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NB researchers monitor invasive tunicates

September 14, 2011

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Lurking just across the St. Croix River, an invasive species with a deceptively innocent name has slowly been making its way toward New Brunswick, and it has some researchers worried. The pancake batter tunicate, which resembles its namesake, blankets everything from docks to sea floors and poses a threat to the local ecosystem’s diversity, Jennifer […]

East N.A. coast among places that merit protection

September 14, 2011

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The waters around New Brunswick and along the northeast American coastline have been cited in a new study as being among the top nine marine places in the world that merit protection. The study criteria looked at how many marine mammal species are there, how rare they are, and how at risk they are from […]

Oak Island treasure: the search renews

August 27, 2011

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In a renewed bid to uncover the elusive and mystical treasure believed by man to be buried deep within Oak Island off Nova Scotia’s south shore, a group of treasure hunters is using electrical currents to detect secret underground tunnels For the past six years, Rick Lagina and four others – including Dan Blankenship, whose […]

Hospitals reuse medical devices to save cash

August 2, 2011

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In a bid to save cash and reduce landfill use, New Brunswick’s largest health network has started reusing medical equipment originally meant to be trashed after first use. The process though, is completely safe, Nancy Parker said. She is the administrative director for the surgery program at the Moncton hospital. In the past few months, […]

Scientists try to breed better bees

July 26, 2011

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After suffering hard losses during the worldwide colony collapse, New Brunswick’s bee population seems to be on the mend. This trend will continue if researchers in Manitoba and Ontario get their way. Robert Currie is an entomologist at the University of Manitoba. He has partnered with the Ontario Beekeepers Association to breed a better bee. […]

NB med school top of its class

July 26, 2011

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It may just be a year old, but New Brunswick’s medical school already has some of the most advanced technology on the continent. Or at least they’re using it in a most advanced fashion. As per the usual classroom setting, a professor delivers a lecture and students take notes, ask questions which the professor then […]

Prof pans taking obese kids from parents

July 26, 2011

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In the wake of a Harvard researchers’ recommendation that parents of severely obese children lose custody of their kids, a New Brunswick child obesity specialist says it shouldn’t – and won’t – happen. In the July 13 issue of the Journal of American Medical Association, Lindsey Murtagh and David Ludwig wrote a commentary that urged […]