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History / Archeology - Campus - 21.12.2022
Gender equality is good for economic growth
Over 500 years, the economy developed better in parts of Europe where women married in their 20s instead of their teens, according to a study by economic historians Alexandra de Pleijt from Wa-geningen University in the Netherlands and Jörg Baten from the University of. Their study has been published in the journal World Development .
Campus - Environment - 15.12.2022
Engineers want to save whales from drowning...in noise
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart Chronic ship noise can lead to stress, hearing loss and feeding problems for marine mammals like whales, dolphins and porpoises. UBC researchers are diving in to help address the issue. According to project lead Dr. Rajeev Jaiman , an associate professor in the department of mechanical engineering, propeller noise accounts for much of the acoustic barrage from ships.
Campus - Career - 30.11.2022
What are the UB students like?
Acadèmic The results of the survey "The students' living and study conditions" have been published.
Paleontology - Campus - 29.11.2022
A pair of lizard ’kings’ from the old, old West
Yale research has identified the oldest-known, definitive members of an evolutionary group that includes all living lizards and their closest extinct relatives. Yale researchers have identified the oldest-known, definitive members of the lizard crown group that includes all living lizards and their closest extinct relatives.
Campus - Psychology - 23.11.2022
Alumnus Fred Atilla wins Unilever Research Prize 2022
Cognitive psychologist and alumnus Fred Atilla of Erasmus University Rotterdam has won the Unilever Research Prize 2022 for his research on how attention and emotions towards COVID-19 evolved among T
Campus - 22.11.2022
TU Delft helps the EU to improve its strategic crisis management
TU Delft Resilience professor Tina Comes played a central role in advising the EU on how to improve its role in transboundary crises. Today she handed over the synthesis of the scientific evidence on crisis management to two European Commissioners and the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Comes chaired the working group that collected the latest scientific evidence and evidence-based policy options to help the EU rethink its approach to risk and crisis management.
Astronomy / Space Science - Campus - 09.11.2022
Research could help astronauts eat well on future Mars missions
Science, Health & Technology Lou Corpuz-Bosshart If space is the final frontier, it's food that will get us there in good shape, and UBC researchers are making sure that our food will be up to the task. Dr. John Frostad , an assistant professor in chemical and biological engineering who studies the science of food, leads a team that is creating new ways of encapsulating omega-3 fatty acids so that they can go the distance.
Campus - 31.10.2022
The multiple faces of today’s galaxies: their morphologies tell their evolution
The large morphological classes of galaxies have fascinated astronomers since their discovery. A new analysis led by Louis Quilley, PhD student (Sorbonne University), and Valérie de Lapparent, researcher at the Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), establishes a physical link between the order of the different types of the famous Hubble sequence, and the systematic evolution of galaxies.
Campus - Health - 20.10.2022
Activity ’snacks’ following meals may help maintain muscle mass: Study
Interrupting prolonged sitting with periodic activity "snacks" may help maintain muscle mass and quality, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Toronto. Daniel Moore , an associate professor of muscle physiology at the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Eduction (KPE) who led the study, found that short bouts of activity, such as two minutes of walking or body weight sit-to-stand squats, allow the body to use more amino acids from meals to build muscle proteins.
Campus - 12.10.2022
The Thread to the Needle: How our Ancestors Used the Native Flora
Campus - 12.10.2022
New Study on Affirmative Action Policies for Leadership Positions
The German population expresses support for recruitment practices that favor women and people from non-academic households The debate surrounding affirmative action policies to counteract inequality against underrepresented groups continues to raise questions about the use of quotas when it comes to hiring people to leadership positions or public offices.
Chemistry - Campus - 11.10.2022
Synthetic cells communicate with organic cells
Marleen van Stevendaal has researched how communication between synthetic cells and living tissue can be controlled using chemokines. Many things are already possible when it comes to mimicking organic cells. For example, Jan van Hest's group has developed a synthetic cell platform in which all kinds of cell aspects can be mimicked in order to better understand them.
Social Sciences - Campus - 05.10.2022
Gender inequality can predict high rates of child physical abuse
The challenges women in lowand middle-income countries face as they seek equal rights can cause distress-and some of them may take it out on their children with physical abuse. Study: Gender Inequality in Lowand Middle-Income Countries: Associations with Parental Physical Abuse and Moderation by Child Gender In a new report published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, University of Michigan researchers found that gender inequality at the adult level perpetuates women's economic insecurity that contributes to higher levels of child abuse.
Health - Campus - 03.10.2022
Monkeypox studies suggest ways to reduce viral spread
Less than three months since it launched, the monkeypox rapid research response led by the University of Toronto's Emerging and Pandemic Infections Consortium (EPIC) and three partner hospitals is generating results that could help curb transmission of the virus. "When monkeypox first arrived in Canada, we quickly learned about the stockpile of smallpox vaccine [which also protects against monkeypox]," said Jesse Knight , a PhD candidate in University of Toronto's Institute of Medical Science in the Temerty Faculty of Medicine.
Environment - Campus - 10.08.2022
Opportunity for inclusivity in recreation planning for Protected Areas
Many socio-demographic groups are underrepresented among visitors to Protected Areas Many socio-demographic groups, such as those with disabilities and minority ethnic communities, are underrepresented among visitors to Protected Areas due to institutional barriers, a new study found. Protected Areas (PA) provide many benefits to visitors, including mental and physical health and environmental knowledge.
Health - Campus - 28.07.2022
Disparities in United States COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution
UC San Diego study finds health care facilities serving underrepresented, rural and hardest-hit communities were less likely to administer COVID-19 vaccines during initial rollout When reports showed COVID-19 vaccination rates were lower among racial/ethnic minority groups, most discussions focused on mistrust and misinformation among these populations or their reduced access to health care facilities.
Campus - Social Sciences - 28.07.2022
University institutional communication improves the impact and visibility of scientific work and encourages innovation
The main benefits perceived by researchers after participating in an institutional communication campaign of their scientific work are that they increase both the visibility and the impact of the research, improve their prestige and foster innovation. These are some of the conclusions of a doctoral thesis presented at the University of Valencia (UV) by the communicator and scientific journalist Francisco Javier Alonso Flores, who analyses the social impact of institutional communication of R&D&i in Spanish universities.
Health - Campus - 28.07.2022
Half of the population of Geneva have antibodies that neutralize the Omicron variants
A study by the HUG, the UNIGE and the EPFL shows that almost all Genevans (93.8%) have antibodies against SARS-CoV 2 but less than one in two (46.7%) have them against the BA.4/BA. Omicron sub-variants. A study by the Geneva University Hospitals (HUG), the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Geneva and the EPFL shows that almost all Genevans (93.8%) have antibodies against SARS-CoV 2, almost three quarters of whom acquired them through an infection.
Campus - 26.07.2022
Researchers suggest ’home remedies’ to increase vaccine supply in Canada before next pandemic
COVID-19 has put a spotlight on Canada's pandemic preparedness, and led some experts and leaders to call for a new public agency that would be in charge of domestic vaccine production to increase self-sufficiency. But Paul Grootendorst , an associate professor at the University of Toronto's Leslie Dan Faculty of Pharmacy, says creating such an agency would be more trouble than it's worth.
Campus - Career - 19.07.2022
Delaying retirement age increases the risk of mortality for certain groups
An academic study shows how this measure affects the 60-69 age group and mostly harms employees with low-skilled, physically and psychosocially demanding jobs. Researchers, including Sergi Jiménez-Martín, a UPF full professor of Economics, say allowing flexible retirement plans, such as partial retirement, mitigates the negative effect of delaying retirement.