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What happens when we sleep

Lack of sleep is a common complaint but for many, falling asleep involuntarily during the day poses a very real and dangerous problem. A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University demonstrates ...

Jan 28, 2009
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Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging

Recent animal studies have shown that clioquinol - an 80-year old drug once used to treat diarrhea and other gastrointestinal disorders - can reverse the progression of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's and Huntington's diseases. ...

Jan 06, 2009
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Plants display 'molecular amnesia'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Plant researchers from McGill University and the University of California, Berkeley, have announced a major breakthrough in a developmental process called epigenetics. They have demonstrated for the first ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Octogenarians can be good candidates for heart surgery

Patients 80 years and older who are in overall good health are perfectly able to withstand open-heart surgery, according to the latest study of Dr. Kevin Lachapelle of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). His findings ...

Oct 28, 2008
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