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Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. The...Show More Summary

New Dwarf Planet Discovered In Our Solar System

An international team of astronomers has discovered a new dwarf planet in our solar system just beyond the orbit of Neptune. According to a press release from the University of British Columbia, the dwarf planet is approximately 430 miles (700 km) in diameter, giving it about the...

Guest Contribution: “Importer and Exporter Market Share in Exchange Rate Pass-Through”

Today we are pleased to present a guest contribution written by Michael Devereux at the University of British Columbia and Wei Dong and Ben Tomlin at the Bank of Canada. The views expressed below are those of the authors and do not represent those of the Bank of Canada. This post is based on a […]

People in Hotter, Poorer Neighborhoods at Higher Risk of Death During Extreme Heat

New research from the University of British Columbia shows a higher risk of mortality during extreme heat events in neighbourhoods that tend to get hotter and where people tend to be poorer.

Stress contagion possible amongst students and teachers: UBC study

Teacher burnout and student stress may be linked, according to a University of British Columbia study. The study is the first of its kind to examine the connection between teacher burnout and students' cortisol levels, which are a biological indicator of stress. read more

Is stress contagious?

3 weeks agoNews : The Raw Story

Teacher burnout may contribute to stressed-out students and vice versa, suggesting that stress may actually be contagious in communities, according to a new study out of the University of British Columbia. While it’s not uncommon for students to be under a lot of pressure — or for teachers to...

University Of British Columbia Fires Director Of Creative Writing School Ove “Breach Of Trust”

“The school says acclaimed writer Steven Galloway was suspended in November of last year while an investigation was completed over what it said were serious allegations of misconduct. Addition complaints were also received after he was suspended and former B.C. Supreme Court justice Mary Ellen Boyd was appointed to conduct an investigation.”

Researchers find better way to 'herd' electrons in solar fuel devices

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have discovered a new way to optimize electron transfer in semi-conductors used in solar fuel solutions. The finding, published today in Nature Chemistry, could have a big impact on devices that convert sunlight into electricity and fuel. read more

Genome sequencing helps determine end of tuberculosis outbreak

Using genome sequencing, researchers from the University of British Columbia, along with colleagues at the Imperial College in London, now have the ability to determine when a tuberculosis (TB) outbreak is over. read more

This 22-Year-Old Might Have Just Identified 4 New Planets

last monthNews : Huffington Post

One 22-year-old's obsession with "Star Trek" just helped her make an astronomical discovery. Michelle Kunimoto, while working under University of British Columbia professor Jaymie Matthews, was searching through data from NASA's Kepler...Show More Summary

Ships flagged for illegal fishing still able to get insurance: UBC study

New research from the University of British Columbia finds that rogue fishing vessels are able to secure insurance including those that have been flagged by international watchdogs for unlawful activity. "Restricting access to insurance...Show More Summary

Scientists Find Genetic Cause of Multiple Sclerosis

Scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health have proven that multiple sclerosis (MS) can be caused by a single genetic mutation - a rare alteration in DNA that makes it very likely a person will develop the more devastating form of the neurological disease.

Canadian College Student Discovers Four New Planets

A 22-year-old recent graduate of the University of British Columbia, Canada, may become the youngest person to ever discover a planet–or, in Michelle Kunimoto’s particular case–four of them. Two of the planets are around the same size as Earth, one is Mercury-sized and the fourth is slightly...

Study shows smartphone notifications create symptoms similar to ADHD

A study by the University of British Columbia has demonstrated that smartphone notifications can cause symptoms similar to ADHD.

Identification of the action mechanism of a protein impacting neural circuit development

Research by Dr. Shernaz Bamji, from the University of British Columbia, uncovers the mechanism of action of an enzyme called DHHC9 in the normal development and function of neural networks in the brain. Mutations in DHHC9 have been identified in certain patients suffering from X-linked Intellectual Disability, however the specific role of DHHC9 was not known. Dr. read more

Smartphones Are Giving Us ADHD-Like Symptoms

You may not have ADHD, but your smartphone could certainly be making you feel like you do, according to a study published this month. Researchers took 221 students at the University of British Columbia and split them into two groups. For one week, half the students turned their phones to...

University of British Columbia launches plan to train all faculty in LGBT ‘inclusion’

But the so-called job training may be more like ‘indoctrination,’ according to one constitutional lawyer.

New Control Technology to Improve Prosthetic Arm Movement

2 months agoIndustries / Medical : medGadget

At Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada researchers are working on improving the movement of an already highly advanced robotic prosthetic arm. The bebionic arm from RSLSteeper, a UK firm, has five independent fingers,...Show More Summary

Elderly women more likely to be overprescribed prescription drugs: UBC study

Nearly one in three British Columbia women over age 65 received inappropriate prescription medicines in 2013, according to a University of British Columbia study. One in four men of the same age received similar prescriptions. "The effect...Show More Summary

Stickleback fish adapt their vision in the blink of an eye

Stickleback fish are able to adapt their vision to new environments in less than 10,000 years, a blink of the eye in evolutionary terms, according to new research by University of British Columbia biodiversity experts. "This is a very...Show More Summary

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