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Delay of second doses of COVID-19 vaccines has epidemiological benefits, but long-term effects depend on strength of immunity

Published: 9Mar2021

Delaying second doses of COVID-19 vaccines should reduce case numbers in the near term; however, the longer term case burden and the potential for evolution of viral ‘escape’ from immunity will...

When the bloom is off: why do some plants produce small and unattractive flowers?

Published: 3Feb2021

Picture a flower: what do you see? A bright and showy splash of contrasting colours? Well, not all plants produce flowers that are only like that. Some plant species actually produce two types: ...

Detecting long-term concussion in athletes

Published: 12Jul2017

Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect...

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Published: 8Dec2014

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the...

Almost $10 million for salmonella research

Published: 21Jul2015

Poultry used to be the usual suspect in cases of Salmonella poisoning. Today, however, most outbreaks of the illness come from fruit and vegetables that have become infected when the soil in which...

David Thomas Interview: Tackling Genetic Diseases on Futures in Biotech

Published: 27May2016

David Thomas, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University addresses progress in molecular biology and the latest strategies for tackling genetic disease. ...

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