Bizarre leafless ‘vampire’ tree kept alive by its neighbours

The stump of a kauri, a New Zealand conifer, is kept alive by feeding from the roots of trees that transmit water and nutrients to it. The story of a wood wide web or a tree company linked by a...

A dressing that treats wounds faster

Dressings created by American and Canadian scientists can close wounds more quickly and increase the rate of healing. The good old adhesive bandage is about to undergo a facelift. Active adhesive bandages (AAP) have been developed by teams from Harvard...

Blood from black donors needed to fight sickle cell anemia

Héma-Québec is taking advantage of Black History Month to launch a call for blood donors from black communities. The organization has a growing need for black blood to increase its reserves and help provide treatment for patients with sickle cell...

Google pays tribute to Canadian neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield

On the its homepage on Friday, Google honored Wilder Penfield, a neurosurgeon and researcher from Montreal known for having developed a treatment against epilepsy. Born in Washington State, Wilder Penfield was recruited by McGill University in 1928. In 1934, he...

Two out of three Canadians would feel helpless if they received a blood cancer diagnosis

According to a recent survey conducted on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC), the majority (68%) of Canadians would feel helpless if they were diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma or Hodgkin's disease, one would still know if a...

Pfizer Canada in short supply of EpiPen

Pfizer Canada is facing a shortage of EpiPen auto-injectors, an emergency treatment with severe allergic reactions. The company is out of stock at least until March to the surprise of pharmacists to whom TVA News has announced the news. There...