Faculty of Medicine
UBC researchers unveil first molecular images of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 mutation
UBC researchers are the first in the world to publish structural images of the N501Y mutation on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—a change believed to be partly responsible for the highly infectious nature and rapid spread of variant B.1.1.7.
May 3, 2021
A baby’s first poop can help predict risk of developing allergies
It may seem like an unusual place to go looking for answers, but the contents of a baby’s first diaper can reveal a lot about a newborn’s future health.
Apr 29, 2021
UBC researchers identify the most dangerous prescriptions for B.C. drivers
It’s well-known that drinking and driving is linked to a high risk of causing a car crash. But taking common prescription medications like sleeping pills, opioids and medication used to treat anxiety and depression also poses a risk.
Apr 22, 2021
Survey uncovers pandemic’s complex impact on people living with dementia and their families
COVID-19 has been especially challenging for people living with dementia, their families and caregivers, confirms a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Mar 23, 2021
Made-in-Canada method of producing life-saving radioisotopes receives Health Canada approval
A made-in-Canada approach to producing the world’s most commonly used medical isotope has received Health Canada approval, ushering in a new era for patients in Canada and around the world who rely on these isotopes for critical diagnostic procedures.
Dec 18, 2020
UBC scientists receive $3M for COVID-19 research projects
Scientists at the University of British Columbia are receiving $3 million to support COVID-19 research projects through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI).
Nov 6, 2020
Earlier testing and tracing could have prevented spread of COVID-19 in U.S. and Europe
Earlier testing and contact tracing might have prevented SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from becoming established in the United States and Europe, suggests a new study recently published in Science.
Sep 25, 2020
Sexual health and domestic violence during COVID-19
Dr. Lori Brotto, a professor in the department of obstetrics and gynaecology at UBC’s faculty of medicine, is leading a national survey to measure changes in sexual health and the prevalence of gender-based violence during COVID-19.
Jul 16, 2020
UBC experts on seniors health
Monday, June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day. UBC experts are available to comment.
Jun 12, 2020
Predicting the evolution of COVID-19 to help manage future outbreaks
As the world prepares for future waves of COVID-19, the ability to predict mutations in the novel coronavirus even before they emerge will be essential to stopping future outbreaks.
Jun 5, 2020
Caring for seniors living with dementia during COVID-19
Physical distancing is now part of every day life, but it can be particularly challenging for seniors living with dementia and their caregivers.
May 13, 2020
Protecting the health of seniors during COVID-19
While public health experts recommend seniors stay home and protect themselves, concerns have also been raised about the potential negative effects of isolation. Join UBC experts who will address these issues and answer your questions.
Apr 29, 2020
Myth busting: Setting the record straight on ibuprofen and COVID-19
In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, there has been a wave of fear and misinformation related to the use of anti-inflammatory drugs, like ibuprofen (Advil and Motrin)
Mar 23, 2020
Peer mentorship programs vital for supporting women leaving prison
New UBC research underscores the value of peer mentorship programs in supporting incarcerated women navigating the transition from prison back into the community.
Feb 18, 2020
UBC experts on opioid crisis lawsuits
A court in Oklahoma has found Johnson & Johnson and its subsidiaries helped fuel the U.S. state’s opioid crisis and has ordered the company to pay $572 million. UBC experts are available to comment.
Aug 27, 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
New research suggests no mental health benefits to eating your placenta
Eating your placenta provides no mental health benefits for new mothers, suggests new research from the BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services’ Research Institute and the University of British Columbia.
May 2, 2019
Common treatment for multiple sclerosis may prolong life
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have found that a widely prescribed drug for multiple sclerosis (MS) is associated with longer survival for patients.
Mar 18, 2019
Low-cost ‘cancer probe’ could spot deadly melanoma early
Work is being done at UBC on a tool to help in the early detection of melanoma: a simple, compact laser probe that can distinguish between harmless moles and cancerous ones – in a matter of seconds.
Mar 6, 2019
New China and US studies back use of pulse oximeters for assessing blood pressure
Fast and easy blood pressure monitoring could soon be at your fingertips thanks to new UBC research that showed BP can be assessed by a fingertip oximeter, a tool not generally used for that purpose
Nov 21, 2018