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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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CBC (Dec. 16, 2010) — The Canadian federal government wants to put a price tag on polar bears, and has commissioned a study to appraise the animal's value as a national icon. The outcome of the study will help determine whether the bears will gain legal protection.
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DNA Tool Brings Life to the Long Dead

DNA Tool Brings Life to the Long Dead

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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Doping the Brain: The Dangerous Side Effects of 'Smart Drugs'

Doping the Brain: The Dangerous Side Effects of 'Smart Drugs'

Deutsche Welle (Oct. 13, 2013) — Just pop a pill and you're suddenly at the top of your game - that's a dream fueled by the widespread global abuse of drugs that claim to enhance mental performance.Klaus Lieb, director of the clinic for psychiatry and psychotherapy at the University of Mainz, has found that around 20 percent of students and surgeons in Germany have experimented with so-called brain doping. But do these pills really help? And what about their side effects? For a study, Lieb made 40 chess players face off against a computer - with the help of ritalin, modafilin and a placebo.
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Slow Pokes: Acupuncture Helps Sick Turtles

Slow Pokes: Acupuncture Helps Sick Turtles

AP (May 21, 2013) — Two endangered sea turtles are shells of their former selves after getting stranded on Cape Cod during a cold spell. Now they're getting some help easing back into the wild with the help of an acupuncturist.
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