Teen girls did not engage in riskier sexual activity after HPV vaccine introduced in schools
Sexual behaviour among teen girls generally stayed the same or became less risky after human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccinations were introduced in B.C. public schools, according to new research from UBC.
Oct 15, 2018
UBC experts available for comment on cannabis legalization
Canada will legalize non-medical cannabis on October 17, 2018, the second nation in the world to do so, and the first G7 nation. UBC experts are available for comment on several topics related to the legalization of marijuana in Canada.
Oct 15, 2018
Previous motherhood could affect hormone therapy’s ability to prevent memory loss
Researchers have established that the foggy feeling and forgetfulness that many new mothers report during and after pregnancy—known as “mom brain”— is real.
Oct 11, 2018
Lowering levels of mutant protein that causes Huntington disease can restore cognitive function in mice
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that reducing mutated Huntington disease protein in the brain can restore cognitive and psychiatric impairments in mice.
Oct 3, 2018
Exercise reduces stress, improves cellular health in family caregivers
Exercising at least three times a week for six months reduced stress in a group of family caregivers and even appeared to lengthen a small section of their chromosomes that is believed to slow cellular aging, new UBC research has found.
Oct 3, 2018
Midwifery linked to lower odds of birth complications for low-income women
New research from the University of British Columbia and the University of Saskatchewan is adding new evidence in support of midwives as a safe option for prenatal care, especially for women who have low socioeconomic status.
Oct 3, 2018
Child abuse could leave ‘molecular scars’ on its victims
Children who are abused might carry the imprint of that trauma in their cells – a biochemical marking that is detectable years later, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and Harvard University.
Oct 2, 2018
Vital volcano insights come at a cost during UBC scientists’ summer expedition
It started out like the camping trip from hell, but it turned into the research expedition of a lifetime for three University of British Columbia volcanologists.
Oct 1, 2018
Dentists and students to learn together at UBC clinic made possible by $1.8M donation
A $1.8-million donation to the University of British Columbia’s faculty of dentistry has created a state-of-the-art clinic on the Vancouver campus that will allow dentists and students to study and practice advanced techniques together.
Sep 27, 2018
UBC’s Pacific Museum of Earth welcomes ancient sea monster to building atrium
Come and see the Elasmosaurus—an ancient marine reptile with a neck so long and heavy it would barely have been able to raise its head above water.
Sep 19, 2018
Hardwired for laziness? Tests show the human brain must work hard to avoid sloth
If getting to the gym seems like a struggle, a University of British Columbia researcher wants you to know this: the struggle is real, and it’s happening inside your brain.
Sep 18, 2018
New tool developed by UBC researchers helps conservationists make smarter decisions
A new tool developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Commonwealth Science Industrial Research Organization could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.
Sep 17, 2018
Appetite for shark fin soup drives massive shark population decline
Consumers need to stop demanding shark fin soup and other products in the absence of robust laws and sustainable practices regulating shark overfishing, research co-authored by the Sea Around Us initiative at UBC has found.
Sep 13, 2018
New tool developed at UBC screens online health ads for deception
The internet is rife with ads for health products, from weight-loss systems to arthritis cures—but whether they actually work can be difficult to discern.
Sep 12, 2018
Could a DIY ultrasound be in your future? UBC breakthrough opens door to $100 ultrasound machine
Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners to as little as $100. Their patent-pending innovation—no bigger than a Band-Aid—is portable, wearable and can be powered by a smartphone.
Sep 11, 2018
Climate change fuels accumulation of pollutants in Chinook salmon, killer whales
University of British Columbia researchers studying the marine food web of the Northeast Pacific Ocean have found that the exposure and accumulation of chemical pollutants, such as polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and organic mercury, will be exacerbated under climate change.
Sep 11, 2018
Global warming pushing alpine species higher and higher
For every one-degree-Celsius increase in temperature, mountaintop species shift upslope 100 metres, shrinking their inhabited area and resulting in dramatic population declines, new research by University of British Columbia zoologists has found.
Sep 10, 2018
Concussions loosen insulation around brain cells
Detailed scans of concussed University of British Columbia hockey players found that the protective fatty tissue surrounding brain cell fibres was loosened two weeks after the injury—even though the athletes felt fine and were deemed ready to return to the ice.
Sep 4, 2018
Even the fittest middle-aged athletes can’t outrun cardiovascular risk factors
Middle-aged adults are exercising more and living longer, but new research from the University of British Columbia suggests that even the fittest among them are not immune to cardiovascular disease—and they often don’t have any symptoms.
Aug 31, 2018
Teen dating violence is down, but boys still report more violence than girls
When it comes to teen dating violence, boys are more likely to report being the victim of violence—being hit, slapped, or pushed—than girls. That’s the surprising finding of new research from the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University.
Aug 29, 2018