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Discovery holds new promise for children with inflammatory bowel diseaseCanada has the highest rate of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) in the world. Currently, about 10 to 20 percent of sufferers, including pediatric IBD patients, don’t respond to existing treatments, and that number is expected to increase in the years ahead.
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“Research and innovation are important here”When a friend first told Rui Pan about an opportunity to study and do research in Canada, he never could have imagined that one day, he would call Vancouver home. Fast-forward three years and the Simon Fraser University (SFU) student wouldn’t have it any other way.
Postcard from Brazil: UBC PhD student travels to Southern Amazonia to find the water footprint of local farmsMy initial estimate of this “water footprint” showed that 1,900 litres of water were required every year to grow one kilogram of soybean in Southern Amazonia. However, this estimate was based on a crop modeling exercise with assumptions that don’t reflect the realities of producing in the tropics.
Communicating scienceWhen Rowan Cockett was completing a Bachelor of Science in applied and environmental geology at the University of Calgary in 2010, he noticed that his fellow students were struggling to deal with the immense amounts of geological data they were asked to interpret.