National survey of abortion care providers shows access has improved
Researchers from UBC’s department of obstetrics and gynaecology recently surveyed 465 healthcare professionals who provided abortion care in Canada in 2019—the first such survey in seven years.
Sep 27, 2022
UBC researcher creates wood-based alternative to single-use plastic
UBC researcher Dr. Feng Jiang has developed a cellulose film that looks like plastic and behaves like plastic—but is biodegradable.
Sep 23, 2022
COVID-19 lockdown may have accelerated HIV transmission in some at-risk populations
A new study led by researchers at UBC and the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) is shedding light on how COVID-19 pandemic restrictions impacted another long-standing public health threat — HIV.
Sep 23, 2022
Why whales don’t get brain damage when they swim
Special blood vessels may protect whales from pulses in their blood that would damage the brain while swimming, new research has suggested.
Sep 22, 2022
How the largest migration on Earth might help combat climate change
What does the mysterious migration of the gelatinous salp have to do with reducing atmospheric carbon? A UBC student will set sail next week in the hopes of finding out.
Sep 21, 2022
New tools aim to improve care for people experiencing substance use stigma
Due to widespread negative attitudes towards substance use issues, people are often treated in disrespectful or discriminatory ways in health care settings.
Sep 20, 2022
Warmer Earth could see smaller butterflies that struggle to fly, affecting food systems
New UBC research has shown warmer temperatures can lead to smaller butterflies that collect less pollen and visit fewer flowers.
Sep 15, 2022
UBC experts on World Suicide Prevention Day
Saturday, September 10 is World Suicide Prevention Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 9, 2022
UBC experts on new Omicron-specific vaccine
Health Canada has approved a vaccine by Moderna that specifically targets the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. UBC experts are available to comment.
Sep 1, 2022
We’re heading to the moon and maybe Mars. So who owns them?
Humanity is set to make a return to the Moon with the Artemis program, in what NASA says is a first step to Mars. So, who gets first dibs?
Sep 1, 2022
Global fish stocks can’t rebuild if nothing done to halt climate change and overfishing, new study suggests
Global fish stocks will not be able to recover to sustainable levels without strong actions to mitigate climate change, a new study has projected.
Sep 1, 2022
UBC team developing oral insulin tablet sees breakthrough results
A team of University of British Columbia researchers working on developing oral insulin tablets as a replacement for daily insulin injections have made a game-changing discovery.
Aug 30, 2022
UBC experts on Artemis I lunar mission
UBC experts are available to comment on the Artemis I mission and future lunar missions.
Aug 25, 2022
UBC scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
UBC pharmaceutical sciences professor Dr. Corey Nislow is sending yeast and algae cultures into space, in a pod not much bigger than a shoebox, to study the effects of cosmic rays and near zero gravity on living organisms.
Aug 23, 2022
Children are entering a fourth school year in a pandemic — expert advice for parents
As children head back for a fourth school year with COVID-19, many parents are hoping their kids will be able to enjoy a mostly normal school experience. But with new variants circulating and respiratory virus season on the horizon, many also have concerns and questions about what the new school year will look like.
Aug 22, 2022
UBC researchers discover ‘weak spot’ across major COVID-19 variants
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a key vulnerability across all major variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, including the recently emerged BA.1 and BA.2 Omicron subvariants.
Aug 18, 2022
UBC experts on heat waves and extreme heat
UBC experts are available to comment on the health effects of heat waves and extreme weather as B.C. experiences another heat wave.
Aug 17, 2022
COVID-19 vaccine and young children — expert answers for skeptical parents
A recent study by UBC researchers reveals some surprising attitudes about child vaccination from parents who remain unvaccinated.
Aug 16, 2022
How to avoid becoming a mosquito’s dinner
In this Q&A, Dr. Ben Matthews, professor in the UBC department of zoology, explains how to avoid being on the menu for mozzies, and why the future of bite prevention might include odour-reducing skin creams.
Aug 15, 2022
Time machines and black holes on the agenda at quantum gravity meeting
A theory of everything, that works at a cosmic and quantum level, has eluded researchers for years.
Aug 12, 2022