The interdisciplinary path to modelling the brain: A talk with neuroscientist Alan Evans

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Sri Ray-Chauduri, Technology & Engineering editor The brain is thought to be the most complex organ in the human body, involved in every minutia of our daily lives. Throughout history, people have worked to describe and decipher this powerful organ, and researcher Alan Evans is no different. Evans, a global authority on brain imaging and […]

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The genesis of Genome Alberta

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Geoff Geddes, for Genome Alberta Tracing your roots is all the rage these days, and if humans can do it, why can’t organizations follow suit? As Genome Alberta continues to evolve, a glimpse of its past may say a lot about where it is today and what the future holds. In the beginning… The history […]

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How does stress make you sick?

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Michael Limmena, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science editor Restless nights. Late night snack binges. Pounding headaches. The ticking clock screams every second, increasing my already sky-high level of irritation. I’m very stressed out. Stress is a physiological response to a psychologically or physically challenging situation. Many Canadians are feeling stressed. In 2015, Statistics Canada surveyed […]

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Your genes may (NOT) be used against you

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Katie Compton, Science Policy and Politics Editor When I’m not writing and editing for Science Borealis, I’m working as a cancer genetic counsellor. I spend a lot of time talking to people about the risks and benefits of having genetic testing. Sometimes my patients know that there is an inherited form of cancer in their […]

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Michael Limmena, Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science editor

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Growing up in both Indonesia and Philippines, Michael has spent a lot of his childhood reading the latest science books in the local libraries and bookstores, reading as much as he could to better understand how society, the world, and the universe around us work. Sometime between deciding whether to become a lawyer, a doctor, […]

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