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2011-11-18 03:26:37

University of British Columbia researchers are providing recommendations for managing a $100 billion annual commitment made by the international community at last year's United Nations climate conference to help the developing world respond to climate change — a funding promise almost equal to all existing official development aid from major donor countries today. In today's issue of Science, three UBC professors - Simon Donner, Milind Kandlikar and Hisham Zerriffi - argue that the...

2011-11-14 23:39:49

The stealth art of infectious agents: Researchers uncover why the body can't defend against tuberculosis Tuberculosis, which kills over 2 million people each year, is caused primarily by infectious bacteria known as Mycobacterium tuberculosis — or Mtb. Mtb targets human immune cells as part of its strategy to avoid detection, effectively neutralizing the body's immune response. Up until now, scientists had a general understanding of the process, but researchers in the Immunity and...

2011-11-05 01:15:59

University of British Columbia researchers have developed new technology for monitoring brain aneurysms — an approach that is potentially less invasive and more accurate than current methods, and one that is simple enough for patients to use at home for frequent monitoring. Brain aneurysms occur when the weak wall of an artery carrying blood to the brain begins to bulge and balloon out. If the artery ruptures, the hemorrhage can lead to stroke, brain damage or death. To create a plug...

2011-11-03 12:25:00

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) today celebrated the grand opening of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), a living laboratory for researchers to teach, test and study the long-term impact of sustainable practices and technologies. Featuring advanced building controls, sensing technology and management software from Honeywell, CIRS will serve as a leading academic hub to test and advance...

2011-10-21 13:44:21

University of British Columbia researchers have identified three major patterns that emerge among couples dealing with male depression. These can be described as “trading places,” “business as usual” and “edgy tensions.” Published in the Social Science & Medicine journal and led by UBC researcher John Oliffe, the paper details how heterosexual couples´ gender roles undergo radical shifts and strain when the male partner is depressed and the...

2011-10-11 20:42:08

Even after women have separated from an abusive partner, the violence still costs Canadians an estimated $6.9 billion a year, according to research at the University of British Columbia. Led by UBC Nursing Prof. Colleen Varcoe, the study — published in a recent issue of Canadian Public Policy — is the first in Canada to comprehensively identify the spectrum of economic costs for services used by women who leave a violent partner. Overall, the annual bill for violence rings...

2011-10-06 13:18:45

University of British Columbia research shows that managers should keep team members connected and engaged to avoid workplace sabotage. Co-authored by UBC Sauder School of Business Prof. Karl Aquino, the study reveals that envious employees are more likely to undermine peers if they feel disconnected from others. “We often hear that people who feel envious of their colleagues try to bring them down by spreading negative rumors, withholding useful information, or secretly sabotaging...

2011-09-22 06:00:00

VANCOUVER, Sept. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ - Nexterra Systems Corp. and the University of British Columbia announced today that they have signed a Collaborative Research Agreement to develop an advanced method of conditioning synthetic gas based on Nexterra's proprietary biomass gasification technology. Under the agreement, Nexterra and UBC will work together on a project to assess the potential for a new, lower cost catalytic process for removing tars from the synthetic gas produced by...

2011-09-15 20:25:39

A group led by a University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health scientist has discovered a type of spinal cord cell that could function as a stem cell, with the ability to regenerate portions of the central nervous system in people with spinal cord injuries, multiple sclerosis or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig´s disease).   The radial glial cells, which are marked by long projections that can forge through brain tissue, had never previously been found in an...

Gene Mutation Linked To Parkinson's
2011-09-09 07:29:21

  Single 'spelling mistake' affects mechanism for converting a cell's genetic code into proteins Less than two months after publishing findings about a new gene linked to late-onset Parkinson's disease, the same team of scientists at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered another gene responsible for the neurodegenerative disease — providing yet another target for potential treatments. The mutation, a single...


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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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