Could a deadly mushroom help battle cancer?

Amanita phalloides. Photo: Flickr, stanze.University of British Columbia chemists are working to unleash the cancer fighting potential of Amanita phalloides — a particularly nasty poison shroomBy Silvia Moreno-GarciaInfamous. That might be the best description for Amanita phalloides. The highly toxic mushroom has been feared for centuries, earning it a spot in mystery novels (the mushroom did it) and history books (Roman Emperor Claudius was supposedly poisoned with it). Despite its deadly history, Amanita phalloides remains the cause of 90…

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The Jurassic Park Question: 5 Extinct Animals Being Brought Back

In one of our previous posts, we discussed animals that were on the brink of extinction that we have saved through human intervention. But what about those that have already become extinct? Can we bring them back to life and have these animals return to the wild, or will we live out the equivalent of [...] Read More The post The Jurassic Park Question: 5 Extinct Animals Being Brought Back appeared first on Schrodinger's Cat.

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À mettre en question l’ALÉNA

Ni les présentations faites à la conférence de l’ISBPE du 13 au 16 juin dernier, ni la liste de participants, ne sont encore disponibles en ligne. Quand elles seront prêtes, j’en ferai part ici. Sortant de l’expérience du G7 à la Malbaie, c’était intéressant d’assister à la présentation du seul Mexicain présent lors la conférence de la Société internationale d’économie biophysique (ISBPE) en juin dernier. Cela ramenait la question des négociations sur l’ALÉNA2 à l’avant scène.…

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