Wrangling with resistance

PHARMACEUTICALS

Early in his career at McMaster University Medical Centre in Hamilton, Ont., while on his way to the cafeteria for coffee, Justin Nodwell regularly walked past the unit for premature babies, watching as jaundiced infants were wheeled into the sunlight for phototherapy treatment. The route also took him past the paediatric oncology unit, filled with...

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Neutron quest

MATERIALS

Canada is quietly marking a scientific and technological milestone this spring with the final shutdown of the National Research Universal (NRU)...

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The Carbon Catalogue

RADIOISOTOPES

A Canadian database is emerging as the planet’s biggest repository of radiocarbon dates. Its overseer dreams of a single global database that will revolutionize archaeology.

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Mighty enzymes

BIOCHEMISTRY

David Zechel of Queen’s University.  Is it possible for chemists to make the perfect molecule? David Zechel, associate professor at Queen’s University Department of Chemistry in Kingston, Ont., says there is one — glyphosate. “It is probably as close as chemistry can come to creating a silver bullet in terms of a molecule that is...

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