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Could red wine improve cognitive performance?

"Wine is the most healthful and most hygienic of beverages," said Louis Pasteur. Through the biological activity of several classes of organic compounds such as anthocyanins, tannins and flavonoids, red wine is known to have ...

Jan 12, 2016
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Uncovering cardiovascular disease genetics

February is American Heart Month, a great time to take a closer look at cardiovascular disease (CVD). According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 17.5 million people die each year from CVD, a figure representing ...

Feb 08, 2016
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Emerging roles of glial cells in neuroscience

When we think of the brain, we often think of the amazing things it is capable of—from conjuring up wild dreams to mastering foreign languages. At the same time, we may also think of devastating neurological diseases like ...

Jan 26, 2016
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The enduring need for cancer treatment

Danielle Rodin is a Radiation Oncology Resident at the University of Toronto and co-founded the group GlobalRT, which is a group of young professionals dedicated to improving the availability and accessibility of radiation ...

Feb 05, 2016
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Why count stools in the human microbiome?

Last week, a not-yet-accepted-for-publication paper challenged the long-held view that bacterial cells outnumber human cells in a body 10 to 1. As "rewriting the textbooks" fueled media attention, I took a look, because I ...

Jan 18, 2016
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