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Science, Page 26

Ice caves and drug discovery

  Posted on: September 24, 2013

Listen to Dr. Ann Cheeptham’s September 24 interview on CBC Radio about cave microbes and drug discovery, and watch her on Global’s 16×9 September 28 in the Ice Caves feature.

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Curious to the Core

Natascha Hedrich

  Posted on: August 15, 2013

If you’re a particle physicist, visiting the Large Hadron Collider is like playing for the Stanley Cup.

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Searching for Superheroes

  Posted on: August 15, 2013

When people hear the word bacteria, many of us think of germs. Bacteria and other microorganisms have gained notoriety in the media—who hasn’t heard of E. coli, staph infections, or the bubonic plague? And they’re everywhere, living invisibly in air, water, soil… and us. But did you know that less than 1% of them actually…

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Salmon in a tree and other quirky biology questions

  Posted on: April 8, 2013

Video screening | First-year biology students create quirky videos to answer equally quirky biological questions like Salmon in a Tree? What happened at the garter snake ball? Why do female hyenas have a penis? Why do pitcher plants like having bats sleep over?

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Student Research – Q & A with Timothy Crowe

  Posted on: September 4, 2012

Timothy Crowe’s undergraduate research project asks whether cave bacteria that were able to produce new antibiotics but lost that ability when cultured in the lab could have lost the genes to do so.

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