From Our Own Borealis Blog

Where is the research headed for “Canada’s Disease”? Multiple sclerosis research in Canada

Jenna Finley, Biology and Life Science co-editor Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease most people have heard of, but may not know much about. It’s classified as an autoimmune disease, which affects the central nervous system (CNS) – the brain and the spinal cord. It is the result of the immune cells in your body […]

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Travel back to the Carboniferous

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Hai Lin Wang, Nature Conservancy of Canada Alongside marshes and in forests and meadows lives a group of plants that are older than the dinosaurs. Called horsetails, these plants have had quite a trek through time. This group is also referred to as the Equisetum genus, a type of biological classification that contains all known […]

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Technology that puts the “Access” in Accessibility

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Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering editor Canadians have been front-and-centre in contributing to technological advances in accessibility for people with disabilities. In the 1950s, Canadian engineer George Klein invented the first electric wheelchairwhile working at the National Research Council. Since then, the digital revolution has not only changed the types of innovations needed to improve […]

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SciComic: A comic about science comics

Raymond Nakamura and Katrina Vera Wong, Multimedia editors Raymond: Let’s talk about science comics today. Kat: We should do it in comics form, though. We interviewed: Armin Mortazavi / arminmortazavi.com/ @armin.scientoonist Dr. Christopher Labos / www.bodyofevidence.ca Jeremy / handwaving.ca Olivier Bernard / www.thepharmafist.com We think you might also enjoy: Rosemary Mosco / www.birdandmoon.com/ @rosemarymosco Jacques […]

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A beginner’s guide to forming a student science policy group

Farah Qaiser, Policy & Politics co-editor, and Molly Sung, guest contributor Science policy organizations come in all shapes and sizes, and range from think tanks, non-profits, and private firms to community and student groups. In a previous blog post, Science Borealis highlighted the efforts of a student science policy group, Science & Policy Exchange (SPE), […]

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