Innovation150 series: As Canada celebrates 150 years we look back on Canadian innovations in transfusion medicine over the years. A series of posts over the next few weeks feature remarkable Canadian progress — past, present and future. #Innovation150.
Source: Meet Canada’s Blood-Typing Pioneers | Canadian Blood Services
Written under subcontract to Talk Science To Me for Canadian Blood Services
“It’s in you to give” is the fantastically simple call to action from Canadian Blood Services. But for some people — such as those of us with a mixed bag of travel and medical histories — it isn’t so easy to just show up, roll up (a sleeve) and then settle back as this life-giving liquid flows into the collection bag.
Source: It’s still in you to give: donating blood for research at netCAD | Canadian Blood Services
Salmonella species are a major cause of foodborne infection. Food producers have therefore developed stringent control measures to prevent Salmonella contamination by monitoring for this pathogen wherever food is handled during processing, including on the production line. In order to improve food safety, producers monitor for compliance with hygiene standards, but for this control to Read the rest of this article
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Clinton et al. (2014) recently published a paper outlining the use of mimics as an elegant solution to researcher safety while working with a deadly pathogen.1 Ebola virus (EBOV) infection causes a devastating hemorrhagic disease in humans, with almost 60% fatality in most outbreaks where medical care is limited. In order to research novel therapeutics and investigate Read the rest of this article
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Translating science into practice has benefits for food producers seeking to improve food safety for consumers. Applying a tool like predictive microbiology to a commercial environment could help producers plan work processes effectively with consumer safety in mind. Output from predictive models could predict shelf life and identify control points, for example. However, implementation of Read the rest of this article
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Examining the complex cellular metabolic pathways in neurons from patients with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) has uncovered potential areas for therapeutic discovery. Moore et al. (2015) recently demonstrated that the metabolism of amyloid precursor protein (APP), a protein giving rise to the Aβ peptide fragments in amyloid plaque that are hallmarks of the disease, affects another AD Read the rest of this article
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