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April 14, 2014
Researchers at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute have made an important discovery in the development of Type 2 diabetes that could prevent the o...
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March 24, 2014
Canadian scientists have discovered an infectious form of the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii in western Arctic beluga whales, raising concerns for Inuit people who eat whale meat. Toxop...
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March 10, 2014
When Heather Munroe-Blum, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and former member of the Council’s Board of Governors, retired from her post as McGill’s Principal and Vice...
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February 24, 2014
Calling someone a couch potato has some increasingly dire implications, according to research that shows a sedentary lifestyle can pose significant health risks to young and old alike. ...
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February 10, 2014
It only seems logical when you’re stricken with a cold or flu to take medications that make you feel better. But a new study by McMaster University researchers shows that self-med...
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January 20, 2014
Vaccination hesitancy — the role of academic jargon and beliefs Most parents believe that vaccines are a good way to protect their children from disease, but they are also concer...
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January 6, 2014
Many of us have been there. You pull up to a four-way stop at the same time as three other cars, racking your brain to remember the all-important “right of way rule” from yo...
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December 9, 2013
In 2011, gamers solved the riddle of a protein-cutting enzyme that had stymied researchers for over a decade.[i] It took the players of an online game called Foldit just three weeks to ...
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November 25, 2013
Until recently, Canada was the only G8 country without a national, public cord blood bank. Lack of a national bank meant that Canadian patients in need of stem cell transplants had to s...
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November 11, 2013
“Queen of greens,” “the new beef,” “superstar vegetable.” These are but a few of the titles given to an increasingly popular vegetable: kale—a ...
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