Efforts to end MS presented at UBC Pathology Day and at the American Psychiatric Association meeting in San Diego

May 19th marked the UBC Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine’s Annual Research Day. Poster and platform presentations from the lab focused on efforts to increase purity of microglial cultures (David Hunt), characterize ARNT2 expression in astrocytes in response to inflammatory mediators (Heather Yong) and to localize and identify expressors of the lipid presenting molecule…

May 31st is World MS Day

as outlined by the ECTRIMS  World MS Day 2017 What is World MS Day? World MS Day, which will occur on May 31st this year, brings the global MS community together to share stories, raise awareness and campaign with and for everyone affected by multiple sclerosis. World MS Day is the only global awareness raising…

May is MS awareness month

Starting with a key presence in Ottawa to start the month, MS Society members, staff and volunteers are on the march to raise awareness for multiple sclerosis across the country. Across BC, those living with MS and the community that supports them will participate in the MS Walk on May 28th. From now until World…

RADICAL APPROACH LIMITS DISEASE PROGRESSION IN EXPERIMENTAL MODELS OF MS

from the Centre for Brain Health Website creator Emily Wight A simple compound is showing promise in limiting disease progression in multiple sclerosis (MS), reducing relapse rates and new disease activity significantly in mice. According to new research from Dr. Jacqueline Quandt (pictured), published recently in Brain, Behaviour and Immunity, the compound alters immune responses without eliminating…

Post-Doctoral Fellow Position in Neuroinflammation

We have an immediate opening for a Post-Doctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of Neuroinflammation. Our lab is located at the UBC Hospital in Vancouver, BC, adjacent to the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health.  With support from funding agencies as well as privately funded initiatives, the Neuroinflammation Research Lab is growing. We…