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Scientists discover T. Rex’s feathered kin


April 8th, 2012 - 3:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, April 8 (IANS) Paleontologists have known that small dinosaurs had bird-like feathers, but now three specimens of new tyrannosauroid (T. Rex family) show that at least one much larger ... Read more...

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Taking care of teeth, eyes keeps dementia at bay


July 14th, 2011 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 14 (IANS) Regular check-ups like visiting the dentist, having your eyes tested and avoiding coughs and colds could prevent dementia, say scientists.Researchers have identified a range of illnesses, ... Read more...

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Potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis identified


January 12th, 2011 - 1:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 12 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified a potential therapeutic target for multiple sclerosis (MS).Multiple sclerosis is a disease caused by damage to myelin - the protective covering wrapped around the ... Read more...

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The guide to ‘Colonizing the Red Planet’


January 3rd, 2011 - 3:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 3 (ANI): A manned mission to Mars would be the greatest adventure in the history of the human race and one man has penned a book on how to make ... Read more...

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Human skin turned into blood by Canadian scientists


November 8th, 2010 - 6:39 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Toronto, Nov 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists in Canada have managed to turn human skin into blood. The feat is very important because it will give scientists the breakthrough they need in finding ... Read more...

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High hormone levels drove cavemen to promiscuity


November 4th, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) High hormone levels drove primitive men to promiscuity and combativeness.Our ancient ancestors had far higher levels of the male sex hormone testosterone than people living today, a study ... Read more...

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Early humans more promiscuous than modern-day people


November 4th, 2010 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 4 (IANS) Scientists have found evidence that early humans who lived thousands of years ago were more promiscuous and competitive than the people of modern age.A study of fossilised remains ... Read more...

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Cancer-promoting protein discovered (Lead)


August 21st, 2010 - 9:27 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 21 (IANS) Canadian scientists have uncovered a new protein that blocks DNA damage in the cell and thus help spread various cancers, a breakthrough that could pave the way for ... Read more...

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Human brain on a microchip nearly ready


August 11th, 2010 - 1:03 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Aug 11 (IANS) The human brain on a microchip is almost ready!Turning into reality science fiction of films such as "The Terminator" - where machines and men meld into ... Read more...

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British ship found after 157 years in Canada


July 30th, 2010 - 8:32 am ICT by IANS
Washington, July 30 (DPA) Canadian scientists said Thursday that they have rediscovered the HMS Investigator, a famous British rescue ship that got trapped in Arctic ice 157 years ago while trying to ... Read more...

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Polymer synthesis to pave way for more energy-efficient electronics


July 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 20 (ANI): Television and computer screens are set to get brighter, clearer and more energy-efficient, thanks to a process developed by a team of American and Canadian scientists.The synthesis of ... Read more...

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Conditions that boost snail’s memory identified


June 30th, 2010 - 4:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): Canadian scientists have identified which environmental stress conditions encourage pond snails to remember and which make them forget.The find could help scientists understand how memory works in humans.When ... Read more...

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Soon, software to measure emotional reactions to Web


June 10th, 2010 - 5:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): Canadian scientists are developing new software that can measure emotional reactions to Web.Aude Dufresne, a professor at the University of Montreal Department Of Communications, led a team of ... Read more...

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Mammoth’s haemoglobin resurrection explain how they survived extreme cold


May 3rd, 2010 - 2:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 3 (ANI): Canadian scientists have resurrected haemoglobin of woolly mammoth - a blood protein that may explain how the animals coped with the cold of an ice age.It is the ... Read more...

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‘Spooky’ technique exhumes graves long lost


April 17th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): Canadian scientists are using hyperspectral imaging, a technique that detects minor changes in light from plants and soil caused by a decomposing body, to find unmarked animal graves.The ... Read more...

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Northern climate stops spread of beautiful killer plant


February 28th, 2010 - 12:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 28 (ANI): Canadian scientists have found that the invasive spread of a beautiful killer plant known as the purple loosestrife can be stopped by the northern climate.Purple loosestrife has been ... Read more...

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Vitamin C ‘cures’ mice with accelerated aging disease


January 5th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): In a new study, a team of Canadian scientists showed that Vitamin C 'cured' mice of symptoms of accelerated aging disease.Researchers at the Centre de Recherche en Cancerologie ... Read more...

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‘Emotions can alter how we react to pain’


November 11th, 2009 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): A new study by Canadian scientists has shown that focusing on a pretty image can ease pain.According to the study, negative and positive emotions have a direct ... Read more...

