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World’s first bedside genetic test developed


March 30th, 2012 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 30 (IANS) Canadian researchers have developed the world's first genetic test which can be done at the patient's bedside with just a swab from his cheek. This revolutionary ... Read more...

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Twittering sparrows are actually swapping insults


August 12th, 2011 - 11:48 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 12 (IANS) The twittering of sparrows can be uplifting for those who are feeling low, but mind you, the birds are actually swapping insults. Their cheerful sounds have ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Three hours of sunlight can halve breast cancer risk


June 28th, 2011 - 10:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 28 (IANS) Exposure to three hours of sunlight daily can practically halve breast cancer risk.The research suggests that regular exposure to sun's rays may have a powerful anti-cancer ... Read more...

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Blind can develop bat-like sonar to see


May 26th, 2011 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 26 (IANS) Blind people can develop 'sonar', learning to navigate like bats by 'seeing' objects from sounds reflected off them.Some become so skillful at listening to the returning ... Read more...

Posted in World |

After iPhone, game-changer PaperPhone is here!


May 6th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 6 (IANS) Canadian researchers have invented a plastic smart phone which is as thin and flexible as a credit card and changes its shape depending on where it ... Read more...

Posted in World |

‘Unknown child’ onboard the Titanic identified


April 29th, 2011 - 10:10 am ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) A little boy previously called the "unknown child", whose body was found among the victims of the Titanic disaster, has finally been identified.A team of American ... Read more...

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Titanic’s ‘unknown child’s’ identity finally revealed


April 27th, 2011 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 27 (ANI): The identity of one of the Titanic's most famous passengers, a little boy known as the "unknown child," has finally been recognized- a team of American and Canadian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brains of birds have a dinosaur source: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 9:00 am ICT by ANI
Calgary (Canada), Apr. 13 (ANI): Canadian researchers have opined that the brains of birds can be traced to a dinosaur source.Their new research published in a journal of Britain's Royal Society traced ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

BCG World Atlas - a website that offers TB info from 180 countries


March 23rd, 2011 - 1:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 23 (ANI): Tuberculosis is a major health threat worldwide. Every second, someone in the world is newly infected with TB bacteria.Now, ahead of World TB Day on Thursday, Canadian ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Canadian researchers announce breakthrough in malaria treatment


March 19th, 2011 - 4:56 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 19 (ANI): Canadian researchers have made a major breakthrough in the fight against malaria.Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, along with Brad Trost, Member of Parliament for ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Women wrestle with guilt when they are work intrusions at home


March 10th, 2011 - 10:40 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, Mar 10 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Canadian researchers have announced that women come off worse when their private time is interrupted with work.Technology has virtually taken off the boundary when it comes ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists generate pluripotent stem cells from horses


February 28th, 2011 - 5:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): For the first time ever, Canadian researchers have generated pluripotent stem cells from horses.The findings will help enable new stem cell based regenerative therapies in veterinary medicine, and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Study: Violent video games may not desensitize kids


February 24th, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Feb 23 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A new study has assured worried parents that violent video games may not make their children desensitized.The study was carried out by Canadian researchers and published in ... Read more...

Posted in Technology Industry News |

Kids with food allergies may feel unsafe at school


January 30th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 30 (ANI): Young people who have experienced life-threatening anaphylactic shock from specific food exposures have significantly different views of the risks associated with their allergies based on their age and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Culprit gene behind Alzheimer’s identified


January 13th, 2011 - 1:17 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Jan 13 (IANS) There is cheering news for Alzheimer's patients and people with Down's syndrome as Canadian researchers have identified the gene that destroys brain cells in these diseases.According ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Why music gives us goosebumps


January 10th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): Scientists have now unraveled the theory behind why people get goosebumps while listening to music.Canadian researchers has suggested that when we are moved by music our brains behave ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mums’ depression adversely affects quality of life in kids with epilepsy


January 6th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 6 (ANI): A new study has found that maternal depression adversely affects quality of life in children with epilepsy.Canadian researchers examined the prevalence of maternal depression and its impact on ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using liquid foam technology to improve greenhouse, plant microclimates


December 29th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 29 (ANI): A team of Canadian researchers has developed a liquid foam technology to improve greenhouse climates by reducing solar heat radiation and temperatures during the hot summer season.Results showed ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Why are female squirrels promiscuous?


