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...

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...

March 7, 2017

In the 1980s it seemed absurd to think computers would change the world. Could we be at a similar point today with gene editing?

The latest discovery in gene editing is a component of the prokaryotic immune system which can be programmed to modify any sequence of DNA fr...

February 17, 2017

This week the fight against Alzheimer’s disease received another setback when Merck halted the Phase 2/3 trial for their beta-site amyloid precursor protein cleaving enzyme (BACE) inhibitor, verubecestat, in patients with mild-to-moderate Alzheimer’s disease. The decis...

September 2, 2016

While vaccines against Zika virus are being developed, there is currently no drug to treat or prevent infection. With its link to microcephaly (babies born with small brains) and other neurological conditions, this virus has become a global health emergency. To fast-tr...

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