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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

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, researchers have identified the lightest neutrino, weighing at least 6 times less than an electron. A neutrino is a subatomic particle that is similar to an electron but has no electrical charge. Read more on neutrinos here. Increasing fires in the boreal forest and amazon are emitting copious [...]

By |2019-08-29T18:38:25-04:00August 29th, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation, the NOAA reports that July 2019 was the world’s hottest ever month on record. What’s more, their measurements reveal that the record-high temperatures also shrank polar sea ice to historic lows. In a step towards safer opioid use, scientists at Scripps Research Institute have identified a rare receptor [...]

By |2019-08-21T16:51:49-04:00August 21st, 2019|ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

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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