Research / Learning

New addiction medication Vivitrol studied in Vancouver (BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS)

A new drug that could dramatically improve outcomes for people who are addicted to opioids or alcohol is being tested in Vancouver.

New drug may block sun-related skin ageing (Providence Health Care)

Scientists are developing a drug that could ultimately prevent the gradual ageing of the skin, which is mostly caused by sun exposure.

Tanning mice lead UBC team to anti-aging skin discovery (Centre for Heart Lung Innovation)

A team at the University of British Columbia may have stumbled upon an anti-aging solution for the skin, thanks to mice that aged without developing wrinkles.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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