Archive for August, 2011

UBC researchers find a new culprit in Alzheimer’s disease: Too many blood vessels

Aug. 31, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists may have uncovered a new explanation for how Alzheimer’s disease destroys the brain – a profusion of blood vessels.

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Three research programs win $6M in CIHR grants to promote global health equity

Aug. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Three research projects at the University of British Columbia have won five-year grants totaling nearly $6 million from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to promote greater equity in global health.

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B.C. Leadership Chair in Genetic Medicine appointed at UBC

Aug. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia today welcomed the appointment of Matthew Farrer as the new Dr. Donald Rix B.C. Leadership Chair in Genetic Medicine, the ninth B.C. Leadership Chair to be appointed at UBC.

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Parents’ stress leaves lasting marks on children’s genes: UBC-CFRI research

Aug. 30, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Child & Family Research Institute have shown that parental stress during their children’s early years can leave an imprint on their sons’ or daughters’ genes – an imprint that lasts into adolescence and may affect how these genes are expressed later in life.

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L-R: Yongning Wang; Steve Cockcroft; Daan Maijer; Deryl Sturdevant. Photo by Wendy McHardy

UBC and Toyota receive federal funds to re-invent wheel manufacturing

Aug. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia and Toyota have received a federal grant to develop a new process for producing stronger, lighter and lower-cost aluminum wheels. The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has awarded UBC and Toyota $727,000 from its Automotive Partnership Canada program to refine the manufacturing process for water-cooled die [...]

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Fear of “grey tsunami” overblown: UBC studies

Aug. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Fears that Canada’s aging population could lead to skyrocketing health care costs and doctor shortages may be greatly exaggerated, according to two studies by researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Patient gives back to those who help keep smiles healthy

Aug. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Uncategorized

A volunteer team of UBC dentistry students, professors and consulting dentists work in the Eastside Emergency Dental Clinic in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. The clinic is run through the Vancouver Native Health Society and provides free dental care for impoverished DTES. Larry Rossoff, a UBC dentistry professor, said the clinic has its challenges but the staff [...]

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UBC unveils $61.8M sustainable makeover to Biological Sciences Complex

Aug. 29, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A hub for biology research and education at the University of British Columbia has received a $61.8 million makeover that provides more than 2,200 undergraduates and 370 researchers, staff and graduate students with brand new research labs and classrooms featuring the latest sustainability features, including one invented at UBC.

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UBC unveils renewed biosciences facilities with sustainability features

Aug. 26, 2011 | Filed under: Media Advisory

Event:  UBC unveils a $61.8-million sustainable renovation of two wings of the Biological Sciences Complex Date:  Monday, August 29, 2011 Time:  10 – 11 a.m. Location:  Biological Sciences Complex 6270 University Boulevard (at the corner of Main Mall) For parking information and a map, visit: http://www.maps.ubc.ca/?064 Media are invited to attend the unveiling of the [...]

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Single parents and gay couples face rental housing discrimination: UBC study

Aug. 26, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, News Tip | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A new UBC study finds single parents and male gay couples face significant discrimination in the Metro Vancouver rental housing market, compared to straight couples.

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