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2011-04-06 10:34:00

VALCOURT, QC, April 6 /PRNewswire/ - BRP, in cooperation with the Centre de technologies avanc©es BRP-Universit© de Sherbrooke (CTA), will develop the chassis and locomotion systems for a Lunar Exploration Light Rover and a Mars Exploration Science Rover. BRP was awarded $5.6 million in contracts by MacDonald Dettwiler and Associated Ltd. (MDA) after they received the mandate of two contracts by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) for the design, development, construction and...

2011-03-16 14:47:40

Researchers under the supervision of Universit© Laval professor Ga©tan Laroche have developed the very first permanent anti-fog coating. Dr. Laroche and his colleagues present in the online edition of Applied Materials and Interfaces the details of this innovation which could eliminate, once and for all, the fog on eyeglasses, windshields, goggles, camera lenses, and on any transparent glass or plastic surface. Fog forms on a surface when water vapor in the air condenses in fine...

2010-09-10 13:17:13

Taking medications to treat insomnia and anxiety increases mortality risk by 36%, according to a study conducted by Genevive Belleville, a professor at Universit© Laval's School of Psychology. The details of this study are published in the latest edition of the Canadian Journal of Psychiatry. Dr. Belleville arrived at these results through analysis of 12 years of data on over 14,000 Canadians in Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey. The data includes information on the...

2010-03-25 14:55:18

Promising study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry Canadian researchers have discovered a previously hidden channel to attack leukemia and other cancer cells, according to a new study published in the Journal of Biological Chemistry. The findings from the Universit© de Montr©al, Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital and Universit© Laval may change the way doctors treat cancer patients. "We found a gateway, which is present in all humans, that allows anti-cancer agents...

2009-03-07 08:34:48

University of Montreal scientists explain how sugar shortens lifespan in PLoS Genetics We know that lifespan can be extended in animals by restricting calories such as sugar intake. Now, according to a study published in the journal PLoS Genetics, Universit© de Montr©al scientists have discovered that it's not sugar itself that is important in this process but the ability of cells to sense its presence. Aging is a complex phenomenon and the mechanisms underlying aging are yet to be...

2008-01-18 09:40:00

Results of study published in January edition of Archives of General PsychiatryMontreal, January 18, 2008 "“ Matters of the mind can affect matters of the heart. A new study by McGill University and Universit© de Montr©al researchers has found that major anxiety and/or depression, can double a coronary artery disease patient's chances of repeated heart ailments. This is one of the first studies to focus on patients with stable coronary artery disease "“ not those who...

Word of the Day
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.