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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: Climate scientists call for action in “Climate tipping points — too risky to bet against”, detailing the evidence that suggests the planet is in a state of emergency. Aurinia Pharmaceuticals, a Canadian biotech company, reported positive data for its lead drug in treating lupus nephritis. The Phase 3 [...]

By |2019-12-11T14:51:17-05:00December 11th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: The stresses associated with PhD research is highlighted by Nature journals as they published the results of a survey of over 6000 students from across the world. The survey delved into the challenges and pressures faced by students as they journey towards their degree. Data from NASA’s Cassini [...]

By |2019-11-19T18:16:36-05:00November 19th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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For this week’s LSCDS feature of #ScienceNews and #Innovation, parallel studies report that measles can wipe out the body’s immune memory, leaving infected children especially vulnerable to other illnesses like influenza. Plus, the white house has nominated radiation oncologist Dr. Stephan Hahn as the FDA’s new commissioner. Finally, check out the 10 most influential Nature [...]

By |2019-11-06T00:02:07-05:00November 6th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: After terminating their clinical trials for aducanumab in March 2019, Biogen has announced it will be seeking FDA approval for the controversial Alzheimer’s drug. This sudden turnaround helps revive the amyloid hypothesis of Alzheimer’s disease, which lost credibility after the initial cancellation of aducanumab trials. And as we [...]

By |2019-10-29T22:39:37-04:00October 29th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, Canadian scientists can breathe a sigh of relief and hope for increased science funding as Trudeau leads the country for another 4 years. Meanwhile, quantum reigns supreme. Scientists at Google reveal a quantum computer, Sycamore, which can calculate within 3.5 minutes a problem that would take normal computers [...]

By |2019-10-23T22:52:48-04:00October 23rd, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, India explores using emerging technologies, such as organs-on-a-chip, as an alternative to animal model research. Discover the latest on how countries are implementing non-animal technologies for biomedical research here. Snow caps are melting, land is drying up, and the Earth is flooding at rapid rates. See Nature’s pick [...]

By |2019-10-04T18:05:59-04:00October 4th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, scientists turn to CRISPR gene editing to save the America’s bananas from extinction following the invasion of a banana-killing fungus. And, Australia’s capital city of Canberra moves away from fossil fuels in their pledge to purchase 100% renewable energy by January 2020. Finally, despite President Trump’s constant attempts [...]

By |2019-09-26T16:03:05-04:00September 26th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: On the 10th Anniversary of MaRS Innovation’s establishment, it has rebranded as Toronto Innovation Acceleration Partners (TIAP), with a clearer focus on venture growth and advancing health science technologies. Earlier this month, TIAP announced a newfound partnership with Amgen to jointly identify and fund new technologies. In a [...]

By |2019-09-20T19:31:40-04:00September 20th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation: A well preserved fossilized cranium of human ancestor Australopithecus anamensis, estimated to be 3.8 million years old, has been discovered in Ethiopia. It is hoped that the fossil will help clarify the evolutionary lineage between the more ape-like ancestor species to the ‘true’ human species belonging to the [...]

By |2019-09-04T22:33:09-04:00September 4th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments