Creating a reference map to explore the electronic device mimicking brain activity

Maps are essential for exploring trackless wilderness or vast expanses of ocean. The same is true for scientific studies that try to open up new fields and develop brand-new devices. A journey without maps and signposts tends to end in...

Duck is 1st wild bird flu case in U.S. in five years, scientists say

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A duck killed by a hunter in South Carolina had a contagious and dangerous bird flu that has not been detected in the wild in the U.S. in five years, officials said. The flu poses a low...

Global vaccine-sharing program reaches milestone of 1 billion doses

BRUSSELS -- The COVAX global vaccine-sharing program has delivered 1 billion COVID-19 vaccine doses, one of the organizations which manages it said on Saturday. Supplies to poorer nations have long been very limited because of lack of vaccines, as wealthier...

COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers crossing into Canada from U.S. takes effect

The latest:A COVID-19 vaccine mandate for truckers crossing into Canada from the United States came into effect on Saturday, causing "limited delays" at some border crossings and raising worries about future disruptions to the supply chain as the pandemic drags...

This is what Quebec’s doctors and nurses are seeing in ERs during the Omicron wave

The Omicron variant of the coronavirus may be less severe, but it's still leading to an unprecedented wave of hospitalizations in Quebec.In interviews, doctors and nurses in the province described how the highly transmissible new variant has created new challenges...

Hostile takeover in the cell: Pathogens hijack host mitochondria

Mitochondria are known as energy suppliers for our cells, but they also play an important role in the defense against pathogens. They can initiate immune responses, and deprive pathogens of the nutrients they need to grow. A research team led...

Genetic strategy reverses insecticide resistance

Insecticides play a central role in efforts to counter global impacts of mosquito-spread malaria and other diseases, which cause an estimated 750,000 deaths each year. These insect-specific chemicals, which cost more than $100 million to develop and bring to market,...

Expect more worrisome variants after Omicron, scientists say

Get ready to learn more Greek letters. Scientists warn that Omicron's whirlwind advance practically ensures it won't be the last version of the coronavirus to worry the world. Every infection provides a chance for the virus to mutate, and Omicron...

Update on psychedelic therapy drugs a positive step in mental-health care: experts

A doctor and a psychologist say Health Canada's move to allow physicians to request restricted psychedelic drugs for patients as part of their psychotherapy is a positive step toward transforming mental-health care. But they say the recent change to the...

In this Ontario hospital, it’s mostly the unvaccinated who are overwhelming the ICU

After landing in the hospital on Christmas Day, Randy Samms has spent hours considering how close he came to dying from COVID-19. Now he looks forward to an occasion he has long avoided: The day he'll get vaccinated."I was afraid of the...
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