Faculty of Medicine
UBC scientists discover possible “obesity gene”
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a gene that could be an important cause of obesity.
Aug 10, 2015
Q&A Tick Talk: What you need to know about Lyme disease
Infectious diseases specialist David Patrick discusses the misinformation about ticks and Lyme disease.
Jun 9, 2015
Risky outdoor play positively impacts children’s health: UBC study
New research shows that risky outdoor play is not only good for children’s health but also encourages creativity, social skills and resilience.
Jun 9, 2015
Medical cannabis company donates $1 million to explore plant’s healing potential
Medical marijuana producer National Green Biomed Ltd. has committed $1 million to UBC to allow researchers to study the therapeutic effects of cannabis.
Jun 8, 2015
NSERC awards UBC $3.3 million to train young researchers of tomorrow
UBC students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of biological engineering and bioinformatics have received $3.3 million in grants from NSERC.
May 20, 2015
Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer’s disease
University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.
May 5, 2015
Twitter the right prescription for sharing health research: UBC study
Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to UBC researchers.
Feb 14, 2015
Breathing in diesel exhaust leads to changes “deep under the hood”
Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health-related changes in biology, according to researchers at UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health.
Jan 7, 2015
Preventing diabetes in South Asians through Bollywood and Bhangra
Event: UBC and Sun Life Financial announce a new project to prevent diabetes in the South Asian community using culturally-engaging exercise videos to promote physical activity Date: Friday, November 28, […]
Nov 27, 2014
Three UBC professors receive $4M for Alzheimer’s research
Three UBC researchers are among the first to receive funding from the British Columbia Alzheimer’s Research Award Program.
Nov 21, 2014
Rare disease research awarded $2.3M
A new Canadian research network to study rare diseases will be established with a $2.3M grant from the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR).
Nov 17, 2014
Student invents technology for tissue engineering
A student’s passion for science, combined with a background in engineering, has led to a research breakthrough that has drawn international interest.
Nov 13, 2014 - by Patty Wellborn
Finding genetic clues to intellectual disabilities
Sophisticated new DNA analyses are offering families invaluable information that will help in the care of new syndromes
Oct 30, 2014 - by Brian Murphy
UBC researchers aim to simplify life saving drug
UBC researchers are making blood thinners a lot safer by developing a universal antidote that works on a dozen heparin products.
Oct 29, 2014
Rapid test to diagnose severe sepsis
A new test could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop severe sepsis so they can begin treatment immediately.
Oct 23, 2014
Dissecting assisted suicide
A UBC doctor says crossing the line from alleviating suffering into assisted suicide could lead us into murky waters.
Oct 16, 2014
Enzyme may be key to stopping fatal sepsis outcomes
UBC led research has discovered that controlling levels of the human enzyme PCSK9 could be the difference between life and death for patients with severe sepsis.
Oct 15, 2014
Suffering in silence over infant loss
A UBC staff member teams up with a nursing professor to ensure parents who lose their babies get support.
Oct 14, 2014 - by Jessica Werb
Canadian diamond pioneer donates $9.1 million for Alzheimer’s research
UBC’s quest to understand and treat Alzheimer’s disease is being bolstered thanks to three gifts from philanthropist Charles Fipke.
Sep 30, 2014
Physician, teach thyself
New technologies are helping future doctors take their education into their own hands.
Sep 23, 2014 - by Hilary Thomson with files from Brian Kladko and Warren Brock