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The combination of plant-based particles and water forms an 'eco' super-glue

25-Feb-2020

In a study published in Advanced Materials, researchers at Aalto University, the University of Tokyo, Sichuan University, and the University of British Columbia have demonstrated that plant-derived cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) can form an adhesive that fully integrates the concepts of ...

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Oxygen therapy could help combat dementia in individuals with lung disease

10-Jul-2018

Breathing in additional oxygen improves the function of blood vessels in the brain of people with breathing difficulties caused by lung conditions, according to new research. These findings could have implications for future research aiming to prevent the development of diseases affecting the ...

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Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies

06-Jul-2018

University of British Columbia researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current stronger than any previously recorded from such a device, and worked as efficiently in dim light as in bright ...

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Researchers capture first representative of most abundant giant viruses in the sea

Bodo saltans virus is one of the largest giant viruses ever isolated

04-Apr-2018

Bodo saltans virus, the first isolated representative of the most abundant giant viruses in the sea, has been unveiled by researchers at the University of British Columbia. The virus, whose genome weighs in at 1.39 million bases of DNA, is one of the largest giant viruses ever isolated, and the ...

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Drug costs vary by more than 600% in study of 10 high-income countries

13-Jun-2017

In a study of 10 high-income countries with universal health care, costs for prescription drugs in 6 of the largest categories of primary care medicines varied by more than 600%. All countries except Canada offered universal coverage of outpatient prescription drugs. The study looked at data on ...

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Drug created from malaria parasite shows promise as bladder cancer treatment

25-Apr-2017

A drug created from a malaria protein stopped tumour growth of chemotherapy-resistant bladder cancer, offering hope for cancer patients not responding to standard treatments. "This is the first study where we put the concept of using malaria proteins for cancer therapy into a direct clinical ...

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Tiny magnetic implant offers new drug delivery method

14-Feb-2017

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a magnetic drug implant--the first of its kind in Canada--that could offer an alternative for patients struggling with numerous pills or intravenous injections. The device, a silicone sponge with magnetic carbonyl iron particles wrapped in ...

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Scientists develop painless and inexpensive microneedle system to monitor drugs

26-Jul-2016

Researchers at the University of British Columbia and the Paul Scherrer Institut (PSI) in Switzerland have created a microneedle drug monitoring system that could one day replace costly, invasive blood draws and improve patient comfort. The new system consists of a small, thin patch that is ...

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Without ancestral gene life on Earth might not have evolved beyond slime

04-Mar-2016

Researchers at the University of British Columbia have identified a common ancestral gene that enabled the evolution of advanced life over a billion years ago. The gene, found in all complex organisms, including plants and animals, encodes for a large group of enzymes known as protein kinases ...

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Researchers create inside-out plants to watch how cellulose forms

12-Oct-2015

Researchers have been able to watch the interior cells of a plant synthesize cellulose for the first time by tricking the cells into growing on the plant's surface. "The bulk of the world's cellulose is produced within the thickened secondary cell walls of tissues hidden inside the plant body," ...

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