18
Mar

The role of ethics in guiding current brain research is a top news story on the Frontiers for Young Minds - Science edited for kids by kids - website.

Just in time for Brain Awareness Week 2015, neuroethics researchers based at the University of British Columbia published "The brain and ethics: an introduction to research in neuroethics," a review article in which they introduce the field of neuroethics and describe its underlying principles, and describe four research studies carried out  at the National Core for neuroethics, "to give you an idea of the range of work that is being done by those who are interested in the ethics of neuroscience and the neuroscience of ethics."

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10
Mar

On the eve of its second five-years as a national research network, NeuroDevNet is welcoming a new leader.

Tom Philpott joins the Vancouver-based national Network of Centres of Excellence as Executive Director after holding a variety of administrative positions at the McGill University Health Centre, as well as working as a strategy and management consultant, most recently for Capital District Health Authority in Halifax, NS. From 2009-2012, he was at helm of the Community for Excellence in Health Governance, a national non-profit that promoted excellence in corporate governance and leadership through education, partnerships and collaborative projects.

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23
Feb

An interview with Dr. Stephen Scherer, co-lead of NeuroDevNet’s Autism Research Group, was featured today in a Vancouver Sun article written by NeuroDevNet journalism intern Isabelle Sokolnicka.

“We’ve been trying to understand the genetics of autism for a better part of a decade,” says Dr. Scherer in ‘Opinion: Unravelling mysteries of autism with a cloud database’.

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