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Researchers Call for Immediate Revision of Sun Avoidance Recommendations

A recent article1 in Outside magazine highlights the importance of sensible sun exposure, stating “Current guidelines for sun exposure are unhealthy and unscientific, controversial new research suggests — and quite possibly even racist. How did we get it so wrong?” The research2 in question, published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health… Read More »

Smoking a small amount of pot may boost sperm and testosterone, surprised researchers find

When Dr. Jorge Chavarro’s team started investigating marijuana’s effects on sperm, they had every reason to believe weed would prove detrimental to “testicular function,” because other studies had said it to be so. Instead, they found the opposite. Men who had ever smoked marijuana had significantly higher sperm concentrations and sperm counts, as well as… Read More »

SFU researchers link T cell recognition diversity to HIV control

By Diane Mar-Nicolle The immune system is the body’s best defense in fighting diseases like HIV and cancer.  Now, an international team of researchers is harnessing the immune system to provide new clues that may help efforts to produce an HIV vaccine. SFU professor Mark Brockman and co-authors from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in South… Read More »