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Why packing on pounds is riskier for Indians


August 2nd, 2011 - 12:16 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 2 (IANS) Packing on pounds is riskier for Indians and other South Asians than white people, says a study.While white Caucasian people store their extra body fat in ... Read more...

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The dark side of spring - melting snow releases toxins


March 29th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): Spring is finally in the air, but it has a dark side too - melting snow releasing toxins, according to a Canadian researcher."During the winter months, contaminants ... Read more...

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New research could improve spinal cord injury treatment


March 23rd, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 23 (ANI): A Canadian researcher says that the spinal cord processes information just like areas of the brain - a finding that could improve treatment of spinal cord injuries."Basic physiology ... Read more...

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TV will stay top ad earner globally, says expert


February 1st, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 1 (IANS) Despite the mushrooming of social media, the television industry will continue to remain the first choice of advertisers for a long time, says a top Canadian researcher."TV is ... Read more...

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Indian-led team transforms human skin into blood cells


November 8th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Nov 8 (IANS) In a major breakthrough in medical sciences, an Indo-Canadian researcher and his team have successfully transformed human skin into various blood cells.The breakthrough is likely to ... Read more...

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Indo-Canadian doctors reveal new device to save brain stroke victims


June 9th, 2010 - 11:18 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 9 (IANS) Canadian researchers are on the verge of perfecting a vaccum-like device to clear brain clots much faster than current clot-dissolving drugs, according to Indo-Canadian researcher Mayank Goyal. Goyal, who ... Read more...

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How poverty shapes the brain


May 25th, 2010 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, May 25 (ANI): Using a number of imaging techniques, a Canadian researcher will compare the structure and function of brains of young adults from families with low socioeconomic status to those ... Read more...

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Tiny dinosaur tailor-made for running discovered


March 30th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
London, March 30 (IANS) Scientists have discovered a tiny dinosaur tailor-made for running, according to a new Chinese-Canadian-British study. The fossil skeleton of the tiny animal, named Xixianykus Zhangi, is incomplete but ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Free market, religions fostered fairplay in society: Study


March 22nd, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 22 (IANS) Free market and religions have played a huge role in the evolution of trust, fair-play and respect for others in human societies, says a new Canadian study. Anthropologist Joe ... Read more...

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Lost Soviet rover on moon traced


March 17th, 2010 - 10:33 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 17 (IANS) In an amazing breakthrough, a Canadian researcher has located the Soviet-era rover Lunokhod-2 stuck on the moon 37 years ago. Phil Stooke, a professor at departments of physics & ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Cheaper painkillers soon thanks to opium breakthrough


March 15th, 2010 - 10:43 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 15 (IANS) Canadian researchers have decoded opium poppy which will lead to cheaper and mass production of the current costly pain killers. Currently, the morphine is the most used painkiller ... Read more...

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Older couples more in love than younger couples


February 14th, 2010 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 14 (IANS) Valentine's Day may be for young couples, but love ripens with age, says a new Canadian study. The study by researchers at the University of Montreal shows that older ... Read more...

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Anti-depressants linked to fatal fall injuries


November 24th, 2009 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 24 (IANS) Anti-depressants are linked to fall-related complications like hip fracture among elderly people, says a Canadian study. Falling and fall-related complications such as hip fractures are the fifth leading cause ... Read more...

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Shame is essential, but you can get out of it


September 3rd, 2009 - 1:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 3 (IANS) Shame is a debilitating emotion, but there is hope for those trapped in it, says a Canadian researcher. In her study reported this week, researcher Jessica Van ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Society doing hyperactive kids a disservice


May 28th, 2009 - 12:56 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 28 (IANS) Authors and educators are doing hyperactive children a disservice by insisting that hyperactivity has always existed. Canadian researcher Matthew Smith said not only is that notion wrong, it misleads ... Read more...

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Marathon runners have normal hearts, finds Indo-Canadian researcher


May 18th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) An advanced cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) technology was used for the first time to peer into possible cardiac abnormalities of marathon runners and found none, in a ... Read more...

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Mediterranean diet is best for your heart


April 15th, 2009 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, April 15 (IANS) A study by an Indian-origin Canadian researcher has established that the Mediterranean diet is the best for the health of your heart.High on plant foods, vegetables, ... Read more...

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Canadian researchers reveal how they cracked Chinese spy scam on Dalai Lama


March 30th, 2009 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto (Canada), Mar. 30 (ANI): A 34-year-old international relations student and part-time tech geek Meet at Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies tried everything to track down a piece of malicious software ... Read more...

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Genetic testing turning into unethical industry: Researcher


February 18th, 2009 - 11:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 18 (IANS) Genetic testing to know risks of hereditary diseases and confirm paternity is fast turning into an unethical and greedy industry, a Canadian researcher has warned. Medical testing companies ... Read more...

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Rising pre-term births in Western world cause concern


December 12th, 2008 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 12 (IANS) With the Western world witnessing an increasing number of pre-term babies and multiple births, a Canadian researcher has warned that this trend could become a major health hazard ... Read more...

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Four more genes causing colon cancer identified


November 18th, 2008 - 12:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 18 (IANS) Canadian researchers say they have identified four new genes responsible for colorectal or colon cancer.This brings to 10 the total number of genes linked to the disease, which ... Read more...

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Virus that improves anti-cancer drugs efficacy unveiled


November 8th, 2008 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
London, November 7 (ANI): A Canadian researcher team says that the efficacy of anti-cancer drugs in destroying tumours, or in keeping them in check, may be improved with the aid of ... Read more...

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Polyphenols protect nerves from damage but not in Alzheimer’s


August 25th, 2008 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 25 (IANS) Plant nutrients called polyphenols are known to protect nerves from damage, but to expect a similar effect in case of Alzheimer's would be "unwise," warns Indian-Canadian researcher Charles ... Read more...

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Knee-brace power generator helps charge your cell phone just by walking


May 29th, 2008 - 3:28 pm ICT by admin
Washington, May 29 (ANI): You may charge your mobile phones now just by walking, for Canadian researcher Max Donelan has invented a gadget that produces power from the human knee.The ... Read more...

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New robot rabbit interacts with humans through touch


May 23rd, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
London, May 23 (ANI): A Canadian researcher has created a robot rabbit that communicates with humans through touch.Steve Yohanan of the Vancouver-based University of British Columbia calls his robot the ... Read more...

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New archaeological evidence discounts theory on mega-tsunamis hitting Australia in past


March 3rd, 2008 - 2:20 pm ICT by admin
Canberra, March 3 (ANI): New research has suggested that earlier theories about mega-tsunamis hitting the Australian coast in the past do not hold any truth to them.Earlier, boulders atop high cliffs on ... Read more...

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