Chronic Diseases

UBC is playing a key role in understanding and preventing chronic diseases like diabetes and arthritis. With a commitment to evidence-based practice, our researchers are generating new knowledge that is reshaping how we treat and manage complex diseases.

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Spinal cord injury research at UBC receives $48M grant

The five-year project will revolutionize spinal cord injury treatments using innovative, implantable technologies.
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Falling childhood asthma rates linked to declining use of unnecessary antibiotics

A new study suggests that careful antibiotic use in children under the age of one is important to help preserve the diversity and abundance of healthy gut bacteria.
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Researchers uncover novel approach for treating eczema

Approximately 15-20 per cent of Canadians live with some form of eczema
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UBC researchers seek participants for spinal cord injury study

Dr. Andrei Krassioukov explains the purpose of the study and how eligible patients can get involved.
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Specialized immune cells could help repair damage from inflammatory bowel disease in children

A type of T cell produces a chemical signal that helps repair the barrier formed by cells lining the gut.
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Too many Canadians live with multiple chronic conditions

Greater efforts to improve lifestyle identified as a solution.
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UBC study holds promise for novel and safe treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Reducing a protein in the fat cells of mice not only prevents onset of Type 2 diabetes but also appears to reverse the disease.
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Kids with harder to manage diabetes improve the most from insulin pumps

New research led by Brenden Hursh suggests clinicians may need to rethink which children are offered this treatment.
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Jacquelyn Cragg receives L’Oréal-UNESCO award for women in science

Dr. Cragg, a neuro-epidemiologist, is only the third Canadian to ever win this prestigious award.
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New protein “switch” could be key to controlling blood-poisoning and preventing death

The discovery opens up the potential for new treatments for chronic and acute inflammatory diseases, as well as auto-immune diseases.
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