Expedition team releases photographs of threatened double-barrier reef
A rare double-barrier reef in the Philippines is facing grave threats and urgently needs increased protection, according to new photographic evidence released today by a team of marine conservationists and photographers organized by Project Seahorse, a partnership of the University of British Columbia and the Zoological Society of London.
Apr 15, 2013
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
Against all odds
Monica Pearson wades into the chilly waters of the Fraser River to save Canada’s last 300 Oregon spotted frog breeding females
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Health behind bars
Dr. Ruth Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski fight for change for incarcerated women
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research
Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.
Apr 3, 2013
Planck space mission sheds light on the Universe
The Planck Space Telescope has produced the best map ever made of the most ancient light in the Universe, with help from a Canadian team led by University of British Columbia Prof. Douglas Scott and University of Toronto Prof. J. Richard Bond.
Mar 21, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
New $10.1 M imaging facility will unlock medical, engineering secrets
Scientists will get a closer-than-ever look at everything from molars to soils with today’s opening of the Faculty of Dentistry’s Centre for High-Throughput Phenogenomics at the University of British Columbia.
Feb 20, 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
Bilingual babies know their grammar by seven months
Babies as young as seven months can distinguish between, and begin to learn, two languages with vastly different grammatical structures, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Université Paris Descartes.
Feb 14, 2013
Computerized ‘Rosetta Stone’ reconstructs ancient languages
University of British Columbia and Berkeley researchers have used a sophisticated new computer system to quickly reconstruct protolanguages – the rudimentary ancient tongues from which modern languages evolved.
Feb 11, 2013
Mining the possibilities
How UBC engineers are leading a more sustainable approach to resource extraction
Feb 6, 2013 - by Brian Lin
UBC building wins prestigious Wallpaper* Magazine design award
Design and lifestyle magazine Wallpaper* has bestowed its 2013 ‘Best Lab’ award to the University of British Columbia’s new Pharmaceutical Sciences Building.
Jan 28, 2013