UBC In The News

'Devastating disease' that impacts young children could be treated with cancer drug: B.C. research

UBC biomedical engineering researchers have found that an existing cancer drug could be used to treat muscular dystrophy. Postdoctoral fellow Dr. Farshad Babaeijandaghi and professor Dr. Fabio Rossi were quoted.
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What B.C.'s long-term care homes can learn from the pandemic

UBC researchers have produced a new post-COVID report in collaboration with BC Care Providers Association that recommends improvements in long-term care homes to better prepare them for the next pandemic. Nursing professor Dr. Farinaz Havaei was interviewed.
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UBC PhD student takes to trans-national waters to study jellyfish bloom mischief

Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries PhD student Jessica Schaub is travelling around the world to study jellyfish.
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Can you use rocks to store carbon dioxide?

PhD student Katrin Steinthorsdottir (department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences) discussed how rocks can store carbon dioxide.
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COVID-19 cases in B.C. hospitals jump by nearly 100, admissions rise for 2nd week

Evolutionary biologist Dr. Sarah Otto said the province is in the midst of a third wave of the COVID-19 Omicron BA.5 subvariant.
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Amid extreme heat and drought, EU votes for power plan critics call 'greenwashing'

Forestry professor Dr. Robert Guy commented on the western red cedar trees in B.C.

Surrey woman says she had miscarriage at hospital after doctor told her to go home

Emergency medicine clinical professor Dr. Anthony Fong said the most important thing in miscarriage is to make sure that there’s no life-threatening bleed happening and that there are no other complications.

Memo reveals how feds are trying to keep 2 Billion Trees program on track

Forestry professor of teaching Dr. Andrew Almas commented the federal government’s yearly planting goals.
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Not a 'uniform experience': Women share their triumphs and concerns with accessing abortion in Canada

Obstetrics and gynaecology professor Dr. Sarah Munro discussed how to increase awareness of abortion services.

B.C. residents left behind as experts urge Canadians to get boosted again before fall

Clinical professor Dr. Horacio Bach discussed vaccinating against the latest COVID-19 variants.
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New documentary "Seizing Hope" premieres

Neurology professor Dr. Judy Illes was interviewed about producing a new documentary, Seizing Hope, which is about treating people living with drug-resistant epilepsy.
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How universities are helping us manage and rebuild from the COVID-19 pandemic

Universities Canada featured biochemistry professor Dr. Pieter Cullis for his work on lipid nanoparticles, which helped lay the groundwork for COVID-19 vaccines.
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