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By Nathan Skolski on January 11, 2018
At UBC Okanagan’s School of Engineering, mould is proving increasingly important in the domain of engineering materials and can lead to early deterioration and structural failure.
By Nathan Skolski on January 10, 2018
UBC researcher Danika Quesnel says telling people who are undergoing treatment for an eating disorder to completely abstain from exercise can be detrimental to the patient’s recovery and long-term health.
By Nathan Skolski on December 19, 2017
As the opioid crisis in Canada reaches alarming new heights, claiming the lives of 2,800 Canadians in 2016, new research suggests that the controversial psychoactive plant kratom could help provide the relief patients, clinicians, and policymakers are looking for.
By Patty Wellborn on December 7, 2017
Freshwater resources are critical to both human civilization and natural ecosystems, but UBC researchers have discovered that changes to ground vegetation can have as much of an impact on global water resources as climate change.
By Nathan Skolski on November 29, 2017
A new study from UBC’s Okanagan campus has found that BMAA—a toxin linked to several neurodegenerative diseases—is present in high concentrations during cyanobacteria blooms in Lake Winnipeg.
By Nathan Skolski on November 27, 2017
UBC Okanagan is embarking on the largest fundraising campaign for students its 12-year history.
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By Nathan Skolski on November 13, 2017
With world diabetes day just around the corner on November 14, UBC Okanagan associate professor Mary Jung wants to help those living with type 2 diabetes or prediabetes create, and more importantly, maintain healthy habits.
By Patty Wellborn on November 2, 2017
Is it any wonder that most happiness idioms are associated with nature? Happy as a pig in muck, happy as a clam, happy camper.
By Nathan Skolski on October 23, 2017
Newly published research suggests that common psychedelic drugs—such as magic mushrooms, LSD and mescaline—may reduce criminal offences.
By Patty Wellborn on October 19, 2017
The UBC Faculty of Medicine Southern Medical Program is launching a new research program aimed at progressing the research front when it comes to the prevention and management of chronic diseases.