Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences.
UBC scientist is sending yeast and algae to space on Artemis 1
UBC pharmaceutical sciences professor Dr. Corey Nislow is sending yeast and algae cultures into space, in a pod not much bigger than a shoebox, to study the effects of cosmic rays and near zero gravity on living organisms.
Aug 23, 2022
Social isolation puts women at higher risk of hypertension
It’s no secret that loneliness and social isolation have a negative impact on the mental and physical health of older adults.
Oct 28, 2020
Obesity linked to social ties in older women, more so than in men
Women who lack social ties have a greater likelihood of being obese. Men, on the other hand, were less likely to be obese if they lived alone and had a smaller social network.
Jul 30, 2020
Lupus patients who take their medications lower their diabetes risk
Patients with lupus who take their medications as prescribed have much lower odds of developing type 2 diabetes, a common complication of the disease, finds a new study from UBC.
Feb 11, 2020
UBC expert immobilizes tiny structures linked to metastatic breast cancer
Karla Williams is researching potential treatments for metastatic breast cancer by studying structures in cancer cells that are thought to play a key role in the spread of the disease.
Nov 6, 2019
Uncontrolled asthma could cost U.S. economy more than $963 billion in the next 20 years
The medical costs of uncontrolled asthma, combined with productivity losses due to sick days, could cost the U.S. economy more than $963 billion over the next 20 years, finds a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 28, 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
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
UBC experts on World Health Day
World Health Day is on Sunday, April 7. This year’s theme focuses on universal health coverage. UBC experts are available to comment.
Apr 5, 2019
Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method
A new magnetic device implant could offer a DIY alternative for administering drugs.
Feb 14, 2017
Abortion pill regulations limit access, put Canadian women at risk: UBC profs
UBC professors say Health Canada’s regulations for the abortion pill mifepristone will limit access to abortions and compromise patient safety.
Oct 17, 2016
Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs
Researchers at UBC and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort.
Jul 25, 2016
New project shines spotlight on rare diseases
It’s fitting that this year’s Rare Disease Day falls on a day that only comes around every four years.
Feb 25, 2016
Professorship in Sustainable Health Care established at UBC
UBC’s Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences has established the Initiative for Sustainable Health Care, a partnership between industry, government and academia.
Jan 20, 2015
Yeast, the final frontier
UBC researcher is sending yeast to the International Space Station to learn about genetics and the environment.
Sep 16, 2014 - by Jessica Werb
Yeast provides genetic clues on drug response
Why do people respond differently to the same drug? Researchers are bringing us a step closer to predicting how a drug will affect us.
Apr 10, 2014
The quest to cure chronic pain
Pharmacy professor Brian Cairns is tracking intriguing leads in his search for pain relief.
Mar 20, 2014 - by Heather Amos
Calculating the risk of stroke
UBC’s Peter Loewen discusses a new tool that offers a possible breakthrough in prevention
Nov 28, 2013
Disputed asthma therapy has safe record in B.C.: UBC-VCH study
A popular combination therapy that includes inhaled corticosteroids has been deemed safe by researchers. A popular combination asthma therapy dogged by safety concerns has not harmed British Columbians and should […]
Nov 26, 2013
Top 10 campus gems
UBC’s stunning landscapes are constantly changing. Here is a gallery of destinations worth visiting on UBC’s two campuses in Vancouver and the Okanagan once winter session begins.
Aug 12, 2013