Dr. Robin Hsiung, an associate professor in the faculty of medicine and a staff neurologist at the UBC hospital clinic for Alzheimer's and related disorders, discussed their intriguing research on neurodegenerative diseases in an interview with The Ubyssey.
Dr. Nichole Fairbrother’s Perinatal Anxiety Research (PAR) lab is committed to improving mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum people through in-depth investigation of mood and related disorders.
According to UBC neuroscientists, pain is an individual experience influenced by cognitive and emotional processes.
Philosophers have long debated the nature of reality. But thankfully, science can help armchair philosophers and brain aficionados alike better understand these centuries-old questions — and hopefully add some neuroscience to your daily existential crisis.
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.