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North America Analysis February 2018

Welcome to the February 2018 edition of North America Analysis. One of the highlights of this packed edition is a fascinating guest article from Richard F. Green, Director, Division of Astronomical Sciences at the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) who explores the wonders of astronomy and the amazing universe...

The conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption

Raluca Mateescu from Mateescu’s Animal Genetics and Genomics Lab explores the conundrum of human health versus beef fat consumption and opportunities for improving the health properties of beef Animal fat has been stigmatised due to a perceived association with several diseases, from cardiovascular diseases to cancer. Because beef is perceived...
knifefish

All about the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus

Graciela A. Unguez and Chiann-Ling C. Yeh from New Mexico State University explain that sarcomere disassembly is a naturally occurring event during tail regeneration in the adult long-tailed knifefish S. macrurus Perhaps the most characteristic feature of skeletal muscle invertebrates is its regular pattern of striations, comprised of many hundreds of...
canadian youth

Promoting the issues affecting Canadian Youth

Jonathan Miles from Open Access Government profiles the work the Minister of Canadian Heritage and what she does for Candian youth
life in America

Understanding the rich history of life in America

Deborah Thomas from Library of Congress reveals the astonishing resource created by The National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP) and what it reveals about everyday life in America
Canadian agriculture

The 21st Century belongs to Canadian agriculture

Canadian agriculture has deep roots and the government is working to build a future for the next generation of farmers, says Minister Lawrence MacAulay
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Sustainability through technology: The power of N

Popularism and bumper sticker science should not stop us tackling sustainability through technology, argues Ingenuity Lab Director Carlo Montemagno Ingenuity Lab is a unique organisation, designed and created to solve many of the grand challenges facing a modern world. Ingenuity Lab is a research organisation that focuses on the development...
space technology

Space technology: how space benefits life on earth

M F Warrender highlights how space technology plays an integral role in society and how NASA invests in technology development

Can a new light-based therapy help with Alzheimer’s disease?

Prof Michael R Hamblin of the Wellman Center for Photomedicine at Massachusetts General Hospital discusses a new light-based therapy for Alzheimer’s disease

Can blueberries help to tackle many global health problems?

Mark Villata, Executive Director, U.S. Highbush Blueberry Council highlights many health benefits associated with blueberries

Progressing health research in the North of Canada

Health Sciences North Research Institute shares the progress it has made in health research in Northern Canada, highlighting some of its major focus areas

North America Analysis August 2017

Welcome to the North America Analysis August 2017 edition where we look at a number of key areas within Canada and the US such as healthcare, the environment, and science

A new contactless payment solution for public transit

Contactless payment is benefiting Canadian transport systems, explains Louis-Martin Fournier, Product Manager at the Desjardins Group

Supporting healthy forests across America

Open Access Government highlights the role of forests within biodiversity and how the USDA supports agroforestry in America

Supporting Alaska Native students through education

Dr. Herb Schroeder from the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Programme (ANSEP) outlines why it’s integral to develop the skills of Alaska Native students

All My Relations: advancing Indigenous family health

Dr Rod McCormick shares details on the All My Relations Network, a national Indigenous family and community wellness research centre for health and healing

Supporting the urban Aboriginal population in Canada

Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada explain how the organisation is working to better the lives of the urban Aboriginal population in Canada

Specific language impairment: What do we know?

Mabel L Rice, University of Kansas details how the language of children with specific language impairment differs from typical children

Environmental health science: reducing the risk

Virginia Guidry and Kimberly Gray from the NIEHS outline how environmental health science can help to identify potential hazards in a child’s environment

Tackling the threat of antimicrobial resistance in Canada

As antibiotics become less effective against infection, Minister of Health, Jane Philpott, outlines the response to antimicrobial resistance in Canada.

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