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microfluidic technology

Researchers Develop Tool for Speedy Diagnosis of Bacterial Infections

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers at UBC Okanagan, in collaboration with the University of Calgary, have built a diagnostic tool that provides...
ultrasound machinevideo

Could a DIY Ultrasound Be in Your Future? UBC Breakthrough Opens...

Engineers at the University of British Columbia have developed a new ultrasound transducer, or probe, that could dramatically lower the cost of ultrasound scanners...
plant development

UBC Researchers Unlock Secrets of Plant Development

University of British Columbia researchers have discovered an internal messaging system that plants use to manage the growth and division of their cells. These...
Nipah Virus

Super-Resolution Microscope Reveals Secrets of Deadly Nipah Virus

The deadly Nipah virus and others like it assemble themselves in a much more haphazard manner than previously thought, new UBC research has found....
solar cell

Bacteria-Powered Solar Cell Converts Light to Energy, Even Under Overcast Skies

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current...
antibiotic resistant infections

UBC Researchers Create Matchmaking Service to Combat Antibiotic Resistant Infections

UBC researchers have matched small proteins, called peptides, with antibiotics so they can work together to combat hard-to-treat infections that don’t respond well to...
smart stent

‘Smart Stent‘ Detects Narrowing of Arteries

For every three individuals who have had a stent implanted to keep clogged arteries open and prevent a heart attack, at least one will...
glaucomavideo

New Glaucoma Treatment Could Ease Symptoms While You Sleep

Eye drops developed by UBC researchers could one day treat glaucoma while you sleep – helping to heal a condition that is one of...
pine beetle

New Pheromone Insight May Help Predict Mountain Pine Beetle Outbreaks

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have shed new light on how mountain pine beetles produce an important pheromone called trans-verbenol, which could aid...
vaccinesvideo

UBC-Designed Cooler Combats Vaccine Spoilage in Developing World

Many vaccines must be kept at temperatures between two to eight degrees Celsius or they may spoil, but storing them in that narrow range of temperatures...
smart windowsvideo

UBC Researchers Invent New Method to Create Self-Tinting Windows

UBC chemistry researchers have developed a simple, cost-effective technique for making smart windows that could lead the way for wide-scale adoption of this energy-saving...
Huntington disease

Strict Eating Schedule Can Lower Huntington Disease Protein in Mice

New research from the University of British Columbia suggests that following a strict eating schedule can help clear away the protein responsible for Huntington...
climate change

As Summers Get Warmer, More Rain May Not Be Better Than...

Warm, wet summers are historically unusual and could bring unexpected disruptions to ecosystems and society, according to new research from the University of British...
spinal cord injuriesvideo

Electrical Implant Could Improve Daily Activities for People with Spinal Cord...

An experimental treatment that sends electrical currents through the spinal cord has improved “invisible” yet debilitating side effects for a B.C. man with a...
cowsvideo

Some Cows Are More Bullish Than Others

Some calves are inherently optimistic or pessimistic, just as humans are, a new University of British Columbia study has found. Recognizing these individual personality differences...
climate change

Mammals and Birds Could Have Best Shot at Surviving Climate Change

New research that analyzed more than 270 million years of data on animals shows that mammals and birds – both warm-blooded animals – may...
Opioid Addiction

Study Pokes Holes in Kratom’s ‘Bad Rap’

As the nation grapples for solutions to the opioid epidemic—now claiming more than 33,000 American lives each year—the potential of the psychoactive plant kratom...
herbivores

Herbivores Help Protect Marine Ecosystems from Climate Change

An international research team created miniature marine ecosystems and tested how they fared in warmer conditions. They found that in the hottest conditions, ecosystems...
climate change

Herbivores help Protect Ecosystems from Climate Change

Plant-eating critters are the key ingredient to helping ecosystems survive global warming, finds new UBC research that offers some hope for a defence strategy...
concretevideo

UBC Researchers Develop Earthquake-Resistant Concrete

A new seismic-resistant, fibre-reinforced concrete developed at the University of British Columbia will see its first real-life application this fall as part of the...