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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.

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

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?

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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...

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.

UBC scientists create mouse that resists cocaine's lure

(University of British Columbia) Scientists at the University of British Columbia have genetically engineered a mouse that resists addiction to cocaine.

Digital photography could be a key factor in rural health care

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) Photographs may lead to better treatment and care for patients in rural communities, a UBC Okanagan study shows.

Seeing Hundreds Of Students Lob Snowballs At Each Other Will Give You A Warm Glow

A major snowfall means... a major snowball fight. An epic battle broke out on the University of British Columbia’s Vancouver campus Monday, as hundreds of students pelted each other with snowballs for more than half an hour. “You almost...Show More Summary

Barely educated humans impact bear behavior

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) The American black bear can rest easier thanks to conservation research conducted at UBC's Okanagan campus. A recent study indicates that while urban sprawl results in more human-bear interactions, human education can hinder negative encounters.

Hand-grip test can indicate decline in physical function of Parkinson's patients

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A basic hand-grip test has proven to be a reliable tool to monitor the decline of patients with Parkinson's diseases.

Older Canadians skip meds due to cost, putting them at risk for complications

(University of British Columbia) One in 12 Canadians aged 55 and older skipped prescriptions due to cost in 2014, the second-highest rate among comparable countries, new UBC research has found.

African lake provides new clues about ancient marine life

(University of British Columbia) New research shows there may have been more nitrogen in the ocean between one and two billion years ago than previously thought, allowing marine organisms to proliferate at a time when multi-cellularity and eukaryotic life first emerged.

Don't be so hard on yourself! UBC study on first-year student stress

(University of British Columbia) Stressed out university students, take note: self-compassion may be the key to making it through your first year, according to new research from the University of British Columbia.

Environmentalism Of The Rich

Environmentalism of the Rich / MIT Press Peter Dauvergne, a professor at the University of British Columbia, has coined an interesting phrase for the incremental approach taken by environmental regulators, self-professed sustainable multi-national companies, and many mainstream environmental non-profits in the West: the environmentalism of the rich. Show More Summary

Roots of Alzheimer's disease can extend as far back as the womb

(University of British Columbia) Biochemical reactions that cause Alzheimer's disease could begin in the womb or just after birth if the fetus or newborn does not get enough vitamin A, according to new research from the University of British Columbia. Show More Summary

Your friends might be spying on your Facebook when you're not looking

Ever suspected your friends may be snooping on your Facebook profile behind your back? It turns out they are, a new study shows. New research from the University of British Columbia in Canada says 24 percent — or more than one in five...Show More Summary

Safety codes can lead to over-built bridges, higher building costs

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A UBC researcher says bridges built to meet current Canadian safety codes are being 'overbuilt' and may not withstand a major earthquake.

Lung cancer patients with anxiety, depression die sooner: Study

(University of British Columbia) Patients who experience anxiety and depression after being diagnosed with advanced lung cancer are more likely to die sooner, according to new research from the University of British Columbia and BC Cancer Agency.

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