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Article ID: 708125

In the squirrel world, prime real estate is determined by previous owner, study reveals

University of Guelph

A young squirrel lucky enough to take over territory from an adult male squirrel is like a teenager falling into a big inheritance, according to a new University of Guelph study.

14-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707763

Goodbye to a Beauty in the Night Sky

Universite de Montreal

For over a century and a half, Eta Carinae has been one of the most luminous – and most enigmatic – stars of the southern Milky Way.

11-Feb-2019 11:50 AM EST
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Article ID: 707586

Tak Mak Lab Discovers How the Immune System “Thinks”

University Health Network (UHN)

New research from the laboratory of cancer scientist Dr. Tak Mak, renowned for cloning the human T-cell receptor, has demonstrated that immune cells make brain chemicals to fight off infections.

6-Feb-2019 9:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707695

Working It Out: Researchers Find Exercise May Help Fight Depression in Seniors

McMaster University

The benefits of exercise are widely known but kinesiologists at McMaster University have for the first time found that physical activity may help fight depression in seniors by stimulating muscle-generated mood boosters.

7-Feb-2019 8:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707328

Study paves way for promising HIV vaccine

University of Manitoba

The study is the first in the world to demonstrate that chickenpox vaccine, when given to people who are already immune to it, does not trigger an unwanted “HIV-welcoming” immune state in the genital mucosa (lining) or in the bloodstream.

31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

Article ID: 707285

Your Body Image Is Impacted by Those Around You

University of Waterloo

Spending time with people who are not preoccupied with their bodies can improve your own eating habits and body image, according to researchers from the University of Waterloo.

30-Jan-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 707146

TRIUMF Theory Helps Shed New Light on Thermonuclear Fusion of Deuterium and Tritium


Scientists at TRIUMF, the Institut de Physique Nucléaire, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have for the first time accurately predicted the properties of polarized deuterium-tritium thermonuclear fusion. Their findings, described in a Nature Communications publication released today, add to our current understanding of the dynamics of nuclear fusion and may enable more accurate predictions of other thermonuclear reactions critical to nuclear science applications.

28-Jan-2019 1:05 PM EST

Article ID: 707142

In test of wisdom, new research favors Yoda over Spock

University of Waterloo

A person's ability to reason wisely about a challenging situation may improve when they also experience diverse yet balanced emotions, say researchers from the University of Waterloo.

28-Jan-2019 12:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences


Article ID: 707021

People think and behave differently in virtual reality than they do in real life

University of British Columbia

Immersive virtual reality (VR) can be remarkably lifelike, but new UBC research has found a yawning gap between how people respond psychologically in VR and how they respond in real life.

24-Jan-2019 12:00 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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