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Fungus Helps Explain Mysteries of White Nose Syndrome

U.S. Forest Service researchers have identified what may be a key to unraveling some of the mysteries of White Nose Syndrome: the closest known...

New stem cell gene therapy gives hope to prevent inherited neurological...

Scientists from The University of Manchester have used stem cell gene therapy to treat a fatal genetic brain disease in mice for the first...
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Bird vaccine for West Nile Virus

University of British Columbia researchers have developed a vaccine that may halt the spread of West Nile Virus (WNV) among common and endangered bird...

Female feticide in Canada requires action

Canada should prohibit disclosure of the sex of a fetus until after 30 weeks of pregnancy to combat female feticide which is practised by...

How to build doughnuts with Lego blocks

Scientists have uncovered how nature minimises energy costs in rings of liquids with an internal nanostructure made of two chemically discordant polymers joined with...

New method of cleaning toxins from the oilsands

Alberta's oilsands have water challenges. Oilsands development uses a vast amount of water and even though it's recycled multiple times, the recycling concentrates the...

With kids, men want boys, women want girls

A Queen’s University study has found that when people think about having children, men want boys and women want girls.“Gender neutrality - a lack...

Fuel treatments reduce wildfire severity, tree mortality in Washington forests

A study conducted by U.S. Forest Service and University of Washington (UW) scientists has found that fuel treatments -- even of only a few acres -- can reduce fire severity and protect older trees desirable for their timber, wildlife, and carbon-sto...

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