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2013-09-05 23:25:45

MRSAid™ was recently featured in the 2013 ICPIC (International Consortium for Prevention & Infection Control) Innovation Award received by the Vancouver General Hospital infection control team lead by Dr. Elizabeth Bryce. The VGH team was the winner of this prestigious global recognition for pioneering a novel universal decolonization protocol involving Ondine’s Photodisinfection technology, MRSAid. Vancouver, British Columbia (PRWEB) September 05, 2013 Ondine Biomedical Inc. is...

Trojan Asteroids Are More Common Than Previously Believed
2013-08-30 05:06:06

[ Watch the Video: QF99 Motion Animation ] April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The first Trojan asteroid sharing the orbit of Uranus has been discovered by University of British Columbia astronomers who believe the asteroid - 2011 QF99 - is part of a larger-than-expected population of transient objects temporarily trapped by the gravitational pull of the solar system's giant planets. Trojan asteroids share the orbit of a planet and occupy stable positions known as...

Role Of 'Peacekeeper' In The Gut Revealed In New Study
2013-08-09 11:39:14

University of British Columbia A new study has shone a spotlight on the peacekeeping mechanisms in our intestines. A protein, called SIGIRR, is produced by the cells that line the intestines. It supresses the cells' immune response to bacteria. "We expected that when SIGIRR was removed, our intestines would trigger a stronger immune response to a gut infection, affording us more protection against the infection," says Prof. Bruce Vallance, an associate professor in UBC's Dept. of...

2013-07-23 23:29:15

Poster session on Predictive Coding Technology Research & Developments Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) July 23, 2013 UBIC, Inc. (TSE: 2158; NASDAQ: UBIC) participated in the recently concluded Asian Summer School in Information Access (ASSIA) 2013 held at the University of Tsukuba over three days from June 22, 2013, and presented about the company’s advanced Predictive Coding technology, CJK TAR. The aim of this program (ASSIA) is to educate graduate students and researchers in various...

2013-07-18 23:22:49

Sunil Mudunuri, Market Innovator and Cross-Border eDiscovery Thought Leader, Joins ACEDS Advisory Board Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 The Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists today announced the appointment to its Advisory Board of Sunil Mudunuri, senior manager of global marketing and business development for UBIC North America, in San Francisco, and a respected thought leader on international e-discovery issues. Mr. Mudunuri began his career as a technology...

2013-07-17 10:24:29

A new study by University of British Columbia researchers shows that although 90 per cent of East Asian adolescents in British Columbia are not sexually active, those who are may engage in high-risk sexual behaviors. "Most East Asian-Canadian adolescents have not had sex, but among those who have, one in four used alcohol or drugs before sex last time, and one-third have had two or more partners," says Yuko Homma, lead author and a post-doctoral research fellow with UBC School of Nursing....

Light Shed On British Columbia's Unseen Biodiversity With Global Survey Of Microbial 'Dark Matter'
2013-07-16 09:12:00

University of British Columbia A landmark single-cell genomic study of microorgansims from sites across the globe is highlighting British Columbia's role as an 'oasis' of biodiversity. The findings, to be published Sunday in Nature, could also prompt scientists to redefine how the tree of life represents relationships among and between life's three domains. "British Columbia has long been recognized for its biological diversity in flora and fauna," says University of British Columbia...

2013-07-11 16:30:16

UBC researchers discover unusual key to regulating cell growth Researchers at the University of British Columbia have discovered a potential new pathway to treat cancer by asking some odd questions about the size of animals. "Mammals display a huge range in size from the largest blue whale to the tiniest fruit bat," says Colby Zaph, assistant professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Biomedical Research Centre, who co-authored the study published in Developmental Cell....

2013-06-20 23:16:52

Hosted by the City of Gloucester and Olin College of Engineering, the 2013 Sailbot Regatta results are in! Needham, MA (PRWEB) June 20, 2013 The 2013 Sailbot Regatta was marked by a spectrum of weather only found in New England; everything from warm sunny days to squalls with 30 knot gusts. Sixteen teams from around the globe met in Gloucester, Massachusetts to brave the elements and put on a spectacular contest. Building on the success of previous regattas, SailBot 2013 was hosted by the...

New Imaging Technique Could Help Speed Up Research For MS
2013-06-13 11:46:17

University of British Columbia Researchers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that detects the telltale signs of multiple sclerosis in finer detail than ever before — providing a more powerful tool for evaluating new treatments. The technique analyzes the frequency of electro-magnetic waves collected by an MRI scanner, instead of the size of those waves. Although analyzing the number of waves per second had long...


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Davidsonia, Journal
2012-04-25 14:26:44

Davidsonia is a scientific journal published by the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. It specializes in the botanical natural history of the pacific northwest and horticultural and plant conservation issues. The print edition of Davidsonia existed from 1970 to 1981. It was revived in 2002 as an online journal. The journal provides full open-access to content on its website www.davidsonia.org . The journal is named after British Columbia botanical pioneer John Davidson. It...

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sough
  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
  • A gentle breeze; a waft; a breath.
  • Any rumor that engages general attention.
  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
  • To make a rushing, whistling, or sighing sound; emit a hollow murmur; murmur or sigh like the wind.
  • To breathe in or as in sleep.
  • To utter in a whining or monotonous tone.
According to the OED, from the 16th century, this word is 'almost exclusively Scots and northern dialect until adopted in general literary use in the 19th.'
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