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A constellation of symptoms presages first definitive signs of multiple sclerosis
July 15, 2018Five years before classic MS symptoms appear, people are up to four times more likely to be treated for nervous system disorders. Read More >


UBC study raises alarm over COPD’s early impact on lungs
July 10, 2018Patients diagnosed with even mild chronic obstructive pulmonary disease have already lost a significant portion of their small airways. Read More >


Guest editorial by Dermot Kelleher: A medical school gets its own education
July 3, 2018"Standing apart is no longer an option." Read More >


HPV test better than Pap test at detecting cervical precancer
July 3, 2018A study of 19,000 women in British Columbia showed that the HPV test finds precancer sooner. Read More >


Women’s Health Research Institute becomes UBC Faculty of Medicine centre
June 28, 2018The move recognizes WHRI's scientific contributions and its significance to the Faculty of Medicine’s mission and to the public’s health. Read More >


Q&A with Roger Wong: Some seniors entering long-term care homes too soon
June 26, 2018The Executive Associate Dean, Education and Clinical Professor of Geriatrics believes that some seniors are entering facilities too soon. Read More >


Continuing a legacy through medicine
June 21, 2018Brothers Keegan, Miles, and Noah Marchand are aiming to make a difference in the lives of other Indigenous people. Read More >


Two discoveries offer new targets for future Alzheimer’s treatments
June 18, 2018The studies, published this spring in Molecular Psychiatry, hint at more precise strategies for preventing the build-up of the toxic protein, amyloid beta. Read More >


Obstetric trauma rates among forceps deliveries on the rise in Canada
June 17, 2018The risks could be related to a decline in familiarity with the procedure. Read More >


A decades-long science experiment, with 300,000 volunteers
June 12, 2018The Canadian Partnership for Tomorrow, co-led by UBC's Trevor Dummer, is amassing a huge data set in the search for disease-causing patterns. Read More >

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