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Scientists are mixing doses of coronavirus vaccines for the first time.
Experts worry leishmania parasites could find a foothold in North America.
A slew of research is taking place across Canada to help end the coronavirus pandemic.
The "Beefier Barley" ad suggested that climate change would benefit Alberta's beef industry.
The study out of the University of Guelph looked at data dating back to 1981.
The research team wanted to find out how each individual cell within a community reacted to a stress event.
The awards highlight the importance of fundamental research as a whole and not as a targeted or priority-based approach.
It could also mean you live in Canada (or both).
Inexplicably, research data on minority and female populations is not collected in Canada — seemingly a theme in this country.
Our current government has been staking much on an "innovation economy." So how do we get there?
Clinical trials, unlike other research, always involve humans. The studies are thoroughly reviewed by trained staff who decide whether or not the research is safe and ethical to perform on humans. These studies are performed with patient safety and confidentiality as a priority and you are always given a choice whether or not to participate.
The statistics may differ from disease to disease, but the challenges with clinical trial participation are seen across the spectrum of medical research. Any delay a study faces due to difficulty in finding participants, leads to a huge waste of resources, money and most importantly time. Without enough volunteers to participate in medical research the development of better treatments and ultimately a cure for the myriad of diseases that impact us all, will not be possible.
Those determined to advance industrial interests over all else often attack science. We've seen it in Canada, with a decade of cuts to research funding and scientific programs, muzzling of government scientists and rejection of evidence regarding issues such as climate change. We're seeing worse in the United States.
HIV has lost its steam. With access to medicine and treatment slowly increasing for many (but not all), a world without HIV is in our sights. Hallelujah. Maybe. The virus may be losing its steam but its stigma is destroying lives. Especially in Ontario. Our dirty little secret is that Ontario is responsible for 54% of all Canadian HIV non-disclosure criminal cases. In a world where ARVS (anti-retrovirals) have made a reality, stigma remains lethal. Two new pieces of art take on HIV stigma full frontal.
By Anthony Piscitelli and Jay Harrison When communities debate the opening of a new casino, the discussion typically begins
Not many patients would be happy to hear that there's a lag of about 17 years between when health scientists learn something of significance through rigorous research and when health practitioners change their patient care as a result, but that's what a now-famous study from the Institute of Medicine uncovered in 2001.
Pulses have great potential for human nutrition due to their high protein content compared to other vegetables. Despite this, global research funding for pulse crops remains very small compared to investments made in cereal crops.
These 10 stories from Canada and around the world show how communities, governments and organizations are providing solutions that are reversing the loss of biodiversity and the ecological services that nature provides.