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Play it again: How the brain recognizes familiar music

Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better...

3-fold increase in pregnancy among young girls with mental illness

Young girls with mental illness are three times more likely to become teenage parents than those without a major mental illness, according to a...

Vaccinating boys plays key role in HPV prevention

Improving vaccination rates against the human papillomavirus (HPV) in boys is key to protecting both men and women, says new research from University of...

Feeling stressed? Reach out and touch someone

The next time someone snubs you at a party and you think hiding is the solution to escape your feelings of rejection, think again....

Oil-eating mushrooms

Take a Petri dish containing crude petroleum and it will release a strong odor distinctive of the toxins that make up the fossil fuel....

Cancer-related pathways reveal potential treatment target for congenital heart disease

Cross-disciplinary teams of scientists studying genetic pathways that are mutated in many forms of cancer, but which also cause certain forms of congenital heart disease -- including hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), a thickening of the heart musc...

Promise of genomics research needs a realistic view

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - In the ten years since the human genetic code was mapped, expectations among scientists, health care industry, policy makers, and the public have remained high concerning the promise of genomics research for improving health....

Study reveals security weaknesses in file-sharing methods used in clinical trials

Ottawa -- Patients who participate in clinical trials expect that their personal information will remain confidential, but a recent study led by Dr. Khaled El-Emam, Canada Research Chair in Electronic Health Information at the CHEO Research Institu...

Mini-strokes leave ‘hidden’ brain damage: Vancouver Coastal Health and UBC Research

Each year, approximately 150,000 Canadians have a transient ischemic attack (TIA), sometimes known as a mini-stroke. New research published today in Stroke, the journal of the American Heart Association shows these attacks may not be transient at a...

Research discovers why first impressions are so persistent

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 'you never get a second chance to make a first impression'. The findings suggest that new experiences tha...

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