November 30, 2015
For healthcare practitioners working in the field of HIV, the past three decades have been a rollercoaster, says Dr. Julio Montaner, head of UBC’s Division of AIDS and director of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).
Media Release | November 30, 2015
Mention the Mad Hatter and the image that comes to mind is the character in Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland—a little batty but quite harmless.
November 19, 2015
UBC researchers are studying the effects of head impacts on football players using xPatch, a small sensor worn behind the ear.
Media Release | November 18, 2015
New research finds that light therapy can treat non-seasonal depression and improve the overall wellbeing of people suffering from the disease.
November 9, 2015
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum’s large blue whale skeleton will be undergoing its first cleaning and maintenance since being put on display five years ago.
Media Release | November 9, 2015
Public opinion is against the use of autonomous weapons capable of identifying and destroying targets without human input, according to a new survey by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
November 6, 2015
UBC experts are available to comment in the wake of U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to reject the Keystone XL pipeline.
Media Release | October 28, 2015
Strong painkillers known as prescription opioids appear to be overprescribed in some regions of B.C., resulting in higher rates of overdose and death, according to a new study from UBC.
Media Release | October 27, 2015
A newly identified genetic variation may explain why a promising autism treatment therapy — oxytocin nasal spray — doesn’t work for everyone.
Media Release | October 26, 2015
Despite global efforts to increase the area of the ocean that is protected, only four per cent of it lies within marine protected areas, according to a UBC study.
Media Release | October 23, 2015
An international team of scientists has discovered there are actually two species of giant tortoises living on Santa Cruz Island in the centre of the Galápagos Archipelago.
October 22, 2015 - by Corey Allen
Chewing and spitting out salmon eggs wasn’t what Jun Lee and Vinicius Lube thought they’d be doing to complete a project in their wood finishing class at UBC.
October 14, 2015
October 15 is officially ShakeOut BC Day, and more than 750,000 British Columbians are expected to participate in this year’s drill.
Media Release | October 13, 2015
Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks.
Media Release | October 12, 2015
Inhibiting infants’ tongue movements impedes their ability to distinguish between speech sounds, researchers with the University of British Columbia have found.
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.