Gene silencing could lead to cancer breakthrough, says Canadian study

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Canadian scientists have used gene silencing to make what they hope could be a breakthrough in the treatment of cancer. Researchers from the University of Toronto, led by Molecular Genetics Professor Jason Moffat from the University of Toronto’s Donnelly Centre, published a study in the journal Cell yesterday that details how they switched off about […]

Queens University study sheds light on adoption of special needs children

In 2014 Canada's Governor General David Johnston declared Canada had an "adoption crisis".

Researchers from Queens University have produced a report that sheds light on who is most likely to adopt a child with special needs. The study, called “Making Choices: Adoption Seekers’ Preferences and Available Children with Special Needs” was published in this month’s issue of the Journal of Public Child Welfare. The study examined 5380 prospective […]

Pandora’s acquisition of Rdio is bad news for Canadians who stream music


The acquisition of streaming music service Rdio by Pandora will leave the former company’s Canadian users looking for a new music provider because Pandora doesn’t service the Canadian market. Last week, Pandora announced it would, for (U.S.) $75-million, acquire certain assets from the struggling Rdio dependent upon Rdio gaining court approval for bankruptcy protection. “The […]

Canadian researchers shed light on how Earth became oxygenated


The emergence of an an oxygenated atmosphere was not a one time advance but likely happened after a series of smaller fluctuations. That’s one of the findings from a new study called “Transient episodes of mild environmental oxygenation and oxidative continental weathering during the late Archean” that was published recently in the journal Science Advances. […]

Facebook use may trigger depression in some teens, says Canadian study


A new Canadian study says some teens may be vulnerable to depression and mental illness later in life due to brain triggers from using social media. The study, led by University of Montreal professor Sonia Lupien and published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology looked at the behaviour of 88 participants between the ages of twelve and […]

Bike helmet legislation doesn’t work, says new Canadian study

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A new study says making the use of bike helmets mandatory under the law is pointless and doesn’t protect cyclists. The study, which was published November 2 in medical journal BMJ Openis called “Bicycling injury hospitalisation rates in Canadian jurisdictions: analyses examining associations with helmet legislation and mode share”. UBC-based researchers Kay Teschke, Mieke Koehoorn, […]

Amaya slammed after third quarter earnings miss, guidance lowered

Amaya Gaming CEO David Baazov.

Shares of Amaya (TSX:AYA, Nasdaq:AYA) are taking it on the chin today after the company reported third quarter earnings that included lower guidance. In its Q3, Amaya posted EBITDA of $141-million on revenue of approximately $325-million, a topline that was up 8% over the same period last year. The street consensus had EBITDA at $154-million […]