Scientists discover the switch that makes human brown fat burn energy

An international research team have discovered how to activate brown fat in humans, which may lead to new treatments for type 2 diabetes and obesity. The results of the collaboration between the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier universitaire de...

Molecular forces: The surprising stretching behavior of DNA

When large forces, for example in bridge construction, act on a heavy beam, the beam will be slightly deformed. Calculating the relationship between forces, internal stresses and deformations is one of the standard tasks in civil engineering. But what happens...

Cutting calories no more: New guidelines call for fundamental shift in obesity treatment

TORONTO -- A new guideline to treat obesity in Canada recommends a fundamental shift in how doctors and physicians address people living with the condition. The new guideline, published Tuesday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal and in partnership with...

How tumor cells evade the immune defense

Scientists are increasingly trying to use the body's own immune system to fight cancer. A new study by the University of Bonn and research institutions in Australia and Switzerland now shows the strategies tumor cells use to evade this attack....

New strategy against osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is the most common age-related bone disease which affects hundreds of millions of individuals worldwide. It is estimated that one in three women and one in five men aged over 50 suffer from osteoporotic bone fractures. Osteoporosis is caused...

Health Canada expands list of recalled hand sanitizers to more than 45 products

TORONTO -- Health Canada has expanded its recall of hand sanitizer products sold in Canadian stores, with more than 45 products now listed for containing industrial-grade ethanol. The agency first announced recalls of some hand sanitizer products on June 6...

Women hit hardest by mental health effects of pandemic, and there may be more trouble ahead

TORONTO -- Canadians are feeling better about their mental health than at the peak of the pandemic, but major problems may be lurking on the horizon, according to two new reports. Human resources firm Morneau Shepell released its latest monthly...

How thoughts could one day control electronic prostheses, wirelessly

Stanford researchers have been working for years to advance a technology that could one day help people with paralysis regain use of their limbs, and enable amputees to use their thoughts to control prostheses and interact with computers. The team...

Understanding why some children enjoy TV more than others

Children's own temperament could be driving the amount of TV they watch -- according to new research from the University of East Anglia and Birkbeck, University of London. New findings published today show that the brain responses of 10-month-old babies...

Made-in-Canada vaccine passes animal testing hurdle, seeks government funding

TORONTO -- A Canadian drugmaker says it has produced “compelling” early results from animal testing of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate, but the government hasn’t responded to its application for funding that would allow it to advance to human clinical trials....
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