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Moms' brains really are different May 26, 2015

New research by Dr. Liisa Galea, at the University of British Columbia, suggests the form of estrogens used in hormone therapy and that occur in motherhood could be critical to explaining why hormone therapy has variable effects. 

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CAN, DMCBH, and Science World team up
Canadian Association for Neuroscience Meeting: Public Neuroscience Events May 20, 2015

The Canadian Association for Neuroscience, Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health and Science World have teamed up to present latest neuroscience research to the public.

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Dr. Haakon Nygaard
Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer’s disease May 5, 2015

Researchers at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Women often left out of neuroscience research around stress and depression Apr 29, 2015

Acknowledging the influence of female physiology is essential to providing effective, individualized treatment. 

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Talk Data to Me Apr 24, 2015
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Dr. Terrance Snutch and Dr. Brian MacVicar
Researchers halt brain swelling at the source Apr 23, 2015

Pictured: Dr. Terrance Snutch (left) and Dr. Brian MacVicar (right)

A team of researchers has made a significant discovery in the mechanism of brain swelling, paving the way to preventative treatment for severe to fatal brain damage following stroke, head injury or cardiac arrest. Their research, published today in Cell, paves the way for a preventative drug treatment for severe brain damage following stroke, infection, head injury or cardiac arrest.

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New research takes a non-invasive look at your brain in action Apr 20, 2015

A collaborative, interdisciplinary project from researchers at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health is making it possible to watch brain stimulation in action.

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VCHRI's Top Graduating Doctoral Student and Rising Star Award Recipients Apr 13, 2015

Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute (VCHRI) is proud to name the recipients of the 2015 Top Graduating Doctoral Student Awards and the Rising Star Awards. 

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Pictured: Janet Werker
New and renewed Canada Research Chairs, April 2015 Apr 9, 2015

The Honourable Ed Holder, Minister of State (Science and Technology) announced 150 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs, including six members of the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.

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Investment in Canadian research on aging renewed Mar 9, 2015

A major study that will provide in-depth understanding of aging for decades has received a shot in the arm. The Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) has received a $41.6 million grant through the Government of Canada to continue its work for the next five years.

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