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.
Media Release | August 19, 2015
UBC and the provincial government have launched a new pediatric training site on Vancouver Island, marking the first time doctors in UBC’s Pediatric Residency Program can train at a site outside of Vancouver.
August 18, 2015
In almost every grocery store you’ll find two apples sold for very different prices. One’s organic, one’s not. What makes a product truly organic? And is it really worth paying extra for?
Media Release | August 17, 2015
UBC scientists have created unusually intelligent mice by causing a mutation to a single gene.
Media Release | August 12, 2015
New UBC research into brain cancer suggests treatments should target the cells around a tumor to stop it from spreading.
August 11, 2015
Armed with iPhones, dozens of first and second-year students walk into the forest at UBC. The students are on a scientific quest to better understand the ground beneath them; learning about soil by playing a mobile game.
Media Release | August 10, 2015
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a gene that could be an important cause of obesity.
Media Release | August 7, 2015
A new test developed by UBC researchers allows physicians to measure the effects of gene silencing therapy in Huntington’s disease.
August 6, 2015
UBC experts are available to discuss the impacts of fentanyl from pharmacological, medical and public health perspectives.
August 5, 2015
Tomorrow, 16 UBC student teams will compete to find out who has designed the smartest, fastest “rescue robot.”
August 4, 2015
As UBC biologist Tony Farrell explains, this year’s lack of snow melt coupled with record-high water temperatures mean sockeye salmon heading to the Fraser River to spawn might not make it at all.
Media Release | August 4, 2015
UBC scientists have opened the doors to new research into malnutrition by creating an animal model that replicates the imbalance of gut bacteria associated with the difficult-to-treat disease.
Media Release | July 31, 2015
Health researchers at the University of British Columbia have received a combined total of $73.6 million in grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to bolster cutting-edge medical research.
UBC positioned as global leader in quantum materials research with $66.5-million federal government investment
Media Release | July 30, 2015
A $66.5-million investment from the Government of Canada will enhance UBC’s standing as a global leader in quantum matter research and help connect university research with industry.
Media Release | July 23, 2015
Break out the sweatbands and the oldies – 60 minutes of good old-fashioned aerobic exercise may be more potent than any pill to reduce older adults’ risk of cognitive decline due to mini-strokes, according to research by Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute and UBC.
Media Release | July 22, 2015
Canada has almost eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, known as vertical transmission, in recent years.
Media Release | July 21, 2015
New research shows that HIV treatment for illicit drug users improves their social and socioeconomic wellbeing as well as their health.