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McGill University has made an impressive move up to 11th place among the world’s top universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health education in the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. Last year, McGill placed 19th in the same category.
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.
Harsh discipline at school prompts young children into lying more readily about their misdemeanours than their peers from less stricter institutions, new research says.
Le mystérieux mécanisme de la prise de décision est mieux compris grâce à des travaux réalisés à l'Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal de l'Université McGill.
Just when the old adage "an apple a day keeps the doctor away" seems to lose any real meaning behind that condescending rhyme, science steps in to revive the proverb with relevance.
We already know HPV, or human papillomavirus, can cause cervical cancer. It's also known to cause some kinds of oral cancer. But could HPV also cause heart disease?
Music alleviates depression, reports a study in the journal Complementary Therapies. Researchers at the National University of Singapore reviewed 17 studies that examined the effects of music on the big D, and found that playing your favorite tunes as little as once a week can help reduce depressive symptoms.
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.
Living conditions of early childhood provoke biological changes in genes leading to DNA memory that can last a lifetime, an international study found.
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.
"Notre chroniqueuse a passé une semaine à la Maison bleue du quartier Côte-des-Neiges, à Montréal. Fondée par la Dre Vania Jimenez [Family Medicine, McGill], sa fille Amélie Sigouin et une petite équipe aux grands idéaux, la maison est tel un village pour des femmes enceintes vulnérables et leur famille."
Les innovations technologiques issues des universités québécoises sont en forte croissance. MSBi Valorisation, une des quatre sociétés qui pavent la voie à la commercialisation de ces inventions, a vu le nombre de dossiers qui lui sont soumis passer de 100 à 150 par an en quelques années.