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Hurricane Harvey Provides Lessons Learned for Flood Resiliency Plans

Hurricane Harvey made landfall on Aug. 25, 2017, then stalled over Texas for three days as a tropical storm. 

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Scientists Identify a Key Gene in the Transmission of Deadly African Sleeping Sickness

Life scientists from UCLA and the University of Bern have identified a key gene in the transmission of African sleeping sickness — a severe disease transmitted by the bite of infected tsetse flies, which are common in sub-Saharan Africa.

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Researchers Develop New Vaccine Against Deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome

A collaborative team from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Saudi Arabia and Canada developed a potent and safe vaccine that protects against the deadly Middle East respiratory syndrome, or MERS. 

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Aging Gracefully: Study Identifies Factors for Healthy Memory at Any Age

University of Alberta neuroscientists have identified different factors for maintaining healthy memory and for avoiding memory decline in those over age 55, according to a new study. 

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Secrets of The Permafrost: New Research Reveals Evidence of Climate Change in The Yukon

A study from U of T Mississauga uses new research techniques to reveal alarming information about climate change in Canada’s north.

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PSU Study Shows Green Roofs Could Reduce Indoor Air Pollution

Green roofs – roofs that are planted with vegetation -- may improve the indoor air quality of commercial buildings by cutting the amount of ozone coming into the buildings from the outside, according to new research from Portland State University.

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Gene Responsible for Toxic Metal Accumulation in Durum Wheat Identified

University of Alberta biologists identify gene responsible for cadmium accumulation in durum wheat, according to a new study published in Nature Genetics. 

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Water That Never Freezes

Making ice cubes is a simple process: you take a plastic ice-cube tray like you’d find in most households, fill it with water and put it in the freezer. Before long, the water crystallises and turns to ice.

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Black Hole Revealed

An international team of over 200 astronomers, including scientists from MIT’s Haystack Observatory, has captured the first direct images of a black hole.

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New Non-Antibiotic Strategy for the Treatment of Bacterial Meningitis

With the increasing threat of antibiotic resistance, there is a growing need for new treatment strategies against life threatening bacterial infections. 

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