Canadian adult obesity at historic high
Obesity rates across Canada are reaching alarming levels and continue to climb, according to a new University of British Columbia study.
Feb 27, 2013
Arrhythmia culprit caught in action
Using powerful X-rays, University of British Columbia researchers have reconstructed a crime scene too small for any microscope to observe – and caught the culprit of arrhythmia in action.
Feb 17, 2013
Mussel goo inspires blood vessel glue
A University of British Columbia researcher has helped create a gel – based on the mussel’s knack for clinging to rocks, piers and boat hulls – that can be painted onto the walls of blood vessels and stay put, forming a protective barrier with potentially life-saving implications.
Dec 11, 2012
Examiners tend to grade relative to work already seen: UBC research
How well you fare on a subjective evaluation – whether it’s of you treating a patient, auditioning for a play or even interviewing for a job – may depend largely on the person who was examined just before you. And the worse the person before you did, the better for you.
Dec 4, 2012
UBC research finds another culprit for obesity: Too much insulin
A serendipitous discovery by a researcher at the University of British Columbia could overturn widely accepted notions about healthy eating habits.
Dec 4, 2012
Alzheimer's researcher reveals a protein's dual destructiveness – and therapeutic potential
A scientist at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the molecule that controls a scissor-like protein responsible for the production of plaques – the telltale sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).
Dec 3, 2012
Adherence to HIV treatment significantly increases survival: UBC study
HIV-positive individuals who strictly adhere to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have a significantly lower probability of premature morbidity and mortality as compared to those with suboptimal compliance to HAART, according to a new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).
Nov 20, 2012
Severe flu increases risk of Parkinson’s: UBC research
Severe influenza doubles the odds that a person will develop Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to University of British Columbia researchers.
Jul 20, 2012
Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research
Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.
Jul 17, 2012
Inhalable nitric oxide shown safe as potential anti-microbial treatment: UBC-VCH research
Results from a clinical study by a UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research team have increased hope for a new, effective and inexpensive anti-microbial treatment using inhalable nitric oxide.
Jul 3, 2012
Parkinson’s disease gene identified with help of Mennonite family: UBC-VCH research
An international team led by human genetic researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the latest gene associated with typical late-onset Lewy body Parkinson’s disease (PD), with the help of a Canadian Mennonite family of Dutch-German-Russian ancestry.
Jun 27, 2012
Multiple sclerosis patients have lower risk of cancer: UBC-VCH research
Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appear to have a lower cancer risk, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The […]
Jun 21, 2012
Older women more prone to workplace injuries: UBC study
Although the rate of workplace injuries in Canada has been declining over the past two decades, some workers – older women in health care, for example – are much more vulnerable to serious injuries, researchers at the University of British Columbia have found.
Jun 20, 2012
UBC researcher wins 2012 Trudeau Foundation scholarship
Daniel Werb, senior research assistant at the Addiction and Urban Health Research Initiative (UHRI) at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE), has been awarded the 2012 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Doctoral Scholarship for his PhD research project investigating initiation and cessation of injection drug use among street youth in Vancouver.
May 15, 2012
Vancouver, Montreal, Portland and Minneapolis among most “bikeable” cities in North America: UBC research
University of British Columbia researchers are making bikeability research easily accessible to consumers and city planners by introducing bikeability “heat maps” in partnership with Seattle-based Walk Score® at www.walkscore.com/bike.
May 14, 2012
Neuroethicist recommends guidelines on reporting research incidental findings
UBC Neurology Prof. Judy Illes is among 25 international leading researchers recommending the handling of incidental findings in genomic research in a paper published online today in the journal Genetics in Medicine.
Mar 21, 2012
Majority of B.C. women take prescription drugs during pregnancy: UBC study
Almost two-thirds of women in British Columbia filled at least one prescription at some point in their pregnancy, including drugs with potential risks, according to a new study by University of British Columbia researchers.
Dec 15, 2011
UBC, CFRI and BC Children’s researchers to lead $2.8-million project to reduce deadly infection in Bangladeshi mothers, children
Researchers from the University of British Columbia, Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) and BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) have won a $2.8-million grant from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to improve the survival rate of Bangladeshi mothers, newborns and young children through the prevention of sepsis, a life-threatening form of infection in which the bloodstream is overwhelmed by bacteria.
Dec 1, 2011
UBC-Providence Health research to examine new treatments for heroin addiction
A clinical trial to test better treatment options for chronic heroin addiction is expected to begin in Vancouver at the end of this year. Led by researchers from Providence Health Care and the University of British Columbia, it’s the only clinical trial of its kind in North America.
Oct 12, 2011
Three research programs win $6M in CIHR grants to promote global health equity
Three research projects at the University of British Columbia have won five-year grants totaling nearly $6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to promote greater equity in global health.
Aug 30, 2011