It’s rare that we stop and reflect on the sheer horror of life just 100 years ago, before antibiotics, vaccines and sterile technique were commonplace. In those days, every meal was a game of Russian roulette with… 1,266 more words
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Ah bedtime, time to cozy up under the warmth of the covers and fall asleep until the dreaded alarm rings in the morning. That is, unless you are one of the millions of people who suffer from some form of insomnia or sleep deprivation, destined to toss and turn the night away. 609 more words
Interested in learning more about DNA sequencing technology? Be sure to read part one of this series before starting this post.
DNA sequencing in today’s laboratory is a little different than it was when it was developed in the late 1970’s. 808 more words
Researchers from the Lunenfeld-Tanenbaum Research Institute have revealed an exciting and unusual biochemical connection. Their discovery has implications for diseases linked to mitochondria, which are the primary sources of energy production within our cells. 465 more words