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Exploring how a parent’s education can affect the mental health of their offspring

Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent’s level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2012

Yahoo - TD Canada Trust donates $2,000,000 to MUHC/CHUM joint corporate campaign

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation, the Montreal Children's Hospital Foundation and the Fondation du Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal (CHUM) announced today that TD Canada Trust is donating $2 million to the Joint Corporate Campaign. The funds will be used to support the redevelopment projects of the two academic healthcare institutions.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2012

Montreal Gazette - Antioxidants are good; free radicals are bad, right?

There is one thing we know for sure about antioxidants. They sell products. Unfortunately that is just about the only thing we know for sure about this fascinating class of chemicals.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2012

La Presse - Personnalités de l'avenir : Alexandre Allard et Danny Luong : S'attaquer au polystyrène une bactérie à la fois

C'était en septembre 2010, à Stockholm. Devant une salle bondée, deux cégépiens de Québec ont reçu des mains de la princesse Victoria de Suède le premier prix du Stockholm Junior Water Prize.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2012

Best Health Magazine - How to control migraines

Millions of Canadians suffer from migraines—but there is relief. Here's what you need to know about this painful condition and how to keep it under control.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2012

Supporting Innovation

The CFI awards more than $1 million to seven McGill researchers

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Published on : 24 Jan 2012

Marianna Newkirk Appointed CIHR Delegate

Dr. Marianna M. Newkirk, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine, has been appointed McGill’s delegate to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), as of January 2012.

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Published on : 23 Jan 2012

Solving the mystery of an old diabetes drug that may reduce cancer risk

In a new paper published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal reported on how the diabetes drug metformin potentially reduces cancer risk.

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Published on : 18 Jan 2012

Defective cell ‘battery’ plays central role in neurodegenerative disease

A devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk has been traced to defects in mitochondria, the ‘batteries’ or energy-producing power plants of cells.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2012

Globe and Mail - Unnatural selection

In-vitro fertilization and genetic testing are increasingly used, including in Canada, by couples capable of conceiving naturally, to screen out not just catastrophic diseases but other ‘undesirable' conditions. Will the future see a genetic elite rise above the messy, natural masses, and is that so bad?

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Published on : 10 Jan 2012

Tribal Nova and McGill develop interactive and participative reading method in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers

Tribal Nova and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University have combined their expertise in a research and development project that focuses on interactive and participative reading on the iPad, in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2012

Radio-Canada (audio-video) - Nuit blanche en héritage

On pense avoir identifié des gènes responsables de l'insomnie. La nuit blanche est-elle davantage une tare innée ou plutôt un cumul de facteurs environnementaux sur lesquels on peut toujours avoir prise.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2012

How do we split our attention?

McGill’s Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab team finds that we are natural-born multi-taskers.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2011