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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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Preventing and exposing fish fraud with advanced biotechnology

Preventing and exposing fish fraud with advanced biotechnology

Progress is being made on addressing serious fraud in the international fish market and industry supply chain. DNA barcoding – which involves comparing short gene sequences from a sample fish filet to a library of known species’ barcodes – is being used to verify the identities of various fish being caught, distributed, and sold in North America.

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