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Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death


June 9th, 2011 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Cancer cells survive easily and researchers have now identified how biochemical pathways rewired by cancer cells help them cheat death."This work focused on understanding how cancer ... Read more...

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Cashew seed extract could help diabetics


July 15th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Cashew seed extract has anti-diabetic properties, a new study has found.The study was conducted by researchers at University of Montreal (Canada) and the Université de Yaoundé (Cameroun).Diabetes is ... Read more...

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Canada announces Banting Fellowships


July 14th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, July 14 (ANI): Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, has announced the establishment of Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships, a prestigious new program by the Government of Canada to attract and develop ... Read more...

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Spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down


May 13th, 2010 - 2:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 13 (ANI): Mary Poppins was right all along - a spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down.According to research published ahead of print in the Archives of ... Read more...

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Scientists unravel link between stress, anxiety, depression


April 12th, 2010 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 12 (IANS) Scientists have unravelled the link between stress, anxiety and depression. By identifying the connecting mechanism in the brain, the research led by Stephen Ferguson of the Robarts Research ... Read more...

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Why Parkinson’s patients suffer social difficulties


February 3rd, 2010 - 5:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 3 (ANI): A new Canadian research suggests that Parkinson's disease creates a social barrier for patients because negative perceptions of their speech patterns isolate them.Marc Pell at McGill's School of ... Read more...

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Heart attack symptoms similar for men, women


October 26th, 2009 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Oct 26 (IANS) Heart attack symptoms for men and women have many more similarities than is popularly believed, says a new study. "Both the media and some patient educational materials frequently ... Read more...

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Women have same heart attack symptoms as men


October 26th, 2009 - 1:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 26 (ANI): Symptoms of heart attack in women are not very different from those in men, according to a new study.The research was presented to the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress 2009, ... Read more...

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New tool key in evaluating language skills in autistic kids


June 11th, 2009 - 2:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 11 (ANI): Researchers from University of Waterloo have developed a parent questionnaire that will help doctors to accurately gauge language development in children with autism.Language Use Inventory (LUI) is among ... Read more...

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Teens use cannabis for relief, not recreation


April 25th, 2009 - 5:07 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 25 (IANS) A third of teens who smoke cannabis regularly use it as medication, rather than as a means of getting high, claims a new study. Joan Bottorff worked with researchers ... Read more...

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How much exercise is good for health?


November 8th, 2008 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) What effect does exercise have on the cells and tissues of the body and how can we use the knowledge to combat conditions like arthritis, diabetes and heart ... Read more...

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Gene mutation helps protect against fatal malaria


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Researchers at the University of Toronto have found that not all people who get bitten by a malaria-infected mosquito end up with the disease. This, they say, ... Read more...

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Turmeric may dramatically reduce chances of developing heart failure


February 22nd, 2008 - 12:21 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): One of the major spice in Indian food the yellow colored turmeric - may dramatically reduce the chances of developing heart failure, say researchers at the Peter Munk ... Read more...

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Recognizing someone’s name but not placing them is all in your brain


November 14th, 2007 - 2:52 am ICT by admin
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