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Archive for March 2021

4 Reasons to Consider a Career in Clinical Research

As long as people continue to desire personalized treatment options when they get sick, there will be a need for clinical research professionals. Put simply, clinical research involves conducting trials to ensure the safety and effectiveness of drugs before public distribution, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance is maintained at all times. These trials and studies are what researchers rely on to make sure drug treatments can officially be brought to market. Having a career in this field allows you to work directly in developing treatments that help others with their health issues. Anyone hoping for a career in healthcare.. READ MORE »

Why the Maillard Reaction Matters: An Overview for Students in Food Technology Training

Many people know what it looks like when food is browning when they cook it, but likely do not know the scientific name of the process. The “Maillard reaction” is the chemical reaction that happens when food, such as meat, is being cooked and the colour changes. The Maillard reaction is also the process where flavour becomes evident, and occurs most frequently when food is being cooked at a high temperature. Without the reaction happening at the correct level of heat, there will be significantly less flavour present in the food being cooked. Here’s what food technology students should know.. READ MORE »

What Students in Nutrition and Health Training Should Know About a Gluten-Free Diet

The term “gluten-free” has been a buzzword for some time now in association with food and dieting. Although this type of diet is typically meant for people who cannot eat gluten, such as those with gluten ataxia or celiac disease, it’s a diet that has been followed by numerous people without either of these conditions.  Some believe that gluten-free dieting provides significant health benefits even if they do not have a condition making it difficult to consume gluten. However, there is minimal scientific evidence to support these claims. As such, it’s important for a nutrition and health professional to understand.. READ MORE »

How Biosynthetic Cannabis Can Change the Future of Cannabis Industry Careers

The future of the cannabis industry might no longer be simply about growing crops. Rather, biosynthesis is being viewed as a potential solution for more sustainable cannabis cultivation. In this context, biosynthesis is the process where strains of yeast are used to generate cannabinoids. While using living cells such as yeast to create molecules, biosynthesis allows for the creation of cannabinoids in ways that are not only more environmentally sustainable, but also safer, less expensive, and of a higher quality. As a result, no actual cannabis plants need to be grown or cultivated in order to produce the desired cannabinoids… READ MORE »

Interested in Clinical Research Training? Here are 5 Tips for Statistical Analysis

Statistical analysis is a critical component in an evidence-based clinical research process. Statistical analysis is the process of collecting and analyzing data gathered to determine trends and patterns. Using statistical analysis allows researchers to establish whether the data they’ve obtained supports their research question. When approaching a clinical research study, it’s important to start the process with a statistical analysis plan (SAP), choosing the statistical methods which are appropriate for the study at hand.  Despite its importance, developing a statistical analysis plan for clinical research can be a complicated task, especially if your research framework isn’t totally air tight. If.. READ MORE »

A Brief Guide to Cannabis Advertising Laws for those Taking Cannabis Retail Courses

Despite being fairly young, the Cannabis Industry is heavily regulated—with strict laws and guidelines influencing how these cannabis products are made, sold, and distributed. Cannabis promotion laws can be overwhelming, but it’s incredibly important to carefully inspect the points outlined in the Cannabis Act. In this context, “promote” is understood as the “means to make … a representation” of a thing or service with the intent of selling it—likely influencing beliefs and behaviours about this item.  With that in mind, we will explore some key cannabis advertising laws here, providing a brief overview of some principle recommendations and prohibitions.  Understanding.. READ MORE »

Taking Pharmaceutical Courses? Learn How Penicillin Made Pharmaceutical History

Since its discovery nearly a century ago, penicillin has been used around the world as the choice antibiotic of physicians for treating all kinds of bacterial illnesses and infections. The effectiveness of this antibiotic class-type remains unmatched, unique in its ability to inhibit various types of harmful bacterial strains. It’s also been credited as the interventive cure to many once deadly diseases. So how did this antibiotic, considered to this day as no less than miraculous, come to be? As it happens—quite by accident. We take a closer look at the intriguing history of penicillin here for those taking pharmaceutical.. READ MORE »

5 Cannabis Accounting Tips for those with a Cannabis Retail Business

Legal cannabis in Canada is booming. In fact, Statistics Canada reported cannabis sales reaching an all-time monthly high nationally, at just over $270 million in October of 2020. Given the rapid financial growth of the Canadian cannabis industry since it was legalized nationwide in October 2018, retail businesses selling cannabis need to manage their finances expertly. With this in mind, those hoping to enter cannabis retail must ensure accounting best practices are in place. With the national cannabis industry continuing to grow, any retail business selling cannabis products should always prioritize their long-term financial sustainability, and how to build a.. READ MORE »

HACCP Explained for Students in Food Safety Training

With an effective HACCP plan, restaurants have a better chance at keeping their clients safe at all times. This system sets out the principles for food safety for all businesses serving it, and how to minimize and eliminate any possible risk. Short for Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points, HACCP is a necessary system to apply to every phase of the supply chain for food products.  These restrictions are followed by food businesses around the world, and aim to catch any potential danger as early as possible. Understanding HACCP, and the principles acting as its foundation, is essential to preventing any.. READ MORE »

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