Children in remote areas are exposed to less science than their urban peers. One UBC Science program is working to change that.
Oct 28, 2013
UBC welcomes the resumption of B.C. support for the Therapeutics Initiative
The University of British Columbia welcomes the decision by the B.C. Ministry of Health to resume its support for the Therapeutics Initiative, a project managed by members of the Faculty of Medicine.
Oct 22, 2013
Catching your breath
UBC researchers head to Croatia to study how elite free-divers stay underwater for 10 minutes at a time.
Oct 22, 2013
Delayed gratification hurts climate change cooperation
Time is a huge impediment when it comes to working together to halt the effects of climate change, new research suggests.
Oct 20, 2013
Heavy traffic is taking our breath away
If you thought traffic-related air pollution is only a problem in places like Los Angeles or Beijing – and not in Canadian cities – think again, says UBC’s Michael Brauer.
Oct 18, 2013 - by Michael Brauer
Adaptability to local climate helps invasive species thrive
The ability of invasive plants to rapidly adapt to local climates – and potentially to climate change – may be a key factor in how quickly they spread.
Oct 17, 2013
New DNA test can catch elite cheats
Researchers have developed a new way to detect blood doping using genetic technology.
Oct 17, 2013 - by Corey Allen
UBC’s Michael Koehle explains why some athletes use altitude tents to boost performance.
Oct 15, 2013
New technology can prevent cellular overload, dropped calls
A UBC graduate student has developed a solution to ensure that calls don’t get dropped and texts make it to their destination.
Oct 11, 2013
UBC experts available to comment on “right-to-die”
UBC experts are available to provide media commentary on the topics of physician-assisted suicide and “the right to die.”
Oct 10, 2013
A garden in exile
A group of Mayan refugees manage a traditional garden on the UBC Farm called the Maya in Exile Garden.
Oct 9, 2013 - by Corey Allen
Crowdsourcing Seahorses: New smartphone app offers hope for seahorse science and conservation
New iSeahorse app harnesses the power of ‘citizen scientists’ to protect seahorses from overfishing and other threats.
Oct 8, 2013
Definitive imaging study finds no link between venous narrowing and multiple sclerosis
A UBC-Vancouver Coastal Health study calls into question a controversial theory that MS is associated with a disorder proponents call chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency
Oct 8, 2013
A greener playing field
A conference at UBC will explore how sports promote environmental and social sustainability
Sep 26, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Water, water everywhere
UBC engineers are working with First Nations communities to improve access to clean water.
Sep 25, 2013 - by Heather Amos
Ancient soils reveal clues to early life on Earth
Oxygen appeared in the atmosphere up to 700 million years earlier than we previously thought.
Sep 25, 2013
Pulp industry energy research gets $2.7M in funding
UBC’s Pulp and Paper Centre has received $2.7 million to reduce energy and greenhouse gas emissions of one of B.C.’s largest industries by 50 per cent before 2020.
Sep 23, 2013
Songbirds may have “borrowed” DNA to fuel migration
A common songbird may have acquired genes from fellow migrating birds in order to travel greater distances, according to a UBC study in the journal Evolution.
Sep 19, 2013
Easing the pain
A UBC program helps women identify and treat vulvodynia, an oft-overlooked condition that causes chronic genital pain.
Sep 19, 2013 - by Brian Lin
Researchers sound warning over heart attack symptoms
New study findings warn the public and physicians that relying on traditional symptoms for heart attacks in young people and women can lead to dangerous misdiagnoses.
Sep 17, 2013