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Researcher calls for new approach to regulating probiotics

In today's Nature scientific journal Dr. Gregor Reid, Director of the Canadian R&D Centre for Probiotics at Lawson Health Research Institute and a scientist at Western University, calls for a Category Tree system to be imp ...

May 24, 2012
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Within 0.5 millimeter for spinal column operations

With less than a 0.5 mm margin of error, Neuroglide, the robot developed by researchers in the robotics lab, allows for the placement of screws in small vertebrae with unequaled precision. KB Medical is the start-up being ...

May 04, 2012
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Why research should be hacked

Australian researchers are calling for the open sharing of clinical trial data in the medical research community, saying it would be instrumental in eliminating bottlenecks and duplication, and lead to faster and more trustworthy ...

May 02, 2012
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Unmasking black pepper's secrets as a fat fighter

A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper. The research, published in ACS' Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, pinpoints piperine — the pungent-tasting substa ...

May 02, 2012
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Green tea could cloud Olympic doping tests

(AP) -- Olympic doping officials are considering whether to tweak their tests after a recent British study showed green tea might hide testosterone from the standard test used to spot it.

Apr 05, 2012
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