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Fast, cheap ‘dipstick’ test to identify pesticides in foods


November 5th, 2009 - 12:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 5 (ANI): A team of Canadian scientists has developed a fast, inexpensive 'dipstick' test to identify small amounts of pesticides that may exist in foods and beverages.John Brennan and ... Read more...

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Canadian scientists decode DNA of breast cancer tumor


October 8th, 2009 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, Oct 8 (ANI): For the first time, scientists have decoded the entire genome of a patient's metastatic breast cancer-a breakthrough towards creating personalized cancer therapies using a patient's genetic information.The achievement ... Read more...

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Canadian scientists: “major breakthrough” in cancer research


October 8th, 2009 - 4:08 am ICT by BNO News
VANCOUVER, CANADA (BNO NEWS) – Canadian scientists on Wednesday said they have achieved an unprecedented breakthrough in breast cancer research, opening new doors to new breast cancer treatment targets and therapies.For ... Read more...

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Seasonal flu shots may up Influenza A (H1N1) risk


September 24th, 2009 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, September 24 (ANI): Seasonal flu shots may increase the risk of catching Influenza A (H1N1), warn Canadian scientists.The caution follows an analysis of preliminary findings from some studies, involving ... Read more...

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Enhanced blueberry juice helps combat obesity, diabetes


September 2nd, 2009 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 2 (ANI): Canadian scientists have revealed that biotransformed blueberry juice holds great promise for treating obesity and diabetes.The research team from the Universite de Montreal, the Institut Armand-Frappier and the ... Read more...

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How do geese outperform world’s top athletes?


July 30th, 2009 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Vancouver, July 30 (IANS) Little bar-headed geese tame the world's highest mountains of the Himalayas to fly between India, China and Mongolia annually. Canadian scientists now say they have found why these ... Read more...

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DNA theory flawed, says new research


July 16th, 2009 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) New research by Canadian scientists is set to turn upside down the DNA theory which says that every cell in the body is identical to every other cell. Current ... Read more...

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New AIDS vaccine ready for trials


July 1st, 2009 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 1 (IANS) The Canadian University of Western Ontario has developed a new HIV/AIDS vaccine that is ready for human trials. The vaccine called SAV001H has been developed by the university at ... Read more...

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Britain considered dropping millions of poisoned darts on German troops in final stages of WW II


June 26th, 2009 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 26 (ANI): During the final stages of the Second World War, Britain considered dropping millions of poisoned darts packed into bombs and released from the air on German troops with ... Read more...

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Breakthrough in AIDS as virus’s hiding places found


June 22nd, 2009 - 10:14 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 22 (IANS) In a major breakthrough for AIDS cure, Canadian scientists have finally found where the HIV virus hides in the human body to become impervious to medical treatment. This breakthrough ... Read more...

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Rare turtle travels 7,000 km to breed!


June 19th, 2009 - 9:03 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 19 (IANS) How could a contemporary of the great dinosaurs survive to this day? A rare leatherback turtle, which has existed since the time of the dinosaurs, has been found to ... Read more...

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Massage after exercise impairs blood flow to the muscle


May 8th, 2009 - 1:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 8 (ANI): If you think that massage after exercise improves blood flow to the muscle, better think again, for a study conducted by Canadian scientists at Queen's University suggests the ... Read more...

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Swine flu cases now 1,893, Canada decodes its genetic make-up (Roundup)


May 7th, 2009 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City/Toronto, May 7 (IANS) The number of laboratory confirmed cases of influenza A (H1N1), better known as swine flu, rose to 1,893 in 23 countries Thursday as Canada became the first ... Read more...

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Canadians decode flu virus, eat pork sandwiches in parliament


May 7th, 2009 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, May 7 (IANS) Canadian scientists became the first in the world Wednesday to decode the genetic make-up of the influenza A (H1N1) virus even as top leaders and MPs ... Read more...

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Genetic sequencing of A/H1N1 virus completed


May 7th, 2009 - 12:48 am ICT by IANS
Ottawa, May 6 (Xinhua) Canadian scientists have completed the world's first genetic sequencing of the A/H1N1 flu virus, marking a "significant milestone" in studying the virus, health officials said Wednesday. This will ... Read more...

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New hope for cancer patients; Canadian scientists test viral vaccine


April 28th, 2009 - 9:42 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, April 28 (IANS) Spelling new hope for cancer patients, Canadian scientists have successfully tested a viral vaccine to improve immune response to the deadly disease. The scientists at the local Princess Margaret ... Read more...

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Scientists erase bad memories from brain


March 12th, 2009 - 12:40 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 12 (IANS) It may soon be possible to erase bad memories from the human brain. Canadian scientists at the University of Toronto and the local Hospital for Sick Children have found ... Read more...

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