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CIHR funding for brain health, neuroplasticity research Jul 19, 2018+
For the brain to function, signals need to pass between neurons in order to control movement, speech, thought, and decision-making. Each individual neuron (there are billions within a single human brain) connects to a vast and complex network of neurons through thousands of synapses. Synapses mediate communication between neurons, affecting how we perceive and react to the world around us—essentially propelling us through life and making us who we are.
Around the world, worm researchers working together for the collective good Jul 13, 2018+
Pictured: Dr. Catharine Rankin delivers her talk C. elegans Automated Behavior Assays at NeuroFutures 2017 at the University of British Columbia. Photo credit: Dr. Jason Snyder.
Untangling the brain’s "wires" in the virtual space Jul 4, 2018+
Pictured: Dr. Krebs (centre) with graduate student Parker Holman (left) and postdoctoral fellow Dr. Tamara Bodnar (right). Image source: Kerry Blackadar/UBC Faculty of Medicine.
FRONTIERS IN NEUROPHOTONICS SUMMER SCHOOL, LAVAL, JUNE 2018 Jun 20, 2018
The Dynamic Brain Circuits cluster sent representatives from Tim Murphy's lab to the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform's summer school at Université Laval to present mesoscopic calcium imaging in mice, including their new approach to imaging from two mice simultaneously (which was developed at the same course last year).
Canadian Neurophotonics Platform, CAN satellite 3, May 13, 2018 May 28, 2018+
The Dynamic Brain Circuits Cluster helped to organize and host a satellite meeting showcasing advances in Neurophotonics research throughout Canada at the CAN meeting in Vancouver on May 13th, 2018. Distinguished speakers from All Across Canada and North America presented on the cutting edge of research and technology into neurophotonics from batch processing of single cell calcium signals to the latest approaches for brain clearing histology.
Neurophotonics Data Blitz, CAN Meeting, May 12 2018 May 25, 2018+
The Members of the Canadian Neurophotonics Platform gatheredat UBC on May 12th, 2018 for a trainee Data Blitz hosted by the Dynamic Brain Circuits Cluster. Trainees from the labs of Tim Murphy, Kurt Haas, Yves De Konick, and others presented very brief talks on a broad range of research topics from simulatneous meso-scale recordings in the brains of adjacent mice to desgining a signaling protein for Aspartate.
Neural Signal and Image Processing CAN meeting Satellite 5, May 12 2018 May 23, 2018+
The Dynamic Brain Circuits cluster hosted Professors and trainees from UBC and abroad for an in depth training program on quantitative analysis for many types of neuroscience data. The event was organized by Prof. Majid Mohajerani and Prof. Artur Leczak from the University of Lethbridge and Prof. Tim Murphy from UBC, and featured researchers from all over Canada presenting on analysis of electrophysiological recording, EEG data, fMRI, and deep learning approaches to all of the above methods.
Cooperation between brain cells regenerates cerebral blood flow after stroke May 16, 2018+
Pictured: Pericytes (red) and blood vessels (green). Image source: Dr. Louis-Philippe Bernier, the MacVicar lab at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.
During an ischemic stroke, a blockage in an artery prevents blood flow through the affected area of the brain, resulting in oxygen deprivation and cell death. Ischemic stroke, caused by blood clots, is the most common type of stroke.