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How can we demystify the causes of autism?
May 26, 2016In the hub of the Clinical Evaluation Research Unit at Kingston General Hospital, a multinational, $2.98 million clinical trial is being launched. The idea? Going back to basics.The project is titled SUSTAIN — “SodiUm SeleniTe Administration IN Cardiac Surgery” — and explores the effects of replenished high-dose selenium in patient recovery after heart surgeries. Read full article
May 26, 2016Accessible virtual reality hardware is right around the corner and promising much more than just the next trend in video games.With the new technology a major focus for industry giants like Samsung, Microsoft and Sony, early adopters are showing us how virtual reality might also change how we watch films and documentaries, attend concerts or art exhibits, or even how we consume news from the Middle East. Read full article
May 26, 2016A team of researchers led by an anthropologist at Lakehead University, in Thunder Bay, Ont., is shedding new light on what caused the deaths of sailors buried at a British Naval Hospital cemetery in Antigua in the late 1700s and early 1800s.People have long thought that the deaths were linked to lead contamination in their daily rations of rum, said Tamara Varney, who has been studying the deaths since 2009, adding that the alcohol was made with lead equipment. Read full article