Posts Tagged ‘CRC’

Eight Canada Research Chairs valued at $4.5M appointed at UBC

Mar. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from Indigenous literature, to nanotechnology, to evolutionary biology received a boost today with the appointment and renewal of eight Canada Research Chairs.

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Alzheimer’s researcher reveals a protein’s dual destructiveness – and therapeutic potential

Dec. 3, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

A scientist at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the molecule that controls a scissor-like protein responsible for the production of plaques – the telltale sign of Alzheimer’s disease (AD).

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Thirteen Canada Research Chairs valued at $11 million appointed at UBC

Oct. 12, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia research in areas ranging from physical therapy, to conservation ecology, to climate change received a boost today with the appointment, advancement or renewal of 13 Canada Research Chairs.

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Prof. Helen Tremlett led a new JAMA study on the impact of a common MS therapy. (Photo: Brian Smith)

Widely prescribed MS treatment may not slow progression of disease: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

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

Researchers with the UBC Hospital MS Clinic and Brain Research Centre at Vancouver Coastal Health and the University of British Columbia have published important data in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) about the impact of a common drug therapy on the progression of multiple sclerosis for people with the relapse-remitting form of the disease.

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Ultra-Fast Laser Pulses Shed Light on Elusive Superconducting Mechanism: UBC Research

Apr. 2, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

An international team that includes UBC physicists has used ultra-fast laser pulses to identify the microscopic interactions that drive high-temperature superconductivity.

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Picky females promote diversity: UBC-IIASA study

Apr. 1, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Picky females play a critical role in the survival and diversity of species, according to a Nature study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria.

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Neuroethicist recommends guidelines on reporting research incidental findings

Mar. 21, 2012 | Filed under: Extra, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

UBC Neurology Prof. Judy Illes is among 25 international leading researchers recommending the handling of incidental findings in genomic research in a paper published online today in the journal Genetics in Medicine.

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Six new Canada Research Chairs appointed at UBC

Oct. 12, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , ,

Six new Canada Research Chairs have been appointed at the University of British Columbia and 11 more have been renewed, infusing $12.1 million into research at the university.

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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 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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