Disruption of actin cytoskeleton is key to triggering human immune response, research finds

Disruption of actin cytoskeleton is key to triggering human immune response, research finds

Researchers from Cleveland Clinic’s Florida Research and Innovation Center (FRIC) found that disruption of a cellular structure, known as the actin cytoskeleton, is a “priming signal” for the body to respond to a virus. These findings, published in Cell this week, potentially lay the groundwork for development of new anti-viral vaccines and treatments. Previously, viral … Read more

Ontario education minister orders school board to ‘honor the Queen’ – Toronto

Ontario education minister orders school board to ‘honor the Queen’ – Toronto

Public school teachers in York region are being told to avoid any memorials or tributes to Queen Elizabeth II in classrooms because the subject might be “very triggering” to some students — a policy that the Ford government wants to see scrapped immediately. On Sept. 9, one day after the royal family announced the death … Read more

‘It gets really scary’: South-end Halifax resident tired of Dalhousie street parties – Halifax

‘It gets really scary’: South-end Halifax resident tired of Dalhousie street parties – Halifax

Peggy Walt has lived on Edward Street in Halifax’s south end for nearly 30 years. During that time, she says the partying has only gotten worse. “As the older generation dies off, the children of the families have been selling their properties,” said Peggy Walt, “and more and more of them become rental units. “We … Read more

New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss says year in BC ‘changed my outlook on life’

New UK Prime Minister Liz Truss says year in BC ‘changed my outlook on life’

The United Kingdom has a new prime minister, and it turns out she has a few roots in British Columbia. Liz Truss was officially sworn in as the UK’s new prime minister after meeting with Queen Elizabeth on Tuesday, following her victory in the Conservative Party leadership race to replace Boris Johnson. Read more: Liz … Read more

‘No smoking gun’: Calgary scientists studying Mars soil for signs it supported life

‘No smoking gun’: Calgary scientists studying Mars soil for signs it supported life

CALGARY – A University of Calgary scientist is hoping to determine whether Mars was ever capable of supporting life. Ben Tutolo, an associate professor in the Department of Geoscience and Faculty of Science, began his research earlier this year and is using data from the Curiosity rover that’s been exploring the Red Planet for the … Read more

Western University warns anti-COVID-19 mandate protest could be ‘dangerous’

Western University warns anti-COVID-19 mandate protest could be ‘dangerous’

A group of Western University students is planning to hold a protest Saturday against the school’s COVID-19 mandates. The London, Ont., university announced Monday that anyone on campus in the fall must have at least three COVID-19 shots and wear masks in classrooms. In a statement, Western said it’s aware of the planned student protest. … Read more

William and Kate to move family out of London to give children ‘normal’ life

William and Kate to move family out of London to give children ‘normal’ life

London CNN — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are set to move their family out of London during school term time, in a bid to give their children a “normal” family life, a royal source told CNN. The decision to move the children’s school was announced by Kensington Palace in a statement on Monday. … Read more

How the Uvalde families and law enforcement experts reacted to the leaked school video

How the Uvalde families and law enforcement experts reacted to the leaked school video

CNN — The response from the families of the Uvalde massacre victims was of anger and outrage, the reaction from law enforcement experts was that of astonishment and dismay. It followed the release Tuesday by a Texas newspaper of leaked surveillance video from inside the school, days ahead of when officials said they planned to … Read more

Astronauts suffer increased bone loss on return to Earth: Calgary study

Astronauts suffer increased bone loss on return to Earth: Calgary study

The experience may be out-of-this-world but research indicates those who travel to outer space suffer from increased bone loss. A study released Thursday from the Cumming School of Medicine at the University of Calgary followed 17 astronauts before and after their space flights. The TBone study, conducted over a seven-year period starting in 2015, found … Read more

Fight over Athabasca University’s future continues as Jason Kenney gets government involved

Fight over Athabasca University’s future continues as Jason Kenney gets government involved

On March 24, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney visited Athabasca, 145 kilometers north of Edmonton, to discuss Athabasca University’s future at a town hall meeting. Peter Scott, the president of the university, said the school’s leaders were not invited. Mr. Kenney told the crowd his government instructed AU, an online institution with about 40,000 students in … Read more