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Scientists have found that a rare and enigmatic class of neutron stars, of which only five are known, are actually magnetars - exotic stars with magnetic fields trillions of times stronger than the Sun's or Earth's.
McGill chemistry professor Adi Eisenberg is publishing results of work on the science which could lead to the improvement of drug delivery to the body.
An international team of researchers that is publishing the results of the first-ever comprehensive genetic profiling of any organism, in this case yeast, which has proved a successful model for understanding the basic functions of human cells. The July 25 issue of the scientific journal Nature includes an article entitled, "Functional profiling of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae genome." Canadian authors include a team led by McGill University Biology Professor Howard Bussey.
The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council [NSERC] of Canada and the J. Armand Bombardier Foundation have teamed up to create a new industrial research chair in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University.
McGill University's Faculty of Education and The English Montreal School Board (EMSB) are pleased to announce an agreement to explore new avenues of collaboration.
Getting students excited about science is a critical concern for McGill. Thatís why the University has created a new McGill Science Award, as a way of boosting the number of scientists-in-the-making who actually pursue higher education in the discipline.
Dr. Irv Binik, a Psychology professor at McGill and director of the Royal Victoria Sex and Couple Therapy Service, has been looking into the problem of pain during intercourse among women. He focuses particularly on the problems of dyspareunia and vaginismus, both of which are types of recurrent acute pain during intercourse.
Dr. Robin Cohen, assistant professor of Oncology and Medicine at McGill and researcher at the Palliative Care service of the McGill University Health Centre, is dedicated to improving the quality of life of terminally ill patients and their family care-givers. She is presently studying quality of life for terminally ill patients and their caregivers through questionnaires she developed and interviews.
Dr. Celeste Johnston, Professor and Associate Director for Research at the McGill School of Nursing, is working on telling the difference between everyday cries and cries of pain in preterm infants. On top of all her research, Dr. Johnston still finds time to head up an extensive pain awareness campaign as Director of the Canadian Pain Society.
New language learning linked to early language experience: McGill researcher's team publishes landmark study
The ability to learn a new language is determined by the onset of language experience during early brain development -- regardless of the specific form of the language experience.
Pain is complex and often frustrating. It usually has a definite cause, like a stubbed toe or an infected tooth. But sometimes it can just strike out of the blue. A harmless breeze on the face can send some people into fits of excruciating pain. This kind of unexpected and seemingly inexplicable pain is labelled "neuropathic" and occurs due to malfunction in the nerves. McGill's Dr. Catherine Bushnell explores this mysterious type of pain and how it affects the body.
A magnet for the world's top genomics and proteomics researchers is being constructed at McGill University. The new building will be the final component of McGill's TechSquare and an integral part of the McGill University Health Centre.
Internationally renowned for his pioneering work in Genomics, Dr. Thomas J. Hudson is director of the Montreal Genome Centre. Read on to learn more about Hudson, the catalyst behind the Montreal Genomics and Proteomics Centre and Jamson T.N. Wong Laboratories for Bone and Periodontal Research (MGPC).
Every year pain prevents millions of people from going to work, leading to billions of dollars of economic loss. Many, including Dr. James Henry, argue that much of the research being done on pain is simply not reaching enough people -- doctors or patients.