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Article ID: 694777

Cannabis: It Matters How Young You Start

Universite de Montreal

Canadian researchers find that boys who start smoking pot before 15 are much more likely to have a drug problem at 28 than those who start at 15 or after.

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18-May-2018 10:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694558

International Study Suggests Alternative Treatment for Mild Asthma

McMaster University

People with mild asthma are often prescribed a daily treatment regimen, but up to 80 per cent do not follow the routine, using inhalers only when they have an asthma attack. Now the researchers have found an as-needed combined-drug inhaler is a viable treatment option.

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14-May-2018 4:50 PM EDT
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Article ID: 694497

Researchers Uncover New Genomic Evidence Linking Extinct Giant Ground Sloth, First Discovered by Charles Darwin, to Small Modern-Day Sloths

McMaster University

Researchers have uncovered important genomic data from the remains of an ancient giant ground sloth, or Mylodon darwinii, the emblematic creature named after Charles Darwin, whose discovery of fossilized remains in South America is considered to be one of his significant scientific achievements.

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14-May-2018 9:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694389

Multiple Myeloma: A Bold Study to Make Allografting Safer and More Efficient

Universite de Montreal

Dr. Jean Roy hopes to someday cure patients with multiple myeloma, one of the most common (and still incurable) bone marrow cancers, thanks to a new molecule called UM171 discovered by scientists at Université de Montréal.

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11-May-2018 6:00 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694338

Four of Canada’s Most Decorated Female Athletes Donate Brains to Canadian Concussion Centre

University Health Network (UHN)

Three Olympians and a pioneer in women’s hockey announce today that they are donating their brains to the Canadian Concussion Centre (CCC) to advance research on the effects of concussion in women.

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10-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 694239

Stay Safe, Take the Bus

Universite de Montreal

A Montreal study reveals that people who travel by car are four times more likely to be injured than people who travel by city bus. Buses are safer for cyclists and pedestrians, too.

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8-May-2018 4:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 693972

Mercury Rising: Are the Fish We Eat Toxic?

Universite de Montreal

Canadian researchers say industrial sea fishing may be exposing people in coastal and island nations to excessively high levels of mercury.

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3-May-2018 10:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693795

Quantum AI: Webcast to Explore the Intersection of Artificial Intelligence and Physics

Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

Join physicist Roger Melko for a live webcast May 2 as he explores the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence to questions in fundamental physics.

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1-May-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693451

Too Liberal Use of Oxygen Increases Risk of Death in Acutely ill Adult Patients: McMaster

McMaster University

Extensive data analyses show that supplemental oxygen, when given liberally to acutely ill adults, increases the risk of death without improving other health outcomes.

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25-Apr-2018 11:05 AM EDT
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Article ID: 693469

TRIUMF Welcomes New Senior Researcher Dr. Wolfgang Rau

TRIUMF

TRIUMF is pleased to announce that Queen's University faculty member Dr. Wolfgang Rau will join the Physical Sciences Division as a senior researcher, effective September 1st, 2018.

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25-Apr-2018 12:05 PM EDT
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