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
NSERC awards UBC $4.9 million to train young researchers
University of British Columbia students and postdoctoral fellows in the fields of geochemistry, quantum sciences, and information and communication technology systems received a $4.9-million boost from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
Jun 26, 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
UBC research receives $2.9 million to improve nutrition of rural Cambodian women and children
The University of British Columbia and Helen Keller International of Cambodia have received $2.9 million from the Canadian International Food Security Research Fund (CIFSRF) for research to increase and diversify food production and nutrition for small, rural households in Cambodia.
Jun 20, 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
Giving makes young children happy, UBC study suggests
If it is indeed nobler to give than to receive, it may also make you happier – even if you’re a toddler, according to a new study co-authored by three psychologists at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 19, 2012
Loss of biodiversity a growing threat to human life: UBC, University of Michigan Research
The loss of biological diversity is increasingly threatening the planet’s ability to provide humans with life’s essentials: food, water, fodder, fertile soils, and protection from pests and disease, according to a sweeping review of 20 years of research by an international team of ecologists, including biologists from the University of British Columbia.
Jun 6, 2012
Creatures great and small
The first of a series on animals in research looks at four basic science studies. Upcoming articles will address animals in medical research, and how animal research is governed.
Jun 6, 2012 - by Brian Lin
UBC drug formulation receives $1.1 million for clinical development as HIV treatment
A drug delivery system developed through the University of British Columbia’s Neglected Global Diseases Initiative and licensed to iCo Therapeutics Inc. will receive $1.1 million from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) for clinical development as a treatment for HIV patients.
Jun 5, 2012
New malaria treatment approach shown effective
Anti-inflammatory agents developed by UBC microbiologist Robert Hancock, used in combination with anti-malarial drugs, have been shown to boost survival rates of severe malaria by as much as 50 per cent.
May 31, 2012
A whale of a discovery: New sensory organ found in rorqual whales
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and the Smithsonian Institution have discovered a sensory organ in rorqual whales that coordinates its signature lunge-feeding behaviour – and may help explain their enormous size.
May 23, 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
H1N1 discovery paves way for universal flu vaccine: UBC research
University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.
May 8, 2012