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K CY MDocket no.: 1162Version no: 1Client : UBC ResearchDate: 2006 Nov 10Item: Frontier magazineSize: 8.5x11.75 inchesLogos: reproPhotos: hiresLine Screen: 150 lineFonts: DIN, A Garamond Pro, Avant Garde, CloisterProofed by: ROS/KB/MR A Journal of Research and Discovery > Issue 02 > December 2006 Office of the Vice  President ResearchA CURE FOR CHRONIC PAIN? The real deal on a promising painkillerGOING GREENER Sustainability meets the real worldWEANED ON THE WEB Demystifying teen Internet useMAN VS.  MICROBE Waging war on infectious diseasesK CY MDocket no.: 1162Version no: 1Client : UBC ResearchDate: 2006 Nov 10Item: Frontier magazineSize: 8.5x11.75 inchesLogos: reproPhotos: hiresLine Screen: 150 lineFonts: DIN, A Garamond Pro, Avant Garde, CloisterProofed by: ROS/KB/MRProofed by:ROS/KB/MR All trapping is the responsibility of the printer/pre-press company outputting final film/plates.IN THIS ISSUE >From Out of the Shell 03 A new era of pain management  could be on the horizon. How  Terry Snutch turned snail venom  into a multi-million dollar painkillerThe Smaller the Particles 06  The Bigger the Questions Exploring the chasm between  quantum mechanics and Newtonian  physics, Josh Folk uncovers new  possibilities in the murky world  of subatomic particles Seismic Shift 08 Saving lives, securing critical  infrastructure and avoiding  business interruptions during  earthquakes: Terje Haukaas  looks to shift the future towards  performance-based engineeringTHE MICROSCOPIC MENACE 12 The next disastrous pandemic  could strike any time, anywhere.  Brett Finlay is finding hope in  the battle against infectious diseases Art of Darkness 16 Jodey Castricano investigates  the role of stories in structuring  our social and cultural realityMixed Messages 18 The information technology revolution  is spawning a generation of tech-savvy  kids. Jennifer Shapka aims to document  its influence – both positive and negativeThe Green House 20 Can sustainability work in the real  world? John Robinson is determined  to prove it with his forthcoming  “greener than green” living laboratoryWelcome to the second issue of frontier, the University of  British Columbia’s journal of research and discovery.As one of Canada’s top research institutions, we at UBC are committed to fostering an environment that promotes and facilitates first-rate research dedicated to furthering intellectual pursuits, and benefiting our society in a positive and significant way.The fact is, research matters. University research has far-reaching implications for our society, and our lives. From the greatest, most significant medical discovery of our day – such as Brett Finlay’s important work on infectious diseases – to gaining a broader understanding of the societal impact of technology – such as Jennifer Shapka’s research in to technology’s influence on adolescents’ social, physical and cognitive development – research enriches our lives, drives our economy, and contributes to greater global understanding.We are proud to have researchers spanning all disciplines, who are dedicated to engaging in important, meaningful and inspirational research. The examples in these pages are but a  few of the many UBC researchers who impact our world.Enjoy this second issue of frontier. Dr. John Hepburn, Vice President ResearchA MESSAGE FROM THE VICE PRESIDENT RESEARCHCover and page three photos> Paul JosephK CY MDocket no.: 1162Version no: 1Client : UBC ResearchDate: 2006 Nov 10Item: Frontier magazineSize: 8.5x11.75 inchesLogos: reproPhotos: hiresLine Screen: 150 lineFonts: DIN, A Garamond Pro, Avant Garde, CloisterProofed by: ROS/KB/MR www.research.ubc.caA Journal of Research and DiscoveryPublished By Office of the  Vice President Research,  University of British ColumbiaFax 604.822.6295Email info.frontier@ubc.caWriting and Design kaldor.comCirculation 5,000All rights reservedPrinted in CanadaSUBSCRIBEFor your complimentary subscription  to frontier, please call 604.822.1995  or email info.frontier@ubc.ca10% post-consumer wastePublications mail agreement no. 41268533Return undeliverable Canadian addresses to:University of British ColumbiaOffice of the Vice President ResearchRoom 224, 6328 Memorial RoadVancouver, BC  Canada  V6T 1Z2

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