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UBC-developed drug shows promise for calming overeager stem cells
January 25, 2018The drug stops stem cells from differentiating too early and too quickly. Read More >


Patient simulation expands at Kootenay Boundary
January 23, 2018The expansion is generating new education and training opportunities for medical students, residents and health professionals in Trail, B.C. Read More >


UBC Medicine receives 40% of national genomics funding
January 23, 2018The 10 projects, totaling $101 million, include an effort to reduce the risk of kidney transplant rejection. Read More >


By jamming a lock, UBC scientists stop cancer cell growth
January 18, 2018A team led by Christopher Ong in Urologic Sciences developed a protein-based drug that stops unrestricted cell proliferation. Next step: A clinical trial. Read More >


School of Biomedical Engineering expands to undergraduate education
January 16, 2018The new school will have 355 domestic undergraduate spaces. Read More >


Potential new diabetes treatment gets tryout in Vancouver
January 16, 2018Type 1 diabetes patients are being implanted with packets of pancreatic cells derived from stem cells, with the goal of restoring their insulin production. Read More >


An expert in women’s sexual health turns her attention to men
January 15, 2018Lori Brotto is comparing two methods for helping men regain sexual health after prostate cancer treatment. Read More >


UBC contributes to international hunt for asthma genes
December 22, 2017Denise Daley led the Canadian arm of the study, which found five new genes associated with the condition. Read More >


Faculty members on front lines of the overdose epidemic
December 20, 2017About 1,900 kits, which reverse life-threatening respiratory depression following an overdose, will be available for free to people who use opioids or are likely to witness an overdose. Read More >


A repurposed drug could open door to more stem cell transplants
December 20, 2017Peter Zandstra found that etanercept, a drug used to treat arthritis and psoriasis, could boost the survival rate of transplanted blood stem cells. Read More >

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