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A calorimeter designed by UBC researchers that is capable of detecting anomalous heat at high temperatures and high pressures. Photo credit: Phil Schauer

Scientists revisit the cold case of cold fusion

Scientists from the University of British Columbia in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the University of Maryland, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,...
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Canadians’ consumption of fruit and vegetables drops by 13 percent in 11 years

In order to look what people are actually eating and observe to see how food group intakes have changed over time, scientists at the...
Sepsis or septicaemia.

New protein switch that could stop the progression of blood-poisoning

Sepsis is a life-threatening illness caused by your body’s response to an infection. It develops when the chemicals the immune system releases into the...
An illustration of vascular organoids, lab-made human blood vessels, based on original data. Credit: IMBA

Scientists created perfect blood vessels in a Petri Dish for the First Time

A group of scientists at the University of British Columbia has successfully grown perfect human blood vessels as organoids in a petri dish. This breakthrough...
Smear, human blood

Gut enzymes could hold key to producing universal blood

Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a powerful group of enzymes that can turn any blood type into the universally usable...
Researchers shed light on a 150-year old mystery of Light

Researchers shed light on a 150-year old mystery of Light

Light is composed of photons and photons have momentum. But, how light interacts with the matter has remained a mystery for close to 150 years....
Scientists finally found the secrets of deadly Nipah virus

Scientists finally found the secrets of deadly Nipah virus

A recent outbreak in India of Nipah virus encephalitis, an often-lethal viral disease with no cure, has set off international alarms over the virus's...
Young mother breastfeeding her newborn baby boy at home

Smoking can affect breastfeeding habits

In a new study by the University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus, scientists studied moms who are most likely to expose cigarette in their homes and...
The study found that men often receive a wage boost when they become fathers—even if they’re not necessarily working harder.

Dads often earn more, even if they’re not harder workers

According to a new study by UBC scientists, men often receive a wage boost when they become fathers--even if they're not necessarily working harder....

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