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Free, publicly available health data proves to be research gold mine

It's a popular question: What did you do over the summer? For Lubaba (Aurna) Khan, the summer of 2018 will be one she will never forget.

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Muscles know best

New research into muscle fibre from SFU’s Department of Biomedical Physiology and Kinesiology could eventually help cyclists and other athletes maximize their performance, and inform new treatments for stroke victims and others suffering from motor impairment diseases.

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Bigger Brains are Smarter, But Not by Much

The English idiom “highbrow,” derived from a physical description of a skull barely able to contain the brain inside of it, comes from a long-held belief in the existence of a link between brain size and intelligence. 

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Scientists Reveal Substantial Water Loss in Global Landlocked Regions

Along with a warming climate and intensified human activities, recent water storage in global landlocked basins has undergone a widespread decline. 

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Greenhouse Gas ‘Detergent’ Recycles Itself in Atmosphere: NASA Study

A simple molecule in the atmosphere that acts as a "detergent" to breakdown methane and other greenhouse gases has been found to recycle itself to maintain a steady global presence in the face of rising emissions, according to new NASA research. 

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Stanford Scholar Finds Resiliency in Alaskan Forests Ravaged by Climate Change

Ice caps are melting, the ocean is acidifying and extreme weather is plaguing those who live in vulnerable areas. 

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With These Nanoparticles, a Simple Urine Test Could Diagnose Bacterial Pneumonia

Pneumonia, a respiratory disease that kills about 50,000 people in the United States every year, can be caused by many different microbes, including bacteria and viruses. 

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To Image Leaky Atmosphere, NASA Rocket Team Heads North

On a frigid morning in early December, a team of NASA rocket scientists will huddle in the control room in Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard, a remote archipelago off the northern coast of Norway.

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Black Hole 'Donuts' are Actually 'Fountains'

Based on computer simulations and new observations from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array (ALMA), researchers have found that the rings of gas surrounding active supermassive black holes are not simple donut shapes. 

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Virtual Reality Could Serve as Powerful Environmental Education Tool, According to Stanford Researchers

Utter the words “ocean acidification” in mixed company, and you’ll probably get blank stares. 

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