Fungus in a test tube first step to curing ‘corn smut’
Researchers have mimicked a corn plant’s make-up in the lab to investigate ‘corn smut’, opening the door to finding a cure for the disease.
Jun 9, 2022
Two pathogens linked to salmon health and survival in B.C.
Many wild salmon populations in B.C. have experienced substantial declines over the last three decades. New UBC research published today can help chart a course towards better protection of wild salmon.
May 19, 2022
Wild Pacific salmon catches down 80 per cent, elders report
Wild Pacific salmon catches are one sixth what they were 50-70 years ago, Indigenous elders report. Employing Indigenous research methodologies, Dr. Andrea Reid interviewed 48 knowledge keepers from 18 First Nations across the Fraser, Skeena, and Nass rivers.
May 12, 2022
How this turtle helped reduce plastic waste in an office building
This turtle helped reduce plastic waste – and no, not by eating it.
May 10, 2022
Migration from metro areas pose challenges for small communities: report
In B.C., most people don’t leave small towns for big cities—they go the other way. It’s a trend that’s been happening for decades, but it has accelerated since 2015.
Mar 31, 2022
UBC researchers partner with Canadian e-commerce giant to remove CO2 from the air
UBC spin-off company Carbin Minerals is set to remove 200 tonnes of carbon dioxide from the air in partnership with e-commerce platform Shopify.
Mar 29, 2022
Microbe-slaying copper applied to UBC buildings
More than 400 sanitizing copper patches have been added to high-contact areas at UBC as part of a collaboration between Teck Resources and UBC to study the antimicrobial properties of copper.
Mar 28, 2022
Drones get blood to patients faster—and reduce waste
Using drones instead of ambulances for emergency delivery of perishable blood products in Rwanda resulted in blood arriving for transfusions 79 minutes faster on average.
Mar 16, 2022
Wordle’s benefits go beyond keeping you sharp
Many Wordle players say it helps keep their brains sharp. But did you know playing word games could also lead to success in business?
Mar 16, 2022
A quantum computer could design your next smartphone
Canadian researchers are using quantum computing simulations to accurately predict the colour of light emitted from molecules that produce the colours we see in the latest smartphones, tablets, and TV screens.
Mar 14, 2022
Choosing diet soda actually leads to reduced calorie counts overall
A recent study settles the debate on whether or not diet pop saves calories at fast-food outlets or whether it gives consumers the green light to buy that extra burger, dessert or large fries.
Mar 10, 2022
All-knowing robots are not inevitable, and other lessons on AI use in policing
The Toronto Police Services Board (TPSB) recently approved a policy for use of AI technology in policing, which researchers believe is the first in Canada.
Mar 3, 2022
Reduce ADHD with more parks, less pollution
A study conducted in Metro Vancouver finds that the more green space and less air pollution children have in their neighbourhoods, the less likely they are to develop attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Feb 24, 2022
Bees are explosively ejaculating to death. A polystyrene cover could help stop it.
A simple polystyrene cover could help cool beehives during heat waves, preventing a grim outcome for male bees.
Feb 22, 2022
Male bees can’t hack extreme stress like females can
It turns out, male bees can’t hack extreme stress like females can.
Feb 17, 2022