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Columbia University Professor among 2017 Sloan Research Fellowship Recipients

(Columbia University) Sebastian Will, an assistant professor in the Department of Physics at Columbia University, has been named a 2017 Sloan Research Fellow.

UBC study links slot-machine addiction to immersion in the game

(University of British Columbia) Gamblers who feel like they enter into a trance while playing slot machines are more likely to have gambling problems, according to new research from the Centre for Gambling Research at UBC.

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s ‘dark side’?

yesterdayNews : The Raw Story

Can Trump resist the power of behavioral science’s dark side? By Jon M Jachimowicz, PhD Student in Management, Columbia University. In the wrong hands, ‘nudges’ can be used in nefarious ways. Marionette strings via www.shutterstock.com More than two dozen governments, including...

What it takes to compete on skiing’s gnarliest stage

When Kylie Sivell took the winter off after her freshman year at the University of British Columbia Okanagan, in Kelowna, she thought it would be a one-season thing. Five years, a couple of continents and a whole lot of steep powderShow More Summary

An anesthesiologist explains the biggest misconceptions about going under the knife

Dr. Leena Mathew, an anesthesiologist and associate professor of anesthesiology at the Columbia University Medical Center, explains some the misconceptions patients have about sedation during surgery. Follow Tech Insider: On Facebook Join the conversation about this story »

Columbia University accepts hundreds of students by mistake

Several hundred students thought they were accepted to their Ivy League dream school, only to have their dreams dashed when school officials notified them about an hour later that it was a mistake. Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health on Wednesday accidentally sent an acceptance email to nearly 300 students for the Master's Program. Show More Summary

Columbia University accidentally sends 277 acceptance letters

5 days agoNews : NY Daily News

Columbia University sent congratulatory emails to 277 potential graduate students at the Mailman School of Public Health on Wednesday.

Yeast Found in Babies' Guts Increases Risk of Asthma

University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health.

Yeast found in babies' guts increases risk of asthma

(University of British Columbia) University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health.

Turning the corner on the HIV epidemic in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) Newly released findings from national HIV surveys in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia reveal extraordinary progress in confronting the HIV epidemic. These three countries in Southern Africa have been heavily affected by HIV, and now there are encouraging signs that the epidemics are going in the right direction.

Magnet-Powered Implant Releases Drugs in Controlled Fashion

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed an implantable device designed to release a drug when triggered by an external magnet. The amount of the drug that’s the implant ejects into the body can be controlled by using different strength magnets. Show More Summary

Activists disrupt Israeli ambassador’s talk at Columbia University

Outside Columbia University’s Lerner Hall on Monday evening, around 50 Palestine solidarity activists protested a speech from the Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon. Meanwhile, inside the lecture hall, contingent after contingent of Palestine activists holding Palestinian flags and keffiyehs interrupted Danon’s speech. Show More Summary

Whales use nested Russian-doll structure to protect nerve tissue during lunge dives

(University of British Columbia) Fin whales use two neatly packed levels of nested folds to protect the nerves along the floor of their mouth during lunge feeding, according to new research from University of British Columbia zoologists.

International students' concept of 'home' shapes post-graduation plans

How international university students think about home significantly influences their migration plans upon graduation, according to a new study from the University of British Columbia.

Does habitual drug use have a genetic, biochemical basis?

6 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Nature versus nurture is an age-old question about how human traits and personalities are formed. But is drug addiction a result of genetics, life events, or both? Researchers at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered mice who don’t have the capacity to become addicted...

Students Protest University Talk by Far-Right Israeli Ambassador Known For Inciting Against African Refugees

Click here for reuse options! "Danny Danon is Donald Trump on steroids," activists said of Israel's far-right UN ambassador, who was invited to speak at Columbia University. Students gathered in the streets of New York City on Monday night to protest a speech at Columbia University by an extreme, far-right Israeli politician. Show More Summary

Chinese students at Colombia University fight racism by explaining the meaning behind their names

Chinese students at New York's Columbia University have turned an episode of ugly xenophobia into an opportunity for better understanding. [ more › ]

Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

(University of British Columbia) University of British Columbia researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant -- the first of its kind in Canada -- that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections.

Career military women who served in Vietnam: Happier and in better health than all women

(Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health) A study of American women deployed to Vietnam for military or civilian service shows that 48 percent of career military women were very happy compared to 38 percent of women in the general population, and of better than average physical and mental health. Show More Summary

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