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How bilingual brain withstand aging


April 20th, 2011 - 8:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): A recent study has shown that older bilingual adults compensate for age-related declines in brainpower by developing new strategies to process language.Concordia University researchers studied two groups of ... Read more...

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New computer program could help identify missing kids, criminals on the run


March 12th, 2011 - 3:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 12 (ANI): A promising computer program could serve as a new tool in missing-child investigations and matters of national security.Khoa Luu, a Concordia graduate student, has developed a more ... Read more...

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Organic pesticides not always an ‘eco-friendly’ choice


June 23rd, 2010 - 2:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 23 (ANI): If you believe that organic pesticides are 'greener' than conventional pesticides - think again.A new University of Guelph study reveals some organic pesticides can have a higher environmental ... Read more...

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Squirrels adopt orphaned relatives


June 2nd, 2010 - 3:42 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 2 (ANI): Like humans, squirrels too have a softer side-the critters adopt orphaned relatives, says a new University of Guelph research.Led by Andrew McAdam, along with researchers from the University ... Read more...

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Teens are really good with Web 2.0 tools: Expert


June 2nd, 2010 - 2:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): According to a study of teens and their use of Web 2.0 technologies, adolescents are really good at it.Natalia Sinitskaya, a PhD candidate at York University's Faculty ... Read more...

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Novel way to fight ‘kissing bugs’


April 30th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 30 (ANI): Scientists at the University of Toronto Mississauga are working to find a novel way to stop the transmission of the illness, known as Chagas' disease."This is a disease ... Read more...

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Australia’s Aborigines may have been the world’s first astronomers


December 28th, 2009 - 3:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, December 28 (ANI): An astronomer from Sydney took inspiration from an aboriginal story about a star crashing to earth with a noise like thunder, to discover an ancient meteorite crater in ... Read more...

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New material helps increase efficiency and decrease cost of fuel cells


October 19th, 2009 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 19 (ANI): Chemists at the University of Calgary (U of C), Canada, have discovered a new material that can help increase the efficiency and decrease the cost of fuel cells.U ... Read more...

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Round Goby fish invades Great Lakes, endangers native species


August 12th, 2009 - 1:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 12 (ANI): A team of scientists from Canada has uncovered alarming invasion of the round goby fish into Great Lakes tributaries, which is likely to make an adverse impact on ... Read more...

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Women eat less when dining with men, but more with women


August 6th, 2009 - 1:42 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 6 (ANI): What you eat depends on with whom you eat, that's the conclusion of a new study.The study conducted by researchers at McMaster University appears in the online version ... Read more...

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Daily alcohol intake leads to binge drinking


May 29th, 2009 - 12:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 29 (ANI): A tipple three to four times per week can put youngsters at a greater risk of binge drinking, suggests a new study.The research team from the Universite de ... Read more...

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Folic acid ‘prevents congenital heart defects’


May 15th, 2009 - 3:45 pm ICT by ANI
London, May 15 (ANI): While fortifying grain products with folic acid has been found to be effective in preventing neural tube defects in Canada, scientists have now found that this form of ... Read more...

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Extract of Kava may help beat the blues


May 12th, 2009 - 12:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 12 (ANI): A traditional extract of Kava, a medicinal plant from the South Pacific, may be safe and effective in reducing anxiety as well as depression, a study has found.In ... Read more...

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Intensive environmental cleaning reduces spread of hospital superbugs


March 22nd, 2009 - 3:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A rigorous environmental cleaning intervention can help reduce the spread of hospital superbugs in ICUs, according to a new study led by Indian origin scientist.Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus ... Read more...

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Boss gender influences workers” mental and physical health


September 10th, 2008 - 2:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 10 (ANI): Boss gender has a direct effect on their employees mental and physical well-being, says a new study.New research by the University of Toronto has discovered that a ... Read more...

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Obesity surgery numbers skyrocket Down Under


August 17th, 2008 - 1:27 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Aug 17 (ANI): The number of people Down Under turning to weight loss surgery to shed extra kilograms has escalated 20-fold in the past twenty years, a new study suggests.The ... Read more...

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Environmental factors can transform the ratio of females to males in plant populations


July 23rd, 2008 - 3:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 23 (ANI): A new study has discovered that environmental factors can transform the ratio of females to males in plant populations.The study conducted by Ivana Stehlik, a lecturer, Jannice ... Read more...

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Cannabis based medicines have minor, not major side effects


June 17th, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by ANI
Washington , June 17 (ANI): A collaborative study by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), McGill University and the University of British Columbia (UBC) found that while the medicines ... Read more...

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Natural trans fats can reduce heart disease, diabetes, and obesity risk


April 3rd, 2008 - 4:29 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 3 (ANI): Trans fats, known for promoting obesity, can actually reduce the risk factors associated with heart disease, diabetes and even obesity.The study led by Flora Wang, a PhD ... Read more...

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Vulnerability of widely-used security systems memory exposed


February 22nd, 2008 - 1:20 pm ICT by admin
Washington, February 22 (ANI): A team of Princeton University students and experts from the computer industry has shown that it is still possible to access a piece of encrypted information even when ... Read more...

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