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Heather Yong, pictured in front of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
Heather Yong: Plotting a Path from Bench to Bedside Mar 20, 2018

Heather Yong is a Directed Studies student in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia. She has been volunteering with the UBC MS/NMO Clinic and Research Group at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health since 2013.

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Counselling session between two women.
Psychiatric conditions may affect disability progression in MS Mar 14, 2018

New research from Dr. Helen Tremlett’s Pharmacoepidemiology in Multiple Sclerosis Research Group suggests that for people with multiple sclerosis (MS), the presence of psychiatric comorbidities including depression, anxiety and mood disorders was associated with disability progression.

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Family enjoying the sunshine with balloons.
Let the sun shine in: new research shows sun's rays may reduce MS risk Mar 7, 2018

People who live in areas where they are exposed to more of the sun's rays, specifically UV-B rays, may be less likely to develop multiple sclerosis (MS) later in life, according to a study published in today in the journal Neurology. Exposure in childhood and young adulthood may also reduce risk.

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Wellington lab
Budget 2018 offers hope, opportunity for Canadian research Feb 28, 2018

Pictured: The Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould (third from left), Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament, visits Dr. Cheryl Wellington's lab on a tour of DMCBH on October 13, 2017. Image credit: Paul Joseph.

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Teenage girls in a research lab.
MS researcher-led event encourages teenagers to choose science Feb 13, 2018

In Grade 10, fifteen- and sixteen-year-olds begin making the academic decisions that may shape their lives, opting for electives in the sciences or the arts. What they choose will influence where they plan to go to university, what they plan to study, and who they ultimately become.

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Dr. Snutch shows UBC President Santa Ono the MinION sequencing tool.
Longer, better, faster … smaller? New genome sequencing tool promises richer biological insight Jan 29, 2018

For the past three years, Dr. Terrance Snutch and research associate Dr. John Tyson have been working with Oxford Nanopore Technologies (ONT) to develop a novel deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sequencing tool with promising implications for personalized medicine. 

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 Dr. Zouwei Wang, Dr. Raymond Lam, and Dr. Jun Chen at the Mental Health Centre of Hongkou District, Shanghai
APEC Digital Hub for Mental Health to bring eHealth collaboration to China Jan 28, 2018

Pictured, left to right: Dr. Zouwei Wang, Dr. Raymond Lam, and Dr. Jun Chen at the Mental Health Centre of Hongkou District, Shanghai

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Quantitative susceptibility map of human brain.
New technique enables researchers to image the brain more accurately Dec 11, 2017

Diseases and injuries of the brain have a magnetic quality that can indicate the degree of damage to the brain. For physicist and brain health researcher Dr. Alex Rauscher, making sense of the brain’s magnetic field is a complex equation, but one with the promise to objectively measure deterioration and tissue repair.

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Emily Button Brain Bytes
Brain Bytes offers bite-sized neuroscience to a broad audience Nov 16, 2017

A group of neuroscience students are taking science communication into their own hands, and broadcasting their discoveries to the world on YouTube. Brain Bytes, a talk show-style web series, tells the stories of neuroscience discoveries in a way that’s accessible to colleagues and neuroscience neophytes alike.

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Girl in school paying attention.
New research demonstrates complexity underlying the 'simplest form of learning' Oct 19, 2017

“We thought we were studying the simplest form of learning,” says Dr. Catharine Rankin. “But it turns out the ‘simplest form of learning’ is not so simple after all.” 

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