Posts Tagged ‘FoS’

H1N1 discovery paves way for universal flu vaccine: UBC research

May. 8, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have found a potential way to develop universal flu vaccines and eliminate the need for seasonal flu vaccinations.

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Jellyfish on the rise: UBC study

Apr. 18, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Jellyfish are increasing in the majority of the world’s coastal ecosystems, according to the first global study of jellyfish abundance by University of British Columbia researchers.

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How to make high-end perfumes without whale barf

Apr. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have identified a gene in balsam fir trees that could facilitate cheaper and more sustainable production of plant-based fixatives and scents used in the fragrance industry and reduce the need for ambergris, a substance harvested from whale barf.

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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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Exposure to antibiotics linked to severity of allergic asthma: UBC research

Mar. 16, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Widely used antibiotics may increase incidence and severity of allergic asthma in early life, according to a University of British Columbia study.

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UBC researchers discover key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance’ system; could lead to more efficient vaccines

Feb. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.

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UBC researchers identify potential new therapy approach for Hepatitis C that could benefit 170 million people affected worldwide

Jan. 5, 2012 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have found a new way to block infection from the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in the liver that could lead to new therapies for those affected by this and other infectious diseases.

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UBC scientists key contributors to ‘super-cool’ camera, built to reveal early life of stars

Dec. 6, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia scientists have helped build the world’s largest astronomy camera with an internal temperature colder than anything else in the Universe.

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Marine biodiversity loss due to warming and predation: UBC researcher

Nov. 28, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The biodiversity loss caused by climate change will result from a combination of rising temperatures and predation – and may be more severe than currently predicted, according to a study by University of British Columbia zoologist Christopher Harley.

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