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HPV vaccine shows early benefits in young girls

Data from Ontario show early benefits from the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in young girls, according to a new study by researchers at Queen’s University and McGill.

Published: 27Apr2015

Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism. 

Published: 27Apr2015

Flameproof falcons and hawks

A Cooper’s hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world.

Published: 22Apr2015

Understanding the barrier protecting the brain

The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected molecules to pass through.

Published: 22Apr2015

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