Media Release Archives - December 2010

The Next Big Thing in 2011, and beyond: Annual UBC researcher predictions

Dec. 29, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed

For the fifth year UBC Reports, the monthly news publication for the University of British Columbia, has asked experts to identify advances that may transform your world.

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Only top spenders consider school quality when buying new homes: UBC study

Dec. 22, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

School quality is not a significant factor for home buyers, except for those purchasing residences priced in the top 25 per cent of the market, according to Sauder School of Business researchers at the University of British Columbia.

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Beautiful people convey personality traits better during first impressions

Dec. 21, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , ,

A new UBC study has found that people identify the personality traits of people who are physically attractive more accurately than others during short encounters.

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Strength training for seniors provides sustained cognitive function and economic benefits: Vancouver Coastal Health / UBC research

Dec. 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A one-year follow-up study on seniors who participated in a strength training exercise program shows sustained cognitive benefits as well as savings for the healthcare system. The research, conducted at the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia, is published today in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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UBC welcomes new Centre of Excellence in wireless technologies

Dec. 13, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

The University of British Columbia congratulates the Wavefront Wireless Commercialization Centre (WWCC) for being named a Centre of Excellence for Commercialization and Research (CECR) for wireless technologies.

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UBC launches initiative with CCFF, CDRD to combat cystic fibrosis

Dec. 10, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

The University of British Columbia, in partnership with the Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CCFF) and the Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), today launches the Cystic Fibrosis Technology Initiative (CFTI) to advance Canadian technologies that will help combat cystic fibrosis (CF).

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Greenland ice sheet flow driven by short-term weather extremes, not gradual warming: UBC research

Dec. 8, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

Sudden changes in the volume of meltwater contribute more to the acceleration – and eventual loss – of the Greenland ice sheet than the gradual increase of temperature, according to a UBC study.

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UBC-developed formulation of leishmaniasis drug shown to be stable and effective in tropical temperatures

Dec. 7, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

A new formulation of Amphotericin B (AmB) developed by University of British Columbia researchers has been shown to be stable in tropical climates and effective in treating Visceral Leishmaniasis (VL) in mouse models.

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A 3-D simulation of the ocean in 1950

UBC and The Nippon Foundation launch $13-million research program to predict the future of oceans

Dec. 5, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , ,

UBC researchers today launched a $13-million, nine-year research program with Japan’s Nippon Foundation to study the future of the world’s oceans and to monitor the impact of human activities on seafood resources.

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UBC/CFRI project receives $7M to reduce maternal, fetal, and newborn deaths

Dec. 3, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia has received a $7 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. UBC researchers working at the Child & Family Research Institute will test new strategies for the monitoring, prevention, and treatment of pre-eclampsia.

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“No fish left behind” approach leaves Earth with nowhere left to fish: UBC researchers

Dec. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The Earth has run out of room to expand fisheries, according to a new study led by University of British Columbia researchers that charts the systemic expansion of industrialized fisheries.

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UBC's new Rhodes Scholar Aneil Jaswal

B.C.’s new Rhodes Scholar a global health advocate

Dec. 2, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , ,

A University of British Columbia student with a passion to improve healthcare for those who can least afford it is this year’s recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship for British Columbia.

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UBC gains $20M in 29 Canada Research Chairs

Dec. 1, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , ,

Research at the University of British Columbia has received a $20-million boost with the appointment and renewal of 29 Canada Research Chairs (CRC) last week.

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