Sanitation Violations: Favourite Chains are Repeat Offenders

Anyone who has experienced a bout of food poisoning thinks twice about where they eat out. They peek into kitchens, scan dining rooms for cleanliness, scrutinize how often food handlers…
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Pet Meds: Pharma’s New Drug Market

Within recent years, there’s been an explosion of pet-related products and vigorous marketing campaigns to promote them – gourmet foods, designer outerwear, luxurious accessories. Mainstream media has aggressively promoted pets…
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Caffeine for the Prevention of Alzheimer’s Disease

Western medicine loves its pharmaceuticals. There are pills, injections, inhalers and patches for every conceivable ailment. It seems that each month brings a new drug delivery system to pharmacy shelves…
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Big Pharma Collaborates to Improve Biological Targeting

It’s like owning the world’s first spaceship; an incredibly powerful and cutting-edge device capable of speeding across the universe. But there’s no guidance system. So, you end up either flying in circles, or colliding disastrously with an interstellar object. Many of the most innovative compounds that enter clinical trials suffer a similar fate.

“Synthetic” Livers Reduce Need for Lab Animals

Most of us, even those who wouldn’t call themselves pet-friendly, would love to see an end to animal lab testing. But the truth is, the practice remains central to our…
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Caramel Food Colouring Raises Risk of Cancer

The safety debate over food colouring is nothing new. Most of us recall the recent Kraft dinner debacle that resulted in a widespread crusade against the retailer’s use of yellow…
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Celebrating the Science of Separation: HPLC Conference 2014

From applications in agriculture to forensics and pharmaceutical testing, High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is an essential analytic tool across several market sectors. This year’s HPLC Conference will attract an…
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The Rise of High-tech Health Care

When we think about our favourite apps, social media sites or video games, chances are we’re not considering how they might improve our health, further clinical research, or even save…
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3D Tissue Printing: Engineering the Human Body

Over the past 20 years, 3D printing has made incredible leaps forward – from paper products to spare parts for the space station, it seems there are few limits to…
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Intravenous Vitamin Therapy: Harmless Supplement or Powerful Drug?

Available in several Toronto wellness clinics and featured on a recent episode of Dr. Oz, intravenous vitamin therapy is gaining traction as a natural way to combat everything from low…
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