Standing up for joint pain research
World’s first research-focused MRI to shed new light on hip health.
Jul 8, 2014
Blood pressure medication may cause fainting when used for other ailments
An international UBC-led study has found that a common blood-pressure drug can cause lightheadedness and possible fainting in some patients.
Apr 5, 2013
UBC experts for comment on budget 2013
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary and analysis on the March 21 federal budget.
Mar 20, 2013
$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC
A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.
Feb 27, 2013
New flu drug stops virus in its tracks
A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.
Feb 21, 2013
Body language can predict outcomes for recovering alcoholics
To predict whether a problem drinker will hit the bottle again, ignore what they say and watch their body language for displays of shame, a new UBC study finds.
Feb 4, 2013
Four UBC professors appointed to Order of Canada
Four University of British Columbia professors, four alumni and two honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Jan 2, 2013
Maternal depression affects language development in babies
Maternal depression and a common class of antidepressants can alter a crucial period of language development in babies, according to a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia, Harvard University and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children’s Hospital.
Oct 8, 2012
THE DANGER OF PARALYMPIC BOOSTING
UBC Prof. Andrei Krassioukov is investigating the dangerous practice of “boosting” at the 2012 Paralympics.
Aug 28, 2012
Sports doc helps reduce Olympic injuries
UBC medical researcher Babak Shadgan, Iran’s first accredited sports physician, is supporting the health and safety of athletes at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Jul 27, 2012
Coffee and other stimulant drugs may cause high achievers to slack off: UBC study
While stimulants may improve unengaged workers’ performance, a new University of British Columbia study suggests that for others, caffeine and amphetamines can have the opposite effect, causing workers with higher motivation levels to slack off.
Mar 28, 2012
UBC researcher invents “lab on a chip” device to study malaria
University of British Columbia researcher Hongshen Ma has developed a simple and accurate device to study malaria, a disease that currently affects 500 million people per year worldwide and claims a million lives.
Feb 28, 2012
UBC adjunct professor and alumnus appointed to the Order of Canada
A UBC adjunct professor who invented a surgical technology that is used globally and an alumnus who helped to establish one of Canada’s first food banks have been named to the Order of Canada.
Jan 6, 2012
UBC Prof. Jack Taunton named 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee
UBC Prof. Dr. Jack Taunton has been named the 2011 BC Athletics Hall of Fame inductee for his outstanding contributions as an athlete, community builder and sports medicine physician.
Dec 2, 2011
Babies embrace punishment earlier than previously thought, study suggests
Babies as young as eight months old want people who commit or condone antisocial acts to be punished, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia researcher.
Nov 28, 2011
UBC experts available to comment on physician-assisted suicide legal case
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on the topics of physician-assisted suicide and “the right to die,” including the legal case before B.C.’s Supreme Court.
Nov 24, 2011
UBC establishes significant new on-the-ground presence in India
The University of British Columbia is deepening its commitment to India by opening offices in Bangalore and New Delhi and establishing partnerships with leading universities and research institutions across India.
Nov 10, 2011
UBC journalism project documents global pain crisis
In advance of a United Nations conference today on the global challenges of treating cancer and other diseases, the UBC Graduate School of Journalism has launched an ambitious multimedia site, The Pain Project, which documents one of the greatest challenges to treating chronic illnesses: severely constrained access to morphine.
Sep 19, 2011
Four UBC professors appointed to the Order of Canada
Four professors and three members of the UBC community have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours.
Jan 6, 2011
Anti-cholesterol drugs could help stave off seizures: UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research
Statins, the family of drugs used to lower cholesterol, might also reduce the risk of epileptic seizures in people with cardiovascular disease, according to a new statistical study by a drug safety expert at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute. The findings could provide the basis for randomized, controlled clinical trials to test the efficacy of the drugs as anti-epileptic medication.
Oct 25, 2010