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A national effort to improve care for children with brain-based disabilities
February 6, 2017UBC is co-directing the project, and UBC faculty members are leading four of the 12 investigations. Read More >


Research builds a healing community
February 2, 2017How a study about the effectiveness of exercise for women with breast cancer created a vibrant support network. Read More >


Older Canadians skip meds due to cost, putting them at risk for complications
February 1, 2017Steve Morgan says Canada ranked second-highest among countries with skipped prescriptions. Read More >


UBC Resident Wellness Office opens second location at Surrey Memorial Hospital
January 31, 2017Launch of a new space in Surrey is expanding reach of wellness services for medical residents. Read More >


UBC scientist is paving the way in Alzheimer’s research
January 31, 2017UBC Professor Cheryl Wellington talks about her current projects and how she thinks emerging research will shape the way we diagnose and treat Alzheimer’s 10 years from now. Read More >


UBC medical students cue the lights for charity
January 27, 2017UBC medical students are set to take to the stage for this year’s production of MedPlay, running February 2-4 and 9-11. Read More >


Allergy rates among new immigrants increase the longer they live in Canada
January 27, 2017SPPH researchers Jiayun Yao and Hind Sbihi looked at the role that genetics and environmental factors play in the development of allergies. Read More >


Roots of Alzheimer’s disease can extend as far back as the womb
January 27, 2017Psychiatry Professor Weihong Song used mouse models to show that low levels of Vitamin A, prenatally and postnatally, can "program" brain tissue. Read More >


Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner, UBC study finds
January 24, 2017Robert Olson, of the UBC Department of Surgery and the BC Cancer Agency's Centre for the North, says a causal link isn't clear. Read More >


Tobacco use causes high death rates for alcohol & drug users
January 20, 2017Russ Callaghan, using data from California, found that about half of the deaths of people with substance use disorders were smoking-related. Read More >

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