Harnessing our immune system to fight Alzheimer’s disease

By Lauryn Doherty, guest contributor Canadians are living longer. In 1950, our average life expectancy was about 68 years; in 2023, it has risen to 83 years. Unfortunately, the human body becomes more susceptible to disease as it ages. Alzheimer’s disease is a particular concern because approximately 76,000 new cases are diagnosed in Canada every […]

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Is extinction really forever?


Robert Gooding-Townsend, Science in Society co-editor Can biotechnology bring back extinct species? If it can, should it? In her new book Rise of the Necrofauna, Britt Wray chronicles the nascent movement to bring back extinct species. She calls these resurrected creatures “necrofauna”, conjuring images of undead mammoths, passenger pigeons, and more. As compelling as the […]

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