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LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, for our weekly LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, a new study finds no evidence for a “depression gene,” that has been long thought to influence risk of depression. And, an antibiotic-resistant Mycobacterium abscessus infection in a 15 year old girl was cleared just days after genetically engineered phage therapy was administered. Plus, researchers in Japan [...]

By |2019-05-22T10:03:03+00:00May 22nd, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, in our weekly LSCDS #ScienceNews, we would like to bring your attention to this “blast from the past” editorial about digital therapeutics:"Digital therapeutics from apps to smart inhalers, brought to you by pharma". medical technology concept. virtual reality. 3D rendering. mixed media abstract. In industry, the spotlight is on Gilead, a market leader in [...]

By |2019-05-15T09:22:34+00:00May 15th, 2019|Bassem Toeama, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, dire warnings have been issued on antimicrobial resistance and the human-driven loss of species and habitats. With the future of the world in mind, here's a good reminder that science is a multidisciplinary team effort; for research to be truly impactful, scientists need to learn how to work [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, rare fossils belonging to a newly identified, lion-like carnivore were found after lingering in a museum drawer for decades! Even though the human genome was sequenced nearly two decades ago, researchers have struggled to identify the genetics underlying height. Today, scientists have discovered how rare genetic variants can explain this [...]

By |2019-04-24T09:37:16+00:00April 24th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, Monday’s blaze that scorched the Notre Dame Cathedral has Parisians lost for words, but a digital replica of the building shows promise for its reconstruction. In MedTech, scientists in Tel Aviv have 3D printed a human heart using a patient’s own cells. Read more about it here. Finally, what’s all [...]

By |2019-04-17T11:50:09+00:00April 17th, 2019|Kyla Germain, Potential Careers, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

In today’s LSCDS weekly #ScienceNewsfeature we would like to highlight this editorial from FiercePharma:"Tucker Carlson's off-the-rail insults put pharma advertisers in hot seat". In industry, the spotlight is on FDA, as this regulatory organization shuffles management and announces appointment of its next acting chief. Ned Sharpless, M.D., currently the director of the National Cancer Institute. [...]

By |2019-04-10T14:01:24+00:00April 10th, 2019|Bassem Toeama, ScienceNews&Innovation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Women in Science: Achieving equal opportunity

Written by Kyla Germain On March 9th, thousands of Toronto women and men rallied down Yonge Street for the International Women’s Day March. The theme, ‘We Are Fearless,’ artfully captured the current feminist tone which is unafraid to protest the inequalities still faced by women around the globe. Amid the colourful signs and vigorous chanting, [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, we urge students and professionals alike to seek a little help from your friends - it's never too early (or too late) to form your ragtag band of personal advisors on your journey towards career success! As governments in North America debate slashing science funding, a small Southeast Asian country [...]

By |2019-04-03T07:02:35+00:00April 3rd, 2019|Pailin Chiaranunt, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, a one-of-a-kind baby rhesus macaque was born! This macaque was created using sperm from tissue harvested from her father’s testicles when he was young, and then grafted onto his body as an adult. Researchers believe this may one day be used to restore fertility in males who have received damaging [...]

By |2019-03-26T22:44:46+00:00March 26th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

New Year, New Opportunities

This year brings fresh inspiration for renewing your career development goals. To kickstart your career planning for 2019-2020, we’ve summarized some of the best campus resources, search engines, and tools for job searching below: University of Toronto (UofT) Campus Resources: Check out UofT’s Career Exploration & Education website. Survey potential paths of interest through the Career [...]