Posts Tagged ‘CIHR’

UBC Chemistry Prof. Steve Withers (credit: UBC)

New flu drug stops virus in its tracks

Feb. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.

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‘Repurposed’ anti-parasite drug shows promise as new TB treatment: UBC research

Nov. 22, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

A well-established family of drugs used to treat parasitic diseases is showing surprising potential as a therapy for tuberculosis (TB), according to new research from University of British Columbia microbiologists.

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Fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) feeding on a strawberry. Credit: Michael Gordon, the University of British Columbia.

Fruit fly’s ‘sweet tooth’ short-lived: UBC research

Oct. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The humble fruit fly may have something to teach us about forgoing empty calories for more nutritional ones – especially when we’re hungry.

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UBC project examines the LGBT experience with breast and gynecological cancers

Aug. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia are leading the first nationwide project on how sexual and gender minorities experience cancer, highlighting previously overlooked communities’ perspectives on cancer care.

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Students trading sex for drugs or alcohol happens also in rural B.C.: UBC research

Aug. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

Just over two percent of teens in rural schools who have ever tried alcohol, marijuana or other drugs report they have also traded sex for these substances, according to University of British Columbia research published today in the Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality. This is the first study to track this issue among rural students.

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H1N1 discovery paves way for universal flu vaccine: UBC research

May. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.

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Sexually abused boys at risk for more unsafe sex: UBC research

Apr. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history, according to University of British Columbia research.

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UBC researchers identify genetic regulators hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection

Mar. 29, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a number of tiny but powerful “genetic regulators” that are hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection.

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Asian Canadian LGB teens face greater health risks as dual minorities: UBC research

Mar. 28, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers – a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research.

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Exposure to antibiotics linked to severity of allergic asthma: UBC research

Mar. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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