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What’s your risk of developing kidney failure?


August 17th, 2012 - 5:38 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 17 (IANS) New research has thrown up some startling insights about the likelihood of middle-aged adults developing kidney failure during their lifetime. About one in 40 men and ... Read more...

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Are smses affecting kids’ reading skills?


February 18th, 2012 - 12:51 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 18 (IANS) Text messaging could be stunting children's reading skills, a Canadian study has revealed.A study of students at the University of Calgary in Canada showed that those ... Read more...

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Mercury behind earth’s last extinction


January 6th, 2012 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 6 (IANS) Scientists have singled out mercury as one of the major factors behind the earth's greatest extinction 250 million years ago, obliterating most marine and land species. ... Read more...

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Stress, depression double heart attack risk


December 5th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 5 (IANS) Those who suffer from depression or stress are twice as likely to have a heart attack than those with an even outlook.A study led by Concordia ... Read more...

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Ancient global warming turned earth an inferno


November 18th, 2011 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 18 (IANS) The largest study yet of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction, or the Great Dying, ties it to catastrophic greenhouse gas emissions.According to new research, staggering quantities of ... Read more...

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Stress drives appetite and obesity


August 14th, 2011 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 14 (IANS) Scientists have figured out why stress triggers appetite, which could be instrumental in causing obesity. Normally, the brain produces neurotransmitters (chemicals facilitating intercellular communication) called endocannabinoids ... Read more...

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Longer warm-ups can sabotage sporting performance


May 30th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
London, May 30 (IANS) Many coaches and physiologists glowingly describe how a longer warm-up increases muscle temperature and metabolism, leading to more oxygen intake, factors vital in performance. But a ... Read more...

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Doctors diagnose stroke with iPhone app


May 11th, 2011 - 7:45 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Calgary, May 11 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Scientists have found a new way to diagnose stroke in people; using an iPhone application. The app was developed by scientists from the University of Calgary.The ... Read more...

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Lost Mayan city discovered under Guatemala rain forest


April 28th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 28 (ANI): The ancient Maya city of Holtun, or Head of Stone, which has been hidden for centuries has been discovered under Guatemalan rain forest.According to research presented earlier ... Read more...

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Birds inherited sense of smell from dinos: Study


April 13th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): New research suggests that million years ago, birds boasted a better sense for scents.Scientists at the University of Calgary, the Royal Tyrrell Museum and the Ohio University College ... Read more...

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Combination ACE inhibitor therapy raises risk of kidney failure, death


March 22nd, 2011 - 5:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 22 (ANI): A new study has warned that elderly patients who have been prescribed combination angiotensin converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers (ARB) have a higher risk of ... Read more...

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Scientists a step closer to treatment of virulent hospital infection


March 19th, 2011 - 4:35 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 19 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Calgary and the National Research Council of Canada say they are gaining a deeper understanding of Clostridium difficile and are closer to developing ... Read more...

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Human activity displaces predators more than prey


March 4th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 4 (ANI): A new study from the University of Calgary has suggested that human activity displaces predators more than prey.It found that while predatory animals like wolves, cougars, and bears ... Read more...

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Massive volcanic eruptions wiped out life on sea, land


January 24th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 24 (IANS) Massive volcanic eruptions that produced ash clouds wiped out nearly 95 percent of life on sea and 70 percent on land. "This could literally be the smoking ... Read more...

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Massive volcanic eruption ’caused world’s largest extinction’


January 24th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 24 (ANI): Toxic coal ash produced as a result of massive volcanic eruptions may have led to the largest extinction event in Earth's history, according to Canadian researchers.The Permian ... 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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Anti-epileptic drugs ‘increase risk of fracture in older adults’


January 11th, 2011 - 12:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 11 (ANI): A new study has found that most anti-epileptic drugs are associated with an increased risk of non-traumatic fracture in individuals 50 years of age and older.Nathalie Jetté, of ... Read more...

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West Antarctic ice sheet would collapse by year 3000: Study


January 10th, 2011 - 2:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 10 (ANI): By the dawn of this millennium, the West Antarctic ice sheet is likely to collapse and the global sea level may rise by nearly four meters, suggests a ... Read more...

