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UBC-VCH researchers find critical link between Down syndrome and Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that the genetic mechanism which destroys brain cells is responsible for early development of Alzheimer's Disease in people with Down S...

T cell discovery shows promise for Type 1 diabetes treatment: UBC-CFRI...

A research team from the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute (CFRI) at BC Children's Hospital has identified the role of a type of T cell in type 1 diabetes that may lead to new treatment options for young patien...

Fat serves as cells’ built-in pH sensor: UBC research

A specific type of fat present in cell membranes also serves as a cellular pH sensor, a team of University of British Columbia researchers has discovered. pH is a measure of acidity or basicity. Cells need to maintain pH in order to perform their ...

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