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New device encases delicate cells into protective microgels

May 8, 2019

A new study from researchers at UBC Okanagan takes a big step towards making a device that can encapsulate cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.

Clearing an icy windshield is about to get easier

Researchers are aiming to ease that winter frustration with a new surface coating that can shed ice from large areas using little effort.

‘Seeing the light’ behind radiation therapy

Researchers have developed a system they say may improve the ability to maximize radiation doses to cancer tissues while minimizing exposure to healthy ones.

New heart valve aimed at high-risk patients

April 1, 2019

Researchers at UBC have created the first-ever nanocomposite biomaterial heart-valve developed to reduce or eliminate complications related to heart transplants.

New technology accelerates the science of deceleration

March 20, 2019

By mixing carbon fibres into polymer-based brakes, researchers were able to design brakes that are self-lubricating.

Colour from colourless droplets

March 4, 2019

A News and Views piece in Nature by Dr. Kenneth Chau, School of Engineering, describing an exciting breakthrough in colouration.

UBC researchers develop high-level gas detection system

A new gas detector enables highly accurate odour analysis for so many different applications it has been nicknamed the ‘artificial nose.’

Inexpensive biosensor provides instant and accurate results

December 5, 2018

Using a small and inexpensive biosensor, researchers have built a diagnostic tool that provides health care practitioners almost instant diagnosis of a bacterial infection.

Innovating real-time automated surveillance

October 17, 2018

UBC researchers are investigating new technologies that are making high-tech surveillance faster and more effective.

Artificial anti-oxidant may be the next go-to supplement

September 19, 2018

Researchers have discovered that an artificial anti-oxidant is up to 100 times more powerful than nature’s best and could help counteract everything.