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September 27, 2016
Health workers may soon have a new weapon in the fight against abscesses—difficult-to-treat bacterial infections that lead to millions of emergency-room visits every year. Researchers at the University of British Columbia successfully prevented drug-resistant bacteria from forming abscesses, or...
September 26, 2016
UBC researchers have discovered how cancer cells become invisible to the body’s immune system, a crucial step that allows tumours to metastasize and spread throughout the body. “The immune system is efficient at identifying and halting the emergence and spread of primary tumours but when metastatic...
September 22, 2016
A new mathematical model developed at the University of British Columbia integrates environmental and molecular sequence information to better explain how microbial networks drive nutrient and energy cycling in marine ecosystems. The work could dramatically improve researchers’ and policy makers’...
September 21, 2016
A University of British Columbia mathematician may have discovered a key to understanding the constantly changing distribution of microbial species in the world’s oceans—classify microorganisms by their biochemical function, rather than by their taxonomy. Researchers have struggled to understand...
September 20, 2016
Four UBC Science professors have been named as winners of the University Killam Professorships, the highest honour UBC can confer on a faculty member. The awards recognizes exceptional teachers who are leaders in their fields, and who have recieved international recognition for their talents and...
September 19, 2016
A joint federal-provincial funding announcement today includes $44 million to renew and replace facilities at the Undergraduate Life Sciences Teaching Labs at UBC’s Biological Sciences Complex. The investment is part of $51.5 million in support of new and renewed state-of-the-art learning...
September 19, 2016
Starting this year, B.C. students will learn to code as part of their kindergarten to grade 12 education. UBC computer science professor Gregor Kiczales explains how coding prepares students to better understand the digital world they live in. How do you teach computer coding to children? It turns...
September 13, 2016
A potentially life-saving sepsis diagnostic test based on UBC research took a major step toward clinical use today, with Canada’s Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD) announcing the spin-off of Sepset Biosciences. The company’s rapid diagnostic test, based on work by UBC microbiologist...
September 13, 2016
A UBC oceanographer with a focus on climate a change and a chemist whose findings have assisted in new technologies research have been elected to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Roman Krems is a chemist and professor in UBC’s Chemistry department....
September 8, 2016
UBC planetary geophysicist Catherine Johnson is watching today’s launch of NASA's OSIRIS-Rex mission with more than a passing interest. The Canadian Space Agency’s contribution to the mission is the OSIRIS-Rex Laser Altimeter (OLA), an instrument designed to map the shape of the asteroid Bennu....

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