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Study debunks claims that acne drug causes digestive disorder
February 21, 2013Mahyar Etminan led the statistical analysis of isotretinoin, which has been the subject of hundreds of lawsuits. Read More >


World Health Organization recognizes Division of Mathematical Modeling as Collaborating Centre
February 20, 2013The unit will integrate models and data from many sources to identify potential improvements in health care. Read More >


Private premiums add up to largest out-of-pocket health expense for Canadians
February 19, 2013Premiums averaged $1,200 a year per affected household, according to the analysis by Assistant Professor Michael Law. Read More >


Arrhythmia culprit caught in action
February 17, 2013Assistant Professor Filip Van Petegem revealed how gene mutations affect the heart's calcium pathway. Read More >


The power of Tweeting and Facebooking to improve health
February 13, 2013The eHealth Strategy Office helped organize the public forum Feb. 4 at UBC Robson Square. Read More >


In memory of Clyde Hertzman, 1953 – 2013
February 12, 2013Dr. Hertzman, who died suddenly last week, delineated the role of early childhood development as a determinant of health. Read More >


UBC neurologist calibrates blood pressure targets for preventing recurrent stroke
February 8, 2013Professor Oscar Benavente presented his findings at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference Feb. 8. Read More >


Two UBC-affiliated centres win additional "Centres of Excellence" funding
February 6, 2013The Vancouver Prostate Centre’s Translational Research Initiative for Accelerated Discovery will receive more than $11 million. Read More >


BC Proteomics Network receives renewed funding
February 4, 2013The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research is providing $1.6 million over the next five years for the UBC-based network. Read More >


The lingering damage of concussions
January 31, 2013Adolescent athletes could be returning to sports before their brain injuries have fully healed. Read More >

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