Monday, July 1, 2013

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Monday July 1 2013 edition

HIGHLIGHTS

Body’s own defences may spur cancer spread

The body’s own defences against infection might activate cancer cells and facilitate their spread to secondary tumours, researchers at McGill University have discovered. The study, published today in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, has significant implications for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

Cancers often came back when patients get infections around the time of their ...

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Ancient Yukon fossil changes scientific thinking

The discovery of semi-fossilized bones in Canada’s far north has geneticists and indeed much of the scientific world excited.

Permafrost) dating from the Late Pleistocene (ca. 30,000 years old), Klondike area, Yukon. These sediments include well-preserved DNA from prehistoric plants and mammals, and a diverse set of genes associated with ...

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Arts,Culture, and Lifestyle 52

Welcome to the summer, in spite of some wacky weather, even disastrous in some parts of the country, it is summer in Canada.


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This weekend will also see huge celebrations across the country as the nation celebrates its ...

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CANADIAN HEADLINES

Newfoundland and Canada remember Beaumont-Hamel, and the Somme of July 1, 1916

 Millions of Canadians share in joyous celebration across the country on this Canada Day, the 146th birthday of Canada's founding on July 1, 1867.

Mud, craters and barbed-wire at Beaumont-Hamel 1916. The Newfoundlander had to cross their own barbwire and that of the Germans, in clear site of enemy machineguns ...

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Mosquitoes? There’s an app for that

Smartphone users can now input information about how bad the mosquitoes are where they live thanks to a new app developed by students at the University of Manitoba in western Canada.

The students are heavily motivated, being based in the city of Winnipeg which may be the mosquito capital of Canada. The bugs are so big and so bad ...

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Canada's Superhero arrives today!

The new superhero Captain Canuck is coming! And, he’s coming on Canada Day!

Richarc Comely along with Ron Leishman, are the
original creators of the Canadian superhero
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If you asked people to name some fictional superheroes, they’d likely answer with characters somehow “American” like Batman, Cat Woman, Captain America, ...

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Cirque du Soleil acrobat plummets to her death

A 31-year old performer slipped out of her safety harness and plunged to her death Saturday night during a Las Vegas show by the Canadian company Cirque du Soleil. Paras-born Sarah Guyillot-Guyard was being hoisted up a vertical stage along with other performers when the accident happened.

The show was immediately stopped as fellow performers rushed off ...

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Doctor in Canada helps treat Syrians via online consultations

A doctor in the western Canadian city of Edmonton is helping save lives in Syria, from thousands of kilometres away.

"If they need my help, I'm available," says Dr. Maher Saqqur, a critical care neurologist with Alberta Health Services.

CBC journalist Ioanna Roumeliotis talked to Dr Saqqur about how he helps patients from afar via the internet.
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University of New Brunswick gun tests armour for planes and spacecraft

At the Planetary and Space Science Centre at the University of New Brunswick, in eastern Canada, some big impacts are taking place.

A section of the gas-gun equipment showing materials removed from the chamber end which have been hit by tiny obstacles fired at hypersonic speed.. The guns themselves ...

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