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Canadian "Super Spud" Could Help Diabetics

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February 16, 2012
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John Morrison, spokesman for Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, says a new variety of potato developed by Agri-Food Canada has a lower glycemic index which can help to manage diabetes and weight loss.


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DNA Tool Brings Life to the Long Dead

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Reuters (May 9, 2013) — A new DNA-based research tool developed in Poland, could help forensic specialists identify dead bodies which have either decomposed or been mutilated beyond recognition. The HIrisPlex (pron: Hirisplex) system has already been used to reveal the hair and eye color from ancient human remains, but could be just as useful in modern criminal investigations as well.
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Woolly Mammoth Discovery Raises Exciting Possibilities

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CBC (June 1, 2013) — The recent discovery of a well-preserved woolly mammoth carcass and mammoth blood on a Siberian Island has the potential to "raise the ceiling" on scientific research on extinct species, say Canadian researchers who work with mammoth DNA.
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CNE Cronut Burger Stand Stays Shut as Total Ill Nears 100

CNE Cronut Burger Stand Stays Shut as Total Ill Nears 100

CBC (Aug. 22, 2013) — The company behind the headline-making cronut burger at the Canadian National Exhibition in Toronto is standing by its record even as officials investigate nearly 100 cases of food poisoning.
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