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The National Microbiology Laboratory helps to bring modified Lyme disease testing techniques to Canada

May 1, 2024

The National Microbiology Laboratory helps to bring modified Lyme disease testing techniques to Canada

Dr. Heather Coatsworth is passionate about bugs.

So much so, she has made it part of her life’s work. An entomologist by training, she has brought this passion to her role as Chief of the Field Studies program at the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), where part of her job is researching Lyme disease.

What's the tea on best before dates: 6 ways they help you at home & while shopping

May 1, 2024

What's the tea on best before dates: 6 ways they help you at home & while shopping

Best before dates get a lot of attention these days, including being subject to misinformation (spoiler alert: they are about freshness, not safety, and are not being eliminated). So what's the real tea on best before dates?

Supplemented foods labelling… A Decade of Research

March 7, 2024

Supplemented foods labelling… A Decade of Research

If you’ve fallen behind on nutrition labelling news, no worries, we’ve got you covered! In August 2021, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and Health Canada published a food labelling coordination policy.

Unveiling the essence of nature’s fragrance

February 12, 2024

Unveiling the essence of nature’s fragrance

What do we all do when purchasing products like perfumes, candles, dish soaps, or herbal teas? Make sure we like the scent, of course!

Small but mighty: Unveiling the power of small modular reactors

January 25, 2024

Small but mighty: Unveiling the power of small modular reactors

Almost everything we do depends on electricity - cooking, cleaning, working, you name it! The way in which electricity is generated can impact our environment, our economy, and our health.

National Microbiology Laboratory VP: “My role is to help build bridges and foster great ideas and talent at the lab”

January 18, 2024

National Microbiology Laboratory VP: “My role is to help build bridges and foster great ideas and talent at the lab”

Dr. Guillaume Poliquin, Vice-President of the Public Health Agency of Canada’s (PHAC) National Microbiology Laboratory (NML), has been interested in science for as long as he can remember.

 

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