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Tuberous Sclerosis affects thousands in Canada, yet few people know about the genetic disorder that can wreak havoc throughout the body. It was the subject of a recent conference at the MNI.
There's a lot more of North Americans than there used to be – if not in numbers, then certainly in gross volume. We're getting fatter, but Tim Johns, a researcher at the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, says aboriginal knowledge could help us fight the tide.
If we're going to put a man on Mars we have to be ready for the effect of prolonged weightlessness on the human body – a subject Douglas Watt, director of the Aerospace Medical Research Unit has been studying for a long time.
Arkani-Hamed will deliver a lecture on January 28 that will introduce audiences to the latest on the red planet. Liberally illustrated with photos from NASA, he will take us on a guided tour of Mars's topography, surface layering and other factors that explain the continuing evolution of Mars.
Dr Brenda Milner, PhD'52, DSc'91, is the first researcher from outside the United States to receive the National Academy of Sciences Award in the Neurosciences, awarded for "extraordinary contributions" to the field.
Linghua Kong's thesis project is on new product development, something the mechanical engineering doctoral student already knows much about. Kong has already won awards for a cost effective electric wheelchair that will increase mobility for people who rely on these machines.