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Breast cancer drug linked to brain malfunction

letrozole is a drug used to prevent breast cancer recurrence by interfering with the production of estrogens.

Dec 26, 2018, 09:56 AM IST

Gene that plays a very important role in making humans obese identified

A new study has identified a gene that could play a very important role in making humans obese or lean.

Feb 22, 2017, 23:37 PM IST

Depths of a Canadian mine reveal two billion-year-old water!

Located in Timmins, Ontario, researchers from the University of Toronto found the primordial water at a depth of 1.5 miles (2.4 km) in Kidd Creek Mine.

Dec 18, 2016, 09:12 AM IST

Briton arrested over deadly Bangladesh cafe siege

A British national and a student at a Canadian university have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in last month`s deadly siege at a cafe in Bangladesh`s capital, police said Thursday.

Aug 04, 2016, 14:09 PM IST

Women suffering from ADHD more prone to suicidal tendencies, says study

For the research, a representative sample of 3,908 Canadian women aged 20 to 39 were examined, of whom 107 reported that they had been diagnosed with ADHD. 

Jul 21, 2016, 16:44 PM IST

Domestic violence can pave the way to attempted suicide for witnesses!

Be it the culprits, or the victims, neither considers the amount of damage their child is being subjected to mentally and emotionally.

Jun 12, 2016, 22:20 PM IST

Common painkiller may hamper our ability to notice errors

For the study, two groups of 30 participants were given a target-detection task called the Go or No Go.

Apr 10, 2016, 17:20 PM IST

Shape-shifting nanoparticles to deliver drugs

Professor Warren Chan from the University of Toronto has spent the last decade figuring out how to deliver chemotherapy drugs into tumours - and nowhere else.

Feb 22, 2016, 11:31 AM IST

How ageing rewires our brain

Past studies have shown that brain waves travelling at slower speeds tend to be important for memory while slightly faster speed brain waves play a role in our attention.

Feb 14, 2016, 17:37 PM IST

Schizophrenics more likely to attempt suicide

Data were drawn from the 2012 Canadian Community Health Survey-Mental Health.

Feb 11, 2016, 12:49 PM IST

Poor sleep in old age linked to hardened brain arteries

These findings were independent of other cardiovascular risk factors, such as body mass, smoking history, diabetes, and hypertension, or other medical conditions such as Alzheimer's disease, pain, depression or heart failure.

Jan 15, 2016, 18:53 PM IST

Anti-HIV drugs may be effective against Ebola

Interferon beta, the most potent inhibitor of Ebola which the team identified as a result of the screening, is now part of a clinical trial of individuals who were infected with Ebola during the recent outbreak in Guinea.

Jan 12, 2016, 14:37 PM IST

Blood-brain barrier breached for first time to treat cancer

Once the barrier was opened, the chemotherapy flowed through and deposited into the targeted regions.

Nov 15, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Cholesterol-lowering 'portfolio diet' cuts BP

Although the DASH diet had higher compliance rates, the "portfolio diet" was more effective in reducing blood pressure.

Nov 09, 2015, 15:39 PM IST

USD 1 paper-based test to diagnose hepatitis B

Advances in nanomaterials, however, could make analysis of genetic material possible at a much lower cost.

Nov 02, 2015, 16:08 PM IST

New ALS find may pave way for 'much-needed' cure

Over the last decade, mutations that cause ALS have been found in a growing number of genes that encode RNA-binding proteins.

Nov 02, 2015, 11:11 AM IST

When Jupiter bumped giant planet out of solar system

For years, scientists have suspected the ouster was either Saturn or Jupiter.

Nov 01, 2015, 13:39 PM IST

Smokers at greater risk of codeine addiction

A new research has revealed that nicotine gives brain more codeine relief, putting smokers at a higher risk for addiction.

Oct 17, 2015, 08:35 AM IST

Reporting violent events puts journalists at PTSD risk

Journalists who report on life-threatening events are at increased risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and anxiety, says a study that looked into the emotional well-being of reporters covering violent events in Kenya.

Sep 25, 2015, 15:31 PM IST

New model to predict tornadoes seasons in advance 

Canadian researchers have developed a new model that could forecast tornado activities several months or even seasons in advance.

Sep 13, 2015, 16:33 PM IST