I am a 2nd year MSc. student in physics, at Simon Fraser University. I study molecular motors.

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Babies born by Cesarean section miss out on good bacteria that vaginally-delivered babies get from their mothers. This can have long-term consequences on health, including on the development of allergies and asthma.

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DNA barcoding is a genetic approach to species identification. Once a barcode sequence has been obtained for a species, it is placed in a database that can be used to assign identities to unknown specimens. This ever growing library of DNA sequences also allows us to look into how species are related and how they came to be. This is what I am most interested in.

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I use DNA-based tools to identify species. We use them for many applications in both basic and applied research. My work has a special focus on using these tools to support Food Security.

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Although the seventh row of the periodic table of elements is now complete, the table itself may not be fully complete. If you discovered a new element, what would you name it?

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From wormholes and invisibility cloaks to robotic hands and artificial eyes, many of the things scientists are working on today were inspired by something they saw in a book or a movie when they were younger.

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Venomous snakes are not only dangerous, but also fascinating because their venom holds clues to medical discoveries that can save human lives.

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Henrietta Lacks was a poor African-American tobacco farmer from Virginia. When her cells were collected by medical researchers after her death in 1951, it changed the future of medicine.

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I am a graduate physics student from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of Windsor in Spring 2015, and am currently living in Toronto where I am starting my graduate studies at York University. I am a passionate Let's Talk Science Volunteer, and in my spare time I like to cook, make greeting cards, and post on my science blog.

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Researchers have mapped the brain cell branches and connections in a piece of mouse brain tissue smaller than a dust mite. They gained some insights about how the cells talk to each other. Shows why neuroscience is so incredibly complicated.

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