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Researchers receive Grammy Foundation grant for work with autism, music

Tue, 2015-03-31 10:59

Sandy Stanutz, a postdoctoral fellow with the McGill Youth Study Team, along with her mentors, Professors Jacob A. Burack and Eve-Marie Quintin from the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, have been awarded a Grammy Foundation Grant for their research on the links between music and autism.

Source Site: /education

Domestic violence deters contraception

Global study shows abused women use less contraception, leading to higher rates of sexual diseases and abortions
Tue, 2015-03-31 10:22

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.

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Contact: Lauren Maxwell
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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514 398 6751
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Another step forward for green chemistry

McGill researchers find small quantities of silver can serve as an efficient catalyst to convert aldehydes to acids
Fri, 2015-03-27 15:09

A tiny bit of silver, combined with water and air, can convert aldehydes into acids efficiently -- instead of the classical methods using stoichiometric amounts of expensive or toxic metal oxidants, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Faculty of Education at McGill's BRAVO Gala

Fri, 2015-03-27 11:35

McGill’s annual Bravo gala is a time to celebrate the best of the best in McGill’s research community by recognizing those researchers who have been awarded major provincial, national and international prizes.

This year, Professor Russell Hepple, Assistant Professor in the Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, was among those recognized. The Montreal General Hospital Foundation awarded him the 2014 Nesbitt McMaster Award for Excellence in Medicine and Surgery.

Source Site: /education

Dr. Milyavskaya's research featured in Bloomberg Manulife eDigest

Wed, 2015-03-25 11:56

Dr. Marina Milyavskaya of the Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology was interviewed recently for Ideas that Move You, a selection of current articles on active living brought to you by the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

Source Site: /education

Bash brothers of chemistry discover unusual material

'Katsenite' named after McGill researcher who analyzed short-lived material’s chemical structure
Mon, 2015-03-23 14:03

The research group of Prof. Tomislav Friščić in McGill’s Department of Chemistry has made a name for itself in the little-known, but growing field of “mechanochemistry,” in which chemical transformations are produced by milling, grinding or shearing solid-state ingredients – brute force, in other words, rather than fancy liquid agents. “Your coffee maker grinds things,” and grinding molecules in the lab involves much the same principle, Friščić notes. Using mechanical force also has the significant advantage of avoiding the use of environmentally harmful bulk solvents.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514.398.4201
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Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity

New study shows 70% of world’s remaining forest within a kilometre of forest edge
Fri, 2015-03-20 14:23

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Andrew Gonzalez
Organization: McGill University
Source Site: /newsroom