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New tool developed by UBC researchers helps conservationists make smarter decisions
A new tool developed by University of British Columbia researchers could help ensure limited conservation dollars are well spent by determining which actions would save the most species per dollar.
Cord blood clue to respiratory diseases
New research has found children born during high pollen months may have a greater risk of developing respiratory diseases such as asthma.
Children with asthma are less likely to finish school and to work in non-manual occupations
People who suffer with persistent asthma from a young age are more likely to leave school at 16 years old and those who make it to university are more likely to drop out early, according to new research presented today (Sunday) at the European Respiratory Society International Congress.

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