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UBC-led study finds trial drug can significantly block early stages of COVID-19 in engineered human tissues
April 2, 2020The findings hold promise as a treatment capable of stopping early infection of the novel coronavirus. Read More >


Scientists discover gene that increases risk of Alzheimer’s disease
April 1, 2020International research team led by Dr. Weihong Song has for the first time identified a gene that increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. Read More >


UBC researchers warn of dangers of air pollution during COVID-19 outbreak
March 30, 2020Air pollution can make infections of the respiratory tract more severe. Read More >


How to support seniors during the COVID-19 outbreak
March 27, 2020Dr. Roger Wong shares tips to support our seniors Read More >


More UBC researchers receive federal funding to study COVID-19
March 24, 2020Five Faculty of Medicine scientists awarded $2.3 million for research on novel coronavirus. Read More >


Myth busting: Setting the record straight on ibuprofen and COVID-19
March 23, 2020Dr. Mahyar Etminan, an epidemiologist and drug safety expert, explains the drug safety evidence of ibuprofen. Read More >


8% of school-age children have thought about or attempted suicide
March 13, 2020A new study looks at risk and protective factors associated with childhood suicide. Read More >


Faculty members receive funding to advance stem cell research
March 12, 2020Drs. Zachary Laksman, Bruce Verchere and Tim Kieffer have collectively received more than $1.6M from the Stem Cell Network. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine members nominated for the 2020 YWCA Women of Distinction Awards
March 6, 2020The awards recognize individuals for their outstanding contributions to the well-being of communities across Metro Vancouver. Read More >


Combatting COVID-19
March 6, 2020Hear from UBC experts, learn more about work on the frontlines, and discover the latest research helping to combat the global outbreak. Read More >

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