Flight delays: UBC study finds out why some African birds stay home longer
Parents of millennials still living at home aren’t the only ones with children that refuse to leave. Many animal species have adult offspring that are slow to take flight, but when and how they leave has been poorly understood by scientists. Now, new UBC research on a desert-dwelling African bird is yielding some answers.
Mar 21, 2018
New pheromone insight may help predict mountain pine beetle outbreaks
Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called trans-verbenol, which could aid in efforts to better predict outbreaks.
Mar 19, 2018
Reefs help protect vulnerable Caribbean fish from climate change
New research from UBC’s Institute for the Oceans and Fisheries suggests that larger reef areas may help protect the Caribbean’s coral reef fish communities from the impacts of ocean warming.
Mar 15, 2018
Strict eating schedule can lower Huntington disease protein in mice
New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that following a strict eating schedule can help clear away the protein responsible for Huntington disease in mice.
Mar 6, 2018
Some cows are more bullish than others: UBC study
Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new University of British Columbia study has found.
Feb 8, 2018
UBC researchers use drones to track jellyfish blooms
Jellyfish blooms are becoming more widespread and scientists are looking for ways to understand them better, including their impact on species like salmon that compete with them for food sources.
Feb 5, 2018
Warming climate shrinks B.C. beetles
Some of B.C.’s beetles are shrinking as their habitats get warmer, according to new UBC research. The study provides evidence that climate change is affecting the size of organisms.
Jan 30, 2018
Mammals and birds could have best shot at surviving climate change
New research that analyzed more than 270 million years of data on animals shows that mammals and birds – both warm-blooded animals – may have a better chance of evolving and adapting to the Earth’s rapidly changing climate than their cold-blooded peers, reptiles and amphibians.
Jan 29, 2018
Potential new diabetes treatment being tested in Vancouver
The University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health are testing a possible diabetes cure that replaces a person’s damaged pancreatic cells with new ones grown in the lab.
Jan 16, 2018
UBC releases 2016 animal research statistics
UBC’s summary of animals involved in research at the university in 2016 is now available.
Nov 28, 2017
UBC releases 2015 animal research statistics
For the sixth consecutive year, UBC has published data on animals involved in research at the university.
Dec 5, 2016
UBC releases its 2014 animal research statistics
For the fifth consecutive year, UBC has published data on the animals involved in research at the university, including statistics categorized by major species groups and by the purpose of the research.
Dec 2, 2015
UBC releases its 2013 animal research statistics
For the fourth consecutive year, UBC has published extensive information on the animals involved in research at the university, including statistics categorized by major species groups.
Dec 17, 2014
UBC releases its 2012 animal research statistics
For the third consecutive year, UBC has published extensive information on the animals involved in research at the university, including numbers by major species groups and by type of research conducted.
Dec 6, 2013
UBC releases 2011 statistics of animals involved in research
For the second year, the University of British Columbia has published the total number of animals involved in research, their major species groupings, as well as their purpose of use and the degree of invasiveness of the research activities.
Dec 14, 2012