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New function of CHIMERA adds severe impacts to aid researchers in studying traumatic brain injury Dec 18, 2019+
Pictured: Dr. Asma Bashir (left) and Dr. Cheryl Wellington (right) following Dr. Bashir's successful PhD defense on December 13, 2019. Image source: Twitter/@her_science.
Undergraduate neuroscience degree program eyes 2021 start Dec 18, 2019+
Students interested in brain research have been eager for an undergraduate neuroscience program at the University of British Columbia, and thanks to the leadership of faculty including Dr. Tim O’Connor, the program inches ever closer to reality.
New SickKids-CIHR award to fund research into rare form of ASD Dec 17, 2019+
New funding from a partnership of SickKids Hospital and the CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health will support Dr. Annie Ciernia’s (pictured) research into the epigenetic mechanisms driving changes in the brains of kids with a rare form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and epilepsy.
Researchers discover fundamental principles linking brain and mind Dec 16, 2019+
An analysis of more than 1,000 brain scans from healthy individuals discovered fundamental rules for how connections between brain regions regulate brain functions. The research team used advanced computational methods to define the “controllability” of each brain region, meaning the degree of control each region exerts on all others.
Dr. Stan Floresco receives ACNP Daniel H. Efron Award Dec 9, 2019+
The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) announced this week that Dr. Stan Floresco (pictured) is the recpient the 2019 Daniel H. Efron Research Award for excellence in basic research. The Efron Research Award, presented at the 58th Annual Meeting of the ACNP in Orlando, Florida, is in recognition of outstanding basic research contributions to neuropsychopharmacology.
New research offers clarity for function of gene implicated in epilepsy and intellectual disability Dec 5, 2019+
Loss-of-function mutations in some genes have been identified in people with neurodevelopmental disorders.
First Canadian immunologist elected Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors Dec 3, 2019+
An author of over 100 manuscripts and 60 patents worldwide, Professor Wilfred Jefferies is acclaimed for his visionary inventions and discoveries that enable cancer immunotherapies and vaccines. Professor Jefferies’ innovative strategies and outstanding inventions have been recognized as it was announced today that he has been elected as a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI).
One in two homeless people may have experienced a head injury in their lifetime Dec 3, 2019+
People who are homeless experience a disproportionately high lifetime prevalence of traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to a new UBC-led study published today in The Lancet Public Health.
The meta-analysis—which looked at 38 studies published between 1995 and 2018—is the first to look at the prevalence of TBI in people who are homeless or in unstable housing situations.