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Microbiome forecasting in the ocean

A new mathematical model developed at the University of British Columbia integrates environmental and molecular sequence information to better explain how microbial networks drive nutrient and energy cycling in marine ecosystems. The...Show More Summary

To understand the oceans' microbes, follow function, not form

A University of British Columbia mathematician may have discovered a key to understanding the constantly changing distribution of microbial species in the world's oceans—classify microorganisms by their biochemical function, rather than by their taxonomy.

Many parents lack the confidence to get their kids to exercise

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) If Canadian parents are going to get their kids to exercise more, they need more than just public awareness campaigns.Parents exposed to one such national campaign were actually less confident they could increase their children's activity levels, according to a recent UBC study.

UBC research could help local governments plan together

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) A new approach to modelling land use change developed at UBC could help cities and towns better coordinate their land-use planning efforts.The approach can enhance existing computer planning models, better enabling planners to consider how the land-use patterns of their neighbors could impact planning in their own communities.

Pet therapy can combat homesickness

(University of British Columbia Okanagan campus) The expression dog is man's best friend might have more weight in the case of first-year university students suffering from homesickness, according to a new UBC study.The study shows that animal-assisted therapy can help students combat homesickness and could be a useful tool in lowering post-secondary drop-out rates.

Transgender youth are as likely to become pregnant as other adolescents

(University of British Columbia) Sexually active transgender youth have pregnancy rates similar to their non-transgender peers -- dispelling the notion that trans youth are less at risk for pregnancy, according to new UBC research.

Seven intriguing angles on the EpiPen price-gouging story

The following post is by Alan Cassels, a pharmaceutical policy researcher at the University of Victoria, British Columbia, a journalist, and author of the The Cochrane Collaboration: Medicine’s Best-Kept Secret. The story in a nutshell: Drugmaker raises prices on an apparent lifesaving drug by over 400%. Show More Summary

Discovery Offers Hope for Crohn’s Disease Sufferers (VIDEO)

Discovery Offers Hope for Crohn’s Disease Sufferers. The scientists at the University of British Columbia have made a discovery that could hopefully lead to treatments for Crohn’s disease. The disease… The post Discovery Offers HopeShow More Summary

Discovery offers hope for new Crohn's disease treatment

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have made a discovery that could potentially lead to treatments for a debilitating complication of Crohn's disease. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease in which the intestines of some patients can become blocked by thickened and scarred connective tissue--a condition known as fibrosis. Show More Summary

Youth crimes spike immediately after drinking age

A new study from the Northern Medical Program at the University of Northern British Columbia has shown that minimum legal drinking age (MLDA) legislation in Canada can have a major effect on crimes committed by young adults. Young people...Show More Summary

World's tallest wooden residential tower nears completion

4 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Brock Commons is not your average student residence. Rising to a height of 53 m (174 ft) above the campus of the University of British Columbia in Canada, it's the world's tallest wooden residential tower – and it recently topped out...Show More Summary

WATCH: Professor Creates Sustainable Balsa Wood Pull Buoy

By Davis Wuolle on SwimSwam University of British Columbia professor and Masters swimmer Dr. Phil Evans has created an environmentally-friendly pull buoy made entirely out of balsa wood. Read the full story on SwimSwam: WATCH: Professor Creates Sustainable Balsa Wood Pull Buoy

Researchers Find Camera With Working Memory Card At Shipwreck Site

4 weeks agoHumor / odd : Neatorama

A marine ecology department team from Simon Fraser University in British Columbia, Canada conducted a research dive to study starfish off the coast of Bamfield when students Tella Osler and Beau Doherty came across something interesting. Show More Summary

THC makes rats lazy, less willing to try cognitively demanding tasks: UBC study

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests there may be some truth to the belief that marijuana use causes laziness-- at least in rats. The study, published today in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, found...Show More Summary

Researchers Get Rats Stoned, Find Them Lazy

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have recently conducted a study of the effects of THC on rats and to everyone’s great surprise, have found that the rats are far less willing to engage in strenuous cognitive tasks when under the influence of THC. Who knew?...

Scientists Create Stoner Rats

Scientists, apparently bored with pert, productive rats, added a little marijuana to the equation and found that, as many a teenager can tell you, laziness ensued. So report researchers at the University of British Columbia in the Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience after concluding that male lab rats given TCH...

This Farmer Created a Scarecrow That Uses Kickass Lasers

A team of six mechanical engineering students at the University of Victoria in British Columbia has developed a scarecrow for the 21st century.

Songbirds' epic migrations connected to a small cluster of genes

Scientists from the University of British Columbia have shown that there is a genetic basis to the migratory routes flown by songbirds, and have narrowed in on a relatively small cluster of genes that may govern the behaviour. "It'sShow More Summary

Evolution drives how fast plants could migrate with climate change: UBC study

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests evolution is a driving mechanism behind plant migration, and that scientists may be underestimating how quickly species can move. The study, published today in the journal...Show More Summary

Montreal households the greenest in Canada: UBC study

Montreal homes are the most sustainable in the country, and Edmonton's the least, according to a new University of British Columbia study that compares average household greenhouse gas emissions in major cities across Canada. Using census...Show More Summary

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