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Adolescent amphetamine use linked to permanent changes in brain function and behaviour

Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Prestigious Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded to pioneering memory researcher Brenda Milner

Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is the 2011 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

A bi-objective model for planning and managing rail-truck intermodal transportation of hazardous materials

We propose a bi-objective optimization framework for routing rail-truck intermodal shipments with hazardous materials, when shippers and receivers have access to alternate intermodal terminals. A tabu-search based solution methodology is developed, which together with the optimization framework is applied to realistic size problem instances to gain managerial insights.

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Published on : 02 Nov 2011

Desautels PhD students win awards at 2011 Administrative Science Association of Canada Conference

Saeed Akhlaghpour received the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Award and Russell Seidle won the ASAC Research Award at the 2011 Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC) conference.

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Published on : 31 Oct 2011

New research says that ‘half the money spent on advertising is still wasted’

A new report on the effectiveness of multi-media marketing campaigns has shown that over half of the total media investment allocation for many brands has no positive effect. The study, titled ‘The complexity of multi-media effects’, found that 55% of the multi-media investment analysed resulted in no increase in sales for the brands studied.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2011

Nahum Sonenberg to receive 41st Rosenstiel Award

Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2011

Harsh discipline fosters dishonesty in young children

Study compares lie-telling behaviour in harshly punitive, mildly punitive environments

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Published on : 24 Oct 2011

What you want versus how you get it

New research reveals how we make decisions. Birds choosing between berry bushes and investors trading stocks are faced with the same fundamental challenge - making optimal choices in an environment featuring varying costs and benefits.

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Published on : 21 Oct 2011

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