Researchers launch COVID-19 vaccine registry for pregnant and breastfeeding individuals in Canada
As the COVID-19 vaccine rollout ramps up across the country, the risks and benefits of immunization for pregnant and breastfeeding people remain largely unknown because the initial vaccine clinical trials did not include these populations.
May 19, 2021
Debunking COVID-19 myths: As the weather warms, UBC vaccine expert separates fact from fiction
Dr. Anna Blakney, assistant professor in UBC’s School of Biomedical Engineering, Michael Smith Laboratories and vaccine expert, addresses some popular myths about COVID-19.
May 18, 2021
UBC researchers unveil first molecular images of B.1.1.7 COVID-19 mutation
UBC researchers are the first in the world to publish structural images of the N501Y mutation on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein—a change believed to be partly responsible for the highly infectious nature and rapid spread of variant B.1.1.7.
May 3, 2021
UBC experts on COVID-19
Provinces are figuring out how to approach the current record-breaking surge in COVID-19 cases and how to rollout the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine more widely. UBC experts are available to comment on related topics.
Apr 19, 2021
Nearly half of parents willing to accept less rigorous testing of COVID-19 vaccine
A new study from researchers at the University of British Columbia reveals many parents are willing to accept less rigorous testing and expedited approval of a COVID-19 vaccine.
Oct 6, 2020
UBC-designed cooler combats vaccine spoilage in developing world
Many vaccines must be kept at temperatures between two to eight degrees Celsius or they may spoil, but storing them in that narrow range of temperatures can be a challenge in remote areas with limited refrigeration.
Mar 14, 2018
UBC’s Richard Lester discusses why polio was declared a global health emergency and how to eradicate it once and for all.
May 15, 2014
UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance' system; could lead to more efficient vaccines
University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.
Feb 5, 2012