Michael Smith Laboratories
Media Release | September 26, 2016
UBC researchers have discovered how cancer cells become invisible to the body’s immune system, a crucial step that allows tumours to metastasize and spread throughout the body.
Media Release | November 28, 2014
UBC is part of a new research initiative aimed at upgrading the sustainability of Canada’s industrial sector by replacing its lifeblood — petrochemicals — with green alternatives.
Media Release | November 17, 2014
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).
January 19, 2014
UBC researchers have discovered the genetic machinery that turns a common gut bacterium into the Swiss Army knife of the digestive tract.
Media Release | January 8, 2014
Eighteen UBC projects have received more than $1.8 million in combined funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.
July 18, 2013
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum has produced a professionally printed deck of its popular open-source Phylo card game.
Media Release | July 9, 2013
University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine to halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird species.
Media Release | March 26, 2013
The genome of the mountain pine beetle – the insect that has devastated B.C.’s lodgepole pine forests – has been decoded by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Canada’s Michael Smith Genome Sciences Centre.
Media Release | March 6, 2013
University of British Columbia researchers have successfully normalized the production of blood vessels in the brain of mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by immunizing them with amyloid beta, a protein widely associated with the disease.
Media Release | December 11, 2012
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.
Media Release | April 5, 2012
University of British Columbia researchers have identified a gene in balsam fir trees that could facilitate cheaper and more sustainable production of plant-based fixatives and scents used in the fragrance industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a substance harvested from whale barf.
Media Release | March 16, 2012
Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study.