Posts Tagged ‘FoM’

Prof. Carolyn Gotay led a study that found Canadian adult obesity is at historic high. (Photo: Martin Dee)

Canadian adult obesity at historic high

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Obesity rates across Canada are reaching alarming levels and continue to climb, according to a new University of British Columbia study.

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Powerful X-rays reveal the tiny "crime scene" of one of arrhythmia's culprits. (Image: Van Petegem Lab, UBC) Powerful X-rays reveal the tiny "crime scene" of one of arrhythmia's culprits. (Image: Van Petegem Lab, UBC)

Arrhythmia culprit caught in action

Feb. 17, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Using powerful X-rays, University of British Columbia researchers have reconstructed a crime scene too small for any microscope to observe – and caught the culprit of arrhythmia in action.

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Asst. Prof. Christian Kastrup co-invented a gel, inspired by mussel's "sheer strength" for clinging to cliffs, that can shore up weakened blood vessels.

Mussel goo inspires blood vessel glue

Dec. 11, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A University of British Columbia researcher has helped create a gel – based on the mussel’s knack for clinging to rocks, piers and boat hulls – that can be painted onto the walls of blood vessels and stay put, forming a protective barrier with potentially life-saving implications.

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Examiners tend to grade relative to work already seen: UBC research

Dec. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

How well you fare on a subjective evaluation – whether it’s of you treating a patient, auditioning for a play or even interviewing for a job – may depend largely on the person who was examined just before you. And the worse the person before you did, the better for you.

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L-R: Associate Professor James Johnson and Ph.D. student and co-author Arya Mehran. Photo credit: Martin Dee

UBC research finds another culprit for obesity: Too much insulin

Dec. 4, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A serendipitous discovery by a researcher at the University of British Columbia could overturn widely accepted notions about healthy eating habits.

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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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Adherence to HIV treatment significantly increases survival: UBC study

Nov. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

HIV-positive individuals who strictly adhere to highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) have a significantly lower probability of premature morbidity and mortality as compared to those with suboptimal compliance to HAART, according to a new study from the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE).

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Severe flu increases risk of Parkinson’s: UBC research

Jul. 20, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Severe influenza doubles the odds that a person will develop Parkinson’s disease later in life, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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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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Inhalable nitric oxide shown safe as potential anti-microbial treatment: UBC-VCH research

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

Results from a clinical study by a UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health research team have increased hope for a new, effective and inexpensive anti-microbial treatment using inhalable nitric oxide.

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