Research Stories

PHC scientists may have accidentally discovered the secret to wrinkle-free skin

Scientists at the University of British Columbia searching for ways to slow the deterioration of blood vessels may have stumbled on to the key to youthful skin.

Doctors and nurses working with critically ill patients suffer moral distress, research finds (Dr. Peter Dodek, St. Paul's Hospital)

Five years ago, Canadian critical care specialist Dr. Daren Heyland walked out of an intensive care unit and never went back.

Ethical crisis brewing in Canada’s healthcare system (Dr. Peter Dodek, St. Paul's Hospital)

Moral distress over life and death decisions in the ICU is taking a toll on doctors and nurses.

A drug to help stop wrinkles and aging? UBC scientists raising hopes (Providence Health Care)

A team of scientists at the University of British Columbia and Providence Health Care is raising hopes for a drug that will prevent aging and  wrinkles.

UBC and Providence scientist finds genetic wrinkle to block sun-induced skin aging

A scientific team at UBC and Providence Health Care have genetically engineered mice with less wrinkled skin, despite repeated exposure to wrinkle-inducing ultraviolet (UV) light.

Even mild coronary artery disease puts diabetic patients at risk (St. Paul's Hospital)

According to a new long-term study, diabetic patients with even mild coronary artery disease face the same relative risk for a heart attack or other major adverse heart events as diabetics with serious single-vessel obstructive disease.

Study could change how heart attack patients are treated (Dr. Dion Stub)

A new study led by a Vancouver-based doctor could change the way heart attack patients are treated around the world.

Oxygen damaging to heart attack victims: study (Dr. Dion Stub)

The century-old practice of giving oxygen to heart attack patients may do more harm than good, suggests new international research led by a Vancouver-based cardiologist.

Oxygen may not help heart attack victims (Dr. Dion Stub)

Strapping an oxygen mask to someone suffering a heart attack might make their heart attack worse, new research suggests.

3D printers help researchers test new drugs’ impact on organs more efficiently

Imagine being able to eliminate the need for organ donors or finding a more accurate way to test new drugs.

Some psychiatric drugs triple the risk of stroke: study (Dr. Stephen Fitzpatrick)

Medications used to treat major mental illnesses double the risk of heart attack and triple the risk of stroke, according to research presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress in Vancouver this weekend.

B.C. doctors to lower post-surgery infection deaths (Dr. John Boyd, St. Paul's Hospital)

Every year, five million people in Canada will die from infections that take place when patients undergo surgery.

B.C. researchers discover gene signature that predicts sepsis (St. Paul's Hospital)

Researchers at the University of B.C. have discovered a gene signature linked to sepsis that could help physicians predict within an hour if a patient will develop the potentially life-threatening syndrome.

UBC scientists make a breakthrough in sepsis research (Dr. John Boyd, St. Paul's Hospital)

A new test developed by researchers at UBC could help doctors quickly diagnose sepsis.

Pushing Canadian HIV/AIDS research further (B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A one-of-a-kind national HIV/AIDS study, led by Simon Fraser University health scientist Robert Hogg, is getting new funding to expand its mandate.

News views: State of welfare (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new study suggests that creating new or more distribution options for welfare cheques will reduce drug overdoses.

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