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UBC to study brain blood flow during concussion recovery
Researchers at UBC’s Okanagan campus are launching a ground-breaking study examining how blood flow to the brain is altered in athletes recovering from sports concussions.
Atop Everest for health research: UBC expedition seeks high altitude answers to chronic diseases
A pioneering research project designed to investigate the effects of chronic oxygen deprivation and distribution of blood flow at high altitudes through the heart, lungs and brain will put a UBC research expedition on top of the world at Everest Base Camp next month.
The School of Health and Exercise Sciences at UBC’s Okanagan campus is sending a 25-member team of international scientists on a six-week research expedition in April to Everest’s Pyramid laboratory.
Younger children in the classroom likely over-diagnosed with ADHD
The youngest children in the classroom are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder – and given medication – than their peers in the same grade, according to new research by UBC.
Law that regulates shark fishery is too liberal: UBC study
Shark fins are worth more than other parts of the shark and are often removed from the body, which gets thrown back into the sea. To curtail this wasteful practice, many countries allow the fins to be landed detached from shark bodies, as long as their weight does not exceed five per cent of the total shark catch. New UBC research shows that this kind of legislation is too liberal.
Key to immune cell’s ‘internal guidance’ system; could lead to more efficient vaccines
UBC researchers have discovered the molecular pathway that enables receptors inside immune cells to find, and flag, fragments of pathogens trying to invade a host.
UBC researchers use Google Earth to verify Mediterranean fish farming data
The Great Wall of China is not the only thing you can see from space. Fish farming cages are clearly visible through Google Earth’s satellite images and University of British Columbia researchers have used them to estimate the amount of fish being cultivated in the Mediterranean.
UBC one of four Canadian universities chosen by U.S. to lead health education reform
UBC is part of a Canadian collaborative selected by the U.S. Institute of Medicine to develop new models for training health professionals that are better tailored to today’s realities.
Conservation risk highest off coasts of Canada, Mexico, Peru and New Zealand
UBC researchers have identified conservation “hot spots” around the world where the temptation to profit from overfishing outweighs the appetite for conservation.
UBC researcher invents “lab on a chip” device to study malaria
UBC researcher Hongshen Ma has developed a simple and accurate device to study malaria, a disease that currently affects 500 million people per year worldwide and claims a million lives.
Sauder School of Business unveils $70M facility revamp into global education hub
The Sauder School of Business at UBC has a new home on the Vancouver campus. The $70-million revitalization and expansion will allow the school to become a global hub for business education, adding 55,000 square feet to the original 216,000 square foot structure.
“Duet of one” possible with hand-controlled voice
New technology at UBC makes it possible for a person to speak or sing just by using their hands to control a speech synthesizer.