Newly discovered three-star system to challenge Einstein’s theory of General Relativity
A newly discovered system of two white dwarf stars and a superdense pulsar is enabling astronomers to probe a range of cosmic mysteries, including the very nature of gravity itself.
Jan 5, 2014
No pain, great gain
Inexpensive, pain-free micro needles are about to change how we receive injections, and hold promise for many other uses.
Jan 3, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Computer simulations may change how artificial organs and drugs are tested before they can be used on patients.
Dec 30, 2013 - by Gian-Paolo Mendoza
Reaching remote villages
UBC researchers have developed a mobile Phone Oximeter that could save lives of those who live beyond the reach of regular doctor care.
Dec 27, 2013 - by Jon Azpiri with files from Abeer Yusuf
The forest that weathers climate change
Genomics is behind an innovative new method for breeding trees that can adapt to our changing world.
Dec 23, 2013 - by Maura Forrest
UBC-VCH scientists use drug to repair a rare birth defect
UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect.
Dec 20, 2013
Researchers discover possible secret to superconductivity
UBC researchers have discovered a prevalent electronic state that controls the behaviour of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics.
Dec 19, 2013
Scientific data lost at alarming rate
Eighty per cent of scientific data are lost within two decades, according to a new UBC study that tracks the accessibility of data over time.
Dec 19, 2013
New medical education centre breaks ground in northern B.C.
UBC’s Faculty of Medicine celebrated the groundbreaking of the new Learning and Development Centre at the University Hospital of Northern British Columbia (UNBC) in Prince George.
Dec 13, 2013
Canadian Rx atlas maps billions in savings – for now
Canadians are spending less on prescription drugs, according to the latest edition of the Canadian Rx Atlas, but UBC health economists predict the break will be short-lived.
Dec 12, 2013
Experts on trains and rail transportation
UBC researchers are available to talk about issues related to rail transportation including safety, logistics, and engineering.
Dec 6, 2013
Dehorning Daisy? Better make it painless
A UBC researcher finds that calves experience emotions like depression and anxiety.
Dec 4, 2013
Dyslexia’s deadly toll
Learning disorder can destroy lives and even lead to suicide if left untreated, says UBC’s Linda Siegel.
Dec 3, 2013
Social news site Reddit explodes with praise for first-year UBC student
UBC Okanagan student Eric Huang earned raves on Reddit, the wildly popular news-sharing site, for his ability to explain the intricacies of computer programming.
Dec 2, 2013
EU fishing fleets reap profits while taxpayers foot the bill
The European Union’s taxpayers are paving the way for fishing fleets to reel in valuable catch in developing countries while fishing companies pocket the profits, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Nov 27, 2013
Disputed asthma therapy has safe record in B.C.: UBC-VCH study
A popular combination therapy that includes inhaled corticosteroids has been deemed safe by researchers. A popular combination asthma therapy dogged by safety concerns has not harmed British Columbians and should […]
Nov 26, 2013
The search for intelligent plant life
UBC Okanagan’s Susan Murch is among a group of scientists that believe plants may be more like animals than we think.
Nov 26, 2013
Google Earth reveals untold fish catches
Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the first investigation of fish catches from space.
Nov 26, 2013
A touch of garlic helps kill contaminants in baby formula
Garlic may be bad for your breath, but it’s good for your baby, according to a new UBC study.
Nov 25, 2013
Scientists find brain region that helps you make up your mind
One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new UBC research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision making.
Nov 24, 2013