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First epidemiological study links popular weight-loss drugs to stomach paralysis, other serious gastrointestinal conditions
They’re being hailed as an effective way to lose weight, but diabetes drugs may come with higher risk of severe gastrointestinal problems.
Oct 5, 2023
UBC scientists unveil world’s first molecular-level analysis of Omicron variant spike protein
UBC researchers are the first in the world to conduct a molecular-level structural analysis of the Omicron variant spike protein.
Dec 22, 2021
Stem cell-based treatment produces insulin in patients with Type 1 diabetes
In the first study of its kind, a team of researchers at the University of British Columbia’s faculty of medicine and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) has helped to demonstrate that a stem cell-based treatment delivered through an implantable device can produce insulin in the human body.
Dec 2, 2021
UBC experts on new SARS-CoV-2 variant ‘Omicron’
A heavily mutated variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus—designated “Omicron”—has emerged, with early cases concentrated primarily in South Africa. UBC experts are available to comment.
Nov 26, 2021
Wildfires are here to stay: How to protect against smoky skies
As wildfires rage across many parts of Canada, the health effects of smoke remain a pressing concern for many people—particularly for those recovering from COVID-19 or anyone with pre-existing medical conditions.
Jul 22, 2021
UBC Medicine responds to TRC’s Calls to Action
Today, Faculty of Medicine Dean and Vice-President Health Dr. Dermot Kelleher issued a formal apology for the faculty’s contributions to past and present harms to Indigenous peoples arising from Canada’s ongoing colonial history.
Jun 25, 2021