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Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials

Published: 19Dec2017

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

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide...

American cities with large Hispanic populations are less likely to police the police

Published: 14Dec2017

How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police department has a...

Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians?

Published: 14Dec2017

Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the ...

Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages

Published: 13Dec2017

One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as...

Being a musician can help you decipher language in loud environments 

Published: 11Dec2017

A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that musical training helps people hear speech syllables in loud environments, and has shown how this happens....

Clinical trial reveals risky clot busters do not benefit most patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis

Published: 8Dec2017

A clinical trial almost ten years in the making has revealed that risky, but powerful, clot busting drugs and medical devices do not improve outcomes for patients experiencing deep vein thrombosis ...

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