Faculty of Medicine
Media Release | October 26, 2016
In B.C., approximately 14,000 kindergarten students start school vulnerable in at least one area that is critical to their healthy development, according to a new UBC report.
October 17, 2016
UBC professors say Health Canada’s regulations for the abortion pill mifepristone will limit access to abortions and compromise patient safety.
Media Release | October 11, 2016
Constance and Sydney Friedman dedicated their professional lives to UBC and now their legacy of generosity will live on with a $3.3-million donation to fund scholarships for students studying in the broad area of health.
Media Release | September 13, 2016
New UBC research finds that many online resources for preventing Alzheimer’s disease are problematic and could be steering people in the wrong direction.
September 2, 2016
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have made a discovery that could potentially lead to treatments for a debilitating complication of Crohn’s disease.
Media Release | July 26, 2016
One-third of bike crashes in Toronto’s downtown involved the city’s streetcar tracks, according to a new study out of UBC and Ryerson University that suggests that separated bike routes could reduce risk to cyclists.
Media Release | July 14, 2016
New UBC research shows that about 50 per cent of British Columbians with depression are not receiving even the most basic level of care.
Media Release | June 27, 2016
Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a UBC study.
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.