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Smaller plates ‘could help tackle obesity’, Cambridge Study Shows

Smaller plates 'could help tackle obesity', Cambridge Study Shows

By making a habit of using smaller plates, glasses and cutlery, over time, you are likely to reduce your body size, according to a review of more than 60 high-quality studies. The research, carried out by the University of Cambridge and published in the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, suggests that eliminating larger-sized portions from the diet completely could reduce ... Read More »

Sanofi Reports Positive Results for Diabetes Treatment, Report

Sanofi Reports Positive Results for Diabetes Treatment, Report

Sanofi’s combination diabetes drug hits goal in second late-stage trial. Sanofi announced today that the LixiLan-L Phase III clinical trial met its primary endpoint in patients with type 2 diabetes treated with insulin glargine with or without metformin. The fixed-ratio combination of insulin glargine 100 Units/mL and lixisenatide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, demonstrated statistically superior reduction in HbA1c (average blood ... Read More »

Explore the Abyss Live with Ocean Networks Canada

Explore the Abyss Live with Ocean Networks Canada

The University of Victoria’s Ocean Networks Canada (ONC) is about to embark on what’s expected to be its most exciting expedition. For the first time ONC will be using two ships, exploration vessel (E/V) Nautilus, on its first trip to Canada, and research vessel (R/V) Thomas G. Thompson. Both ships are outfitted with robotic vehicles that provide realtime video streams ... Read More »

Big dino discovery in tiny teeth, Report

Big dino discovery in tiny teeth, Report

Researchers have examined one of the smallest parts of the fossil record—theropod teeth—to shed light on the evolution of dinosaurs at the end of the Cretaceous. Findings published in the prestigious journal Acta Palaeontologica Polonica have effectively quadrupled the dinosaur diversity in the area of study, eight localities from Treviño County, Huesca and Lerida—including the exceptional site of Laño. There ... Read More »

Pocket Shark Found : Ultra-rare and ultra-cute

Pocket Shark Found : Ultra-rare and ultra-cute

An ultra rare pocket shark has been found in a freezer after being forgotten about for five years. According to a new study published in the international journal of taxonomy Zootaxa. While it is small enough to, yes, fit in your pocket, it’s dubbed “pocket” because of the distinctive orifice above the pectoral fin–one of many physiological features scientists hope ... Read More »