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Mini-strokes leave ‘hidden’ brain damage: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

Each year, approximately 150,000 Canadians have a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes known as a mini-stroke. New research published today in Stroke, the journal of the American Heart Association shows these attacks may not be transient at a...

UBC-VCH researchers find critical link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down S...

Strength training for seniors provides cognitive function, economic benefits: VCH-UBC study

A one-year follow-up study on seniors who participated in a strength training exercise program shows sustained cognitive benefits as well as savings for the healthcare system. The research, conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vanc...

Anesthetics and Alzheimer’s disease

Amsterdam, The Netherlands and San Antonio, TX, USA, November 12, 2010 -- There is growing global concern regarding the potential neurotoxicity of anesthetics. Biophysical and animal model studies have identified molecular changes simulating Alzhei...

Fat serves as cells’ built-in pH sensor: UBC research

A specific type of fat present in cell membranes also serves as a cellular pH sensor, a team of University of British Columbia researchers has discovered. pH is a measure of acidity or basicity. Cells need to maintain pH in order to perform their ...

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