Here’s a snippet of what we’re learning, exploring, and discovering at UBC’s Faculty of Medicine!
Tool launched to help parents allow ‘risky play’
April 24, 2017: Mariana Brussoni and colleagues launched an online tool to help parents change their approach to outdoor play.
Medical history reveals multiple sclerosis begins to impact patients sooner
April 21, 2017: Helen Tremlett and colleagues found that there is a phase before MS is diagnosed during which people begin to show symptoms.
Drug created from malaria parasite stops cancer in mice
April 20, 2017: Mads Daugaard showed that the drug was effective against a highly aggressive bladder cancer.
For children facing near-blindness, UBC offers hope for a cure
April 6, 2017: A clinical trial, led by Kevin Gregory-Evans, aims to make history by reversing a genetic defect — in this case, a rare eye disease called aniridia.
UBC scientists find more multiple sclerosis-causing mutations
April 6, 2017: The “double gene” mutation was found by Carles Vilarino-Guell in a large Canadian family with five members diagnosed with MS. All of them had the DNA abnormality.
UBC student-run project wins gold for ‘Trojan Bull’ brain cancer therapy
April 3, 2017: Lily Takeuchi, a student in UBC’s Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Program, talks about the Biomolecular Design competition and how it felt when her team won gold for their ‘Trojan Bull’ brain cancer therapy project.