There are nearly 2000 children on the organ waitlist in the U.S. While this number may shallow compared to the 100,000 adults on that list, organ donors for children are far harder to come by. This is due to the small organ sizes of children which require them to receive a transplant from another child. […]
Nanotech: The Future of Everything?
By: Anthony D. Overview I want you to think of an item that you use daily. What does it do for you? How is it useful? Personally, the first item that comes to my mind is my phone. Having to use it everyday, my phone has became an essential asset for me to function. There […]
How Do Carnivorous Fly Traps Eat Their Food?
Plants have always been known as harmless, green organisms who use photosynthesis to take energy. However, the Venus flytrap does not live up to this reputation. The flytrap is best known for its carnivorous eating habits. Insects such as flies, ants, grasshoppers, and spiders are all victims of the plant’s two-lobed traps. Yet, despite such […]
Restoring Lost Memories?
By Natasha Poon The thought of restoring lost memories seems like something out of a science fiction plot. However, research from UCLA indicates that some memories have the possibility to be restored. This discovery can change the game for those susceptible to memory loss diseases like Alzheimer’s. Alzheimer’s disease is an age-related neurodegenerative disease. Synapses […]
Just Six Degrees of Separation
by Lauren Tam Let’s say you wanted to meet the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau. Say you’re staying in a hotel and happen to know the doorman. The doorman knows the owner; the owner knows the owner of a more high-end hotel. A government official happens to frequent that hotel, and is friends with […]
Are our brains malleable? Neuroplasticity at a glance
By Megan Wang A common misconception is that our brains are fixed and cannot be changed after adulthood. However, this notion is actually quite wrong. In the last two decades, there has been a surge of studies exploring the wonder of neuroplasticity. In other words, our brains are still changing to this very day, no […]
Brushing Before or After Breakfast?
by Lauren Tam Brushing twice a day is standard practice for almost everyone. But, I never knew that people brushed their teeth after breakfast until late into elementary school. My friend brought up the topic again. She fiercely stands by brushing after eating. One time, she was even “forced” to brush her teeth before eating […]
Possible Local Covid-19 Treatment
It often seems that Covid-19 vaccines and treatments are developed in far-off countries, like China and the US. However, the University of British Columbia is conducting research on a few potential Covid-19 therapeutics. Dr. Josef Penninger and his team at UBC developed one of the most promising research for Covid-19 treatments. As a researcher in […]
Why Do We Yawn?
Yawning often connotes being tired, but it happens much more than that. We yawn when we wake up from a night’s sleep, when we’re bored, or when we’re anxious. There are many triggers to yawning, not just fatigue, and it’s very contagious. People yawn when others yawn, or when they’re reading about yawning. I bet […]
Artificial Gravity in Space
By: Davan Mulligan Artificial gravity may be the key to long-term space travel. A number of health issues arise while in zero-gravity environments, like loss of muscle mass, bone density, space blindness, and more. Artificial gravity seems like a solution that solves all of these problems at once. So, how can we achieve it? A […]