Posts Tagged ‘health’

Largest number of medical residents to be trained in British Columbia

Mar. 14, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , ,

A record number of medical school graduates from across Canada will soon commence their residency training at teaching hospitals and clinics around the province through University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine’s postgraduate medical education program.

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Friend or foe: Babies choose sides early

Mar. 12, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Babies have a dark side under their cute exteriors, according to UBC study that finds infants as young as nine months embrace those who pick on individuals who are different from them.

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Drugs targeting blood vessels may be candidates for treating Alzheimer’s

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have successfully normalized the production of blood vessels in the brain of mice with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) by immunizing them with amyloid beta, a protein widely associated with the disease.

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Amandeep Hans (left) and Akashdeep Villing were two of four UBC dental students providing treatment to factory workers in India. Tarndeep Singh Photograph

Students reap benefits from volunteering

Mar. 6, 2013 | Filed under: UBC Reports Stories | Tags:

Four dentistry students set up free dental camps in India

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UBC members recognized in Life Sciences BC awards

Mar. 5, 2013 | Filed under: Extra, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Three UBC researchers and two UBC spin-off companies are recognized in the 2013 LifeSciences British Columbia Awards. LifeSciences B.C. is a not-for-profit industry association that supports and represents the greater life sciences community of British Columbia through leadership, advocacy and promotion of world-class science and industry.

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$2M from BCLC and the Province creates Centre for Gambling Research at UBC

Feb. 27, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology, University News | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

A $2-million investment from the British Columbia Lottery Corporation (BCLC) and the Government of B.C. will create a major new Centre for Gambling Research at UBC to advance our understanding of gambling psychology and help reduce problem gambling behaviours.

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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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Doing good is good for you: Volunteer adolescents enjoy healthier hearts

Feb. 25, 2013 | Filed under: Arts and Humanities, Media Release, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Giving back through volunteering is good for your heart, even at a young age, according to University of British Columbia researchers.

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