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Faculty members on front lines of the overdose epidemic
December 20, 2017About 1,900 kits, which reverse life-threatening respiratory depression following an overdose, will be available for free to people who use opioids or are likely to witness an overdose. Read More >


A repurposed drug could open door to more stem cell transplants
December 20, 2017Peter Zandstra found that etanercept, a drug used to treat arthritis and psoriasis, could boost the survival rate of transplanted blood stem cells. Read More >


Older patients and families could pay the price of slowing healthcare spending
December 19, 2017Spending on medications, hospitals trending up in B.C., while spending on nursing homes down significantly Read More >


A hidden threat of high cholesterol – weakened tendons
December 18, 2017A UBC team analyzes the damage that cholesterol inflicts on the Achilles tendon, and looks for ways to improve diagnosis. Read More >


A physician’s guide to severe combined immunodeficiency disease
December 18, 2017The review, led by UBC's Stuart Turvey, provides guidance on diagnosis, treatment and family support. Read More >


Giving Back
December 13, 2017From tackling hemophilia in Uganda to teaching swimming lessons in Bangladesh, meet some of our faculty and students giving back at home and around the world. Read More >


A researcher’s “gut feeling” leads to a reversal on catheter use
December 13, 2017Andrei Krassioukov's efforts led to the withdrawal of a Cochrane review finding that catheters could be reused without an increased risk of infection. Read More >


Female and rural doctors retiring earlier than previously thought
December 11, 2017The research reveals that projections about physician availability could be inflated. Read More >


Bursary fosters family connections
November 29, 2017The Doctors of BC bursary has allowed dermatology resident, Lisa Flegel to stay in touch with her family and find a work-life balance. Read More >


Holding infants – or not – can leave traces on their genes
November 27, 2017Children who had been more distressed as infants and had received less physical contact had a molecular profile that was underdeveloped for their age. Read More >

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