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UBC leads national study on HPV vaccine
December 12, 2012The study, which is seeking participants, will try to determine whether two doses of the vaccine are as protective as three. Read More >


The hidden damage of "small strokes"
December 11, 2012Claudia Jacova and Oscar Benavente found that half of the people who suffered lacunar strokes had mild cognitive impairment. Read More >


A mussel's stickiness inspires invention of an adhesive gel for blood vessels
December 10, 2012The gel, co-invented by Assistant Professor Christian Kastrup, could prevent aneurisms and heart attacks. Read More >


Creating new opportunities for international medical graduates
December 5, 2012Suzanne Walter (left) and Kirti Aneja received their M.D.'s abroad, and are now training to become doctors in Canada. Read More >


Medical education researcher finds that graders can be biased by those they just graded
December 4, 2012Professor Kevin Eva's study, published in JAMA, uncovered potential bias in the way first-year medical residents are evaluated. Read More >


UBC research finds changes in hospitalization for MS patients
December 4, 2012Hospital admissions for multiple sclerosis (MS) have decreased over time, but the length of stay has increased, according to new research led by Charity Evans, a former postdoctoral fellow with Helen Tremlett, an Associate Professor in the Division of Neurology. The retrospective observational study, which was published in The American Journal of Managed Care, examined […] Read More >


Another culprit for obesity: Too much insulin
December 4, 2012Associate Professor James Johnson says his discovery may require revisiting recommendations about eating habits. Read More >


Alzheimer's researcher reveals a protein's dual destructiveness and therapeutic potential
December 3, 2012By inhibiting an enzyme called GSK3-beta, Weihong Song reduced plaque in the brains of Alzheimer's-afflicted mice. Read More >


As new study proves value of B.C.'s HIV/AIDS strategy, province expands its reach
November 28, 2012Professor Julio Montaner pioneered the treatment-as-prevention approach. Read More >


UBC to lead national study of HIV’s effects on women and their children
November 27, 2012The researchers will examine accelerated aging at the molecular, cellular and clinical level. Read More >

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