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REF NO.: 43

SUBJECT: Memorial University presents Canada Research Chairs lecture, New Help for Old Foes

DATE: Oct. 15

Note to editors:

As part of its Celebrate Memorial activities, Memorial University will hold another in its series of Canada Research Chair lectures. The latest is titled New Help for Old Foes and will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2003, at 7:30 p.m. in the D. F. Cook Recital Hall, located in the Music Building on Memorial's St. John's campus.

Dr. Robert Bertolo, Canada Research Chair in Human Nutrition, will present Do Adult Diseases Begin in the Womb? New research shows that what we eat during pregnancy and what we choose to feed our infants can determine their risk of diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, obesity and diabetes later in life.

Dr. Dale Corbett, Canada Research Chair in Stroke and Neuroplasticity, will present Helping the Brain Repair Itself After Stroke. Stroke strikes approximately 50,000 Canadians per year. New research shows that it is possible to enhance the brain's capacity for self-repair.

The lecture is open to the public. Parking is available in Lot 15. Reception to follow.

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