UBC welcomes $2 million for research on antibiotic resistance
Research into new ways of fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria has received a $2 million boost from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Apr 13, 2015
Young researchers receive $4.8 million boost
Thirty-three doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows have received $4.8 million in funding through Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Oct 3, 2013
Anti-homophobia measures reduce binge drinking for all students
Canadian high schools with long-standing anti-homophobia policies or gay-straight alliances (GSAs) have a positive effect on gay and straight students’ problem alcohol use.
Aug 15, 2013
Study paints complex health portrait of single-room occupancy hotel tenants in DTES
A new study is revealing multiple health concerns faced by an tenants in Vancouver’s SRO hotels.
Aug 9, 2013
Sex and B.C. East Asian teenagers
A new UBC study shows that most East Asian adolescents in B.C. are not sexually active, but those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviours.
Jul 17, 2013
New flu drug stops virus in its tracks
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Feb 21, 2013
‘Repurposed’ anti-parasite drug shows promise as new TB treatment: UBC research
A well-established family of drugs used to treat parasitic diseases is showing surprising potential as a therapy for tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from University of British Columbia microbiologists.
Nov 22, 2012
Fruit fly’s ‘sweet tooth’ short-lived: UBC research
The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.
Oct 16, 2012
UBC project examines the LGBT experience with breast and gynecological cancers
Researchers at the University of British Columbia are leading the first nationwide project on how sexual and gender minorities experience cancer, highlighting previously overlooked communities’ perspectives on cancer care.
Aug 2, 2012
Students trading sex for drugs or alcohol happens also in rural B.C.: UBC research
Just over two percent of teens in rural schools who have ever tried alcohol, marijuana or other drugs report they have also traded sex for these substances, according to University of British Columbia research published today in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. This is the first study to track this issue among rural students.
Aug 1, 2012
H1N1 discovery paves way for universal flu vaccine: UBC research
University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.
May 8, 2012
Sexually abused boys at risk for more unsafe sex: UBC research
Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history, according to University of British Columbia research.
Apr 4, 2012
UBC researchers identify genetic regulators hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a number of tiny but powerful “genetic regulators” that are hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection.
Mar 29, 2012
Asian Canadian LGB teens face greater health risks as dual minorities: UBC research
Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers – a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research.
Mar 28, 2012
Exposure to antibiotics linked to severity of allergic asthma: UBC research
Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study.
Mar 16, 2012
$2M national study on “making it better” for lesbian, gay, bisexual – and straight – youth
Just how effective school and community programs are in reducing homophobic bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) – and straight – youth is the focus of a $2-million, five-year study led by Prof. Elizabeth Saewyc at the University of British Columbia.
Feb 20, 2012
International ranking for infant mortality flawed: Canadian study
Canada’s ranking in international child health indexes would dramatically improve if measurements were standardized, according to a new study by researchers from the University of British Columbia, Dalhousie University, McGill University, the University of Calgary, and the Public Health Agency of Canada, working with the Canadian Perinatal Surveillance System and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
Feb 17, 2012
UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance' system; could lead to more efficient vaccines
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.
Feb 5, 2012
UBC researchers identify potential new therapy approach for Hepatitis C that could benefit 170 million people affected worldwide
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a new way to block infection from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the liver that could lead to new therapies for those affected by this and other infectious diseases.
Jan 5, 2012
UBC researchers find a new culprit in Alzheimer’s disease: Too many blood vessels
University of British Columbia scientists may have uncovered a new explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease destroys the brain – a profusion of blood vessels.
Aug 31, 2011