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2012-07-04 22:50:14

Unfair and exploitative political agreements allow Europeans to eat fish from the plates of developing countries, according to a study led by University of British Columbia researchers. In the case of Madagascar, the European Union pays less than it did two decades ago while catching more fish. Since 1986, the EU´s quotas for catching fish in Madagascar´s waters have increased by 30 per cent while its access fees have decreased by 20 per cent. As a result, the total annual income...

2012-06-27 17:43:19

An international team led by human genetic researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health has identified the latest gene associated with typical late-onset Lewy body Parkinson's disease (PD), with the help of a Canadian Mennonite family of Dutch-German-Russian ancestry. Twelve of the 57 members of the Saskatchewan family who participated in the study had previously been diagnosed with PD. UBC Medical Genetics Prof. Matthew Farrer, who led the research,...

2012-06-21 22:56:43

Multiple sclerosis (MS) patients appear to have a lower cancer risk, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health. The study, published in the current issue of the journal Brain, is the first to investigate overall cancer risk in MS patients in North America. "Because the immune system plays important roles in both cancer and MS, we wanted to know whether the risk of cancer is different for people with MS," says Elaine...

2012-06-11 23:02:40

Taiwan Office Opening Expands eDiscovery Services Redwood City, CA (PRWEB) June 11, 2012 UBIC, Inc. (TYO:2158), a pioneer in Asian-language eDiscovery, has opened a new data center in Taiwan in order to strengthen its strategic activities in Asia. UBIC established a subsidiary in Taiwan and began operations on November 1, 2011. Recently, there have been a growing number of investigations by US government organizations such as the Department of Justice and the Federal Trade Commission not...

2012-05-10 09:49:24

Vancouver study shows that an innovative model of safer indoor sex work spaces promote health and safety of street-based sex workers Safer indoor sex work spaces provide important and potentially life-saving benefits to sex workers including reduced exposure to violence and HIV and improved relationships with police, according to a study published by the Gender and Sexual Health Initiative of the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC)....

Cyberbullying And Bullying Are Not The Same: UBC Research
2012-04-13 08:51:59

University of British Columbia research comparing traditional bullying with cyberbullying finds that the dynamics of online bullying are different, suggesting that anti-bullying programs need specific interventions to target online aggression. "There are currently many programs aimed at reducing bullying in schools and I think there is an assumption that these programs deal with cyberbullying as well," says Jennifer Shapka, an associate professor in the Faculty of Education at UBC who is...

2012-04-04 21:08:59

Young males who have been sexually abused are five times more likely to cause teen pregnancy compared to those with no abuse history, according to University of British Columbia research. Sexually abused boys are also three times more likely to have multiple sexual partners and twice as likely to engage in unprotected sex. Published online in advance of the Journal of Adolescent Health´s June issue, the UBC study explores links between sexual abuse and risky sexual behavior,...

2012-04-02 15:49:26

Picky females play a critical role in the survival and diversity of species, according to a Nature study by researchers from the University of British Columbia and the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) in Austria. To date, biodiversity theories have focused on the role played by adaptations to the environment: the species best equipped to cope with a habitat would win out, while others would gradually go extinct. The new study presents the first theoretical model...

2012-03-30 08:08:31

Asian Canadian teenagers who identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual are 30 times more likely to face harassment than their heterosexual peers — a factor that is linked to higher rates of alcohol or drug use, according to University of British Columbia research. Recently published in the Canadian Journal of Community Mental Health, this is the first study in North America to investigate the links between Asian teens dealing with “dual minority discrimination,” problem...

2012-03-29 22:18:01

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a number of tiny but powerful "genetic regulators" that are hijacked by avian and swine flu viruses during human infection. The discovery, published this week in the Journal of Virology, could reveal new targets for broad-spectrum antivirals to combat current — and perhaps future — strains of influenza A viruses. The study is the first to compare the role played by human microRNAs — small molecules that...


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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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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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