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August 17, 2018

From the launch of FitBit in late 2009, we've since seen an explosion of various wearables, apps and digital health devices, all using sensors and computing to monitor our daily lives. By tracking a user’s activity, exercise, calorie intake and sleep, these devices hel...

June 6, 2018

What is Blockchain?

In simplest terms, a blockchain is a distributed, tamper-proof ledger that continuously stores and records digital transactions. Rather than controlled by a central entity (i.e. banks, governments), this ledger is distributed and visible to all parti...

April 17, 2018

April 17th is World Hemophilia Day, an opportunity to increase awareness for hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. This year’s theme is “Sharing Knowledge”.  By raising awareness through educational initiatives, we can help empower and support individuals in the hem...

October 31, 2017

Cancer development is dependent on precise genetic mutations that enable cells to grow uncontrollably and evade the immune system. Although decades of research has identified thousands of cancerous mutations, we have yet to identify which are true drivers of cancer, no...

August 18, 2017

When a problem arises involving behaviour or thought, it is logical to focus on the brain for an explanation. However, depression, anxiety, and Parkinson’s disease are among several neuro-related conditions that have been predominantly studied through brain research, y...

June 9, 2017

Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in Canada, claiming more than 33,600 lives per year. To put this into perspective, every 7 minutes in Canada, someone dies from heart disease or a stroke. That’s 206 people dying from cardiovascular disease every day....

April 3, 2017

Decades ago, virtual reality (VR) was seen as a fictitious fantasy beyond the scope of our generation. Today, this far-fetched technology has become a reality, and is taking the world by storm. While it has proven its capability in the world of entertainment, VR is no...

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