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INVESTMENT OFFERS HOPE FOR KIDS WITH EPILEPSY LINKED TO GENE MUTATIONS Apr 23, 2020

Pictured are Dr. Matthew Farrar and Hamid Eshghi, President of the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation.

With a generous gift from the Djavad Mowafaghian Foundation, the UBC Faculty of Medicine has uncovered more gene mutations responsible for epilepsy in children who don’t respond to traditional therapies.

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Dr. jacqueline quandt appointed to Academic Director, VCHRI Medical Animal Facilities, PDC/ARU Apr 14, 2020

Dr. Jacqueline Quandt (pictured) has been appointed to the role of Academic Director of the Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI), Medical Animal Facilities (MAF), Preclinical Discovery Centre/Animal Resource Unit. This announcement was made by Dr. David Granville, Associate Director of VCHRI and Dr. Robert McMaster, Executive Director of VCHRI.

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New Findings Suggests Certain Conditions are Prevalent prior to multiple sclerosis symptom onset Apr 14, 2020

People with multiple sclerosis (MS) are more likely to experience fatigue, sleep disorders, anemia and pain in the five years before they develop the first clinically recognized signs of the disorder, according to a new study published this week. 

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Scientists discover gene that increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease Apr 1, 2020

Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and the Central South University (CSU) in China have for the first time identified a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

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Dawn Shaw Competition Winners Announced Mar 31, 2020

Several of our researchers received funding through the Dawn Shaw competition for projects related to Alzheimer's Disease. Below you can find a list of the winners along with their project titles. 

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Community News: March 2020 Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Shernaz Bamji has been appointed Associate Director of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health. 

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New Study Shows Immune Cells of the Brain Still Function in Glucose-Limited Environment Mar 25, 2020

An emerging area of research called immunometabolism investigates how the metabolism of immune cells affects their function. But for the most part, this area remains largely understudied when it comes to the brain because it’s such a complex structure.

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BC Brain Wellness Program Adapting in the Face of COVID-19 Mar 20, 2020

In today’s age of social connectedness, the practice of social distancing is tough for most of us, but it can be especially challenging for people living with chronic brain disorders.

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8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide Mar 13, 2020

Eight in every 100 school-age children have experienced suicidal ideas and behaviours, according to one of the largest studies on childhood mental health.

The study, published this week in The Lancet Psychiatry, looked at risk and protective factors associated with childhood suicidality, a term that spans suicidal ideas, plans and attempts.

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Dr. Shernaz Bamji appointed Associate Director, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Lynn Raymond announced today that Dr. Shernaz Bamji (pictured) has been appointed to the role of Associate Director at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH).

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