LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers rejoice in quiet hope as two drugs against Ebola give patients a 90% survival rate in initial clinical trials. (Credit: Jerome Delay/AP/Shutterstock)   Meanwhile, in the West, genomic studies indicate the diarrhea-causing bacteria C. difficile is rapidly evolving into two species, one of which is highly adapted to [...]

By |2019-08-14T09:51:43-04:00August 14th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: An analysis of the Earth’s volcanic lava flow, along with sediment and ice core records, have allowed geophysicists to study and model the planets’ most recent magnetic field reversal. Shedding light on this mysterious phenomenon, the study aims to understand the chronology of past reversals and predict the [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:08:57-04:00August 11th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, U of T’s own Dr. Igor Stagljar from the Donnelly Centre has partnered with Toronto-based biotech company, Cyclia. The collaboration intends to further the fight against non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) by developing next-generation EGFR-inhibitors. And, does Parkinson’s disease start in your gut? Researchers from Montreal show that [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:08:35-04:00July 24th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers recording the neural waves of bats observed a synchronization of brain waves among individuals involved in group activities. Through their work the researchers hope to understand how shared experiences and social interactions impact neurological development. Relatedly, perhaps the most detailed images of the human brain were recently [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:09:35-04:00July 16th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, read why some individuals are suggesting a new name for the breast-cancer syndrome. Both sexes have the same rates of BRCA1 and BRCA2 mutations and both are equally likely to pass on these mutations to their offspring. Yet, women are ten times more likely to be tested for these [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:09:47-04:00July 8th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the UN predicts that the world population will reach 9.7 billion by the year 2050, with sub Saharan Africa accounting for more than half of the global population growth. And, think you have nothing in common with a cuttlefish? Think again. Biologists discover that the same genes which sculpt [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:10:12-04:00June 26th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the International Space Station (ISS) will soon be open for business. Looking to develop a “low-Earth orbit economy”, NASA has announced its plans to avail the ISS to privately funded commercial and marketing missions as early as next year. In the first recorded instance of a vertebrate-eating carnivorous [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:10:23-04:00June 12th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the Trump administration halts fetal-tissue research, which may have widespread implications for studies looking to find the cure to HIV. Meanwhile, Forbes features the CDC's new warning of impending global antibiotic resistance -- "one of the greatest public health challenges of our time". Finally, for our artistically inclined [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:10:44-04:00June 7th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, reports have surfaced claiming an unusual increase in emissions of an ozone-destroying gas in China. Production of this chemical, CFC-11, may be in violation of international law. Read more here. Scientists are continuously investigating how to slow the pace of extinctions. Find out how Alex Dehgan, a lawyer, an evolutionary [...]

By |2019-08-11T12:10:55-04:00May 29th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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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 |2019-08-11T12:11:21-04:00May 22nd, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments