Let’s start improving research lab websites

I was having a chat with a former colleague the other day about what happens to scientific research that does not end up in papers. We weren’t talking about negative results, but rather about the experiments that validated someone else’s work, but just did not comprise “enough” for a paper of their own. This got me wondering about how individual labs that are specialists in a given area of science might share their expertise by…

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Job Posting: Toronto Harbour Monitoring Hub Assistant

Position Type: Full Time, Fixed Term ContractLocation: Downtown TorontoStart Date: ImmediatelySwim Drink Fish is a growing charity working for a swimmable, drinkable, fishable future. Our programs bring together law, science, culture, and digital media in order to connect and empower people to restore polluted places, protect human health, and promote thriving natural spaces. We are hiring a Monitoring Hub Assistant to help run the Toronto Community Monitoring Hub for the summer of 2019. This program serves…

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A Gut Feeling

Our intestinal tract is a fascinating organ. As the largest mucosal surface in the body, it is home to trillions of microbes — bacteria, fungi, helminths, and viruses — that together comprise the gut microbiota, and 500 million neurons — our “second brain”, the enteric nervous system (ENS). Unsurprisingly then, recent research has unveiled what is commonly dubbed the ‘gut-brain axis’ (GBA): an extensive signaling network between the gut and the brain. With involvement from…

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