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Charles Best and Frederick Banting, with one of their research subjects. University of Toronto Archives This post describes some of the many pathways to scientific discovery. No single model applies to all discoveries, and most discoveries contain elements of different models. I will focus on the field I know best, biomedical research. Biomedical discoveries are… Continue Reading

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The present-day Gila River in the Gila Box Riparian National Conservation Area in southeast Arizona.  Both nature and nurture affect human obesity. For some people, and for some populations, the genetic tendency to become obese is not fulfilled because of their environment, the circumstances of their lives. But when those circumstances change, the genetic potential… Continue Reading