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Your DNA may carry a ‘memory’ of your living conditions in childhood

Family living conditions in childhood are associated with significant effects in DNA that persist well into middle age, according to new research by Canadian and British scientists.

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Published on : 20 Oct 2011

Development and validation of an eating norms inventory. Americans' lay-beliefs about appropriate eating

What do American adults believe about what, where, when, how much, and how often it is appropriate to eat? Such normative beliefs originate from family and friends through socialization processes, but they are also influenced by governments, educational institutions, and businesses.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2011

Feeding the world while protecting the planet

International team of researchers designs global plan for sustainable agriculture

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

David Eidelman named Dean of Medicine and Vice-Principal (Health Affairs)

Now Chair of the Department of Medicine, leading researcher is a McGill grad, native Montrealer

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

Largest gift in Quebec for ALS

The largest gift towards ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) research and patient care in Quebec will help to significantly advance understanding of this devastating disease and facilitate the development of treatments and therapies.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2011

Are there contagion effects in information technology and business process outsourcing?

We model the diffusion of IT outsourcing using announcements about IT outsourcing deals. We estimate a lognormal diffusion curve to test whether IT outsourcing follows a pure diffusion process or there are contagion effects involved. The methodology permits us to study the consequences of outsourcing events, especially mega-deals with IT contract amounts that exceed US$1 billion.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2011

The term structure of bond market liquidity and its implications for expected bond returns

Previous studies of Treasury market illiquidity span short time periods and focus on particular maturities. In contrast, we study the time series of illiquidity for different maturities over an extended period of time.

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Published on : 04 Oct 2011

The Neuro on Battle of the Blades

Raw athletic power meets grace under pressure in the third season of smash hit CBC series Battle of the Blades which partners the stars of hockey and figure skating in a weekly live skating competition for $100,000 first prize donation to the charities of their choice.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2011

Depression treatment combined with heart attack medication - risk of bleeding increases


Patients taking medication to prevent heart attack as well as anti-depressants have a higher risk of developing internal bleeding, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The results were published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2011