Terry Fox Pushed It to the Limit for Cancer Research

Terry Fox Pushed It to the Limit for Cancer Research
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Terry Fox was 18 years old when he was diagnosed with osteosarcoma. His right leg was amputated 15 cm above the knee four days after the diagnosis. He passed away four years later – one month shy of his 23rd birthday. The impact Terry Fox continues to have on not … Continue reading

Healthy Living – The Hunger Winter

Healthy Living – The Hunger Winter
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Scientific experiments typically start with a question.  Perhaps something like, “I wonder if intervention A will lead to effect B?” This initial conversation leads to brainstorming sessions on how to implement the intervention, and which methods to employ to capture the effect. However, there are many questions about human physiology … Continue reading

The Promises and Dilemmas of Gene Therapy

The Promises and Dilemmas of Gene Therapy
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2017 was a big year for the future of gene therapy. Building on over 50 years of research the clinical application of the discovery of DNA is being realized. Between October 6th and December 9th alone, five gene therapy clinical trials were published. As of December 31st 2017, there are … Continue reading

Exercise, Cancer, and Psychological Well-Being

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Last year, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine published a study investigating the relationship between leisure-time physical activity and the incidence of 26 different types of common cancers. This study included 1.44 million people and observed that high leisure-time physical activity was associated with a reduced risk … Continue reading

A Peek Inside Mother Nature’s Medicine Cabinet

A Peek Inside Mother Nature’s Medicine Cabinet
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Fall is, traditionally, the best season for hiking (although this year has been stifling!). Nonetheless, getting out to enjoy the fall colours will no doubt be a focus for many in the coming months. While out enjoying the vibrant flora and diversity of nature, consider that approximately 80% of medications … Continue reading