Media Release Archives - November 2009

UBC researcher to develop medical isotope alternatives

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

A University of British Columbia Pharmaceutical Sciences researcher has been awarded $874,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) to develop alternatives to isotopes currently used in medical imaging. UBC Asst. Prof. Urs Hafeli, an expert in drug delivery using biodegradable polymers, is principal investigator [...]

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Tactile input affects what we hear: UBC study

Nov. 26, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

Humans use their whole bodies, not just their ears, to understand speech, according to UBC linguistics research.

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Drug ads ineffective for boosting sales, could cost taxpayers: UBC-Harvard study

Nov. 23, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , ,

US Taxpayers may be on the hook for the high cost of drug advertising that does little to boost sales, according to a new study led by a University of British Columbia health policy researcher.

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Sedatives, mood-altering drugs related to falls among elderly: UBC study

Nov. 23, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Falls among elderly people are significantly associated with several classes of drugs, including sedatives often prescribed as sleep aids and medications used to treat mood disorders, according to a study led by a University of British Columbia expert in pharmaceutical outcomes research.

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UBC Asserts Need for Autonomy over Its Academic Future

Nov. 19, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The UBC has advised Metro Vancouver that it will not participate in a working group formed to further Metro’s proposal to restrict and regulate the use of UBC’s academic lands.

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Alternative animal feed part of global fisheries crisis fix: UBC study

Nov. 17, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Finding alternative feed sources for chickens, pigs and other farm animals will significantly reduce pressure on the world’s dwindling fisheries while contributing positively to climate change, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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UBC Responds to Metro Vancouver move to control UBC campus

Nov. 13, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

The UBC has asked Metro Vancouver to withdraw a proposal to restrict and regulate the use of academic land on the UBC Vancouver campus.

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BC Cancer Agency to lead $1.3-million program evaluating medical-isotope alternatives

Nov. 9, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , ,

Together with TRIUMF and other partners, the BC Cancer Agency (BCCA) has received a $1.3-million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) to develop an alternative source of medical isotopes. The BC grant is the largest out of seven nationally funded projects.

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UBC student to help prime minister encourage Canadian investment at next week’s APEC summit

Nov. 6, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

A UBC student is one of four young Canadians chosen to accompany Prime Minister Stephen Harper to next week’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit.

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UBC honours outstanding alumni at 15th annual Alumni Achievement Awards

Nov. 5, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

What do a former prime minister, a Métis community health leader, and a tech-savvy social advocate have in common?

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The Research Universities’ Council of BC Announces New President

Nov. 3, 2009 | Filed under: Media Release

UBC President and RUCBC Board Chair Prof. Stephen J. Toope today announced the appointment of Robin Ciceri as President of the Research Universities’ Council of British Columbia.

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