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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Elizabeth Benner, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences editor

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Elizabeth has always been fascinated by the natural world. Growing up in Thailand, she was exposed to a plethora of wildlife such as frogs, elephants, king cobras, and many invertebrates. She loved animals and the natural world and learned about them through books, video games, and trips to the zoo. From age 5, Elizabeth expressed […]

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Gut feelings: How the bacteria in your body affect your brain

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Tamara Rosner, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Science co-editor Your body plays host to millions of bacteria. In fact, the number of bacterial cells in your gastrointestinal (GI) tract is about equal to the number of cells that make up your body. While we typically think of bacteria as “bad” or “unhealthy”, the bacteria that make […]

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Cannabis is NOT a dog’s best friend

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Ainslie Butler, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences editor Now that cannabis has been legalized, Canadians don’t have to hide their stash. But dog owners need to be aware of the dangers that cannabis can pose to their pooches. Research shows that dogs are more sensitive to cannabis than humans. Specifically, dogs are harmed by delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol […]

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Tamara Rosner, Health, Medicine & Veterinary Sciences editor

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Tammy received her PhD in cognitive psychology from McMaster University in 2018. Her research was on the effect of repetition on memory performance, and trying to understand the un-intuitive memory effect of repetitions being remembered less well than single items. She has been involved in the science-communications world since 2017, when she began volunteering for […]

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