Month: July 2017

Is International CRISPR Regulation a Pipe Dream?

Is International CRISPR Regulation a Pipe Dream?

Written by Shawn Xiong Edited by Manisha Talukdar Header image courtesy of Marie Ann Liebert At the dawn of recombinant DNA technology in the early 1970s, two conferences took place in Asilomar state beach in California, led by Stanford biochemist Paul Berg. From an outright […]

#SupportTheReport

#SupportTheReport

written by Anastassia Pogoutse The Naylor Report, summarized by Andrew Zhai in this post, provides a recipe for reinvigorating Canadian research. However, without concrete action by the federal government, the Naylor Report’s recommendations will be nothing but text. Canadian scientists have taken to using the […]

Seeing the Invisible: The First North American Electron Microscope

Seeing the Invisible: The First North American Electron Microscope

Written by Anastassia Pogoutse

The electron microscope (EM) is used for everything from looking for fault lines in engine parts to determining protein structures. In addition to its myriad functions, this powerful tool also has an interesting story behind it. In her installation, “Seeing the Invisible: The First North American Electron Microscope“, award-winning Toronto-based artist Nina Czegledy displayed a cross-section of history. Her exhibit showcased photographs of the first EM to be built in North America, the “1938 Toronto model”, and the scientists who put it together. These historical images were complemented with books on electron microscopy (written by some of its early developers), tools used for sample preparation, and electron micrographs.

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Dust Counters and Gas Collectors

Dust Counters and Gas Collectors

This is post 2 of 3 in the series “The Cabinet Project” Written by Aidan Tomlinson Nicole Liao is a Toronto based artist with a background in Print Media and  Architecture. A large part of her work is made up of representations attempting to map, […]

Mud

Mud

This is post 3 of 3 in the series “The Cabinet Project” Written by Louis Ho Nicole Clousten is a practice-based researcher at York University and an artist at the Coalesce BioArt Lab at the University of Buffalo. Her cabinet, Mud, is an ominous display […]