Posts Tagged ‘Nature’

Mega genomes of spruce species decoded

May. 22, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Canadian and Swedish scientists today released genome sequences of two of the most economically important forest trees in the world.

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UBC researchers have used a 'fish thermometer" to gauge the impact climate change has had on the world's oceans

“Fish thermometer” reveals long-standing, global impact of climate change

May. 15, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

Climate change has been impacting global fisheries for the past four decades by driving species towards cooler, deeper waters, according to University of British Columbia scientists.

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Scientists re-write rulebook on breast cancer in landmark global study

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

Scientists at the BC Cancer Agency and University of British Columbia have identified new breast cancer genes that could change the way the disease is diagnosed and form the basis of next-generation treatments.

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Single-cell marine predator’s unique survival mechanisms revealed: UBC research

Feb. 8, 2011 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , ,

University of British Columbia researchers have uncovered the unique survival mechanisms of a marine organism that may be tiny, but in some ways has surpassed sharks in its predatory efficiency.

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UBC researchers shine light on congenital heart disease “hot spots” using Canadian Light Source

Nov. 3, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Using the Canadian Light Source synchrotron and the Stanford Synchrotron Radiation Lightsource, a team of researchers from the University of British Columbia has shed light on the ryanodine receptor, a structure within muscle cells that has been linked to life-threatening congenital heart conditions.

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“Jekyll and Hyde” cell may hold key to muscular dystrophy, fibrosis treatment: UBC research

Jan. 18, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

A team of University of British Columbia researchers has identified fat-producing cells that possess “dual-personalities” and may further the development of treatments for muscle diseases such as muscular dystrophy and fibrosis.

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Zebrafish behaviour monitoring system could boost drug discovery: UBC-Harvard research

Jan. 17, 2010 | Filed under: Media Release | Tags: , , , , , , ,

Researchers from the University of British Columbia and Harvard University have co-developed a system that captures on video and barcodes the behavioral responses of zebrafish to chemical compounds on a large scale. The approach could dramatically speed up the discovery of new psychiatric drugs.

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