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Climate change to precipitate Antarctic ice sheet collapse


January 10th, 2011 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 10 (IANS) Rising carbon dioxide levels will precipitate the collapse of the West Antarctic ice sheet by the year 3000, causing sea levels to rise by four metres. The study ... Read more...

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Botox jabs ’cause muscles to waste away into fat’


December 4th, 2010 - 12:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, Dec 4 (ANI): Scientists gave warned that botox injections - used by millions every year to banish wrinkles and plump-up lips - may cause muscles to waste away into fat.Researchers from ... Read more...

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Dinosaurs’ exit paved way for mammals to grow


November 26th, 2010 - 7:36 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 26 (IANS) Extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago paved the way for mammals to grow a thousand times bigger than they had been."Basically, the dinosaurs disappeared and all ... Read more...

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Dino extinction made mammals grow ‘1000 times bigger’


November 26th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): The extinction of dinosaurs 65 million years ago resulted in the size of mammals increasing - by about a thousand times bigger than they had been."Basically, the dinosaurs ... Read more...

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Protein diet in childhood takes a toll on food binges later


September 30th, 2010 - 3:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 30 (ANI): A high protein diet at a young age makes the body to react unhealthily to future food binges.A study on juvenile rats suggests that lasting changes result ... 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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Soon, a silicon ‘neurochip’ to hear what human brain cells are saying


August 10th, 2010 - 4:47 pm ICT by ANI
Toronto, August 10 (ANI): Calgary scientists will create a 'neurochip', which will monitor the dialogue between brain cell and silicon chip.Researchers at the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute are to ... Read more...

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Chemicals behind rise of ‘gender-bending’ fish in southern Alberta


July 30th, 2010 - 2:47 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 30 (ANI): Chemicals in two rivers in southern Alberta are likely causing feminisation of fish, say researchers."The situation for native fish will likely get worse as the concentration of organic ... Read more...

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Half of toddlers food far too sweet, finds study


June 29th, 2010 - 6:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 29 (ANI): More than half the food products targeted at babies and toddlers have a high sugar content and are excessively sweet, according to a new Canadian study.Researchers at the ... Read more...

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Now, ‘vacuum cleaner’ to suck out strokes


June 9th, 2010 - 3:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): Stroke-producing blockages from blood vessels in the brain can now be sucked out, thanks to a 'clot vacuum cleaner'.Twenty-seven Calgary patients were rescued from massive strokes using the ... 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 meth improves snail’s memory


June 4th, 2010 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 4 (ANI): Memories formed under the influence of meth (methamphetamine) are likely to linger for long, possibly because the drug upsets the mechanisms for forgetting, suggests a new research on ... Read more...

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Beware of sneaky Typhoid adware in cyber cafes


May 22nd, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, May 22 (IANS) Typhoid adware, a virus, is a potential threat lurking in cyber cafés, according to computer science researchers. Adware is a software that sneaks onto computers often when users ... Read more...

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Listening to earthquake ‘whispers’ reveals new clues about Earth’s formation


April 29th, 2010 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 29 (ANI): By observing distant earthquakes, researchers at the University of Calgary have revealed new clues about the top of the Earth's core.Knowledge of the composition and state in this ... Read more...

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Scientists probe earth’s core with quake ‘whispers’


April 29th, 2010 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 29 (IANS) Scientists are observing distant earthquakes by 'listening' to them to reveal new clues about the top of the earth's core. The approach is akin to hearing a conversation ... Read more...

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Arctic ice cap ‘thinning and shrinking’


April 13th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 13 (ANI): The Devon Island ice cap, one of the largest ice masses in the Canadian High Arctic, is thinning and shrinking, shows data.According to a paper published in the ... Read more...

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Researchers cure type 1 diabetes in mice


April 9th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Scientists at University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada, have successfully cured mice with type 1 diabetes using a sophisticated nanotechnology-based "vaccine".They have also slowed the onset of the ... Read more...

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