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Health, Science and Technology

Study of 19th C foot bones reveals damage may be caused by footwear

Bio-archaeologists have discovered bone chips in 19th century Dutch farmers who wore wooden clogs, and they say these injuries offer clues to the damage caused by high heels today. The town of Middenbeemster, near Amsterdam, wanted to expand its church» 

Health, Science and Technology, Sports

Young hockey players may return too soon after concussion: study

New sophisticated imaging shows that young hockey players who have had a concussion may still have changes in their brains after having been cleared to go back to playing. Researchers at Western University studied players between the ages of 11» 

Animals, Health, Science and Technology

Your “personal space”, fruit flies, and dopamine

It seems that may be a strange combination, but a recent study has shown there is a connection among the three. Using fruit flies the study showed dopamine is connected to the concept of setting a comfort zone of space» 

Health

Study will help seniors avoid treatments they don’t want

Research suggests that frail elderly patients prefer to maintain a quality of life rather than prolong it by use of sometimes invasive technologies. A new study originating from McMaster University in Ontario will look at ways to improve discussions about» 

Environment, Health, International, Science and Technology

A new step towards beating the Zika virus

With some 70 countries now reporting evidence of mosquito-borne Zika, the disease has now become a world-wide concern. Current detection technology for the virus is limited in reliability and costly.  Researchers at Western University in Ontario have developed a faster,» 

Animals, Science and Technology

New imaging technique allows view inside insects

Until now, scientists had to kill insects to see what was going on inside. But now, biologists and imaging specialists from Western University have teamed up to find a novel way to see their insides while they are alive. It» 

Education, Health, Science and Technology

Why it’s getting harder to listen to someone in a crowd

You’re at a party, or a gathering or crowd of some sort and there’s a lot of background noise. You’re trying to have a conversation with someone but it’s hard to understand them. It’s probably your age, and not your» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

New technology into joint cartilage repair

Humans like to push their limits, and often that results in damage to joints. This can be through sports, work, accidents, or arthritic disease. Cartilage is the pad that allows smooth joint operation and keeps bones separated from rubbing against» 

Environment, Health, Science and Technology

Researchers find ways to target drug, fertilizer delivery

Conventional ways of delivering drugs or fertilizer often spread them to places where they can do harm, but scientists are devising ways to avoid that. For example, drugs used in chemotherapy can travel to parts of the body where they» 

Environment, History, International, Science and Technology

Could evidence of life on Mars be found in a crater?

It’s one of many questions scientists are asking as they study core samples taken last year from the giant Chicxulub crater in Mexico The researchers are looking for evidence of bacteria within the rock. As Professor Gordon Osinski says, we»