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Tom Ruth and Dr. Francois Benard stand next to a cyclotron at the BC Cancer Agency in Vancouver. Photo: Martin Dee
January 9, 2015

UBC scientists help avert a nuclear medicine meltdown

UBC scientists have shown that small cyclotrons the size of an SUV can replace hulking nuclear power plants, the main source of Canada's isotopes.



Astronomers use vanishing neutron star to measure space-time warp

In an interstellar race against time, astronomers have measured the space-time warp in the gravity of a binary star and determined the mass of a neutron star—just before it vanished from view.

Breathing in diesel exhaust leads to changes “deep under the hood”

Just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes can lead to fundamental health-related changes in biology by switching some genes on, while switching others off, according to researchers at the University of British Columbia and Vancouver Coastal Health.



How big data can improve healthcare

With the world swimming in data—from endless Twitter streams and Facebook updates, to genetic tests and medical records—it’s up to computer scientists like UBC Computer Science Professor Raymond Ng to help make sense of it all.

Toys for girls and boys? Not so fast

UBC developmental psychologist Andrew Scott Baron cautions the gifts children receive can send stifling messages about gender roles and stereotypes.



Rethinking the global supply chain

A UBC grad taps into the vibrant spirit of Ghana to produce modern clothing while providing locals with livable wages and valuable job skills.



Offensive outburst propels Thunderbirds to victory

Cole Wilson led the way with a hat trick as the UBC Thunderbirds produced its biggest offensive output of the season beating Manitoba 8-6 Sunday afternoon in Winnipeg.



The Belkin Art Gallery presents a Tom Burrows exhibit

The exhibition by Vancouver/Hornby Island artist Tom Burrows presents work by the artist from his early career to the present.
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