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Your cells may be tiny, but they can do some pretty complex tasks to keep you alive. That’s because your cells, like the cells of every living organism, have specialized proteins constantly hard at work.

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Arctic animals have features that help them thrive in a harsh environment. But the reverse is also true: many of these creatures depend on Arctic conditions to survive.

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In this project, DNA barcoding was used to identify species of fish purchased at grocery stores and fish markets to determine if the fish were correctly labelled. The Spring 2017 results can be viewed here.

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I help companies in mechanical/chemical fields obtain R&D tax incentives through the government SR&ED program.

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An Italian doctor wants to transplant a quadriplegic patient’s head onto a donor body. Is this is the next leap in regenerative medicine, or just a whacked-out idea from a latter-day Dr. Frankenstein.

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I conduct research in the field of molecular biology, genetics and neurodegenerative disease. I am working towards completing my doctoral degree and aspire to become a professor.

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I am responsible for development and maintenance of a fisheries standard, particularly those parts that deal with impacts of fishing on non-target and endangered species. I also work on trying to make the assessment process more efficient so more fisheries and stakeholders can effectively engage in the program.

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You’ve probably encountered plenty of mythological creatures like centaurs and mermaids in books and movies. But could these strange hybrids actually exist? Although is is possible for animals from two different species to produce offspring, it doesn’t happen very often.

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Mercury pollution from southern Canada can travel all the way to the Arctic. There, mercury can impact aquatic food webs, and all the species who depend on them—including humans.

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Scientists think that genetically engineered gut bacteria could help fight obesity.

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