Posts Tagged ‘health research’

L-R: Associate Professor James Johnson and Ph.D. student and co-author Arya Mehran. Photo credit: Martin Dee

UBC research finds another culprit for obesity: Too much insulin

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

A serendipitous discovery by a researcher at the University of British Columbia could overturn widely accepted notions about healthy eating habits.

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Stem cells can beat back diabetes: UBC research

Jun. 27, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists, in collaboration with an industry partner, have successfully reversed diabetes in mice using stem cells, paving the way for a breakthrough treatment for a disease that affects nearly one in four Canadians.

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Dr. John Cairns

UBC recognizes brain and heart researchers with $50,000 prizes

Jun. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

Two of Canada’s most distinguished health researchers – Dr. Guy Rouleau of the University of Montreal and Dr. John Cairns of the University of British Columbia – have been awarded the second annual Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes, the most lucrative prizes bestowed by UBC.

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The Robert H.N. Ho Research Centre. Photo by Patricia Gray.

UBC and Vancouver Coastal Health open new medical research centre

Sep. 15, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A new research facility opened today for scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health, providing the space and equipment to study treatments and possible cures for people with prostate cancer, ovarian cancer and bone and joint problems.

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