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The University of British Columbia is a public research university with campuses in Vancouver and Kelowna, British Columbia. Established in 1908, UBC is British Columbia's oldest university. The university is ranked among the top 20 public Universities worldwide and among the top three in Canada. This author account is not officially owned by University of British Columbia. This author account is being used only for giving credits to the University.
Study finds lack of racial diversity in cancer drug clinical trials

Study finds lack of racial diversity in cancer drug clinical trials

New research published this week in JAMA Oncology has found a lack of racial and ethnic diversity in clinical trials for cancer drugs. The study—conducted by researchers...
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High insulin production may contribute to pancreatic cancer

UBC scientists have demonstrated for the first time a causal link between high insulin levels and pancreatic cancer. In a study published today in Cell Metabolism, researchers lowered...
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How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age: UBC study

Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones’ auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. They...
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UBC study holds promise for novel and safe treatment for Type 2 diabetes

Reducing a specific protein in the fat cells of mice not only prevents onset of Type 2 diabetes but also appears to reverse the...
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Steroids can reduce lung cancer risk in COPD patients

For many people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or COPD, a steroid inhaler is a daily necessity to keep their airways open and help...
A calorimeter designed by UBC researchers that is capable of detecting anomalous heat at high temperatures and high pressures. Photo credit: Phil Schauer

Scientists revisit the cold case of cold fusion

Four academic laboratories partner with Google to explore how materials science can help make fusion more accessible Scientists from the University of British Columbia, the Massachusetts...