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From the Forest to the Highway: How close are we to advanced biofuels?
New methods of breaking down plant cellulose mean advanced biofuels may be commercially viable by 2020.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Jack Saddler, Professor and Head of the Forest Products Biotechnology/Bioenergy Group, UBC, Faculty of Forestry
Beating Alzheimer’s: a progress report
As the toll from Alzheimer’s grows, promising new agents are emerging. But they face significant hurdles in moving from discovery to clinical practice.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Dr. Patrick McGeer, Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychiatry, UBC Faculty of Medicine
The Oracle meets Nereus: Predicting the Future Ocean
The Nereus program is a collaborative effort that makes predictions based on complex data, and uses 3D gaming technology to present a science-based view of how oceans may look.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Villy Christensen, Professor, UBC Fisheries Centre
Test drives helping defeat HIV/AIDS: B.C. approach points way to ending world epidemic
Two current campaigns in British Columbia are proving to be game-changers in the effort to defeat HIV/AIDS. They may point the way to end the world epidemic.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By Dr. Julio Montaner, Director, BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, past President of the International AIDS Society, Professor of Medicine and Chair of AIDS Research at UBC
Regenerative Sustainability: From damage control to improving the environment
A new sustainability agenda is emerging that looks at whether buildings, systems and human activity can actually improve the environment.
Jan 3, 2012 - by By John Robinson, Executive Director, UBC Sustainability Initiative, Professor, Institute of Resources, Environment and Sustainability and the Department of Geography
AAAS by the numbers
The American Association for the Advancement of Science will hold its Annual Meeting in Vancouver for the first time.
Jan 3, 2012
UBC welcomes world’s scientists to Vancouver
In February Vancouver will play host to more than 8,000 researchers from more than 60 countries. UBC experts are helping lead discussions on some of our most vexing global challenges.
Jan 3, 2012
Milton Wong, 1939 – 2011
Prominent Vancouver businessman, philanthropist and UBC alumnus Milton Wong passed away on New Year’s eve after battling pancreatic cancer, at the age of 72.
Jan 2, 2012