Spotlight On: Brain Health

UBC is an international leader in brain research.

Since the 1950s, the university has been the site of groundbreaking discoveries in understanding, diagnosing and treating brain disorders such as Alzheimer’s disease.

Today, UBC is home to more than 500 researchers doing pioneering work around mental health, stroke and diseases that affect the brain. Many are based at the Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health, Canada’s largest integrated brain research and treatment facility.

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Fast Facts + Milestones

2013 Researchers challenge controversial theory of cause of MS, transforming diagnosis and care More

2012 Parkinson's disease gene identified with help of Mennonite family More

2006 Gene for inherited form of early-onset dementia discovered More

1986 First predictive test for a genetic disorder (Huntington's disease) developed More

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Bringing hope to those with Huntington's Disease