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teen obesity
2014-09-24 03:00:50

What exercise program can best fight the “epidemic” of teen obesity? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, by combining aerobic exercise with resistance training.

wolves in wolves clothing
2014-06-11 04:48:13

In a rare mix of Heiltsuk First Nation wisdom and scientific curiosity, a new study from the University of Calgary has revealed that British Columbia's mainland and coastal wolves are two distinct populations.

2014-05-28 08:31:39

MRI-compatible robot leveraged from space program technology inspired by goal to improve neurosurgical precision and outcomes MINNEAPOLIS, May 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - IMRIS

2014-04-22 10:40:12

New research published today out of the University of Calgary's Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) uncovers a mechanism to promote growth in damaged nerve cells as a means to restore connections after injury.

2014-01-20 12:27:55

Researchers have discovered the fundamental biology of calcium waves in relation to heart arrhythmias.

International Research Team Shows Distant Artificial Atoms Cooperate By Sharing Light
2013-11-14 15:52:07

An international team of scientists has shown for the first time that atoms can work collectively rather than independently of each other to share light.

Habitat Protection Removed For Most Fish Species In Canada Due To Changes In Fisheries Legislation
2013-11-07 09:16:06

Federal government changes to Canada's fisheries legislation "have eviscerated" the ability to protect habitat for most of the country's fish species, scientists at the University of Calgary and Dalhousie University say in a new study.

Researchers Discover Metabolic Enzymes With 'Widespread Roles' In Opium Poppy
2013-10-04 10:38:30

University of Calgary scientists have discovered metabolic enzymes in the opium poppy that play "widespread roles" in enabling the plant to make painkilling morphine and codeine, and other important compounds.


Word of the Day
swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.