December 16th, 2010 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 16 (IANS) Why do female squirrels entertain as many suitors as available?Canadian researchers say rampant promiscuity among female squirrels in the mammal world is linked to how many males are ... Read more...

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Titanic becoming fast food for bacteria


December 7th, 2010 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Dec 7 (IANS) The wreckage of the Titanic on the ocean floor will soon disappear as it is being fast eaten up by a newly discovered bacteria, according to ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Women can ‘inherit breast cancer from mother’s or father’s side’


October 25th, 2010 - 2:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that women at risk of breast cancer miss out on tests and early diagnosis because their father's family's health history is disregarded.Canadian researchers ... Read more...

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Stopping hormone replacement cuts breast cancer risk


September 24th, 2010 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 24 (IANS) The safety of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) has been questioned after research showed that stopping it reduced breast cancer risk among women. Scientists found that a decrease in the ... Read more...

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Withdrawing HRT from women cuts breast cancer risk, shows study


September 24th, 2010 - 1:11 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 24 (ANI): Canadian researchers have shown that withdrawing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) from women reduces the risk of breast cancer.The new study has thrown the safety of hormone replacement into ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Ship found in Arctic after 162 years


July 29th, 2010 - 12:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 29 (IANS) A British ship abandoned in the Arctic in 1848 while on a rescue mission has been found intact in Canada. Canadian archaeologists found the HMS Investigator under about 25 ... Read more...

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Asthmatics ‘at greater risk for other diseases’


July 14th, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, July 14 (ANI): A new study by Canadian researchers as revealed that people with asthma face much greater risks of suffering from additional diseases than those without it.Asthmatics will often ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Severe angina linked to greater heart risk in women


July 9th, 2010 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 9 (ANI): Canadian researchers have found that women who have the most serious form of angina are three times as likely to develop severe coronary artery disease (CAD) as men ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Suicide barriers don’t really cut suicide rates


July 7th, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 7 (ANI): Putting suicide barriers on bridges might not reduce overall suicide rates by jumping from heights, because people may change location for their suicide attempt, according to a new ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Scientists identify new antiviral defense


June 16th, 2010 - 4:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): Canadian researchers have discovered a new way the body combats respiratory viral infections.Scientists from the University of Montreal and the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center explain how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

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...

Posted in Health |

Probiotic in breastmilk reduces painful cramping in the gut


June 3rd, 2010 - 12:50 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 3 (ANI): Canadian researchers have discovered that a probiotic found in breast milk reduces or eliminates painful cramping in the gut caused by digestive disorders.This discovery suggests that increasing the ... Read more...

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New hope for patients at high risk of recurrences of heart disease


May 21st, 2010 - 2:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Canadian researchers confirmed the potential of a medication to reduce inflammation in patients with atherosclerosis.The results of the clinical study, directed by Dr. Jean-Claude Tardif of the Montreal ... Read more...

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New Way HIV Infects Women


April 11th, 2010 - 7:47 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Apr 11, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A group of Canadian researchers have discovered that the HIV virus affects women in a way that is way different from what was being assumed so ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Don’t open strange mails or attachments, officials told (Lead)


April 8th, 2010 - 8:57 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) With alarming reports of a Chinese cyber spy ring targeting India's strategic establishment, Indian officials and diplomats are being taught not to treat an ... Read more...

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Cyber security tips for external affairs ministry officials


April 8th, 2010 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
By Devirupa Mitra New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) An e-mail is not just a digital message, it is a potential spying instrument - this, and other lessons are being drilled into the minds ... Read more...

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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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