The research labs abandoned during COVID-19

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What does the global pandemic mean for health research funding in Canada?   Jasleen Grewal, Communications, Education & Outreach editor The pandemic has placed unique demands on research efforts at universities and healthcare institutions around the world. In Canada, efforts have ramped up to support rapid testing for COVID-19 infections and create a vaccine. The […]

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Online conferences: How to get started and make it to the finish line

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Alexandra Gellé, guest contributor Organizing an engaging online conference is no longer inconceivable (or avoidable). In pandemic times, we have to use online tools in innovative ways to continue our professional lives, stay connected with family and friends, and have some fun. But there is no need to panic. By following these tips, you too […]

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Uncertainty in science communication: Include it or lose it?

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Alice Fleerackers, Science in Society editor How long will physical distancing measures last? Should we all be wearing masks? When will there be a vaccine? These are just some of the questions that have been circulating online since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a deadly new virus threatens to turn our world upside […]

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Flashback to some quirky science stories from the last decade

Jasleen Grewal, Communication, Education and Outreach editor This decade is undeniably off to a scary start, what with the Australian bushfires, the Persian Gulf crisis escalation, and now, the COVID-19 pandemic. We thought it would be a nice break from current events to look back at the last decade and collate some of the popular […]

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The complicated relationship between Alzheimer’s disease prevention and diet

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Tamara Rosner and Elizabeth Benner, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science editors A recent study shows that eating fruits and vegetables and drinking tea can help prevent you from developing Alzheimer’s disease. Well, actually… the study shows that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease is reduced in people who voluntarily eat foods with high amounts of […]

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