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By Christine Zeindler on April 30, 2019
Delivering just the right dose of radiation for cancer patients is a delicate balance in their treatment regime. However, in a new study from UBC Okanagan and Duke University, researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.
By Patty Wellborn on April 29, 2019
Data is everywhere—and data analysis affects the way society approaches problems and develops solutions. Advancements in areas like data science, artificial intelligence and machine learning are changing the ways we learn, do business and get around town.
By Nathan Skolski on April 26, 2019
Scraping an icy windshield can be a seasonal struggle for those that live in colder climates. But engineers from UBC’s Okanagan campus are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice from large areas using little effort.
By Patty Wellborn on April 25, 2019
The Student Okanagan Film Festival, now in its fourth year, will screen short films from a wide range of genres including mini-documentary, experimental short films, music videos, animation and short narrative films.
By Nathan Skolski on April 25, 2019
A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan takes a big step towards making that dream a reality with a device that makes encapsulating cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.
By Patty Wellborn on April 23, 2019
UBC Okanagan’s Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies (FCCS) is pleased to share the finalists of the 2019 Okanagan Short Story Contest.
By Patty Wellborn on April 18, 2019
Miranda Hart digs dirt. The biology professor in UBC Okanagan’s Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences is a researcher and naturalist who has dedicated her career to studying microbes in soil. Specifically, she investigates how soil biodiversity helps ecosystems function, and what happens when we destroy this life in our soils.
By Christine Zeindler on April 17, 2019
Almost 50 years ago, millions gathered to protest the negative impacts of industry and development on the world. Since then, the tradition has continued with Earth Day, a global celebration that is recognized by more than one billion people in 192 countries. It is a day of civic and political action to focus on environmental issues such as biodiversity, sustainability, pollution, climate change and clean energy.
Posted in Media Advisory | Tagged Biology, Earth and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, Faculty of Management, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering
By Patty Wellborn on April 16, 2019
UBC researchers have determined the majority of men struggle when it comes to understanding the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
By Nathan Skolski on April 15, 2019
Research for those living with chronic disease, physical disability and obesity is set to get a boost with the opening of two new community-focused research spaces at UBC Okanagan.
Posted in Media Releases | Tagged Faculty of Health and Social Development, Irving K. Barber School of Arts and Sciences, Psychology, Research, School of Health and Exercise Sciences, Southern Medical Program