UBC In The News
This new compound delivered in a nasal spray promises high efficacy against COVID-19, flu variants
UBC researchers co-developed a nasal spray that’s highly effective in preventing and treating COVID-19 caused by the Delta variant in mice. UBC department of microbiology and immunology research associate Dr. Andrea Olmstead and professor Dr. François Jean were quoted.
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When do cherry blossoms bloom? B.C. contest aims to predict the peak
UBC forestry professor Dr. Elizabeth Wolkovich discussed a contest she helped organize challenging citizen scientists to predict peak bloom for cherry blossoms in four cities.
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We can 3D-print houses and food. Why not sperm cells?
UBC scientists have 3D printed human testicular cells, which could help offer a solution to people with untreatable forms of male infertility. Dr. Ryan Flannigan, a UBC urology professor who led this research, was interviewed.
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Cooling-off period to provide homebuyer protection in hot market, says minister
UBC Sauder School of Business professor Dr. Tsur Somerville gave comments on B.C.’s new Property Law Amendment Act that aims to provide better protection for homebuyers in the province’s housing market.
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What’s going on in Antarctica? (And in the Arctic, too?)
Dr. Simon Donner, a UBC geography professor of climate science and policy, discussed what record-breaking temperatures in the Arctic and the Antarctic tell us about climate change.
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How plastic pollution is choking the planet, and what’s being done about it
Dr. Juan Jose Alava, a research associate at UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries, and Bud Fraser, a planning and sustainability engineer at UBC Campus and Community Planning, commented on recycling plastic.
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COVID-19 transmission in schools: Experts call for better ventilation, monitoring
Dr. Reza Afshari, a clinical professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, said ventilation is helping to decrease the level of exposure to COVID-19.
Pharmacare should be a priority for Horgan
Dr. Steve Morgan, a professor of health policy at UBC’s school of population and public health, wrote about why B.C. premier John Horgan needs to be the champion for rapid and complete implementation of national pharmacare.