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Scan Can Differentiate Alzheimer’s from Other Dementia

Canadian neurologists in Quebec recently completed a research project to better diagnose types of dementia other than Alzheimer’s disease by utilizing brain scans. This method allows for faster diagnosis of patients fitting that criteria and who make up about 20% of all dementia cases. Currently it can take up to five years before a correct… Keep Reading

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Google to Make Its Own Driverless Car

Google has started building its own driverless cars that simply feature a start button – no steering wheel and no pedals. Chris Urmson, the project manager at Google, said that the car does not need those items because the car’s software and sensors do all the work of driving. The small two-seat electric car, with… Keep Reading

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Canadian Researchers Join Mission to Capture Antimatter

Several scientists that include experts from Canada are claiming that they have done the impossible: capture antimatter. In basic terms, antimatter is electronically the exact opposite of matter. And while it does not exist in nature now, it was thought to be in abundance when the universe was created. University of Calgary assistant physics professor… Keep Reading

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Study to Prevent Asian Carp from Entering Great Lakes

Government and Environmentalists on both sides of the border are tackling one of the many challenges facing the biological integrity of the shared Great Lakes. Because of the numerous twisting rivers, canals and backwater channels leading into the lakes, it is exponentially difficult to stop the entry of certain species of fish, mollusks and algae… Keep Reading

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York University: Bilingualism Combats Onset of Alzheimer’s

Several Canadian researchers have discovered that bilingualism presents potential delaying effects to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, possibly for a period of up to five years. The team, which includes York University professor Ellen Bialystok, has had a study published in the Neurology Journal that indicates prolonged bilingualism can actually minimize the symptoms of Alzheimer’s… Keep Reading

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Petition Seeks to Ban Fracking in Nova Scotia

The Nova Scotia provincial legislature has introduced a petition to ban the controversial method of oil and gas extraction called fracking. The group who tabled the ban met Tuesday in the provincial capital with Energy Minister Bill Estabrooks to oppose a proposed project in the Lake Ainslie area of Cape Breton. The petition has approximately… Keep Reading

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Radiation from Cordless Phone Base Station Can Affect the Heart

A new study by Dr. Magda Havas – Associate Professor of Environmental & Resource Studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario – and her colleagues reveals that radiation from a digital cordless phone base station has an affect on the heart. Their double-blind provocation research was published recently in the peer-reviewed European Journal of Oncology… Keep Reading

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Ontario and Asia Form Green Energy Ties to Solve City Growth Issues

Last week, business executives from the Ontario Technology Corridor attended Eco Expo Asia 2010 where they introduced environmental technology companies aimed at solving growth-oriented issues in the largest cities across the globe.  The Expo ran from November 3 until the 6th and was held in Hong Kong. The Canadian province features North America’s most forward… Keep Reading

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McMaster University Scientists Turn Skin into Blood

McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario has announced that researchers have discovered how to create human blood from adult human skin. This Canadian discovery may eventually enable hospitals to have blood made from a patch of skin from the patient’s own body to provide transfusions in surgery or to treat cancer or other blood conditions such… Keep Reading

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