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Paper strips will promptly detect harmful bugs in pools


May 1st, 2012 - 7:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 1 (IANS) Researchers have developed a rapid test using a simple paper strip that can detect E. coli in swimming pools within minutes.The new tool, developed by McMaster ... Read more...

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Can video games help people with cataract?


February 17th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 17 (IANS) Playing video games could improve the vision of people born with cataracts, a new research has found.Surgery and contact lenses do not always work and people ... Read more...

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Hormone replacement therapy tied to breast cancer


December 30th, 2011 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 30 (IANS) Post-menopausal women should think twice before going in for hormone replacement therapy (HRT) because it is tied to breast cancer globally, reveals a study. The study ... Read more...

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Drugs checkmating cancer may combat resistant bugs


December 23rd, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 23 (IANS) Drugs that checkmate cancer could also combat pathogens that have become highly resistant to antibiotics - a problem spreading globally. "Our study found that certain proteins, ... Read more...

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Proteins protect bones during weight loss dieting


December 1st, 2011 - 2:30 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 1 (IANS) Eating protein-rich foods, especially dairy products, protect bones when overweight or obese young women try to shed weight through dieting, suggests a new study.The study found ... Read more...

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Missing gene turns you into couch potato


September 6th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 6 (IANS) Couch potatoes can't help being what they are -- a missing gene may explain why they are so lazy and inactive. Researchers rendered healthy mice slow ... Read more...

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Exercise fights obesity by turning stem cells into bone


September 2nd, 2011 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 2 (IANS) Workouts can keep obesity at bay by turning influential stem cells into bone, not fat, boosting our capacity to make blood and improving overall health.The body's ... Read more...

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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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Pill poppers invite more cycles of depression


July 20th, 2011 - 4:13 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 20 (IANS) Pill popping seems to be the easiest thing to do in the world, especially when trying to drive away our blues. But a study says the ... Read more...

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IITian’s million dollar gift for India centre in Canada


June 2nd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 2 (IANS) Toronto-based IITian Vasudev Chanchlani has given a million dollars to help start an Indian policy centre at a Canadian university.Canada's University of Waterloo will launch the ... Read more...

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Intestinal bacteria cause behavioural changes


May 18th, 2011 - 3:00 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 18 (IANS) Intestinal bacteria affect human brains leading to behavioural changes, a recent research has revealed.McMaster University researchers have come up with the first ever evidence to show ... Read more...

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Practice improves sense of touch in blind


May 12th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 12 (IANS) Do the blind have a better sense of touch because the brain compensates for loss of vision or because of heavy reliance on their fingertips? A ... Read more...

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Combination therapy shows promise in treating devastating cystic fibrosis


April 25th, 2011 - 6:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 25 (ANI): A new study has suggested that an over-the-counter drug used to treat diarrhea combined with minocycline, an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections, could one day change the ... Read more...

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Vaccine for cat allergies is in the pipeline


April 7th, 2011 - 1:42 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
New York, April 6 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists are working to come out with a new vaccine that could take away cat allergies. Researchers who worked on the new vaccine say the product ... Read more...

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Vaccine to treat cat allergy developed


April 1st, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 01(ANI): Researchers at McMaster University have developed a new vaccine that could successfully treat cat allergies, promising relief to those who suffer from itching, watering eyes and sneezing.Immunologist Mark ... Read more...

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Scientists find ‘knowing it in your gut’ is real


March 24th, 2011 - 3:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new study has discovered that the 'cross-talk' between bacteria in our gut and our brain plays an important role in the development of psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases ... Read more...

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Is bacterial chatter behind mental illness, obesity?


March 24th, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 24 (IANS) The chatter between bugs present in your gut and your brain plays a key role in bringing on psychiatric illness, intestinal diseases and obesity among others.This ... Read more...

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Kids, youth with inflammatory bowel disease less fit than their peers


March 17th, 2011 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 17 (ANI): Children and youth growing up with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) are less fit than their peers, according to a new study.Researchers at McMaster University and the McMaster ... Read more...

