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  • A 3D heart tissue that beats, improves cardiac treatments

    Toronto: Scientists have created a 3D heart tissue that beats in synchronised harmony, an advance that may lead to better understanding of cardiac health and improved treatments. Researchers at York University in Canada have devised a way to stick three different types of cardiac cells together, like Velcro, to make heart tissue that beats as one.

  • Researchers find ‘sweet’ solution to purify contaminated water

    Toronto: Indian-origin researchers at York University in Toronto have developed a solution for water treatment that uses only naturally available antimicrobial substances and sugar, says IANS. The paper strip solution called “DipTreat” is laced with sugar to kill E. coli bacteria in contaminated water.

  • Regular exercise and healthy diet can help you stay sharp

    Toronto: People who engage in regular physical activity and consume plenty of fruits and vegetables are likely to stay sharp even in their old age, suggests new research, according to IANS. “Factors such as adhering to a healthy lifestyle including a diet that is rich in essential nutrients, regular exercise engagement, and having an adequate cardiovascular profile all seem to be effective ways by which to preserve cognitive function and delay cognitive

  • visual-perception

    Visual perception declines with age, shows study

    New York: Older adults experience deficits in inhibition or the ability to do away with the distractions, which can affect how quickly they process information visually, say a study. It is already known that staying on topic may be more difficult for older adults than it is for younger people because older adults begin to experience a decline in what is known as inhibition — the ability to inhibit other thoughts in

  • Why short memory delay leads to errors in life

    Toronto: While planning a visual task, your brain initially reflects the visual goal accurately but errors accumulate during a memory delay and further escalate during the final action, say scientists from York University.

  • cosmetics

    Avoid cosmetics during first trimester for a healthy baby

    Toronto: Expectant mothers in their first trimester should avoid certain cosmetics, cleaning agents and medicines, to protect the developing fetal brain from chemicals that can trigger autism, suggest health researchers from York University in Canada.

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