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Research finds link between marijuana use and testicular cancer
November 8, 2017New research from Northern Medical Program Professor Russ Callaghan has found that use of marijuana is associated with the development of testicular cancer. Read More >


Young Indigneous people dying at much higher rate than peers
November 6, 2017Overdose was the leading cause of death, followed by illness and suicide. Read More >


Alzheimer’s disease might be a “whole body” problem
October 31, 2017Weihong Song used surgically-joined mice to show that the protein considered to be Alzheimer's main culprit can travel from elsewhere in the body to the brain. Read More >


UBC launches program to advance chronic disease research
October 19, 2017Based at UBC Okanagan, the interdisciplinary team will explore how physical activity and nutrition can affect various chronic conditions. Read More >


Made-in-Canada lung cancer risk predictor outperforms other screening methods
October 18, 2017The tool was developed in part by Professor of Medicine Stephen Lam. Read More >


Future health professionals get crucial Indigenous culture training
October 18, 2017UBC has launched a new Indigenous cultural safety learning experience for students in a wide range of health-related programs, including medicine and midwifery. Read More >


New research underlines need to develop a hepatitis C vaccine
October 13, 2017Infection with one type of hepatitis C does not protect against subsequent infection with different types of the virus. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine receives $31M in federal grants for research infrastructure
October 13, 2017One of the projects, led by Francois Benard, will produce cancer-killing isotopes. Read More >


Hitting the road to understand the challenges of rural health
October 12, 2017Dave Snadden logged 10,000 kilometres interviewing physicians in small communities in B.C., the Yukon and Northwest Territories. Read More >


New evidence emerges for genetic predisposition to peanut allergy
October 11, 2017The gene c11orf30/EMSY was already known to play a role in other allergic conditions, such as eczema. Read More >

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