According to UBC experts, concerns about your friendly neighbourhood chatbot might be overblown.
For student brain aficionados, the recent expansion of a neuroscience specialization is more than just a 'big brain' idea.
PrEP, or HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis, refers to any drug that reduces one’s risk of contracting HIV. For many students, this is an invaluable sexual health resource — for both safer sex and peace of mind.
Subpar sexual education can set many of us on an uncertain path toward understanding our sexuality — but it's never too late to begin sexual reclamation through knowledge and learning.
The team developed a two-photon microscopy technique that allowed them to pinpoint the presence of cannabinoids in particular structures of the cannabis plant.
“This was actually a study using a really neat combination of old[er] data and new[er] data,” said Dr. Catherine Johnson, an author of the study and professor in UBC’s department of earth, ocean and atmospheric sciences.
“The studies used in the meta-analysis were small and generated some positive and negative results. We need more evidence to proceed to make this therapy a clinical treatment.”
The economics behind the climate crisis can play a key role in informing governance, policy and public opinion.
The team developed a specialized imaging technique that took advantage of glandular trichome intrinsic autofluorescence — a property of the trichomes that causes them to emit light when exposed to certain other kinds of light.
A seminar on July 21 featured Dr. Sandro Tacchella, an astrophysicist, who discussed his work relating to how galaxies grow and the nature of their star formation.
“When you put the species interactions into the picture, we actually see this conflict arise between movement and evolution, where you get some species evolving faster and they prevent slower-adapting species from being able to shift their ranges.”
Alzheimer’s disease initiatives are starting to come to UBC campus with a student-organized initiative All Against Alzheimer’s. The initiative was started in early September and a team has been working on it since to bring the club to life.
MDMA-assisted psychotherapy represents a burgeoning area of research that can support those suffering from PTSD.
On the week of September 21, the Beaty Biodiversity museum, along with the Woodward library, TRIUMF laboratory for particle and nuclear physics and other teams within UBC were collaborating to promote science literacy in a national science literacy initiative.
This year, UBC’s iGEM team worked on creating a genetically modified Gilliamella apicola (a type of bacteria that lives in bees' intestines) that can help bees combat colony collapse disorder.
As explored in a newly published paper, UBC researchers speculate that using “radio bursts” with unknown origins, they could determine the distance of cosmological bodies and shed light on a whole host of previously unknown information.
The researchers then took poop from three-month olds, who they knew developed asthma, and transferred it into mice. Mice with the transferred kid poop went on to develop high levels of asthma, mice with poop spiked with FLVR did not develop asthma.