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UPDATE: The path of totality, 2024

By Kim Morris, Borealis Blog editor On April 8, a total eclipse of the sun will occur over North America. […]

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Freddie the Rescue Dog and How Dogs Save Us with Grant Hayter-Menzies

Zazie and Kristi are joined by Grant Hayter-Menzies to talk about his book, Freddie: The Rescue Dog Who Rescued Me.By Zazie Todd PhD.Watch episode 16 of The Pawsitive Post in Conversation below or on Youtube, listen below or via your favourite podcast app (including Apple, Spotify), or scroll down to read highlights.      About this...

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A summary of recent discoveries advancing the understanding and treatment of hemophilia

A summary of recent discoveries advancing the understanding and treatment of hemophilia Transfusion Blood Wednesday, April 17, 2024 Dr. Travis Sztainert Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder that undermines blood's regular clotting mechanism. There are two types of hemophilia, known as hemophilia A and hemophilia B, which are caused by a shortage or lack of...

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New system for imaging rare-earth doped nanoparticles

The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS; Québec, Canada) has issued a January 30,2024 news release (also on EurekAlert) announcing new work in the field of imaging, Note: Links have been removed, Teams led by professors Jinyang Liang and Fiorenzo Vetrone from the Énergie Matériaux Télécommunications Research Centre at the Institut national de la...

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‘Frozen smoke’ sensors can detect toxic formaldehyde in homes and offices

I love the fact that ‘frozen smoke’ is another term for aerogel (which has multiple alternative terms) and the latest work on this interesting material is from the University of Cambridge (UK) according to a February 9, 2023 news item on ScienceDaily, Researchers have developed a sensor made from ‘frozen smoke’ that uses artificial intelligence...

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Travel story: Internship to improve risk management of Lyme disease for outdoor workers

By Erica Fellin, a PhD student at McGill University In April 2023, I was lucky enough to participate in a three-week internship at the Centre d’enseignement et de recherche en foresterie (CERFO) to develop my statistical modelling skills. CERFO is a College Center for Technology Transfer (CCTT) that offers environmental research services, knowledge transfer, and...

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Assembloids to model sensory neurological pathways

Diagram courtesy of Dr. Sergiu Paşca, Stanford University In current organoid technologies, human pluripotent stem cells are guided to differentiate into 3D structures that resemble the corresponding human in-vivo organ, which allows researchers the opportunity to study the organ’s specific cells and function. However, organoids are limited by their inability to mimic circuits or interactions...

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Neuromodulation-Curious? May 11, 2024 free event in Vancouver (Canada) hosted by Canadian Neuromodulation Society and the International Neuromodulation Society (INS)

Before leaping into the event details, I’ve got some information about neuromodulation for anyone who’s not familiar with the term, there are two bits (not mutually exclusive). First, there’s this Wikipedia Neuromodulation essay, which focuses on the physiological process of neuromodulation. Second, there are the answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), specifically, What is neuromodulation?...

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Benjamin Mumford

Rôle sur l’équipe Beagle: ÉditeurRole on the Beagle Team: Editor Ben Mumford is a Master’s Student at the Université de Montréal in the Department of Biological Sciences. Supervised by Professor Chris Cameron, his area of interest and research is in the evolutionary development of invertebrates. His master’s is focussing on the microstructural and compositional properties of stereom,...

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