Posts Tagged ‘AAAS2012’

Maternal depression and bilingual households can impact infant language development

Feb. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

While babies are born ready to learn any of the world’s languages, the crucial developmental period when they attune to their native languages can change due to environmental influences such as maternal depression or a bilingual upbringing, according to new University of British Columbia research.

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Mapping proteins key to human health and immune system: UBC research

Feb. 17, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Proteins, the building block for all living organisms, are the ultimate transformers – able to splice and switch roles and functions within the human body. But when these changes go wrong, diseases such as cancers and arthritis may result, says University of British Columbia researcher Chris Overall.

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Energy poverty creating a respiratory disease ‘epidemic’ for almost half the world’s population

Feb. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Limited access to clean sources of energy, known as energy poverty, makes nearly half the world’s population reliant on burning wood, animal waste, coal or charcoal to cook. This leads to severe respiratory diseases that kill roughly two million people worldwide each year, a problem University of British Columbia researchers are trying to solve.

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UBC-AAAS news briefing schedule

Feb. 15, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: ,

UBC researchers will be taking part in a number of news briefing and media availability opportunities throughout the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).

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More than 40 UBC researchers present leading Canadian research at global science conference

Feb. 13, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , ,

The University of British Columbia community has come out in full force to take part in the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific gathering in the world.

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AAAS media tour of North America’s greenest building, Canada’s largest blue whale exhibit at UBC

Jan. 24, 2012 | Filed under: Media Advisory | Tags:

Accredited newsroom registrants of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) 2012 Annual Meeting are invited to an exclusive media tour of two research facilities and meet scientists at the University of British Columbia on Feb. 15.

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