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Role of boundary conditions in determining cell alignment in response to stretch

Aug 20, 2018

Mattia Bacca explores the alignment responses of cells subjected to cyclic stretch in 3D gels.

UBC researchers uncover new ways to reduce opioid abuse

Aug 03, 2018

New research at UBC’s Okanagan campus, Harvard Medical School and the University of Texas is exploring the role nanotechnologies can play to reduce opioid abuse.

UBC Okanagan research makes boating more efficient

Jul 19, 2018

Boats that travel through the water, but don’t get wet. That’s the idea behind new research from UBC’s Okanagan campus that aims to make boats more efficient by creating superhydrophobic—or extremely water-repellent—surfaces.

Wireless oxygen-sensing device for endurance athletes

Jul 13, 2018

The VO2 Master is the first analyzer ever designed to use the force of human breathing as a passive gas-sampling pump, making it lightweight, portable and easy-to-use.

Could a deadly mushroom help battle cancer?

Jul 10, 2018

University of British Columbia chemists are working to unleash the cancer fighting potential of Amanita phalloides — a particularly nasty toxic mushroom.

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

Jul 05, 2018

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy.

Smart stent detects narrowing of arteries

Jun 23, 2018

A research team at UBC has developed a “smart stent” that monitors even subtle changes in the flow of blood through the artery, detecting the narrowing in its earliest stages and making early diagnosis and treatment possible.

Spotting imperfection before it occurs

Jun 08, 2018

Fusing welding is a generic term for welding processes that rely on melting to join metals with similar compositions.

Weaving Body Tissue

New discoveries in tissue engineering present 3-D-printed options for skin, organs, joints and ligaments. School of Engineering researchers are exploring processes to improve patients’ chances for successful tissue transplants.

UBC Okanagan researchers develop faster test for cannabis quality

May 17, 2018

With the coming legalization of cannabis in Canada, producers are increasingly looking for quick and accurate means of determining the potency and quality of their products.