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Making room for plant-based proteins at the table

Making room for plant-based proteins at the table

Keep your eyes peeled this fall for a new cookbook designed for families that will make eating plant-based proteins a whole lot easier. “Plant-Based Recipes Made Easy-Peasy” will be the sixth cookbook published by the Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS) as part of their collaboration with GFHS participant families, The Helderleigh Foundation, Health Canada, George Brown College – Food Innovation Research Studio (FIRSt), Canadian Nutrition Society and Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). The cookbook includes 30 recipes ranging from appetizers to entrees. Plant-based proteins was a timely topic to choose, says GFHS director Dr. David Ma, which was a new addition to the 2019 Canada’s Food Guide.

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Improving clarity of health diagnostic tools

Improving clarity of health diagnostic tools

Medical professionals are experts at reading numbers from health diagnostic tools, but what do all the figures really mean? Diagnostic tools – such as electromyography (EMG) to measure skeletal muscle activity – are designed to recognize a certain set of patterns in the signals they’re measuring. But they don’t give information about the underlying biological state causing the signals.

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Moving One Health from the field to the classroom

Moving One Health from the field to the classroom

Big or small, islands represent isolated and complex ecosystems. Prince Edward Island, for example, is home to a unique balance of crop production, livestock production and aquaculture, not to mention all of its natural attributes. A change in any of those systems can almost immediately influence the other.

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Novel immune therapy may hold promise for human and canine cancer patients

Novel immune therapy may hold promise for human and canine cancer patients

Clinical trials are underway for bone cancer treatment in large breed dogs that has a human equivalent in young children. Researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) are working with 10 American veterinary colleges as members of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) comparative oncology (cancer) trials consortium.

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