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New tactic to disarm superbugs


August 24th, 2012 - 4:26 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 24 (IANS) A new tactic to disarm harmful bacteria may permit the body's immune system to destroy them, rather than use drugs to kill them.Christian Baron, professor of ... Read more...

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Canada unveils device for big space telescope


July 26th, 2012 - 2:54 pm ICT by IANS
Ottawa, July 26 (IANS) The Canadian Space Agency has unveiled a precision equipment that will be used on the James Webb Space Telescope, the successor to the Hubble.The Webb, ... Read more...

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TV habits can foretell kids’ fitness


July 16th, 2012 - 2:50 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 16 (IANS) Each hour of TV that a two to four-year-old watches elevates the risk of a larger waistline and reduction of muscle fitness, says a study.According to ... Read more...

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Attentiveness in KG key to work-oriented skills


January 30th, 2012 - 6:43 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 30 (IANS) Attentiveness in kindergarten (KG) is the key to developing "work-oriented" skills in school children later as adults. "Children who are more likely to work autonomously and ... Read more...

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Radical technique repairs damaged eardrum in minutes


January 17th, 2012 - 4:51 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Jan 17 (IANS) A radical technique that requires only about 20 minutes in an outpatient clinic may replace long and costly eardrum surgery in children. The quick procedure, requiring ... Read more...

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Caffeine levels in water tied to contamination


November 22nd, 2011 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Nov 22 (IANS) Traces of caffeine in water indicates the presence of contaminants, including deadly pathogens coming from sewers, says a study."Our study has determined that there is a ... Read more...

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Tibetan cabinet blend of old, new faces


September 16th, 2011 - 8:37 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Sep 16 (IANS) The Tibetan government-in-exile, headed by new Prime Minister Lobsang Sangay, Friday announced a six-member cabinet, which is a blend of old and new faces. An official spokesperson ... Read more...

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Painkillers double risk of miscarriage: Study


September 7th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 7 (IANS) Painkillers such as ibuprofen double the risk of miscarriage in pregnant women, a study claims.Scientists warn that tens of thousands of expectant mothers are taking the ... Read more...

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Unusual genes behind schizophrenia identified


July 11th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 11 (IANS) Scientists have stumbled upon unusual genetic configurations that explain why more schizophrenic patients tend to have them than normal people. 'De novo' mutations are genetic errors ... Read more...

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Autistic brains ‘focus more on visual skills’


April 5th, 2011 - 5:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 5 (ANI): People with autism concentrate more brain resources in the areas associated with visual detection and identification, and conversely, have less activity in the areas used to plan and ... Read more...

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‘Bilingual’ neurons may help uncover secrets of brain disease


March 19th, 2011 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 19 (ANI): University of Montreal and McGill University researchers have discovered a type of "cellular bilingualism" - a phenomenon that allows a single neuron to use two different methods of ... Read more...

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How blind people can better process sound


March 17th, 2011 - 5:25 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 17 (ANI): Scientists have discovered that the part of the brain that normally works with our eyes to process vision and space perception can actually rewire itself to process sound ... Read more...

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Gene discovery could shed light on foetal, childhood growth retardation


March 6th, 2011 - 3:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 6 (ANI): A new discovery University of Montreal researchers could improve our understanding of many disorders such as foetal and childhood growth retardation, abnormal development of body parts and cancer.By ... Read more...

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Steroids to treat asthmatic children: How safe are they?


February 25th, 2011 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new University of Montreal study is evaluating the impact of steroid use on the immune system of kids.The study has suggested that kids experiencing an asthma ... Read more...

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Simple spit and blood test could reveal if you’re on the point of burnout


February 23rd, 2011 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): A new research suggests that simple spit and blood tests can detect burnout before it happens.Researchers Sonia Lupien and Robert-Paul Juster of the University of Montreal also found ... Read more...

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Good cops better than bad cops at getting confessions: Study


February 6th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 6 (ANI): Police officers who use a soft approach are more likely to get a confession from a criminal than those who are rough with the suspects, according to a ... Read more...

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Why some cancers become malignant and others don’t


January 7th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 7 (ANI): Scientists have discovered why some cancers become malignant and others don't.The study, led by Dr. Gerardo Ferbeyre of the University of Montreal's Department of Biochemistry, found that cancer ... Read more...

