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New ideas change your brain cells

A new University of British Columbia study identifies an important molecular change that occurs in the brain when we learn and remember. Published this month...

Study of pilgrims challenges how mountain sickness gets diagnosed

A study led by University of British Columbia scientists calls into question a widely used method of diagnosing acute mountain sickness. The Lake Louise Score...

Scientists find brain region that helps you make up your mind

One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision...

Google Earth reveals untold fish catches

Large fish traps in the Persian Gulf could be catching up to six times more fish than what’s being officially reported, according to the...

Scientists find brain region that helps you make up your mind

One of the smallest parts of the brain is getting a second look after new research suggests it plays a crucial role in decision...

Slacktivism: ‘Liking’ on Facebook may mean less giving

Would-be donors skip giving when offered the chance to show public support for charities in social media, a new study from the University of...

Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate change

Coral reefs may be able to adapt to moderate climate warming, improving their chance of surviving through the end of this century, if there...

Tagging aquatic animals can disrupt natural behavior

American and Canadian researchers have for the first time quantified the energy cost to aquatic animals when they carry satellite tags, video cameras and...

New substance effectively combats multi-resistant bacteria

In Europe alone, more than 25,000 people die each year from infections caused by multi-resistant bacteria. Researchers from University of Copenhagen have now developed...

Scientists reduce behaviours associated with problem gambling in rats

With the help of a rat casino, University of British Columbia brain researchers have successfully reduced behaviours in rats that are commonly associated with...

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