The polymerase chain reaction, or PCR, is used to copy strands of DNA.
COVID-19 tests rely on a process developed at a biotech company co-founded by a Canadian. Canada’s current testing expertise needs to be channelled to prepare for the next wave, and the next pandemic.
Staying in touch with other entrepreneurs via video calls during COVID-19 builds a sense of community among startup founders, research has shown.
How are startup entrepreneurs getting through the COVID-19 pandemic? Talking to each other to offer tips, expertise and a sympathetic ear is helpful, according to an ongoing study.
Love up-tempo bebop? Try ‘The Romance of Improvisation in Canada,’ an album of jazz-inspired film scores by Canadian composer Eldon Rathburn.
Check out these hidden gems for listeners who love jazz, Beethoven, Gershwin and beyond.
Participants attend a vigil for COVID-19 victims at the Orchard Villa long-term care home in Pickering, Ont. in June 2020.
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COVID-19 has shown that what's known as financialization in seniors housing has intensified the profit-seeking approach of private owners, with harmful outcomes for residents and workers alike.
Canada doesn’t extradite people to countries with the death penalty. But there are other ways to put those accused of crimes at serious risk.
Canadians should know more about how our government co-operates with other countries in criminal cases. Are we unwittingly risking the lives or rights of those accused of crimes?
Pipe for the Trans Mountain pipeline is unloaded in Edson, Alta., in June 2019.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jason Franson
Villain, victim or hero? It all depends on who's telling the story. When an audience is aware of how a story is framed, it can focus on the arguments, not the frame.
The regulation of user privacy must consider potential future applications of any collected data.
Any update too Canada's current regulations to manage online privacy and data protection needs to anticipate emerging trends in data collection.
Mental health issues resulting from COVID-19 and efforts to contain it are the fourth wave of the pandemic.
The pandemic's mental health toll is not distributed equally. Its impact is disproportionately felt by racialized groups, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities and those experiencing poverty.
Some sports teams in the United States and Canada have finally abandoned the use of racist team names and logos.
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Putting pressure on corporate sponsors is a tactic that has worked when it comes to changing racist team names. But it's not enough to address systemic racism.
In this August 2017 photo, Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers greet migrants as they enter into Canada at an unofficial border crossing at the end of Roxham Road in Champlain, N.Y., on the Québec border. A federal court has invalidated Canada’s Safe Third Country Agreement with the United States.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
The Canadian government should send a clear signal that it cares about constitutional and international law, heed a Federal Court ruling and take steps to immediately suspend the STCA.
People work in a rice field in Nepal.
To reverse the current climate and ecological crises, governments must put an end to the damaging forms of technology, innovation, investments and incentives that contribute to it.
Italian fishers unload a fishing net aboard a trawler during a fishing trip in the Tyrrhenian Sea in April 2020. Fishing subsidies are resulting in serious overfishing.
(AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Everyone who cares about marine biodiversity, fish, fishers, coastal communities and fishing industry workers of today and tomorrow must push for the end of fisheries subsidies.
A wildfire burns outside Fairbanks, Alaska, after a lightning strike.
Arctic heat waves were once rare and unusual events. But as their intensity and frequency increase with climate change, their fallout could affect the north — and the planet — for decades to come.
2020 presents opportunties to work together to create schooling that betters our lives and communities.
How anti-racism social movements and teaching disruptions due to COVID-19 can lead to more equitable and inclusive schooling.
Implicit bias training has become a lucrative business in recent years, but it doesn’t always deliver the expected results.
Recent years have seen a rise in the number of businesses offering employees bias training. However, bias training is not a one-size-fits-all solution and unless tailored to specific contexts loses its value.
Edmonton’s Canadian Football League franchise is the latest sports team to drop its racist name.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
First the Washington Redskins. And now the Edmonton Eskimos. It's about time professional sports franchises recognized the harm that comes from racist team names.
People wearing face masks ride an attraction at the Playland amusement park at the Pacific National Exhibition, in Vancouver on July 10, 2020. While Canada has done a better job than other countries at managing COVID-19, its death rate still exceeds that of similar nations.
THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
While Canada has done well compared to countries like the U.S. and the U.K. in containing COVID-19, rates of infection and deaths are higher than in many similar western democracies. Why?
A patient is prepared for neurocognitive assessment.
COVID-19 is not just a respiratory disease. Its neurocognitive symptoms are not well defined yet, so assessment is key to understanding the effects of coronavirus on the brain.