New data report on eye and tissue banking in Canada

New data report on eye and tissue banking in Canada Transplantation Organs and Tissues Tuesday, August 06, 2019 Catherine Lewis “It was as if someone had taken a teaspoon of sand, dumped it in my eye, taken their thumb and ground it in, and every once in a while, gave it a little poke with a twig.” That’s how Loreen Hardy-Ramey describes living with Fuchs endothelial dystrophy, a hereditary eye condition. Without the cornea transplant…

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Cantastic Authorpalooza: Karen Patkau

Welcome to Cantastic Authorpalooza, featuring posts by great Canadian children’s writers! Today’s guest: Karen Patkau. Take it away, Karen! Peck! Pick! Pop! Crack! HATCH! A plaster cast of an embryo fossil and three eggs circulated around the room. Dr. David Evans, a paleontologist at the Royal Ontario Museum, described his remarkable find: a dinosaur nursery where he found dinosaur eggs! As a writer and illustrator of non-fiction picture books, nature and animals are my passion.…

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We’re Almost Out of Sand

By Adrienne Montgomerie Windows, concrete, silicone chips, and even water filtration systems have one thing in common, and it’s getting harder and harder to find: it’s sand.Can you believe that? The stuff between your toes at the beach, in your bathing suit, in your bag… the stuff that is so hard to get rid of, that sticks everywhere. That sand is running out. It’s getting so hard to find that people are even stealing it,…

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