October 7, 2015
Reimagining the story of old age from one of decline to one of well being is entirely possible, says Elizabeth Kelson, a UBC instructor and postdoctoral fellow.
October 5, 2015
Could an “exercise pill” really replace going to the gym?
Media Release | October 2, 2015
UBC researchers have created the first self-propelled particles capable of delivering coagulants against the flow of blood to treat severe bleeding, a potentially huge advancement in trauma care.
Media Release | October 1, 2015
Climate change is causing more than just warmer oceans and erratic weather.
October 1, 2015
The recall of 11 million Volkswagen diesel vehicles highlights the challenges of reducing emissions from fossil fuel-powered cars.
Media Release | September 30, 2015
New research finds that infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age.
September 29, 2015
Canada’s population is aging rapidly, with one-quarter of residents expected to be 65 and older by the year 2036.
Media Release | September 24, 2015
The University of British Columbia’s new Engineering Student Centre opened today thanks to $5.2 million in donations from students, alumni and industry.
Media Release | September 22, 2015
The Royal Society of Canada honoured nine UBC professors this month for their outstanding achievements and contributions to their fields.
September 21, 2015
Today is World Alzheimer’s Day. The following experts are available to comment on a range of issues related to this disease.
Media Release | September 18, 2015
A group of UBC students is betting probiotics could be the key to protecting bees from death caused by harmful pesticides.
Media Release | September 18, 2015
If only calculating the distance between Earth and far-off galaxies was as easy as pulling out the old measuring tape.
Media Release | September 10, 2015
Marginalized residents of Vancouver’s DTES are dying at more than eight times the national average, and treatable conditions are the greatest risk factors for mortality, UBC researchers have found.
Media Release | September 9, 2015
An isolated, iron-rich bay in the heart of East Africa is offering scientists a rare glimpse back into Earth’s primitive marine environment, and supports theories that tiny microbes created some of the world’s largest ore deposits billions of years ago.
Media Release | September 8, 2015
Graphene, the ultra-thin, ultra-strong material made from a single layer of carbon atoms, just got a little more extreme. UBC physicists have been able to create the first ever superconducting graphene sample by coating it with lithium atoms.
August 31, 2015
UBC adjunct professor in engineering Troy Vassos calls for concerted action in installing water recycling systems in anticipation of future droughts.
Media Release | August 28, 2015
An anti-scarring drug invented by UBC researchers will soon complete testing to determine its safety in humans as a topically administered drug.
Media Release | August 26, 2015
A study by Canadian researchers is providing a clearer picture of the evolutionary history and genetic organization of cannabis, a step that could have agricultural, medical and legal implications for this valuable crop.
August 26, 2015
Along with notebooks and pencils, students are also increasingly packing smartphones and tablets in their school backpacks.
Media Release | August 20, 2015
Having a baby at home can save thousands of dollars over a hospital birth and is just as safe for low-risk births, according to a new UBC study.