Julio Montaner wins Killam Prize in health sciences
May 2, 2017The national award from the Canada Council for the Arts will be presented to him at Ottawa's Rideau Hall. Read More >

UBC study confirms that two doses of HPV vaccine provide long-lasting protection
April 25, 2017Published in JAMA, it was the longest examination of the vaccine's most widely-used version. Read More >

Uncoding cancer – one cell at a time
April 24, 2017UBC Professor Sohrab Shah talks about his interests in biology and computer science, and why he thinks genomics will tip the scales in beating cancer. Read More >

Tool launched to help parents allow ‘risky play’
April 24, 2017Mariana Brussoni and colleagues launched an online tool to help parents change their approach to outdoor play. Read More >

Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner
April 21, 2017Helen Tremlett and colleagues found that there is a phase before MS is diagnosed during which people begin to show symptoms. Read More >

Drug created from malaria parasite stops cancer in mice
April 20, 2017Mads Daugaard showed that the drug was effective against a highly aggressive bladder cancer. Read More >

For children facing near-blindness, UBC offers hope for a cure
April 6, 2017A clinical trial, led by Kevin Gregory-Evans, aims to make history by reversing a genetic defect -- in this case, a rare eye disease called aniridia. Read More >

UBC scientists find more multiple sclerosis-causing mutations
April 6, 2017The “double gene” mutation was found by Carles Vilarino-Guell in a large Canadian family with five members diagnosed with MS. All of them had the DNA abnormality. Read More >

UBC student-run project wins gold for ‘Trojan Bull’ brain cancer therapy
April 3, 2017Lily Takeuchi, a student in UBC’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Program, talks about the Biomolecular Design competition and how it felt when her team won gold for their ‘Trojan Bull’ brain cancer therapy project. Read More >

UBC creates coaching program for parents of toddlers at risk for autism
March 31, 2017Psychiatry Professor Anthony Bailey is co-lead of the provincially-funded project. Read More >

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