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2009-12-19 00:00:18

Université de Montréal research on semantic memory.

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2009-11-09 11:02:23

On Noah's Ark animals came in twos: male and female. In human bodies trillions of cells are coupled, too, and so are the molecules from which they are composed.

2009-10-22 07:52:52

Women are better than men at distinguishing between emotions, especially fear and disgust.

2009-10-08 08:27:25

Medical tourism in Latin America needs to be regulated to protect consumers, according to Université de Montréal researchers.

2009-10-05 10:49:17

Expectant mothers who eschew asthma treatment during pregnancy heighten the risk transmitting the condition to their offspring, according to one of the largest studies of its kind published in the European Respiratory Journal.

2009-09-01 12:40:00

Juice extracted from North American lowbush blueberries, biotransformed with bacteria from the skin of the fruit, holds great promise as an anti-obesity and anti-diabetic agent.

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2009-08-28 08:50:00

Almost 15 percent of preschoolers have atypically high levels of depression and anxiety, according to a new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry.

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2009-08-13 10:35:00

Sounds and images share a similar neural code in the human brain, according to a new Canadian study. In the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists from the Université de Montréal and the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University explain how the same neural code in the brain allows people to distinguish between different types of sounds, such as speech and music, or different images.

2009-07-21 19:03:31

Women who have premature menopause because of medical interventions are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Cancer.

2009-06-21 12:54:22

A discovery by a team of Canadian and American researchers could provide new ways to fight HIV-AIDS.


Word of the Day
cassation
  • The abrogation of a law by a higher authority; annulment.
  • In music, during the eighteenth century, a song or an instrumental piece similar to the serenade, intended for performance in the open air.
The word 'cassation' comes from the French 'cassation', from Latin 'casso' ("destroy, annul").
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