Research

Enhancing public health monitoring of B.C.’s marine waters

Enhancing public health monitoring of B.C.’s marine waters

Fecal pollution in BC’s marine waters can lead to prolonged closures of shellfish harvesting areas and recreational beaches. These are important public health responses, but current surveillance methods can only detect the presence of fecal bacteria in the water, not the source — human or animal.

Rare disease network for children receives $20 million federal investment

Rare disease network for children receives $20 million federal investment

UBC Faculty of Medicine researchers are part of a new national network that recently received $20 million in federal funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Rare Disease Research Initiative for the creation of the RareKids-CAN: Pediatric Rare Disease Clinical Trials and Treatment Network.

Faculty of medicine researchers honoured with UBC’s 2023 Faculty Research Awards

Faculty of medicine researchers honoured with UBC’s 2023 Faculty Research Awards

Recipients are recognized for their research excellence and scholarly achievements.

Endometriosis genomics study co-led by UBC researchers receives $2.2M funding boost

Endometriosis genomics study co-led by UBC researchers receives $2.2M funding boost

First-of-its-kind study aims to improve recognition across racial groups and accelerate the development of precision treatments.

UBC Medicine research awarded $18M from CFI, NSERC and SSHRC

UBC Medicine research awarded $18M from CFI, NSERC and SSHRC

New research projects will accelerate the development of innovative treatments for cancer, diabetes, stroke and more.

UBC and the B.C. biotech boom

UBC and the B.C. biotech boom

A new report from The Globe and Mail highlights how UBC researchers and spin-off companies have propelled Vancouver’s life sciences sector into a global leader.

Four UBC Medicine researchers among new Canada Research Chairs

Four UBC Medicine researchers among new Canada Research Chairs

Drs. Anna Blakney, Kamyar Keramatian, Yongjin Park and Carolina Tropini are among UBC’s new Canada Research Chairs.

A safer treatment path for high-risk children to overcome food allergies

A safer treatment path for high-risk children to overcome food allergies

New UBC faculty of medicine research reveals a safe path to overcoming food allergies for older children and others who can’t risk consuming allergens orally to build up their resistance.

Drug discovery at an atomic scale

Drug discovery at an atomic scale

UBC’s Dr. Sriram Subramaniam is using powerful cryo-electron microscopes to accelerate drug development for cancer, infectious diseases and more.

Can your breath be used to detect lung cancer?

Can your breath be used to detect lung cancer?

In the first laboratory of its kind in North America, UBC’s Dr. Renelle Myers is harnessing the power of breath in the hopes of saving more lives, sooner.