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Hidden in plain sight: Dal evolutionary biologists uncover a new branch on the Tree of Life

Hidden in plain sight: Dal evolutionary biologists uncover a new branch on the Tree of Life

A Dal-led study published in the journal Nature outlines how the genes of little-known microbes found in a sample of dirt place these organisms outside of all known biological kingdoms — a significant discovery for those examining how complex-celled life evolved on Earth.  Read more.

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Michele Charlton
Friday, November 16, 2018
Get to know Dal's new Canada Research Chairs: Zoe Finkel (Marine Microbial Macroecology), David Kelvin (Translational Vaccinology and Inflammation) and Catherine Mah (Promoting Healthy Populations) and Sandra Meier (Developmental Psychopathology and Youth Mental Health).
Emily Pelley
Monday, November 19, 2018
With World Children's Day this week, we need to critically assess how Canada's doing helping young refugees settle into their new homes and their new lives, writes PhD candidate Emily Pelley.
Kenneth Conrad
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
With the launch earlier this month of the Institute of Genetics, Dalhousie is the first Atlantic Canadian university to host one of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research's (CIHR) 13 specialized research institutes.

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Emily Pelley
Monday, November 19, 2018
With World Children's Day this week, we need to critically assess how Canada's doing helping young refugees settle into their new homes and their new lives, writes PhD candidate Emily Pelley.
Michele Charlton
Friday, November 16, 2018
Get to know Dal's new Canada Research Chairs: Zoe Finkel (Marine Microbial Macroecology), David Kelvin (Translational Vaccinology and Inflammation) and Catherine Mah (Promoting Healthy Populations) and Sandra Meier (Developmental Psychopathology and Youth Mental Health).
Kristen Cyr
Thursday, November 15, 2018
A Dal-led study published in the journal Nature outlines how the genes of little-known microbes found in a sample of dirt place these organisms outside of all known biological kingdoms — a significant discovery for those examining how complex-celled life evolved on Earth.
Rebecca Spencer and Sara Kirk
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Women and adolescent girls say that being outdoors in nature offers opportunities to gain confidence in physical activity, write Dal researchers Rebecca Spencer and Sara Kirk.
Robert France
Friday, November 9, 2018
From the Swiss border to the English channel, Robert France (Department of Plant, Food, and Environmental Sciences) describes his pilgrimage of the Western Front as a tribute to fallen soldiers and to learn more about the devastating loss of life.