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New research from Neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke.
While singing the same songs as your neighbors may sound harmonious, research conducted at Queenâ€™s University Biological Station (QUBS) suggests that song-sharing amongst song sparrow populations is actually an aggressive behavior, akin to flinging insults back and forth.
Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have identified genes that may be important for preventing childhood leukemia.
Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind (http://www.uwo.ca/its/brain/) can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed.
Blind people have been known to learn to make clicks with their mouths and to use the returning echoes from those clicks to sense their surroundings.
The part of the brain that uses hearing to determine sound location is reorganized in deaf animals to locate visual targets.
Researchers at The University of Western Ontario have discovered a strategy for stimulating the formation of highly functional new blood vessels in tissues that are starved of oxygen.
New research from The University of Western Ontario has discovered a substance in tangerines not only prevents obesity, but also offers protection against type 2 diabetes, and even atherosclerosis, the underlying disease responsible for most heart attacks and strokes.
Research has identified a critical brain pathway responsible for the effects of cannabinoid drugs on how the brain processes emotional information.
New research by a team of psychologists from Canada, Belgium, and the United States shows there is more than a literal truth to the saying that â€˜you never get a second chance to make a first impressionâ€™.
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