UBC psychiatry professor Dr. Weihong Song and Third Military Medical University professor Dr. Yan Jiang-Wang were able to determine that a protein — amyloid beta — produced in the body was able to cross the blood-brain barrier and enter the brain.
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Pushing a human out of your body is scary enough before you add in the high-stakes Hollywood drama. According to new research from UBC, the fear of pain and damage associated with childbirth may be pushing women towards unnecessary c-sections.
How touchscreens impact the behaviours of consumers is a relatively new area of research. According to a study by UBCO’s Dr. Ying Zhu, those who use devices with touchscreens for online shopping spend more impulsively than subjects with access to only desktop computers.
The amount of oxygen that fish can get is limited by the surface area of their gills, explained Dr. William Cheung. As fish get bigger, “the growth of the area of the gills cannot keep up with the growth of the body,” he said.
The study results indicate strong negative reactions against children that aren’t vaccinated. But we shouldn’t blame anti-vaxxers, because the majority of people who are under-vaccinated are just delaying vaccinations due to time constraints.
A few years ago, researchers at Tsinghua University in Beijing approached UBC SPPH researcher Dr. Michael Brauer with a proposal for a massive study linking global air pollution and international trade.
Initiatives have been introduced across Canada, focusing on youth mental health, and the findings of the study help to highlight areas that still require development, giving direction to future movements in the mental health field.
A recent study suggested that although there has been an overall decline in youth participation in sports, LGB teens are even less likely to participate in such activities. The study involved 99,373 youth from across BC.
A recent study has rekindled debate over whether Canada should implement a universal pharmacare system, eliciting editorial responses from both of Canada’s national newspapers, The Globe and Mail and the National Post.