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Colourized scanning electron micrograph of a cell heavily infected with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles. (The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/Flickr)

Know your target: Fundamental science will lead us to coronavirus vaccines

Fundamental research has informed what we know about coronaviruses up until the pandemic. With possible future outbreaks, continuing and developing this type of work is crucial.
David Suzuki is an environmental activist, broadcaster and globally recognized geneticist. David Suzuki Foundation

David Suzuki backlash ignores his prize-worthy science

David Suzuki may be best known as an environmental activist and the face of CBC’s ‘The Nature of Things,’ but he’s also a globally recognized scientist.
Decreasing funding for fruit-fly research will hurt people, not flies. John Tann

Ode to the fruit fly: tiny lab subject crucial to basic research

These insects are so much more than just the scourge of fruit bowls everywhere. They’re a key model system for all kinds of research that teaches us about our own brain and body systems.
The mighty smart fruit fly. imortal

Fruit flies know how to sniff out antioxidants

The next time you start loading up on food rich in antioxidants at the grocery store, know that you are not alone in the animal world. Other animals such as birds and fruit flies are health conscious too…
Drosphila melanogaster showing red-eyed and white-eyed variants. Joe Jimbo

Animals in research: Drosophila (the fruit fly)

We’ve all heard of lab rats, but what are the other go-to animals for researchers, and why are they so popular? Our new series, Animals in Research, profiles the top creatures for science experimentation…

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