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Want to know if your mate will cheat? Listen to their voice


March 5th, 2011 - 1:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 5 (ANI): Want to find out if your partner will cheat on you? Listen to the pitch of their voice, suggests a new study.Researchers found that when choosing a partner, ... Read more...

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Endurance exercise thwarts premature aging


February 27th, 2011 - 1:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 27 (ANI): A study by McMaster University researchers has found that endurance exercise may stop you looking and feeling old, it may even help you live longer."We have clearly shown ... Read more...

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Indian doctor gets bail for gangrape, two more victims come forward


February 24th, 2011 - 12:22 pm ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 24 (IANS) As an Indo-Canadian doctor and his colleague, charged with drugging and raping a woman, were released on $100,000 bail each Wednesday, two more women have ... Read more...

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Why dengue fever is a threat to urban population in developing nations


February 21st, 2011 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): A Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar has examined why dengue fever, a severe flu-like illness spread through the bite of mosquitoes, continues to threaten urban populations in many developing ... Read more...

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Indo-Canadian doctor held on drugging, rape charges


February 21st, 2011 - 9:49 am ICT by IANS
By Gurmukh Singh Toronto, Feb 21 (IANS) An Indo-Canadian doctor and his colleague have been arrested here for allegedly drugging and raping a young woman in a downtown hotel.Amitabh Chauhan and Suganthan Kayilasanathan, ... Read more...

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New study predicts future evolution of flu viruses


February 18th, 2011 - 5:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 18 (ANI): A University of Pennsylvania research is trying to crack the code of which strain of flu will be prevalent in a given year, with major implications for global ... Read more...

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Does psychotherapy induce changes in the brain?


February 15th, 2011 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Feb 15 (IANS) Medication and psychotherapy both help people with an anxiety disorder. But research on the effects of psychotherapy on nerve cells has lagged far behind that on medication-induced changes ... Read more...

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Tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients identified


December 7th, 2010 - 2:48 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 07 (ANI): Positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) scans have been identified as a potentially useful tool for predicting local recurrence in lung cancer patients treated with radiofrequency ablation (RFA).RFA, ... Read more...

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Canadian universities providing fellowships for Indian students


November 10th, 2010 - 5:30 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Nov. 10 (ANI): Eight Canadian universities have come together to provide graduate fellowships for top Indian students who wish to pursue a Masters or PhD in Canada.The Globalink Canada-India ... Read more...

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2,400 yr-old star table reveals secrets of ancient Egyptian ’star-gazing’


November 10th, 2010 - 4:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 10 (ANI): The Ancient Egyptians kept close tabs on the Big Dipper, monitoring changes in the constellation's orientation throughout the course of an entire year, a new research on a ... Read more...

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51 Canadian fellowships for Indian graduate students


November 10th, 2010 - 9:53 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Canada will give over 50 fellowships and funds worth more than $4 million to Indian graduate students and institutional partners as part of its steps to boost ... Read more...

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Human Skin Can Be Turned Into Blood, Study Says


November 8th, 2010 - 8:50 pm ICT by GD
By Meena Kar Nov 8, (THAINDIAN NEWS) McMaster University in Hamilton has come up with a very useful research program that can save a number of patients from any kind of fatal blood ... 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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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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Scientists turn human skin into blood!


November 8th, 2010 - 11:47 am ICT by ANI
London, Nov 08 (ANI): Scientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make human blood from adult human skin.The breakthrough could mean that in the foreseeable future people needing blood for surgery, ... Read more...

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High resting heart rate may shorten life


October 27th, 2010 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A direct link between heart rate at rest and risk of death in people with stable heart disease has been found in a study.If you are a person ... Read more...

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People who are blind perceive touch faster than those with normal vision


October 27th, 2010 - 1:13 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 27 (ANI): A new study suggests that people who are blind from birth are able to detect tactile information faster than people with normal vision.A group of researchers led by ... Read more...

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