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June 3, 2021
The Government of Canada, through its COVID-19 Immunity Task Force and Vaccine Surveillance Reference Group is supporting a new pan-Canadian study that will investigate the immune response to the COVID-19 vaccine within the South Asian community.
March 31, 2021
Consumption of processed meats like sausages, salami and cured bacon, pâté and beefburgers should be avoided, researchers warn.
February 8, 2021
A new type of lab-grown meat cultivated from animal cells can replicate slabs of meat allowing for more complex textures and flavours, scientists say.
July 24, 2020
'We can answer a lot of questions that can't be answered in mainstream communities,' said the project's leader. It's 'knowledge that couldn't be obtained...
November 20, 2020
It's possible the vaccine actually prevented infection, and not just the resulting illness, but the results so far don't show that, experts say
November 13, 2020
Experts led from Canada found that one of the pills alone each day could lower the risk of cardiovascular incidents in intermediate risk subjects by around 20 per cent.
June 26, 2020
China's military has received approval to use the vaccine candidate developed by its research unit and CanSino Biologics on its soldiers
September 1, 2020
An American mastodon skeleton excavated in the Hudson River Valley, New York state, in 1801. Photograph: Thomas Lohnes/Getty
August 4, 2020
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August 3, 2020
Experts found the bone cancer - an osteosarcoma - in a horned plant-eating dinosaur, Centrosaurus apertus, that lived in Canada during the Cretaceous Period.
June 11, 2020
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A latest study has said that while higher heat and humidity may slow the spread of COVID-19, longer hours of sunlight are associated with a higher incidence of the disease. Continue Reading →
June 5, 2020
Every week there are numerous scientific studies published. Here's a look at some of the more interesting ones.
May 27, 2020
Scientists at McMaster University and the University of Toronto have developed a CAR-T therapy targeting CD133 for aggressive brain cancer glioblastoma. The CAR-Ts are showing promise in mouse models, leading to the formation of a new biotech called Empirica Therapeutics.
May 26, 2020
- New project seeks to expand on positive preliminary results from ongoing research program with McMaster University to develop innovative drug delivery systems using disruptive PGX Technology - Ceapro at the forefront of pioneering approaches with natural products through utilizing validated enabling technology
April 10, 2020
Scientific American is the essential guide to the most awe-inspiring advances in science and technology, explaining how they change our understanding of the world and shape our lives.
March 19, 2020
Indian-origin postdoctoral researcher Arinjay Banerjee was part of a team of Canadian scientists that managed to isolate the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent responsible for the outbreak of COVID-19 that has infected more than 200,000 globally.
March 19, 2020
The New Indian Express
India's total number of cases has crossed the 140-mark after fresh cases were reported from several states. (Photo | Karthik Alagu, EPS) By ANI TORONTO: Indian-origin postdoctoral researcher Arinjay Banerjee was part of a team of Canadian scientists that managed to isolate the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the agent responsible for the outbreak of COVID-19 that has infected more than 200,000 globally. Banerjee is a postdoctoral researcher at McMaster University, with research interests in innate immunology, virology, emerging infections, molecular biology, among others. He was part of the team from the Sunnybrook Research Institute, the University of Toronto, and McMaster University, which was able to culture the virus from two clinical specimens in a Level 3 containment facility, as per a release by the Sunnybrook Research Institute. FOLLOW LIVE CORONAVIRUS UPDATES HERE "Now that we have isolated the SARS-CoV-2 virus, we can share this with other researchers and continue this teamwork," Banerjee said. "The more viruses that are made available in this way, the more we can learn, collaborate and share." The achievement will help researchers in Canada and across the world develop better diagnostic testing, treatments, and vaccines, and gain a better understanding of SARS-CoV-2 biology, evolution and clinical shedding. "We need key tools to develop solutions to this pandemic. While the immediate response is crucial, longer-term solutions come from essential research into this novel virus," said Dr Samira Mubareka, microbiologist and infectious diseases physician at Sunnybrook. Across the world, the virus has infected more than 207,000 people in 166 countries and killed 8,657, as per the latest data available on the World Health Organisation website.
February 14, 2020
Older antibiotics like penicillin kill bacteria by preventing their cell wall from being built in the first place
January 14, 2020
A team of chemists say they found an innovative way to break down and dissolve the rubber used in automobile tires.
January 13, 2020
Scientists in Hamilton have found a way to dissolve the rubber used in car tires, which they say could eventually help keep what is typically a single-use item out of landfills.