Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation
Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Apr 12, 2013
Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.
Apr 10, 2013
Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study
Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.
Apr 8, 2013
Healthy doctors make healthy patients, study finds
Patients are more likely to follow preventive health practices like getting a flu shot or mammography if their doctors do likewise, researchers at the University of British Columbia and in Israel have discovered.
Apr 8, 2013
Health behind bars
Dr. Ruth Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski fight for change for incarcerated women
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Dr. James Hogg given national award for leadership in medicine
The Gairdner Foundation has recognized Dr. James Hogg with the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.
Mar 20, 2013
Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC
University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.
Mar 15, 2013
UBC clubfoot treatment in Bangladesh gains $4.3M federal boost
Thousands of Bangladeshi infants born with clubfoot – in which the feet are turned inward and downward – will be cured of the debilitating condition, thanks to a project led by two University of British Columbia professors, and supported by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA).
Mar 15, 2013
Largest number of medical residents to be trained in British Columbia
A record number of medical school graduates from across Canada will soon commence their residency training at teaching hospitals and clinics around the province through University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine’s postgraduate medical education program.
Mar 14, 2013
Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early
Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.
Mar 12, 2013
Drugs targeting blood vessels may be candidates for treating Alzheimer’s
University of British Columbia researchers have successfully normalized the production of blood vessels in the brain of mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by immunizing them with amyloid beta, a protein widely associated with the disease.
Mar 6, 2013
A year in the life of a Three Minute Thesis finalist
Baillie Redfern’s 2012 entry to UBC’s annual competition was on whale barf and perfume
Mar 6, 2013
Students reap benefits from volunteering
Four dentistry students set up free dental camps in India
Mar 6, 2013 - by Terry Wintonyk
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
$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.
Feb 27, 2013
Canadian adult obesity at historic high
Obesity rates across Canada are reaching alarming levels and continue to climb, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Feb 27, 2013
Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts
Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Feb 25, 2013
New flu drug stops virus in its tracks
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Feb 21, 2013
Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians
Private insurance premiums are Canadians’ single largest out-of-pocket health expense, averaging $1,200 a year per affected household, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.
Feb 19, 2013
Arrhythmia culprit caught in action
Using powerful X-rays, University of British Columbia researchers have reconstructed a crime scene too small for any microscope to observe – and caught the culprit of arrhythmia in action.
Feb 17, 2013