Research Spotlights


January 17, 2020

From Robot Control to Rewriting the Mind

Rewriting the brain

As Neuralink, a brain-computer interface (BCI) company led by eccentric billionaire Elon Musk, continues to make headlines, UBC is preparing to make a significant impact in the design and application of BCI technology.


April 8, 2019

Epileptic seizure or not? New deep learning model has the answer

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Technology to detect epileptic seizures may soon be more efficient and reliable than ever before, thanks to a new machine learning model developed by researchers at the University of British Columbia. 

While some…


March 21, 2019

Not all stem cells are created equal

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The below news release, by Qin Dai at the University of Toronto's Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, features new research from the lab of UBC and U of T professor Peter Zandstra:


March 18, 2019

Creating a safer volleyball

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Although volleyball is a limited-contact sport, many volleyball players still sustain concussions from unfortunate encounters with high-speed balls. Now investigators at the University of British Columbia have found that the…


March 8, 2019

Rewriting the Future in Bioink

Writing with Bioink

One morning in March 2006, eight men gathered in a hospital ward in northwest London. Young and healthy, they were there to participate in a clinical trial for TGN1412, an experimental arthritis and leukemia drug. At eight o’…