Cure to Ebola Disease Rooted In Tobacco Plants

West Africa’s latest Ebola outbreak has sickened 1,711 people and killed 932. Although several pharmaceutical solutions are in the works, none have yet made it through stringent quality assurance and…

New Study Shows Sugar Slows Down Our Brains

Many people reach for a can of soda when they’re feeling groggy and need an energy boost. We think all that sugar and fizz will somehow wake us up, and…

Canadian Scientists On Front Lines of West Africa Ebola Outbreak

The latest Ebola outbreak earlier this year has escalated to unprecedented levels as a dedicated Winnipeg lab is busy conducting cutting-edge clinical research on the world’s first Ebola vaccine.

Fedex In Hot Water Over Illegal Pharmacy Shipments

For the past several years, both Canadian and American authorities have been plagued with the problem of illegal online pharmacies. Although there are legitimate places to purchase prescriptions online, the…

China’s Food Safety Crisis Spurs American Protest

Food safety and public health advocates are speaking out against a new plan to process American and Canadian-raised poultry in China. In North America, we expect a certain level of…

Cool Careers in Chromatography

From criminal forensics to environmental protection, certified HPLC technicians can find work in a variety of challenging and fascinating professional settings.

Motorized Exoskeleton Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk Again

More than 85,000 Canadians are afflicted by spinal cord injuries, with about 4,000 new cases occurring each year. In the US, that number climbs to around 200,000 paralyzed patients per…

Food Poisoning at the World Cup: Volunteers Fall Sick After Luncheon

There are about 4 million cases of food borne illness in Canada each year. Anyone who’s experienced a dining experience turned bad knows just how horrific a bout of food…

Finding Money for School: Loans, Grants and Bursaries

Financial limitations stop many prospective students from pursuing their professional goals. Whether they’re preparing for a first job, or re-training to improve their marketability – new students often need outside funding to stay in school. AAPS supports applicants by helping them navigate the maze of public and private options, and providing access to its own scholarships and bursaries program.

Diabetes Drug Doubles as Anti-Aging Solution

Belgian researchers have discovered hidden properties of the diabetes drug, metformin. By slightly increasing levels of reactive oxygen molecules, the drug makes cells work a little harder – building strength and longevity which slow down the body’s natural aging process.