UBC experts on Trans Mountain pipeline expansion
The federal cabinet’s decision on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is expected today.
Jun 18, 2019
UBC study holds promise for novel and safe treatment for Type 2 diabetes
Reducing a specific protein in the fat cells of mice not only prevents onset of Type 2 diabetes but also appears to reverse the disease in the animals, researchers at the University of British Columbia and Sweden’s Karolinska Institute have found.
Jun 17, 2019
Low THC levels not linked to increased risk of car crashes
New research led by the University of British Columbia suggests that THC levels less than five nanograms/ml of blood do not lead to an increased risk of causing car crashes in most drivers.
Jun 13, 2019
UBC launches Canada’s first graduate blockchain training path
The University of British Columbia is launching Canada’s first blockchain and distributed ledger technology training path for graduate students.
Jun 11, 2019
Mothers of colour experience high rates of mistreatment by providers during childbirth in the U.S.
Mothers of colour experience less respect and autonomy and more mistreatment than white women during childbirth, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.
Jun 11, 2019
Supportive families and schools help prevent substance use among transgender youth: UBC study
Strong family and school connections are helping prevent transgender youth from smoking cigarettes and using marijuana, even among those targeted by violence.
Jun 10, 2019
UBC goes all in for sustainable seafood
UBC has announced it will purchase and offer only 100 per cent Ocean Wise recommended sustainable seafood beginning July 1, 2019.
Jun 7, 2019
Scientists edge closer to root causes of multiple sclerosis
An international team of researchers led by the University of British Columbia has made a scientific advance they hope will lead to the development of preventative treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS).
Jun 6, 2019
UBC researchers find ways to hackproof smart meters
Smart electricity meters are useful because they allow utility companies to efficiently track energy use and allocate energy production. But because they’re connected to a grid, they can also serve as back doors for malicious hackers.
Jun 6, 2019
UBC experts on World Environment Day
World Environment Day takes place on Wednesday, June 5, with this year’s theme focused on air pollution. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 4, 2019
Home exercise program reduces rate of falling in at-risk seniors
An in-home exercise program reduced subsequent falls in high-risk seniors by 36 per cent, according the results of a 12-month clinical trial published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Jun 4, 2019
Quality—not quantity—of sleep linked to better health in teens
With summer break and longer days ahead, parents of young teens may be wondering whether to let good sleep habits slide over the next couple of months. New research by UBC’s Annalijn Conklin suggests there are more benefits to a good night’s sleep than simply feeling refreshed.
Jun 3, 2019
UBC experts available to comment on wildfires and associated air quality
UBC experts are available to discuss the wildfires in B.C. and associated health risks.
May 30, 2019
Combing through someone’s phone could lead to end of relationship – or not
For some people, the thought of their partner, friend or colleague snooping through their phone, reading their texts and emails, is an automatic deal breaker. However, some relationships can survive the snooping, a new study examining the motivations behind phone snooping has found.
May 30, 2019
Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients
New UBC analysis shows steroid inhalers may also reduce patients’ risk of lung cancer by as much as 30 per cent.
May 28, 2019
Scientists revisit the cold case of cold fusion
Scientists from the University of British Columbia, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and Google are conducting a multi-year investigation into cold fusion, a type of benign nuclear reaction hypothesized to occur in benchtop apparatus at room temperature.
May 27, 2019
B.C. needs a dedicated species at risk law—one that focuses on recovery
Not only is B.C. home to the most species at risk in Canada, it also lacks dedicated species at risk legislation. On May 22, the International Day for Biological Diversity, UBC researchers Sarah Otto and Cole Burton discuss British Columbia’s efforts to develop comprehensive species at risk legislation.
May 22, 2019
A new way of diagnosing and treating disease—without cutting skin
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a specialized microscope that has the potential ability to both diagnose diseases that include skin cancer and perform incredibly precise surgery—all without cutting skin.
May 15, 2019
UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering nears student gender parity
UBC’s new school of biomedical engineering (BME) is closing in on a milestone of student gender parity.
May 14, 2019
Celebrate science at UBC Science Rendezvous Festival
UBC will be hosting Science Rendezvous, a national festival that takes science out of the lab and onto the streets, on Sat. May 11, 2019.
May 10, 2019