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For children facing near-blindness, UBC offers hope for a cure
April 6, 2017A clinical trial, led by Kevin Gregory-Evans, aims to make history by reversing a genetic defect -- in this case, a rare eye disease called aniridia. Read More >


UBC scientists find more multiple sclerosis-causing mutations
April 6, 2017The “double gene” mutation was found by Carles Vilarino-Guell in a large Canadian family with five members diagnosed with MS. All of them had the DNA abnormality. Read More >


UBC student-run project wins gold for ‘Trojan Bull’ brain cancer therapy
April 3, 2017Lily Takeuchi, a student in UBC’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Program, talks about the Biomolecular Design competition and how it felt when her team won gold for their ‘Trojan Bull’ brain cancer therapy project. Read More >


UBC creates coaching program for parents of toddlers at risk for autism
March 31, 2017Psychiatry Professor Anthony Bailey is co-lead of the provincially-funded project. Read More >


Consumer behaviour causing premature deaths from air pollution
March 29, 2017SPPH Professor Michael Brauer, co-author of a new air pollution study, explains the cross-border impacts of air pollution. Read More >


Promoting patient safety through interprofessional collaboration
March 27, 2017The sixth annual UBC Interprofessional Medication Reconciliation event will introduce new curriculum designed to enhance patient safety. Read More >


Macular degeneration treatment raises risk of glaucoma, Faculty of Medicine researchers find
March 23, 2017People receiving seven or more bevacizumab injections a year had a 2.5 times higher risk of getting glaucoma surgery. Read More >


Inactive teens develop lazy bones, study finds
March 23, 2017Researchers at the Centre for Hip Health & Mobility finds inactive teens have weaker bones than those who are physically active. Read More >


Investigating the secret to a long and healthy life
March 22, 2017SPPH Assistant Professor Rachel Murphy's new study focuses on the diet related to healthy 'super seniors'. Read More >


UBC students ‘hatch’ a new tool for people with depression
March 22, 2017Explore highlights from this year’s Hatching Health event, an interdisciplinary, student-led competition aimed at finding real-world solutions to today’s healthcare challenges. Read More >

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