Media Release | February 17, 2017
University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood.
February 16, 2017
Early intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) is a rare condition where the baby does not grow properly inside the womb.
Media Release | February 1, 2017
One in 12 Canadians aged 55 and older skipped prescriptions due to cost in 2014, the second-highest rate among comparable countries, new UBC research has found.
Media Release | January 30, 2017
Stressed out university students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year, according to new research from UBC.
January 27, 2017
Researchers Jiayun Yao and Hind Sbihi were intrigued by a population health concern they were hearing about anecdotally: that immigrants had fewer allergies upon arriving in Canada, but that their allergy rates increased over time in Canada.
January 27, 2017
Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer’s disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
January 24, 2017
In January 2005, the Cassini mission successfully landed a probe on the surface of Titan, Saturn’s largest moon. Twenty teams of UBC engineering students will attempt to replicate that milestone in miniature this Wednesday.
Media Release | January 19, 2017
Most people are concerned about the prospect of their social media accounts being hacked, but a new study finds that it’s actually people we know who frequently access our accounts without our permission.
January 18, 2017
Feeling stressed? Research suggests you should to head to your local park as the surrounding greenery may help you relax.
Media Release | January 16, 2017
Drugs used to treat HIV could affect how the body responds to syphilis, inadvertently contributing to a current outbreak, a new study suggests.
January 16, 2017
Light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs last much longer and use less energy than fluorescent lights and are becoming a popular choice for holiday lighting, indoor lights and many other uses.
Media Release | December 22, 2016
If countries abide by the Paris Agreement global warming target of 1.5 degrees Celsius, potential fish catches could increase by six million metric tons per year, according to a new study published in Science.
December 15, 2016
UBC professors are available today to comment on the federal government’s plan to ban asbestos, a known carcinogen, in Canada.
December 15, 2016
UBC mineralogist Lee Groat wants to combine two common yet dangerous byproducts of mining to make one stable byproduct that won’t hurt the environment.
December 13, 2016
UBC nursing professor Colleen Varcoe and her colleagues are studying an intervention to improve the health and wellbeing of indigenous women.
Media Release | December 8, 2016
Hummingbirds’ ability to accelerate and turn diminishes at high altitudes, but it isn’t a lack of oxygen to the body that limits the birds’ performance — it’s physics.
December 8, 2016
As a researcher and community-based doula, Sarah Munro knows firsthand the difficult choice women face after having a C-section: whether to deliver their next baby vaginally or by C-section.
December 5, 2016
UBC experts are available to comment on various aspects of cold weather.
Media Release | December 5, 2016
The ancient Japanese art of flower arranging was the inspiration for a groundbreaking technique to create tiny “artificial brains” that could be used to develop personalized cancer treatments.
Media Release | December 2, 2016
Coastal Indigenous people eat on average 15 times more seafood per person than non-Indigenous people in the same country, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.