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Transporting hypothermia victims to advanced heart and lung care facilities “worth the trip”
November 14, 2012Doug Brown, a UBC emergency medicine resident, is the lead author of the article in the New England Journal of Medicine. Read More >


Faculty of Medicine celebrates 10 years of recruiting and supporting Aboriginal Students
November 9, 2012The growing contingent of Aboriginal MD students includes Todd Alec, Nathan Teegee and Lara DesRoches. Read More >


New drug target found for cystic fibrosis lung disease
November 8, 2012A team led by Stuart Turvey, an Associate Professor of Pediatrics, has discovered the cellular pathway that causes lung‐damaging inflammation in cystic fibrosis (CF), and found that reducing the pathway’s activity also decreases inflammation. The finding offers a potential new drug target for treating this form of lung disease, which is a major cause of illness and death […] Read More >


UBC effort to save pregnant women awarded additional $17 million
November 8, 2012Prof. Peter von Dadelszen is leading the project, funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, to diagnose and treat pre-eclampsia. Read More >


UBC spin-off company ready to launch phone-based pulse oximeter
October 30, 2012The technology was developed by Mark Ansermino (left), in the Faculty of Medicine, and Guy Dumont, in Applied Science. Read More >


Terry Fox Foundation supports UBC research into aggressive leukemia
October 19, 2012A team led by R. Keith Humphries, a Professor in the Division of Hematology, will receive $5.9 million over five years from the Terry Fox Foundation (TFF) to find new ways to treat aggressive forms of leukemia by rapidly creating and using laboratory-built models that mimic human acute leukemias. Dr. Humphries, the Director of the […] Read More >


A new leader for B.C. heart research and care
October 19, 2012Dr. Andrew Krahn, an expert on inherited arrhythmias, was welcomed as the new Head of the Division of Cardiology. Read More >


Genes and immune system shaped by childhood poverty, stress
October 18, 2012Research led by Michael Kobor, Associate Professor of Medical Genetics, examined a process called DNA methylation. Read More >


Some MS patients experience “natural” improvements in disability: UBC-VCH research
October 17, 2012Prof. Helen Tremlett led the first study to quantify improvements in patients who are not taking immunomodulatory drugs. Read More >


Dr. Martin Gleave – $10M Dream Team member studying advanced prostate cancer
October 11, 2012Led by the Distinguished Professor of Urologic Sciences, the Vancouver Prostate Centre is the only Canadian site on team. Read More >

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