UI study leads to better understanding of signaling capacity between neurons

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Multidisciplinary team successfully performs complex surgery on patient suffering from enlarged skull

Related video A 2-year-old girl with an extreme form of hydrocephalus could someday lead a more normal life, thanks to a remarkable surgical intervention aided by state-of-the-art technologies used by a leading pediatric team supervised by two assistants professors of medicine at Université de Montréal. The child, who underwent two operations at CHU Sainte-Justine children’s […]

Study: Organically farmed food has bigger climate impact than conventional food production

Related video A new metric: Carbon Opportunity Cost So why have earlier studies not taken into account land-use and its relationship to carbon dioxide emissions? Organically farmed food has a bigger climate impact than conventionally farmed food, due to the greater areas of land required. This is the finding of a new international study involving […]

Maria’s far-reaching effects on Puerto Rico’s watersheds and forests

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