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McGill study probes secrets of elderly fitness

Published: 10Jan2013

Why do some seniors struggle to get up off the coach, whereas others hit the gym as if they were decades younger? A husband and wife research team at McGill wondered just that and embarked on a...

Canada missing out on pharmaceutical research

Published: 10Jan2013

(John Bergeron): Canada is a strong nation economically, with a $1.7-trillion gross domestic product and spending on research and development in excess of $30 billion annually. By any measure these...

NHL on its way back, but will hockey fans follow?

Published: 10Jan2013

After months of waiting and hoping, hockey fans reacted with a mix of emotions Sunday to news of a tentative agreement between the NHL and its players.

Regular Cervical Cancer screen should start after 25

Published: 10Jan2013

Canadian women should start being routinely screened for cervical cancer at a later age than previously recommended and do it less frequently than has been the norm until now, new national...

How do environments talk to genes?

Published: 10Jan2013

A report elucidates the widely recognized, but poorly understood, concept of gene-environment interaction, finding a molecular mechanism in the case of post-traumatic stress disorder: demethylation...

Ground water, running on empty

Published: 10Jan2013

The underground aquifers that store more than 90 percent of Earth's liquid freshwater are at risk of being sucked dry. A study published in Nature in August showed that annual demand from the world...

Mapping the world's vertebrates

Published: 10Jan2013

A biodiversity map drawn up by British naturalist Russel Wallace in 1876 depicting how life evolved on our continents has been updated after 136 years.  Technological advances and data on more than...

Games for science

Published: 10Jan2013

Scientists are using video games to tap the collective intelligence of people around the world, while doctors and educators are turning to games to treat and teach. […] “MSA is probably one of the...

Exposing food falsehoods

Published: 10Jan2013

Let’s start the new year on sound footing by addressing some nutritional falsehoods that circulate widely in cyberspace, locker rooms, supermarkets and health food stores. As a result, millions of...

Amnesia and the self that remains when memory is lost

Published: 10Jan2013

(McGill's Dan Levitin): Tom was one of those people we all have in our lives -- someone to go out to lunch with in a large group, but not someone I ever spent time with one-on-one. We had some...

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