Media Release | April 13, 2015
Research into new ways of fighting antibiotic resistant bacteria has received a $2 million boost from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
Media Release | October 3, 2013
Thirty-three doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows have received $4.8 million in funding through Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships and Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships.
Media Release | August 15, 2013
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.
Media Release | August 9, 2013
A new study is revealing multiple health concerns faced by an tenants in Vancouver’s SRO hotels.
Media Release | July 17, 2013
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.
Media Release | February 21, 2013
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.
Media Release | November 22, 2012
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.
Media Release | October 16, 2012
The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.
Media Release | August 2, 2012
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.
Media Release | August 1, 2012
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.
Media Release | May 8, 2012
University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.
Media Release | April 4, 2012
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.
UBC researchers identify genetic regulators hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection
Media Release | March 29, 2012
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.
Media Release | March 28, 2012
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.
Media Release | March 16, 2012
Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study.
Media Release | February 20, 2012
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.
Media Release | February 17, 2012
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.
UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance' system; could lead to more efficient vaccines
Media Release | February 5, 2012
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.
UBC researchers identify potential new therapy approach for Hepatitis C that could benefit 170 million people affected worldwide
Media Release | January 5, 2012
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.
Media Release | August 31, 2011
University of British Columbia scientists may have uncovered a new explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease destroys the brain – a profusion of blood vessels.