Category: Lifestyle

Domestic cats drive spread of Toxoplasma parasite to wildlife

New UBC research suggests free-roaming cats are likely to blame in the spread of the potentially deadly Toxoplasma gondii parasite to wildlife in densely populated urban areas. The study—the first to analyze so many wildlife species over a global scale—also highlights how healthy ecosystems can protect against these types of pathogens. The researchers, led by […]

Creating social access for autistic children, what does it take?

Autistic children have indeed potential: most of their emotional abilities improve with age, concludes Postdoc researcher Boya Li in her second Ph.D. thesis on the emotional development of autistic children. “The development of social and emotional skills is a totally different type of learning. You can’t learn it from books or from your teachers in […]

Magic bullet’ found in fight against leukemia

Researchers have made a huge leap forward in finding a targeted therapy for acute myeloid leukemia. The innovative ‘magic bullet’ technique uses specific antibody-targeting technology that would reduce the need for current treatments that can be arduous, invasive and require long hospital admissions. Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) generally affects older people with around three thousand […]