How Does Low-Dose Aspirin Work?

You ever see those commercials suggesting people take a tiny dose of aspirin every day? It’s an amount so small it doesn’t really work for pain relief, yet taking low-dose aspirin is fairly common, among those at risk for heart attacks or stroke. Here’s why aspirin works in a baby-sized dose. Find us on all these places: Continue reading

SANOFI Biogenious Canada – submitted by Laura Wodlinger

For over two decades, the Sanofi Biogenius Canada (SBC) program has nurtured young minds and fostered great talent for the future, challenging high school students to carry out groundbreaking research projects in the field of biotechnology.

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How a long-forgotten virus could help us solve the antibiotics crisis – TED Talk

Viruses have a bad reputation — but some of them could one day save your life, says biotech entrepreneur Alexander Belcredi. In this fascinating talk, he introduces us to phages, naturally-occurring viruses that hunt and kill harmful bacteria with deadly precision, and shows how these once-forgotten organisms could provide new hope against the growing threat of antibiotic-resistant superbugs.

 

Five-Minute Safety Inspection – submitted by Flinn Scientific Canada

Our “Five-Minute Safety Equipment Inspection” can be used to quickly and easily evaluate the readiness of laboratory safety equipment. According to the OSHA Laboratory Standard, safety equipment should be checked on a regular basis. It is a good policy to document all safety inspections. If problems are found, repairs should be made promptly.

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Use of PTC Paper – submitted by Dave Gervais, Chair STAO Safety Committee

Introduction:

Since its discovery in 1932, PTC paper has been a popular activity for students studying genetics. It is used to determine the genotypes of individuals, and is bitter tasting. It has been tied to the evolutionary advantage allowing some primates to detect toxins in a potential food. Foods containing PTC like substances may be avoided by tasters (broccoli, water cress).

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Chinese scientist reports 3rd pregnancy in baby-gene editing experiment | CBC News

As American researchers say they tried to discourage He Jiankui from pursuing what he claims are the world’s first genetically edited babies, the Chinese scientist insists he is proud of his work and revealed that another volunteer is pregnant.

Source: Chinese scientist reports 3rd pregnancy in baby-gene editing experiment | CBC News