The Beauty Myth for Boys

As long as I have been a pediatrician, boys have told me — usually in not so many words — that they feel the exact same body pressures girls do, just in different directions. This body-sense emerges earlier than we might expect thanks to the younger onset of puberty, which has moved squarely into the…

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At ‘Black Out’ Performances, the Power of Healing Through Community

A handful of playwrights, directors, filmmakers and film lovers have created spaces for black audiences to crack jokes and clap back without apology and, afterward, process complex, nuanced race-related issues. In recent years, there have been many conversations about the importance and impact of positive, multidimensional representation in Hollywood and on Broadway. But white audiences…

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Successful instrument guidance through deep and convoluted blood vessel networks

A team led by Professor Sylvain Martel at the Polytechnique Montréal Nanorobotics Laboratory has developed a novel approach to tackling one of the biggest challenges of endovascular surgery: how to reach the most difficult-to-access physiological locations. Their solution is a robotic platform that uses the fringe field generated by the superconducting magnet of a clinical…

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Prostate cancer screening study boosted by Movember & Alberta Cancer Foundation campaigns

Edmonton, Alberta – Nanostics Inc. announced today that from the launch of its clinical validation study for ClarityDX Prostate, recruitment of men increased significantly in November, pushing the number of men enrolled over 200. This coincided with the “Grow a Mo” (mustache) campaign from the global charity Movember and Alberta Cancer Foundation’s Giving Tuesday 2019…

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