Drug discount cards could actually cost patients more
New research published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) reveals that brand-name drug discount cards are leading to higher health care spending in Canada—increased costs that are ultimately passed on to patients.
Nov 12, 2019
Eight tips for promoting men’s health
Successful men’s health programs are the ones that recognize and adapt to social forces that uniquely affect men, UBC research shows.
Nov 7, 2019
UBC expert immobilizes tiny structures linked to metastatic breast cancer
Karla Williams is researching potential treatments for metastatic breast cancer by studying structures in cancer cells that are thought to play a key role in the spread of the disease.
Nov 6, 2019
Cannabis could help alleviate depression and suicidality among people with PTSD
Cannabis may be helping Canadians cope with the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), new research suggests.
Nov 5, 2019
Birth control options out of reach for many low-income women
Young, low-income women in Canada are less likely to use more effective methods of birth control like the pill, and more likely to use no contraception or condoms only, according to new UBC research.
Nov 5, 2019
Aerial drones offer new perspective on resident killer whale behaviour
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are getting a rare glimpse into the underwater behaviour of northern and southern resident killer whales off the B.C. coast, with the help of aerial drones.
Nov 4, 2019
UBC experts on Daylight Saving Time changes and California wildfires
The British Columbia government is expected to introduce legislation Thursday to make Daylight Saving Time permanent.
Oct 31, 2019
Patients with mood, anxiety disorders share abnormalities in brain’s control circuit
New research published today in JAMA Psychiatry shows for the first time that patients with mood and anxiety disorders share the same abnormalities in regions of the brain involved in emotional and cognitive control.
Oct 30, 2019
UBC students stitch up for slow fashion
Stitch Up, organized by the UBC Sustainability Initiative, is a clothing swap, repair and alteration workshop that will provide participants with sewing machines, tools and expert tips to convert pre-owned threads into unique new garments.
Oct 29, 2019
The frostier the flower, the more potent the cannabis
Cannabis flowers with the most mushroom-shaped hairs pack the biggest cannabinoid and fragrance punch, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Oct 28, 2019
B.C. government provides $2.58M to support food-processing innovation at UBC
New funding from the provincial government will allow UBC’s faculty of land and food systems to drive scientific innovation for B.C.’s food and beverage industry.
Oct 25, 2019
Why are bald eagles such great gliders? It’s all in the wrist
Birds come in an astounding array of shapes and colours. But it’s their physical prowess—like a bald eagle’s incredible ability to soar—that captivates human imagination.
Oct 23, 2019
Vaginal tearing: why are episiotomies down despite some benefits?
In Canada, the rate of episiotomy during childbirth has declined in recent years, but when it comes to births assisted by forceps or vacuum, this downward trend warrants a closer look, suggests new UBC research.
Oct 21, 2019
Atmospheric pressure impacts greenhouse gas emissions from leaky oil and gas wells: UBC study
Fluctuations in atmospheric pressure can heavily influence how much natural gas leaks from wells below the ground surface at oil and gas sites, according to new University of British Columbia research.
Oct 18, 2019
UBC experts on disaster preparedness, Great BC Shakeout
On Thursday, Oct. 17, British Columbia will hold the Great BC Shakeout as part of efforts to prepare communities in the event of a big earthquake in the region.
Oct 16, 2019
New international exercise guidelines for cancer survivors
For the rising number of cancer survivors worldwide, there’s growing evidence that exercise is an important part of recovery. But how much, and what type of exercise, is needed?
Oct 16, 2019
UBC lab spins nanofibre ‘gold’ from waste fabrics
Fast fashion generates huge amounts of textile waste, but researchers have developed a way to recycle some of that fabric into useful products In the materials engineering labs at UBC, […]
Oct 15, 2019
UBC student becomes inventor to help brother with muscular dystrophy
Watching his older brother Daniel struggle with Duchenne muscular dystrophy—a disease that progressively weakens the muscles and eventually leaves the individual unable to walk—is one of the hardest things UBC student Michael Ko has ever had to do in his life.
Oct 11, 2019
How sustainable is tuna? New global catch database exposes dangerous fishing trends
Appearing in everything from sushi rolls to sandwiches, tuna are among the world’s favourite fish. But are our current tuna fishing habits sustainable?
Oct 1, 2019
UBC study highlights need to improve health care access in Vancouver, Portland and Seattle
UBC researchers have developed a data science method that analyzes how easily citizens can access hospitals and walk-in health clinics – and it’s a tool that could eventually help city planners and policymakers build smarter, more equitable cities.
Sep 30, 2019