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Mom’s voice activates newborn’s language learning


December 20th, 2010 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Dec 20 (IANS) A mother's voice activates parts of her baby's brain responsible for language learning. Researchers at the University of Montreal made the discovery after performing electrical recordings on the ... Read more...

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Mother’s voice really is special to babies


December 16th, 2010 - 5:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 16 (ANI): Researchers from the University of Montreal and the Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre have found that a mother's voice plays a special role in activating newborn's brain.The research ... Read more...

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Astronomers discover ‘Rosetta Stone’ for T-Dwarf stars


November 23rd, 2010 - 4:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 23 (ANI): Astronomers have discovered a unique and exotic star system with a very cool methane-rich (or T-) dwarf star and a 'dying' white dwarf stellar remnant in orbit around ... Read more...

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Night-time sleep improves infants’ skills


November 16th, 2010 - 6:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 16 (ANI): A new longitudinal study, carried out by researchers at the University of Montreal and the University of Minnesota, has revealed that babies who get most of their sleep ... Read more...

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Dogs can reduce stress in autistic children


October 21st, 2010 - 2:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 21 (IANS) Dogs can reduce stress in children with developmental disorders. Researchers from Canada found specially-trained service dogs could significantly reduce anxiety levels in autistic children. The study also found ... Read more...

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Dogs reduce stress in autistic children: Study


October 20th, 2010 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 20 (ANI): Dogs-apart from being man's best friend-have a special role to play in the lives of children with special needs.A new study by the Universite de Montreal has suggested ... Read more...

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Traffic pollution can double breast cancer risk


October 7th, 2010 - 3:49 pm ICT by IANS
London, Oct 7 (IANS) Believe it or not, traffic pollution can double a woman's chances of getting breast cancer.Breast cancer incidence was clearly higher in areas with increased levels of nitrogen dioxide, ... Read more...

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Your job ‘could be making you fat’


October 6th, 2010 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Office-workers have become less active over the last three decades and this decreased activity may partly explain the rise in obesity, according to a new study from the ... Read more...

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Watching TV, video and computer for hours can make teens fatter


September 21st, 2010 - 1:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 21 (ANI): Teens who sit in front of the TV, video games and even computers for hours at stretch are more likely to gain weight than those who do not, ... Read more...

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Tiny tots able to understand irony, says study


September 15th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Sep 15 (IANS) Tiny tots as young as four are able to understand and use irony, says a new study. "Previous studies concluded that irony wasn't understood before the age of ... Read more...

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Avoiding sexual contact ‘can worsen vulvovaginal pain’


September 10th, 2010 - 3:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 10 (ANI): A new study has found that male partners who are more supportive and concerned about women's chronic vulvovaginal pain are likely to trigger more pain, but also boost ... Read more...

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Smoking contributes to blues among teens


August 30th, 2010 - 12:04 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, Aug 30 (IANS) Some teenagers smoke to puff away their blues, but it may actually end up worsening their depressive symptoms. "Smokers who used cigarettes as mood enhancers had higher risks ... Read more...

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Smoking may cause depression in teens: Study


August 28th, 2010 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Aug 28 (ANI): While many teenagers may grab a cigarette on and off to 'relieve stress' or to simply drive away the blues, they are in fact, driving themselves towards depression, ... Read more...

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Cashew seed extract an effective anti-diabetic


July 15th, 2010 - 3:34 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, July 15 (IANS) A new study suggests that cashew seed extract can act as an effective anti-diabetic. Researchers from Universities of Montreal, Canada and de Yaoundé Cameroun analysed whether cashew extracts could ... Read more...

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Cashew seed extract could help diabetics


July 15th, 2010 - 11:24 am ICT by ANI
Washington, July 15 (ANI): Cashew seed extract has anti-diabetic properties, a new study has found.The study was conducted by researchers at University of Montreal (Canada) and the Université de Yaoundé (Cameroun).Diabetes is ... Read more...

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New planet orbiting its ‘Sun-like’ star


June 30th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by IANS
Toronto, June 30 (IANS) A planet about eight times the mass of Jupiter has been confirmed to orbit a Sun-like star, says a study. The newly-confirmed planet is about 300 times farther from ... Read more...

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First directly imaged planet confirmed orbiting sun-like host star


June 30th, 2010 - 4:27 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 30 (ANI): A planet just about eight times the mass of Jupiter is orbiting a Sun-like star at over 300 times farther from the star than the Earth is from ... Read more...

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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...

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