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UBC researchers lead $24 million project to treat spinal cord injury

UBC researchers lead $24 million project to treat spinal cord injury

Dr. Karen Cheung is part of the Mend the Gap project, which will develop soft gels to help regrow nerve fibres in an injured spinal cord.

Machine learning and AI used to rapidly detect sepsis, cutting risk of death dramatically

Machine learning and AI used to rapidly detect sepsis, cutting risk of death dramatically

A groundbreaking advance in quickly detecting sepsis using machine learning has been pioneered by researchers in the Hancock Lab.

UBC researchers train computers to predict the next designer drugs

UBC researchers train computers to predict the next designer drugs

Research from Dr. Michael Skinnider and Dr. Leonard Foster have trained computers to predict the next designer drugs before they are even on the market, technology that could save lives.

UBC-led researchers uncover how the novel coronavirus escapes a cell’s antiviral defenses

UBC-led researchers uncover how the novel coronavirus escapes a cell’s antiviral defenses

A UBC-led research team has uncovered how the virus responsible for causing COVID-19 escapes destruction in infected cells, allowing SARS-CoV-2 to persist and continue spreading in the human body.

Cancer chemotherapy drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

Cancer chemotherapy drug reverses Alzheimer’s symptoms in mice

A drug commonly used to treat cancer can restore memory and cognitive function in mice with Alzheimer’s disease symptoms, Jefferies Lab researchers have found.

Innovative coating for blood vessels reduces rejection of transplanted organs

Innovative coating for blood vessels reduces rejection of transplanted organs

Researchers have found a way to reduce organ rejection following a transplant by using a special polymer to coat blood vessels on the organ to be transplanted.

Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements

Cloud computing support accelerates COVID-19 vaccine improvements

For the last 11 months, UBC biochemistry and molecular biology professor Prof. Leonard Foster and his team have been studying how SARS-CoV-2 – the virus responsible for COVID-19 – attacks the human body, in hopes of developing a more targeted vaccine with fewer side effects.

New algorithm can identify cells that humans can’t

New algorithm can identify cells that humans can’t

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an algorithm that can accurately identify different types of cells pictured in microscope photos, even when those cells are indistinguishable to the human eye.