LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, reports have surfaced claiming an unusual increase in emissions of an ozone-destroying gas in China. Production of this chemical, CFC-11, may be in violation of international law. Read more here. Scientists are continuously investigating how to slow the pace of extinctions. Find out how Alex Dehgan, a lawyer, an evolutionary [...]

By |2019-05-29T08:55:03+00:00May 29th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, rare fossils belonging to a newly identified, lion-like carnivore were found after lingering in a museum drawer for decades! Even though the human genome was sequenced nearly two decades ago, researchers have struggled to identify the genetics underlying height. Today, scientists have discovered how rare genetic variants can explain this [...]

By |2019-04-24T09:37:16+00:00April 24th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, a one-of-a-kind baby rhesus macaque was born! This macaque was created using sperm from tissue harvested from her father’s testicles when he was young, and then grafted onto his body as an adult. Researchers believe this may one day be used to restore fertility in males who have received damaging [...]

By |2019-03-26T22:44:46+00:00March 26th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

New Year, New Opportunities

This year brings fresh inspiration for renewing your career development goals. To kickstart your career planning for 2019-2020, we’ve summarized some of the best campus resources, search engines, and tools for job searching below: University of Toronto (UofT) Campus Resources: Check out UofT’s Career Exploration & Education website. Survey potential paths of interest through the Career [...]

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, Japan’s health ministry has approved the first ever trial of ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells to treat spinal-cord injuries in humans. It has been three months following the birth of twin girls with CRISPR-edited genomes. Read more about what we know and what we still have yet to determine. Lastly, if you’ve [...]

By |2019-02-27T07:58:38+00:00February 27th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation, Uncategorized|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

This week on LSCDS #ScienceNews, scientists have cloned a gene-edited monkey. The disabled gene is crucial to the sleep-wake cycle and might lead to populations of genetically identical primates that could be used for future biomedical research. Researchers have suggested that microbial infections may increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The findings linking poor oral [...]

By |2019-01-29T21:29:19+00:00January 29th, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments

LSCDS #ScienceNews and #Innovation

Today, in our weekly LSCDS #ScienceNews, check out Nature’s list of the top ten people who contributed to science this past year. Scientists discover fossils in the Dead Sea, suggesting that fern and conifer species survived the 'Great Dying' 250 million years ago. Lastly, if you’re looking to move labs, countries or sectors this year, [...]

By |2019-01-03T15:32:31+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Celina Liu, ScienceNews&Innovation|0 Comments