By Nathan Skolski on April 16, 2018
Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are using advanced computer simulations to model how air flows into the deepest regions of the lungs and uncover how the early stages of emphysema can impact a patient’s ability to take in oxygen.
By Nathan Skolski on March 14, 2018
UBC researcher Barb Pesut has spent her career working on ways to improve the quality of end-of-life healthcare, especially for people in rural communities. Pesut, a professor in the School of Nursing at UBC’s Okanagan campus, is the Canada Research Chair in Health, Ethics and Diversity.
By Patty Wellborn on March 1, 2018
It’s a milestone that has yet to be conquered—running a marathon in under two hours. During a recent attempt, Kenyan Eliud Kipchoge, on a racetrack with a pace car, completed a 26.20-mile course in two hours, 25 seconds. While not eligible for a world record, this performance clearly puts this once deemed unachievable barrier within range.
By Patty Wellborn on February 28, 2018
A UBC professor is trying to fix the disconnect when it comes to the amount of physical activity people older than 65 get on a regular basis.
By Nathan Skolski on February 14, 2018
New research published today in the Journal of Physiology demonstrates that drinking a ketone supplement can lower blood sugar levels and might be a new tool to help diabetics control spikes in blood sugar.
By Patty Wellborn on December 19, 2017
Research shows the old adage ‘teach someone to fish’ instead of giving them a fish, rings true when it comes to helping people with Type 2 diabetes.
By Patty Wellborn on December 12, 2017
A UBC study investigating how cancer patients might use an advance care planning software created for seniors has shown promising results and led to improvements in the program.
By Nathan Skolski on November 29, 2017
A new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus has found that BMAA—a toxin linked to several neurodegenerative diseases—is present in high concentrations during cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Winnipeg.
By Nathan Skolski on November 15, 2017
J.J. had a choice. Continue to consume a daily cocktail of diabetes medication or change the way he eats.
By Nathan Skolski on November 1, 2017
Researchers from UBC’s Okanagan campus have developed a new and advanced mechanical heart valve that could have a major impact on the way cardiovascular surgeries are performed.