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climate change

Shift in Large-Scale Atlantic Circulation Causes Lower-Oxygen Water to Invade Canada’s...

The Gulf of St. Lawrence has warmed and lost oxygen faster than almost anywhere else in the global oceans. The broad, biologically rich waterway...
probiotics

Dal Epidemiologist Shows Probiotics Prevent C. Difficile in Hospital

Hospitalized patients at high risk for C. difficile infection — a species of bacterium with symptoms that range from diarrhea to life-threatening inflammation of...
Green spaces

Green Spaces in Cities Help Control Floods, Store Carbon

For many ecologists, fieldwork involves majestic mountains or rushing rivers or large tracts of wilderness. At the very least, it means exploring natural areas...
salts

Study of Salts in Water Causing Stir

New insight into science that seems, on its surface, exceedingly simple — what happens when you add salt to water — could ultimately lead...
Alzheimer’s disease

Alzheimer’s Disease: Neuronal Loss Very Limited

Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer’s is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons...
autism

Being Bilingual May Help Autistic Children

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make...
Winter road salt

Winter Road Salt, Fertilizers Turning North American Waterways Increasingly Saltier

Across North America, streams and rivers are becoming saltier, thanks to road deicers, fertilizers and other salty compounds that humans indirectly release into waterways....
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Children with Chronic Illness Often Show Signs of Mental Health Problems

Children commonly show signs of a mental disorder soon after receiving a diagnosis involving a chronic physical condition, according to a recent study in BMJ Open. Researchers...
DNA strandsvideo

Using DNA Strands to Design New Polymer Materials

McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands – a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from...
pain relief

Dal Researchers Target Cannabinoid Receptors with New Line of Pain‑Relief Products

As the clock ticks down to the July 1 deadline when recreational marijuana will be legalized in Canada, governments are scrambling and the controversy...
medical diagnoses

Remote Imaging Advances Medical Diagnoses

University of Saskatchewan researcher Scott Adams has proven that MELODY telerobotic sonography, a French-developed system that allows doctors to do long distance ultrasound imaging,...
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Battery Research Could Triple Range of Electric Vehicles

New research at the University of Waterloo could lead to the development of batteries that triple the range of electric vehicles. The breakthrough involves the...
medical marijuana

The Science of Medical Marijuana

Assistant professor Robert Laprairie is leading a new lab in the College of Pharmacy and Nutrition that explores the effects of cannabinoids to help...
drought

New Screening Technique Will Allow Crop Breeders to Develop Drought Resistant...

Chithra Karunakaran and Karen Tanino’s team developed a simple non-destructive method to screen hundreds of wheat leaf samples in a day, reducing the time...
climatevideo

As Climate Warms, Mice Morph

New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in...
zebrafish

Zebrafish Lead Dalhousie Researchers to Important Discoveries in Prostate Cancer and...

Like the loveable hero in a children’s cartoon, a striped tropical fish sporting a fluorescent green heart is bound to draw a crowd. While...
genomics

Fusion Genomics Turns to IBM Cloud to Help Support Advances Designed...

IBM today announced that Vancouver-based company Fusion Genomics selected IBM’s cloud capabilities to help advance Fusion’s ability to detect pandemics before they happen. Fusion...
insecticides

U of S Research Reveals Controversial Insecticides Are Toxic to Songbirds

“Studies on the risks of neonicotinoids have often focused on bees that have been experiencing population declines. However, it is not just bees that...
corn plants

Breeding Highly Productive Corn Has Reduced Its Ability to Adapt

Stuck where they are, plants have to adapt to their environments, responding to stresses like drought or pests by changing how they grow. On a...
rare disease

Identification of a New Gene Causing Scoliosis and Bone Malformations

A unique collaboration among Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada, CHU Sainte-Justine and McGill University has enabled researchers to identify genetic mutations involved in...