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  1. UBC physicists share major Canadian collaborative research award

    October 25, 2022

    University of British Columbia (UBC) members of the Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment (CHIME) are among the leaders in cosmology, pulsar research and high energy astrophysics that were recognized today with the 2022 Brockhouse Canada Prize. The NSERC prize recognizes highly… read more

  2. New research rewrites the evolutionary story of gills

    October 19, 2022

    Gills are best known for helping most fish species breathe underwater. But less well known is the fact gills regulate the salt and pH balance of fishes’ blood, a vital role played by the kidneys in other animals. Collectively known as ion regulation, this lesser-known gill function has been… read more

  3. Chemists uncover cracks in the amour of cellulose nanocrystals

    October 14, 2022

    Chemists in Japan, Canada and Europe have uncovered flaws in the surface structure of cellulose nanocrystals—an important step toward deconstructing cellulose to produce renewable nano-materials relevant to biochemical products, energy solutions, and biofuels. The findings—published… read more

  4. UBC students help NASA find landslides by training computers to read Reddit

    October 6, 2022

    UBC graduate students trained computers to “read” news articles about landslides on Reddit to bolster a NASA database, which could improve predictions of when and where these natural disasters will occur. For their Master of Data Science in Computational Linguistics capstone project,… read more

  5. Diet high in guar gum fibre limits inflammation, MS symptoms in mice

    September 27, 2022

    Diets high in guar gum, a common food additive and dietary fibre, limited inflammation and delayed the onset of multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms in mice, according to new research by members of the University of British Columbia (UBC) Microbiology and Immunology department. “The rapid… read more

  6. Why whales don’t get brain damage when they swim

    September 22, 2022

    Special blood vessels in whale brains may protect them from pulses, caused by swimming, in their blood that would damage the brain, new UBC research has suggested. There are many theories as to the exact use of these networks of blood vessels cradling a whale’s brain and spine, known as … read more

  7. Math, Stats researchers join Royal Society of Canada

    September 6, 2022

    Four UBC Science researchers have been elected to join the Royal Society of Canada, highlighting the Faculty’s strength in the computation sciences, sustainability, and quantum materials. Professors Jiahua Chen, Villy Christensen, Marcel Franz and Christopher Ortner join more than 50 UBC… read more

  8. We're heading to the moon and maybe Mars. So who owns them?

    September 1, 2022

    Humanity is set to make a return to the Moon with the Artemis program, in what NASA says is a first step to Mars. So, who gets first dibs? Dr. Aaron Boley, a professor in UBC’s department of physics and astronomy, discusses the mission’s plans and why we need to sort out access and… read more

  9. New courses at UBC tackle real world problems

    August 30, 2022

    New classes and labs rolling out this year will give UBC Science students the opportunity to tackle climate change with community partners, transition into first-year as part of a data science cohort program, explore non-animal testing methods, and more. New lab tackles climate emergency In 2019… read more

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