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2014-06-10 16:26:58

LAVAL, QC, June 10, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Roche announced that Health Canada approved the cobas® 4800 HPV (Human Papillomavirus) Test for use as a first-line primary screening test for cervical cancer in women 25 and older. Roche has also launched the fully automated CINtec® PLUS test to improve the detection and early intervention of pre-cancerous cervical disease. The Health Canada approved CINtec® PLUS cytology test helps identify women with high-grade pre-cancerous cervical...

2014-04-06 23:02:10

Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced video emSFP products, is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first Optical 12G UHD-SDI video SFP. The optical 12G UHD-SDI SFP is the first video SFP to support bit rates from 50 Mbps to 11.88 Gbps. Laval, Quebec (PRWEB) April 06, 2014 Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced video emSFP products, is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first Optical 12G UHD-SDI video SFP. The optical 12G UHD-SDI SFP is the first...

2014-04-05 23:02:33

Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced video emSFP products, is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first UHD 12G-SDI video SFP. The coaxial UHD 12G-SDI SFP is the first video SFP to support bit rates from 50 Mbps to 11.88 Gbps. Laval, Quebec (PRWEB) April 05, 2014 Embrionix, the leader in video SFP and advanced video emSFP products, is proud to announce the creation of the world’s first UHD 12G-SDI video SFP. The coaxial UHD 12G-SDI SFP is the first video SFP to...

2014-03-04 23:02:28

Researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec have found high levels of a certain protein in individuals affected by essential tremor, a progressive neurological disorder that affects millions. This discovery is very timely as March is National Essential Tremor Awareness Month in the U.S. Lenexa, KS (PRWEB) March 04, 2014 A team of researchers from Université Laval and CHU de Québec identified unusually high levels of a certain protein in the brains of people...

Study Shows Subarctic Lakes Drying Up At A Rate Not Seen In 200 Years
2013-11-27 15:53:58

Université Laval The decrease in snowfall observed in recent years in Canada's subarctic regions has led to worrisome desiccation of the regions' lakes. This is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Université Laval, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brock University and the University of Waterloo in a study published this week on the website of the scientific journal Geophysical Research Letters. Researchers came to this conclusion after studying 70 lakes near Old Crow, Yukon, and...

2013-10-03 09:26:15

Researchers from Université Laval's Faculty of Medicine and CHU de Québec have shown that it is possible to treat venous ulcers unresponsive to conventional treatment with wound dressings made from human skin grown in vitro. A study published recently in the journal Advances in Skin and Wound Care demonstrates how this approach was successfully used to treat venous lower-extremity ulcers in patients who had been chronically suffering from such wounds. About 1% of the population suffers...

2013-09-06 23:20:32

Embrionix, manufacturer of the emSFP is proud to announce the creation of 2 new product lines (4K SFP) to support the 4K (6Gbs UHD-SDI) interface. The new line of modules will enable the use of OEM designs utilizing SFP cages to reach higher bandwidth more efficiently and achieve the best interoperability for the new 4K. Laval, Canada (PRWEB) September 06, 2013 Embrionix, manufacturer of the emSFP, is proud to announced the creation of 2 new product lines (4K SFP) to support the 4K (6Gbs...

2013-01-16 22:16:41

Genetics plays a major role in peer rejection and victimization in early elementary school, according to a study recently published on the website of the journal Child Development by a team directed by Dr. Michel Boivin, a research professor at Université Laval's School of Psychology. To come to this conclusion, Boivin and his team tested over 800 twins at three time points: when they were in kindergarten, Grade 1, and Grade 4. This sample consisted of 41% monozygotic...

2012-09-19 15:15:05

Kangaroo Mother Care -- a technique in which a breastfed premature infant remains in skin-to-skin contact with the parent's chest rather than being placed in an incubator -- has lasting positive impact on brain development, revealed Université Laval researchers in the October issue of Acta Paediatrica. Very premature infants who benefited from this technique had better brain functioning in adolescence -- comparable to that of adolescents born at term -- than did premature infants...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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