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2011-09-08 14:39:20

Examination of 600 studies shows clear benefits An analysis by the University of British Columbia and the Mayo Clinic found that simulation-based training is an effective way to teach physicians, nurses, dentists, emergency medical technicians and other health professionals. The team reviewed more than 600 studies evaluating the use of technologies such as virtual reality computers, mannequins and training models to teach skills and procedures including surgery, trauma management,...

2011-08-03 13:44:18

Study confirms accuracy of developmental screening tests that can be administered by family physicians BC Children's Hospital and University of British Columbia (UBC) researchers have found that two existing screening tests are accurate in diagnosing development delays in children and could be incorporated in a busy family practice setting with relative ease. Parents can complete the Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) or the Parents' Evaluation of Developmental Status (PEDS) at home or in...

2011-07-20 17:14:39

UBC, California researchers find a way to quash decoherence Researchers have made a major advance in predicting and quashing environmental decoherence, a phenomenon that has proven to be one of the most formidable obstacles standing in the way of quantum computing. The findings "“ based on theoretical work conducted at the University of British Columbia and confirmed by experiments at the University of California Santa Barbara "“ are published online in the July 20 issue of the...

2011-07-19 12:04:08

First large-scale study reinforces need to fund and expand simplified HIV programs that deliver significant, life-saving health benefits in resource-challenged settings A landmark study by the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and the University of British Columbia (UBC) shows that patients in Africa receiving combination antiretroviral therapy (cART) for HIV can expect to live a near normal lifespan. The study, published today in the prestigious Annals of Internal Medicine, is...

2011-05-31 11:32:00

LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y., May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kaveh Farrokh is an expert on Persian languages and Iranian history whose new book, Iran at War: 1500-1988, provides a full examination of modern Iranian military history. Dr. Farrokh obtained his Ph.D. in 2001 from the University of British Columbia. His previous title Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War (Osprey, 2007) was named "Best History Book" by the World Academy of Arts Literature and Media in 2008. Dr. Patrick Hunt,...

2011-05-04 14:53:57

A study of older married couples that gives new meaning to the matrimonial adage "for better or worse" finds that spouses have a much greater impact on their partner's health than previously known. The study, published in the current issue of the American Psychological Association's journal Health Psychology, finds strong associations between the physical and emotional health of older married couples "“ and provides important new information on the psychological toll of physical...

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2011-04-29 08:55:42

An international team of astronomers have revealed details of a "super-exotic" exoplanet that would make the planet Pandora in the movie Avatar pale in comparison. The planet, named 55 Cancri e, is 60 percent larger in diameter than Earth but eight times as massive. Twice as dense as Earth "“ almost as dense as lead "“ it is the densest solid planet known, according to a team led by astronomers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), the University of British...

2011-04-18 21:09:09

Illicit drug overdose deaths in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside dropped by 35 per cent after the establishment of Insite, North America's first supervised injection facility, according a new study by researchers at the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS. Published today in The Lancet, the study is the first to assess the impact of supervised injection sites on overdose mortality. Researchers compared nearly 300 case reports from the British...

2011-04-18 21:07:33

Drospirenone, the top-selling oral contraceptive marketed as Yaz or Yasmin in the U.S. and Canada, doesn't carry any more risk of gall bladder disease than the older generation of birth control pills, despite claims by some consumers and lawyers in both countries, according to a new study by University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute researcher Mahyar Etminan. In the study, published today in the CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal), Etminan and...

2011-04-06 08:03:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Tasktop Technologies (www.tasktop.com), creators of the Eclipse Mylyn project and a leader in Agile Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) integration and productivity, has been recognized as the "Best Employer" at the recent 8th Annual Small Business British Columbia Successful You Awards (http://www.successfulyou.ca/). The awards are a province-wide event that recognizes and celebrates the important contributions BC's...


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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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