Study reveals role of “peacekeeper” in the gut
A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines.
Aug 8, 2013
One size doesn’t fit all: Ethnic birth weight chart better for infant care
One size chart doesn’t fit all when it comes to evaluating birth weight and health outcomes of newborns, according to UBC researchers.
Jul 31, 2013
Impaired visual signals might contribute to schizophrenia symptoms
By observing the eye movements of schizophrenia patients, a UBC researcher has discovered a potential explanation for some of their symptoms.
Jul 29, 2013
Women in rural areas have less access to abortion services than their urban counterparts, says UBC’s Dr. Wendy Norman.
Jul 25, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Captured: Mysterious oyster killers
UBC researchers have apprehended tiny, elusive parasites that have plagued oysters from B.C. to California.
Jul 25, 2013
Q&A on medical ethics
Prof. Anita Ho tackles complex ethical matters such as assisted suicide, in vitro fertilization and private healthcare.
Jul 23, 2013
Sex and B.C. East Asian teenagers
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.
Jul 17, 2013
Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird species.
Jul 9, 2013
Transit investments lead to healthier people
A new report spearheaded by UBC’s Lawrence Frank explores the relationship between transportation and health care.
Jul 4, 2013
New imaging technique holds promise for speeding MS research
UBC researchers have developed a MRI technique to detect multiple sclerosis.
Jun 12, 2013
Cardio and weight training reduces access to health care in seniors
Forget apples – lifting weights and doing cardio can also keep the doctors away, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute.
May 14, 2013
Rich or poor, giving makes you happy: global research finds rare evidence of universal trait
Global research finds rare evidence of universal trait…
May 9, 2013
Anxious about life? Tylenol may do the trick
UBC researchers have found a new potential use for the over-the-counter pain drug Tylenol. The study suggests the drug may also reduce the psychological effects of the fear and anxiety over the human condition, or existential dread.
Apr 16, 2013
Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation
Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Apr 12, 2013
Doctors not informed of harmful effects of medicines during sales visits
Family doctors receive little or no information about harmful effects of medicines in the majority of drug promotions during visits by drug company representatives, according to an international study involving Canadian, U.S. and French physicians.
Apr 10, 2013
Canada loses out on drug pricing: UBC study
Health systems worldwide are increasingly negotiating secret price rebates from pharmaceutical companies and Canadians risk losing out on the deal.
Apr 8, 2013
Healthy doctors make healthy patients, study finds
Patients are more likely to follow preventive health practices like getting a flu shot or mammography if their doctors do likewise, researchers at the University of British Columbia and in Israel have discovered.
Apr 8, 2013
Health behind bars
Dr. Ruth Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski fight for change for incarcerated women
Apr 3, 2013 - by By Brian Lin
Dr. James Hogg given national award for leadership in medicine
The Gairdner Foundation has recognized Dr. James Hogg with the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.
Mar 20, 2013