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The bright future of infectious diseases testing
The bright future of infectious diseases testing
February 16, 2021
When Dr. Peter Unrau of Simon Fraser University (SFU) decided to shift his academic focus from theoretical physics to molecular biology in 1996, it became abundantly clear to him that ribonucleic acid (RNA) would be an increasingly important molecule in his field.

Coral recovery during a prolonged heatwave offers new hope
Coral recovery during a prolonged heatwave offers new hope
January 14, 2021
University of Victoria biologists have discovered how some corals managed to survive a globally unprecedented heatwave, in a first-ever study that provides new hope for the long-term survival of coral reefs in the face of climate change.