UBC Reports | December 20

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Hand-me-down immunity

UBC researchers are studying how pregnant women who have been vaccinated can pass on antibodies to their baby.

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LATEST NEWS

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Scientific data lost at alarming rate

Eighty per cent of scientific data are lost within two decades, according to a new UBC study that tracks the accessibility of data over time.

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Researchers discover possible secret to superconductivity

UBC researchers have discovered a prevalent electronic state that controls the behaviour of high-temperature superconducting copper-oxide ceramics.

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Wade Davis, acclaimed anthropologist and author, joins the University of British Columbia

Pioneering Canadian ethnographer Wade Davis has joined UBC to advance global awareness of cultures and ecosystems at risk.

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UBC scientists receive $2M boost for genomics research

Seven innovative projects led by UBC researchers have been funded through Genome BC’s Strategic Opportunities Fund.

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Self-worth boosts ability to overcome poverty

For people in poverty, remembering better times – such as past success – improves brain functioning and increases their willingness to seek help from crucial aid services.

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UBC News launches 7th annual Next Big Thing package: research that will change our world

The UBC Public Affairs office has published the first of 10 story ideas featuring UBC researchers describing advances that are bound to change our world in 2014 and beyond.

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FEATURE STORIES

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Gut check: more than food required

A simple new probiotic intervention may help babies fight off the harmful effects of malnutrition and preserve millions of lives.

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EXPERT SPOTLIGHT

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Christmas in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan

As the holidays approach, UBC professor Leonora C. Angeles surveys the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

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OPINIONS

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Port Metro Vancouver should serve ‘citizens,’ not ‘customers

Port Metro Vancouver should serve ‘citizens,’ not ‘customers Port Metro Vancouver’s new advertising campaign is a waste of money, according to UBC political scientist Kathryn Harrison. Read more…

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ATHLETICS

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TBirds help Canada advance to semifinals at Winter Universiade

UBC's Tatiana Rafter and Christi Capozzi helped propel the Canadian women's hockey to first place in the round-robin portion of the Winter Universiade.

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VIDEO

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The Wolf of West Coast

The UBC Sauder School of Business put together a clever parody of Martin Scorsese’s latest The Wolf of Wall Street.

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