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Cannabis is NOT a dog’s best friend

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Ainslie Butler, Health, Medicine and Veterinary Sciences editor Now that cannabis has been legalized, Canadians don’t have to hide their […]

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The secret lives of CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)-Cas (CRISPR-associated) proteins

This research isn’t quite as exciting as the title promises but it is important as it attempts to answer some fundamental questions about Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR)-CRISPR-Associated (Cas).proteins. From a June 13, 2018 news item on, Recently published research from the University of Georgia and UConn Health [University of Connecticu Health Center] provides new insight about the basic biological mechanisms of the RNA-based viral immune system known as CRISPR-Cas. CRISPR-Cas, short…

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Karl Frison : vers une grande théorie unificatrice du vivant et de la cognition ?

J’aimerais vous parler cette semaine d’un fascinant reportage de Shaun Raviv publié dans la revue Wired le 13 novembre dernier sur un personnage devenu incontournable en les sciences cognitives, Karl Frison. Je parle de reportage plutôt que d’une entrevue car le journaliste a passé plus d’une semaine à Londres l’été dernier pour pondre ce texte fascinant sur «The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key to True AI». Titre qui peut paraître un peu sensationnaliste…

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BITS: Stories & Structures – New Connections

Microscopes meet Indigenous art in Stories & Structures – New Connections, a new exhibition touring through Australia until March 2019. The show weaves together micrographs of natural phenomena with stunning paintings by Indigenous artists from across the country, revealing unexpected and striking similarities. The two sets of images, both of which are used to pass on knowledge and shape our understanding of the natural world, reflect and refract each other, offering a new look at…

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