Using Physical Techniques To Solve Biological Problems: Professor Lewis Kay Wins the Gairdner

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse Artwork by Nikko Torres The Canada Gairdner International Award is given yearly to five individuals for outstanding contributions to medical science. 84 of its 388 recipients have gone on to win the Nobel Prize. Dr. Lewis Kay, a Professor in the Departments of Biochemistry, Molecular Genetics, and Chemistry, received the Gairdner…

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Is International CRISPR Regulation a Pipe Dream?

Written by Shawn Xiong Edited by Manisha Talukdar Header image courtesy of Marie Ann Liebert At the dawn of recombinant DNA technology in the early 1970s, two conferences took place in Asilomar state beach in California, led by Stanford biochemist Paul Berg. From an outright prohibition during the first meeting in 1973 to tight regulation…

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#SupportTheReport

written by Anastassia Pogoutse The Naylor Report, summarized by Andrew Zhai in this post, provides a recipe for reinvigorating Canadian research. However, without concrete action by the federal government, the Naylor Report’s recommendations will be nothing but text. Canadian scientists have taken to using the hashtag #SupportTheReport to promote the Naylor Report’s recommendations. More critically,…

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Dust Counters and Gas Collectors

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “The Cabinet Project” Nicole Liao is a Toronto based artist with a background in Print Media and  Architecture. A large part of her work is made up of representations attempting to map, record and break down real world phenomena; using formal repetition, juxtaposition and overlay, she…

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Seeing the Invisible: The First North American Electron Microscope

This is post 1 of 1 in the series “The Cabinet Project” Written by Anastassia Pogoutse   The electron microscope (EM) is used for everything from looking for fault lines in engine parts to determining protein structures. In addition to its myriad functions, this powerful tool also has an interesting story behind it. In her…

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Notes on the Naylor Report: The Document That Will Try to Rescue Canadian Science from the Abyss

written by Andrew Zhai If you scroll down you’ll find that Transcripts has devoted a significant amount of page-space to the March for Science. Seeing such a diverse group of people all gathered to support scientific research, to support what you do, was life-affirming. Dare I say it, we had fun covering it and so…

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