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Studies of two drugs point to vision risks
May 11, 2012Mahyar Etminan, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, recently published two studies – one in JAMA, the other in the Canadian Medical Association Journal – about the ophthalmological side effects of two drugs: oral fluoroquinolones (a type of antibiotic) and oral bisphosphonates (used to treat osteoporosis). The study of fluoroquinolones, in the April […] Read More >


H1N1 discovery paves way for universal flu vaccine
May 9, 2012UBC researchers found that the “swine flu” vaccine triggers antibodies that protect against many influenza viruses. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine to double enrolment in midwifery education program
May 4, 2012Bolstered by increased funding from the Province of British Columbia, first-year spaces in the program will grow to 20. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine signs agreement with Chinese Ministry of Health
April 25, 2012Gavin Stuart, UBC’s Vice Provost Health and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, signed the agreement in Beijing. Read More >


Reversing cognitive decline through resistance training
April 23, 2012New UBC research shows that resistance training can improve cognitive performance in seniors at risk for dementia. Read More >


Comparing notes on diabetes – across countries and cultures
April 19, 2012Faculty of Medicine physicians and researchers traveled to Guangzhou, China in March to participate in a bi-national workshop on diabetes, in partnership with the Guangzhou University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The panel discussion, “Diabetes Prevention and Management: Exploratory Workshop through Western and Eastern Medicine,” explored the prevention and treatment of diabetes through the lenses of […] Read More >


UBC-CFRI team receives funding to predict adverse effects of childhood cancer treatments
April 18, 2012A team led by Kirk Schultz, Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, has received $4.3 million in funding. Read More >


An international collaboration targets a rare cancer
April 18, 2012Privately-funded collaborative includes Torsten Nielsen, Associate Professor in Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. Read More >


UBC-BC Cancer Agency team reveals the diversity of breast cancer
April 18, 2012The study, co-led by Sam Aparicio, Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, could advance treatments. Read More >


UBC researchers explore cognitive impairment and medication adherence in MS patients
April 17, 2012Martin McKeown, Professor in the Division of Neurology, will co-lead a collaborative study with Parkinson's researchers. Read More >

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