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Drug-induced delivery raises risk of complication

Fri, 2006-10-20 12:00

Drug-induced labour increases the risk for a very rare -- but often fatal -- delivery complication known as amniotic-fluid embolism, a new study confirms. McGill's Dr. Michael Kramer, one of the study's researchers, says anyone considering elective labour induction should be aware of the risk.

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Our future: A public dialogue

Fri, 2006-10-20 12:00

In a speech at McGill, former Quebec premier Lucien Bouchard urged Quebecers to pull together on a vision of the future that addresses Quebec's economic weaknesses and takes into account its financial and demographic realities. He said Quebec doesn't have to settle its constitutional questions before tackling its high taxes, debt and lagging economy.

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Let's dance

Fri, 2006-10-20 12:00

A new study suggests that the link between music and movement is essentially hardwired into the human brain. McGill researcher Robert Zatorre and grad student Joyce Chen presented their findings at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Atlanta. The new findings might also aid in the treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease or multiple sclerosis.

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Intellectual property policy

Thu, 2006-10-19 12:00

"Canada should develop an intellectual property policy that lowers the cost to those conducting research and creation in Canada, making Canada an attractive location for investment in high technology industries," E. Richard Gold, director of McGill's Centre for Intellectual Property Policy, writes in the October issue of Policy Options.

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'Solve this agony'

Sat, 2006-10-21 12:00

Five million Canadians are in chronic pain. A cure has long eluded scientists, but now researchers are starting to unravel the mystery -- and offer hope. McGill's Dr. Jeffrey Mogil, considered one of the world's leading experts on the genetics of pain, offers his views to the Globe and Mail.

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Cardio experts gather to chew the fat

Sat, 2006-10-21 12:00

Dr. Jacques Genest of the McGill University Health Centre says evolution has left humans ill-equipped to deal with modern diets full of sugars and fats. Genest, one of Canada's foremost cardiovascular experts, joins 3,500 delegates gathering in Vancouver for the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress.

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Cardiovascular disease, sex and gender

Tue, 2006-10-24 08:30

Researchers at second annual GENESIS ICE meeting reveal research results.

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McGill Lucide

Thu, 2006-10-26 07:00

The McGill-hosted Québec Lucide conference proved once again that few Quebecers pack 'em in like Lucien Bouchard.

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Uniting laws and nations

Thu, 2006-10-26 07:00

International law takes centre stage as McGill announces the new Hans and Tamar Oppenheimer Chair in Public International Law.

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Headliners: From chubby kids to skinny teens

Thu, 2006-10-26 07:00

This week McGill researchers take on all kinds of scourges including obesity, smoking, blindness and childbirth complications.

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