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

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

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, last week’s fatal plane crash has raised questions about airplane automation. And, scientists are endorsing students from around the world who are walking out of school to pressure governments to take action combating climate change. Finally, leading scientists are calling for a global moratorium on editing human genes that can [...]

By |2019-03-20T01:35:48+00:00March 19th, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, scientists have successfully reprogrammed pancreatic cells that do not usually produce insulin to do so, effectively reducing blood sugar levels in mice and raising hope for diabetics. And, following a long U.S. government shutdown, Congress has approved a new budget deal that will see the biggest FDA funding increase [...]

By |2019-02-19T14:40:33+00:00February 19th, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, as the U.S government shutdown enters its fifth week, researchers and institutions like NASA are scrambling. Read about the mounting tolls of the shutdown on science here. And, smart watches are for more than just step-counting! Apple and Johnson & Johnson are teaming up to see if the latest [...]

By |2019-01-23T08:11:23+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, for our weekly LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, some much-needed good news in the conservation of mountain gorillas, giraffes, and whales. Check out the blueprints for China's plan to build the world's largest particle smasher, a whopping 100-kilometer-circumference Circular Electron-Positron Collider. Are you interested in deep learning and a career in AI? Get [...]

By |2018-11-28T04:30:07+00:00November 26th, 2018|Kyla Germain, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments