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Montreal Neurological Institute receives $15 million in federal support

Mon, 2008-02-11 12:00

The Honourable Jim Prentice, Minister of Industry, today highlighted the $15 million investment in support of the Montreal Neurological Institute, as part of his presentation at the annual Wilder Penfield Lecture.

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Learning to lie

Sun, 2008-02-10 09:00

Kids lie early, often and for all sorts of reasons -- to avoid punishment, to bond with friends, to gain a sense of control. But now there's a singular theory for one way this habit develops: They are just copying their parents. New York Magazine interviews Dr. Victoria Talwar, an assistant professor at McGill and a leading expert on children's lying behaviour.

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Genetic breakthrough supercharges immunity to flu and other viruses

Wed, 2008-02-13 13:00

McGill researchers discover way to boost cells' natural anti-virus defences

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Bird brains

Fri, 2008-02-08 09:00

New research by a McGill biologist shows that the bigger the bird brain, the better. Biologist Louis Lefebvre has found ways to distinguish the more intelligent of the species. He showed, for instance, that being an omnivore and having the ability to adapt to new environments are associated with a larger cortex and greater intelligence.

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McGill mourns with NIU

Fri, 2008-02-15 12:00

On behalf of all faculty, staff and students in the McGill University community, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Heather Munroe-Blum has expressed her deepest sorrow and concern at the tragic news of the deadly shootings at Northern Illinois University on February 14.

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Research centre to develop supermaterials for the aerospace industry

Fri, 2008-02-15 12:00

Government of Canada and McGill University to help the industry remain a world leader

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Contact: Céline Poissant
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New Executive Director heads Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Scholars Program

Fri, 2008-02-15 12:00

McGill lecturer Désirée Marielle McGraw, who has worked with Nobel Laureate Al Gore to bring his climate-change message to Canadians, has been named Executive Director of the Jeanne Sauvé Foundation and Scholars Program.

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Contact: Douglas Sweet
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McGill contest aims to cut red tape

Fri, 2008-02-15 12:00

University offers 10 prizes of $100 to identify roadblocks to good service

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Contact: Mark Shainblum
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Study suggests military members don't get help for mental problems

Wed, 2008-02-13 09:00


A new survey of active and reserve members of the Canadian Forces suggests many soldiers don't seek help for mental disorders and such problems as alcoholism. The study of 8,441 soldiers was carried out during the last year by McGill, Université de Montréal, Dalhousie and the University of PEI. It was released in Montreal yesterday and will be published in the February edition of the research journal "Medical Care." Lead study author Deniz Fikretoglu says more than half of military members with a mental disorder don't seek treatment.


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