Superbugs in Space

 By Ainslie Butler and Lindsay Jolivet, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science Co-Editors   In mid-February, NASA launched a superbug into space. The idea was to study how methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus, or MRSA, mutates in the microgravity environment of the International Space Station. Using space to predict the future of this deadly pathogen could give us […]

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The Case for Space: A Win-Win for Both Culture and Science

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by Naeem Budhwani Director of Communications, Students for the Exploration and Development of Space (SEDS-Canada) In a fervent appeal to the United States Senate in 2012, Neil deGrasse Tyson declared that, as a culture, the US should boost their declining economy by overhauling their space program. Few would disagree that space is a gold mine […]

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