The CBR is a multidisciplinary unit with an emphasis on genetics, molecular biology, and biotechnology. The centre was created to promote interdisciplinary basic and translational biomedical research. Our members span several UVic departments, the UVic Division of Medical Sciences, the Vancouver Island Health Authority and the BC Cancer Agency.
This topic will provide general info on a variety health and science related subjects, mirroring the interests of the CBR members.
I am the 70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar til I was one, breastfed for over a year, organic homegrown vegetables, raw milk, no MSG, no additives, no aspartame.
(Phys.org) —Just when the nation has a need for more workers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields, research at Cornell and the University of Texas, Austin, finds that women have often found those fields inhospitable,...
Our epigenome is a set of chemical switches that turn parts of our genome off and on at strategic times and locations. These switches help alter the way our cells act and are impacted by environmental factors including diet, exercise and stress.
I occasionally dabble in genealogy, the only hobby I have that has nothing to do with natural history or science. I’ve been most interested in my mother’s side of the family, which was a big mystery even when my grandmother was alive. My mom was an only child, but her mother came from a large family — of which only one sister was known. All her other siblings, cousins, ancestors…my grandmother was unclear on all their names or what became of them. All I knew was that she was raised on a farm in Amherstburg, Ontario (she remained a Canadian citizen her whole life) but her immediate family had come to live in Detroit sometime after 1900.
Science communicator and Field Museum Chief Curiosity Correspondent Emily Graslie is no stranger to tackling tough subjects on camera for her web series "The Brain Scoop." Viewers can watch her to do everything from geocaching for “most of a bear”...
A new nanotechnology-based technique for regulating blood sugar in diabetics may give patients the ability to release insulin painlessly using a small ultrasound device, allowing them to go days between injections.
The caffeine in a cup of coffee might help your small blood vessels work better, according to a new study showing that drinking a cup of caffeinated coffee significantly improved blood flow in participants' fingers.