I’m sure everyone has heard their parents say, “go outside and get some fresh air” at some point in their life, probably amid a heated discussion or argument. For me, being told what to do made me even more upset. But apparently, I should have just listened.
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Type 2 diabetes is fairly common in the US and Canada and on the rise – around 1 in 10 people currently have type 2 diabetes, and it costs the US alone $245 billion a year. This is a disease in which your body doesn’t properly use the insulin it makes. This causes glucose, or sugar, to build up inRead more
CRISPR has been the talk of the medicine world for a while because of its incredible accuracy for gene editing. The hope is that CRISPR will cure genetic diseases and end all suffering caused by them. Companies have been pouring money into the potential that this technology holds. But a new study has suggested that it may not be asRead more
Alzheimer’s Disease is characterized by Amyloid plaques and tangles, which are basically a bunch of proteins that are folded into a shape allowing multiple copies of the protein to stick together. Interestingly, a new study states that they have discovered the precise moment that these proteins start to become neurodegenerative. Even though over half a million people in Canada sufferRead more
CRISPR it the revolutionary gene-editing tool that is taking over the health and medicine world. It is now being used as a cancer-fighting mechanism through the editing the tumour cells to kill other cancer cells. Cancer cells have this strange “rehoming” behaviour where they return to the original tumour after metastasizing – or spreading to – other sites. This perplexingRead more
Autism Spectrum Disorder encompasses a large group of developmental disorders characterized by deficits in social interaction and communication, and the expression of restrictive and repetitive behaviours and/or interests. An incredible new study highlights the need for early diagnosis and offers a way to test if a child is on the spectrum by looking at the metabolites in their blood. Currently,Read more
You’ve probably heard of the parasites that transmit malaria or ringworm. These predators are organisms that live on in a host. In many cases, they can influence the behaviour of the host to their own benefit, sometimes causing them to act with more risky tendencies. Influencing the host to act with less caution means that the parasite is more easilyRead more