How lab-grown ‘mini-brains’ could reveal the inner workings of dementia — and point to a cure

How lab-grown ‘mini-brains’ could reveal the inner workings of dementia — and point to a cure

How lab-grown ‘mini-brains’ could reveal the inner workings of dementia — and point to a cure Using 3D bioprinting technology, UBC researchers are working to grow tissue models of patients’ own brains. Their work could revolutionize Alzheimer’s treatments.

Novel aerosol treatment to halt COVID-19

Novel aerosol treatment to halt COVID-19

Novel aerosol treatment to halt COVID-19 UBC researchers are developing an antiviral medication to stop the virus from replicating and limit progression of the disease.

Eliminating the need for anti-rejection drugs

Eliminating the need for anti-rejection drugs

Making organ transplants safer Dr. Megan Levings and her team are training the immune system to tolerate invaders. Their work could reduce the need for immunosuppressive drugs — and vastly improve patients’ quality of life. It’s often said about organ transplants that by fixing one problem you are creating another. That’s because transplant recipients must […]

Six steps to accelerating bio-innovation
How a million doses in a single test tube can save the world

How a million doses in a single test tube can save the world

Dr. Anna Blakney and her team are working to unlock the game-changing potential of self-replicating RNA.

Hope, accelerated.

Hope, accelerated.

Dr. Poul Sorensen’s breakthrough cancer research has saved countless lives. But he thinks we can cut the time from discovery to treatment by 50% — or more.