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UBC experts on mental health care
On Tuesday, Feb. 14, Vancouver City Council will vote on a motion to give Vancouver Coastal Health $2.8 million to hire 58 mental health workers as part of expanded crisis response. UBC experts are available to comment.
Feb 13, 2023
B.C. researchers launching clinical trial for first genetically engineered stem cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes
Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) have received $1 million from Canada’s Stem Cell Network to conduct research and a clinical trial for one of the world’s first genetically engineered cell replacement therapies for type 1 diabetes.
May 12, 2022
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
Researchers launch study into COVID-19 vaccine uptake and efficacy in vulnerable urban populations
In this Q&A, Dr. Brittany Barker, postdoctoral fellow with UBC’s department of medicine and research scientist at BCCSU, and Dr. Hudson Reddon, postdoctoral research fellow with UBC’s department of medicine, discuss how COVID-19 and vaccinations are being experienced by vulnerable populations.
Jul 14, 2021
Uncontrolled asthma could cost U.S. economy more than $963 billion in the next 20 years
The medical costs of uncontrolled asthma, combined with productivity losses due to sick days, could cost the U.S. economy more than $963 billion over the next 20 years, finds a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia.
Jun 28, 2019
Potential new diabetes treatment being tested in Vancouver
The University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health are testing a possible diabetes cure that replaces a person’s damaged pancreatic cells with new ones grown in the lab.
Jan 16, 2018
UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health scientists find genetic cause of multiple sclerosis
Scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health have proven that multiple sclerosis (MS) can be caused by a single genetic mutation.
Jun 1, 2016
Destructive disease shows potential as a cancer treatment
Scientists at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver Coastal Health and the BC Cancer Agency have discovered a protein from malaria that could one day help stop cancer in its tracks.
Oct 13, 2015
Scientists pinpoint brain-swelling mechanism
A team of UBC researchers has made a significant discovery uncovering the cause of brain swelling after trauma to the head.
Apr 23, 2015
Canada’s largest integrated brain centre officially opens
The Djavad Mowafaghian Centre for Brain Health (DMCBH), a partnership between the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health, officially opened Feb. 27, uniting under one roof research and clinical expertise in neuroscience, psychiatry and neurology.
Feb 28, 2014
Using progesterone for hot flashes shown safe for women’s cardiovascular health
Treatment with progesterone, a hormone that has been shown to alleviate severe hot flashes and night sweats in post-menopausal women, poses little or no cardiovascular risk, according to a UBC-VCH new study.
Jan 15, 2014
UBC-VCH scientists use drug to repair a rare birth defect
UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health scientists have developed a potential cure for a rare eye disease, showing for the first time that a drug can repair a birth defect.
Dec 20, 2013
Disputed asthma therapy has safe record in B.C.: UBC-VCH study
A popular combination therapy that includes inhaled corticosteroids has been deemed safe by researchers. A popular combination asthma therapy dogged by safety concerns has not harmed British Columbians and should […]
Nov 26, 2013
Definitive imaging study finds no link between venous narrowing and multiple sclerosis
A UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health study calls into question a controversial theory that MS is associated with a disorder proponents call chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency
Oct 8, 2013
Spinal cord researchers to benefit from $20 M investment from Rick Hansen Foundation
Spinal cord injury research at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health will be accelerated by a 10-year, $20 million contribution from the Rick Hansen Foundation.
Apr 12, 2013
Federal and provincial ministers break ground for UBC-VCH brain health centre
Representatives of the federal and provincial governments today marked the start of construction of a new centre at UBC that will unite brain research and patient care.
Oct 11, 2011
UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health open new medical research centre
A new research facility opened today for scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health, providing the space and equipment to study treatments and possible cures for people with prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and bone and joint problems.
Sep 15, 2011