Posts Tagged ‘research excellence’

Health behind bars

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Science, Health and Technology, UBC Reports Stories | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Dr. Ruth Martin and former inmate Mo Korchinski fight for change for incarcerated women

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Map: Where Chinese Vessels Fish. Map credit: Sue-Lyn Erbeck/The Pew Charitable Trusts

Chinese foreign fisheries catch 12 times more than reported: UBC research

Apr. 3, 2013 | Filed under: Business, Law and Society, Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Chinese fishing boats catch about US$11.5 billion worth of fish from beyond their country’s own waters each year – and most of it goes unreported, according to a new study led by fisheries scientists at the University of British Columbia.

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The Cosmic microwave background (CMB) as observed by Planck. The CMB is a snapshot of the oldest light in our Universe, imprinted on the sky when the Universe was just 380,000 years old. It shows tiny temperature fluctuations that correspond to regions of slightly different densities, representing the seeds of all future structure: the stars and galaxies of today. (Credit: European Space Agency and the Planck Collaboration)

Planck space mission sheds light on the Universe

Mar. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , ,

The Planck Space Telescope has produced the best map ever made of the most ancient light in the Universe, with help from a Canadian team led by University of British Columbia Prof. Douglas Scott and University of Toronto Prof. J. Richard Bond.

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Dr. James Hogg received an honorary degree from UBC in 2010. (Photo: Don Erhardt)

Dr. James Hogg given national award for leadership in medicine

Mar. 20, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , ,

The Gairdner Foundation has recognized Dr. James Hogg with the Canada Gairdner Wightman Award, the premier honour for leadership in medical science in Canada.

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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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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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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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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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UBC Chemistry Prof. Steve Withers (credit: UBC)

New flu drug stops virus in its tracks

Feb. 21, 2013 | Filed under: Media Release, News Feed, Science, Health and Technology | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

A new class of influenza drug has been shown effective against drug-resistant strains of the flu virus, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers.

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