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Chagas disease

U of S Researchers Discover Vampire Bugs’ Fatal Flaw

“These insects are developing resistance to insecticides, so we need to better understand their biology to find new ways for killing them and limit...
Visual Perception

Appetizing Imagery Puts Visual Perception on Fast Forward

People rated images containing positive content as fading more smoothly compared with neutral and negative images, even when they faded at the same rate,...
climate change

Some Marine Species More Vulnerable to Climate Change than Others

Certain marine species will fare much worse than others as they become more vulnerable to the effects of climate change, a new UBC study...
Sarcomeres

New Understanding of How Muscles Work

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique...
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UWaterloo and Ciena Research Drives Advancements in Internet Connectivity

Engineering researchers at the University of Waterloo are working with Ciena to find solutions to help network operators and Internet providers respond to the...
marine

Fish & Chips: Materials Scientists Help Marine Scientists Track Their Fish

Recently, an innovative materials research group at Dalhousie jumped into the ocean technology game and teamed up with VEMCO, a local company that develops...
Alzheimer’s Disease, Earth’s crust, diabetes, brain tumor, vitamin d, schizophrenia

New Theory on How Earth’s Crust Was Created

More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material...
antioxidants

Science for Sweet Tooths

Food scientists at the University of British Columbia have developed a faster and cheaper way to quantify antioxidant levels in chocolate. It’s a method...