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Urban abortion, rural abortion — a study in contrasts
July 25, 2013The study by Assistant Professor Wendy Norman found that rural women are more likely to undergo the procedure in operating rooms, under general anesthesia. Read More >


Q&A on medical ethics
July 23, 2013Prof. Anita Ho talks about end of life care, unproven therapies and the difficulty with TV’s portrayal of medicine. Read More >


Blanket? Check. Car Seat? Check. Poop colour chart? Huh?
July 22, 2013To speed the diagnosis of a fatal liver condition in infants, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics Rick Schreiber led an effort to distribute stool colour cards to parents of all B.C. newborns. Read More >


Hippo pathway to better cancer treatment?
July 11, 2013Colby Zaph, in the Biomedical Research Centre, discovered that loss of the Set7 ennzyme results in cell growth and larger organs. Read More >


From thousands of blood samples, UBC researchers seek the genesis of childhood asthma
July 10, 2013Can exposure to tobacco smoke affect whether certain genes are "turned on" or "turned off"? Read More >


Pieter Cullis takes on leadership of Life Sciences Institute
July 5, 2013A pioneer in liposomal drug delivery systems, Dr. Cullis will work to nurture, expand and coordinate the work of the LSI's nine research groups. Read More >


Q&A on the UBC Grand Prix and the benefits of cycling
July 5, 2013Dr. Jack Taunton talks about the UBC Grand Prix, which takes place on July 9, and his love of cycling. Read More >


Q&A on how to protect your skin from the summer sun
July 2, 2013Summer doesn’t last long, but the damaging effects of the sun could last a lifetime unless you take the proper precautions, says Harvey Lui, a Professor and Head of the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science. Read More >


Donald Brooks wins grant to improve blood storage technology
July 2, 2013The goal: a biocompatible layer that protects platelets from collisions with the container wall and prevents bacterial proliferation. Read More >


Drop and give me 20
June 28, 2013To counteract the unhealthy lifestyles of medical residents, Clinical Professor Kam Shojania instituted weekly workouts for his rheumatology trainees. Read More >

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