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eHealth Knowledge Studio opens at UBC Hospital
January 10, 2012The Faculty of Medicine’s eHealth Strategy Office has opened a new “high-tech hub” to bring health research and education to the people of British Columbia. The Knowledge Studio, located in UBC Hospital, includes a video production suite that can broadcast events live through the Internet, as well as space for collaborative work, videoconferencing, and multimedia […] Read More >


UBC research links two common drug types to night-time leg cramps
January 8, 2012A UBC clinical assistant professor has made the first statistical link between two major types of drugs and nocturnal leg cramps – involuntary muscle contractions, often coming during sleep, that afflict 37 per cent to 50 per cent of older people. Scott Garrison, in the Department of Family Practice, has shown that a person who […] Read More >


Faculty member receives grant from Novo Nordisk to study potential cause of obesity
January 8, 2012James Johnson, Associate Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, has won a $625,000 grant from Novo Nordisk to pursue research that could upend conventional notions about the interplay between insulin, obesity and diabetes. Insulin is the hormone that enables glucose to be stored by muscle and fat cells, but there is still […] Read More >


UBC Southern Medical Program’s inaugural class begins studies
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