple Award from the American Spinal Injury Association for his publication Spinal cord perfusion pressure predicts neurologic recovery in acute spinal cord injury.

+

Pages