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The people who are there to educate you on the academics side of university life are called professors. But professors do more than just teach you Science 101. They do cutting edge and exciting research behind the scenes too!

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Ever wonder how a drug goes from a discovery in a lab all the way to the shelves at your local drug store? Technology transfer is the field that deals with discovering new inventions and turning them into a product on the market.

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They just might be one of the funnest places to visit - Science centres are packed with cool interactive exhibits and activities that attract hundreds of thousands of people each year. But what gets developed in science centres goes beyond their walls.

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You've grown up hearing that you should brush and floss daily to keep your teeth happy and healthy. But when problems like root canals do occur, you'll need a specialized dentist called an endodontist to help you out.

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When a scientist has come up with a new invention, such as a new drug or medical device, one of the first things to do is figure out if someone else has come up with the same invention.

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It's the role of a medical physicist to make sure that cancer treatments are planned properly and to develop improved technologies to better treat patients.

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Getting computers to perform a certain task requires special programs for each function. To do this, computers need to be told what to do in a language that only computers speak and understand...well computers and computer programmers!

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You watch and read stories about science everyday, but how do they get on the news? We talk with Sonya Buyting, a segment producer for Discovery Channel's Daily Planet, to find out what a career that combines journalism and science is all about.

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Whether you need to pick up a prescription after your doctors appointment or just need some advice on your medications, a pharmacist is someone you are bound to turn to.

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We all know that the brain is a “smart” organ. But when the cause of death or type or disease originating from the brain is unknown, you need a special person to help solve the mystery.

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