Faculty of Medicine
Media Release | June 22, 2016
Canada spends more than $400 million annually on drugs prescribed to seniors even though the medicines should be avoided for older patients, according to new UBC research.
Media Release | February 24, 2016
A new University of British Columbia study shows that genetic counselling helps patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and similar conditions understand and cope with their illness.
Media Release | February 12, 2016
New research shows that more than 5.5 million people die prematurely every year due to household and outdoor air pollution. More than half of deaths occur in two of the world’s fastest growing economies, China and India.
December 14, 2015
The festive season is upon us and researchers at the University of British Columbia are available to comment on various topics related to the holidays.
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.
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 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.
Media Release | August 10, 2015
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a gene that could be an important cause of obesity.
June 9, 2015
Infectious diseases specialist David Patrick discusses the misinformation about ticks and Lyme disease.
Media Release | June 9, 2015
New research shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills and resilience.
Media Release | June 8, 2015
Medical marijuana producer National Green Biomed Ltd. has committed $1 million to UBC to allow researchers to study the therapeutic effects of cannabis.
Media Release | May 20, 2015
UBC students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of biological engineering and bioinformatics have received $3.3 million in grants from NSERC.
Media Release | May 5, 2015
University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
February 14, 2015
Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to UBC researchers.
Media Release | January 7, 2015
Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health-related changes in biology, according to researchers at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health.
November 27, 2014
Event: UBC and Sun Life Financial announce a new project to prevent diabetes in the South Asian community using culturally-engaging exercise videos to promote physical activity Date: Friday, November 28, […]
Media Release | November 21, 2014
Three UBC researchers are among the first to receive funding from the British Columbia Alzheimer’s Research Award Program.
Media Release | November 17, 2014
A new Canadian research network to study rare diseases will be established with a $2.3M grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
November 13, 2014 - by Patty Wellborn
A student’s passion for science, combined with a background in engineering, has led to a research breakthrough that has drawn international interest.
October 30, 2014 - by Brian Murphy
Sophisticated new DNA analyses are offering families invaluable information that will help in the care of new syndromes