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Pathology and Laboratory Medicine researchers win "Impact Grants" from Canadian Cancer Society
February 28, 2013Sam Aparicio, one of the three grantees, is receiving $1.25 million to study genetic changes as breast cancer tumours grow. Read More >


UBC study finds Canadian adult obesity at historic high
February 27, 2013The Maritimes and the two Territories had the highest obesity rates; B.C. and Quebec were among the lowest. Read More >


Immune-based therapy for Alzheimer’s moves closer to development
February 21, 2013Neurology Professor Neil Cashman discovered that antibodies can attack the toxic protein before it forms plaques in the brain. Read More >


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 >

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