A group of researchers photographed and sequenced the genomes of diplonemids, a diverse group of predatory microorganisms, along Line 67, a well-studied oceanic line stretching from Monterey Bay, California to the open ocean.
On January 18, undergraduate students will participate in the Science Case Competition hosted by the Science Undergraduate Society (SUS) and SCI Team, where they will research and devise solutions for a global health crisis.
Although the primary symptom of Alzheimer’s Disease — dementia — typically does not develop until late adulthood, mouse studies led by Dr. Weihong Song suggest a connection between vitamin A deficiency in the womb to Alzheimer's later in life.
How touchscreens impact the behaviours of consumers is a relatively new area of research. According to a study by UBCO’s Dr. Ying Zhu, those who use devices with touchscreens for online shopping spend more impulsively than subjects with access to only desktop computers.
Hackathons are energy drink-fuelled marathons where people bring projects to life by creating software and hardware. Hackseq embodies this principle, but specifically attracts participants whose ventures are related to genomics, a field of molecular biology that studies organisms’ genetic material.