Kids and COVID-19: How other coronaviruses may be giving them a leg up

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Jenna Finley, Biology and Life Sciences co-editor Since the beginning of the pandemic, we’ve all been aware that exhibiting symptoms is not an equal opportunity game. Some people don’t even know they have the COVID-19 virus, while others are fighting for their lives in intensive care units. One group that is more likely to be […]

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Cytomegalovirus: The virus I wish I had known about

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Rana Semaan, Science in Society editor   I was 18 weeks pregnant when I received the following call from my gynecologist: Doctor: Hi, Rana. How are you feeling today? Do you still have a fever? I had elevated liver enzyme levels and a two-week-old low-grade fever. My doctors were trying to find out why. Me: […]

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Let sleeping owls lie: What’s behind the morning lark, night owl sleep patterns

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Jaspreet Sanghera, Biology & Life Sciences editor You prefer to get up at dawn and are raring to go by the time most people are just rolling out of bed. This means that you are in bed by 10 P.M. But your new neighbours are up half the night moving around their apartment, disrupting your […]

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How intergenerational trauma affects Indigenous communities

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Michael Ralph Limmena, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science editor Warning: This article contains details that some readers may find distressing With the discovery of the potential graves of 215 Indigenous children at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School and a further 751 potential graves at the former Marieval Indian Residential School, many Canadians are horrified […]

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