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Gay, lesbian and bisexual teens half as likely to play sports as straight youth

Post Date: Feb 22, 2017

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UBC experts on NASA discovery of potentially Earth-like planets

Post Date: Feb 22, 2017

Today, NASA announced that scientists have found seven potentially Earth-like planets orbiting a star about 40 light years away. UBC experts are available to comment.

Jaymie Matthews
Department of Physics and Astronomy
Email: matthews@astro.ubc.ca

  • Pulsating stars and the nature of stars in general; search for and study of extrasolar planets

*Available between noon and 3 p.m. PST today

Christa Van Laerhoven
Postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Physics and Astronomy
Cell: 604-358-7786
Email: cvl@phas.ubc.ca

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‘The little MOOC that could’: Online course promotes indigenous ways of knowing

Post Date: Feb 21, 2017

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In classrooms across Canada, some children learn about colonialism for the first time by standing on dozens of blankets strewn across the floor.

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Vancouver “teardown index” predicts which houses are at risk

Post Date: Feb 21, 2017

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UBC study links slot-machine addiction to immersion in the game

Post Date: Feb 21, 2017

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Yeast found in babies’ guts increases risk of asthma

Post Date: Feb 22, 2017

University of British Columbia microbiologists have found a yeast in the gut of new babies in Ecuador that appears to be a strong predictor that they will develop asthma in childhood. The new research furthers our understanding of the role microscopic organisms play in our overall health.

“Children with this type of yeast called Pichia were much more at risk of asthma,” said Brett Finlay, a microbiologist at UBC. “This is the first time anyone has shown any kind of association between yeast and asthma.”

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Researchers begin clinical trial for rare yet devastating condition among pregnant women

Post Date: Feb 22, 2017

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