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Epilepsy drug could help treat Alzheimer’s disease

University of British Columbia researchers say a new epilepsy drug holds promise as a treatment for Alzheimer’s disease.

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Business, Law and Society

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Is the Canadian dollar a petrocurrency?

Since last summer, the price of oil has plummeted to its lowest point in years – and so has the Canadian dollar, sparking debate as to how closely they’re linked.

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Arts and Humanities

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Is the Cantonese language under threat?

The Cantonese language is spoken by millions around the globe, but UBC linguistics researcher Zoe Lam says societal and government pressures mean it could disappear within a couple generations.

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Science, Health and Technology

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Exposure to air pollution in the first year of life increases risk for allergies

New research from the Canadian Healthy Infant Longitudinal Development (CHILD) study shows that exposure to outdoor air pollution during the first year of life increases the risk of developing allergies to food, mould, pets and pests.

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University News

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UBC’s international undergrads partner with local community groups

“A big part of it is that you’re helping yourself – you’re creating new experiences, you’re developing life skills, you’re learning so much,” says Kunashni Parikh. She’s part of a new annual program that links UBC’s international undergraduates with local community organizations.

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Gigantic whales have stretchy ‘bungee cord’ nerves

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University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have discovered a unique nerve structure in the mouth and tongue of rorqual whales that can double in length and then recoil like a bungee cord.

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Researchers closer to being able to change blood types

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What do you do when a patient needs a blood transfusion but you don’t have their blood type in the blood bank? It’s a problem that scientists have been trying to solve for years but haven’t been able to find an

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‘Chemo brain’ is real, say UBC researchers

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UBC researchers have measured the brain activity of breast cancer survivors who experience a foggy-headed feeling known as ‘chemo brain’ after treatment, where patients can find it difficult to concentrate.

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Opinions

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Northwest Passage dispute invites Russian mischief

UBC professor Michael Byers says it’s time to resolve the Northwest Passage dispute, before it is used to divide Canada and the U.S. Read more here...

Expert Spotlight

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UBC expert available to comment on impact of Mt. Polley mine disaster on aquatic life

A new study released today reveals the impact of the Mount Polley mining disaster on nearby bodies of water, including near-pristine Quesnel Lake, North America’s largest freshwater fjord lake.

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UBC Athletics

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State of the art baseball training facility coming to UBC

A state of the art training facility will soon be a reality for the UBC Thunderbirds baseball program and players across the Lower Mainland, thanks to an anonymous $3.5 million donation.

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Feature Video

UBC Thunderbirds star in Canadian Tire commercial

The UBC Thunderbirds star in a Canadian Tire commercial for garden hoses.

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UBC Events

object approaching short blue waves: UBC MFA Graduate exhibition

  • Tue, May 5, 2015 0:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery
Celebrate our beautiful, walkable campus by joining us for a Jane’s Walk, led by Director of Planning: Development Services, Joe Stott.