A Picture of Health

ILLUSTRATION BY JOHN DEVOLLE

A Picture of Health

From revolutionary gene-editing techniques to heart valves for kids made from synthetic materials that can last a lifetime, rapidly evolving technologies are leading us into a new era of medical science.

Dr. Peter Cullis smiling, in a lab.

The most widely used COVID vaccine relies on a novel drug delivery system developed at UBC.

A doctor holding a cellphone presents augmented reality on a screen.

Medical innovations: Where is technology leading us?

Technology is rapidly advancing. UBC experts discuss how it impacts healthcare, ethics and AI.

A colourful drawing of two hearts, looking at each other and sprouting flowers.

Take a look at these UBC-grown medical marvels.

A colourful drawing of microbes.

Many “non-communicable” diseases may be transmitted through microbes in the human body.

A man lies in a bed wearing a virtual reality headset. His bed transforms into a landscape of snowy hills, he holds his hand to a snowflake made of pixels.

A UBC Nursing professor discusses virtual reality's potential to block out external pain.

An abstract drawing of a human head connected to digital phenomena.

A novel method for assessing dementia risk could help populate critical drug trials.

A drawing of burning trees and fire.

Health-conscious choices on energy, transportation and cities will save lives.

A close-up image of the chip described in the article, plastic, with three cylinders attached to the top.

UBC’s Hedtrich Lab takes on Canada’s other drug crisis.

A lab worker loading a sample in white plastic containers onto a robotic arm

A UBC spinoff’s COVID-19 response boosted its ability to discover more antibody therapies.