Yeast found in babies’ guts increases risk of asthma
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.
Feb 17, 2017
Why your kids should play in the dirt
Kids are urged to wash up before dinner, and a bottle of hand sanitizer on the desk is de rigueur for elementary-school teachers. But could all this hygiene actually be harming children?
Aug 10, 2016
Four gut bacteria decrease asthma risk in infants
New research finds that infants can be protected from getting asthma if they acquire four types of gut bacteria by three months of age.
Sep 30, 2015
New weapon in the fight against malnutrition
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.
Aug 4, 2015
UBC members recognized in Life Sciences BC awards
Three UBC researchers and two UBC spin-off companies are recognized in the 2013 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards. LifeSciences B.C. is a not-for-profit industry association that supports and represents the greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of world-class science and industry.
Mar 5, 2013