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Ariel Fenster uses public lectures, radio and television and a full-scale stage show to debunk and demystify everything from the chemistry of love to the pros and cons of plastics and vitamins and the economic and ethical debate over biofuels.
Nicknamed "McSleepy" a new system developed by McGill researchers administers drugs for general anesthesia and monitors their separate effects completely automatically, with no manual intervention.
By the time a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, it's often too far advanced, says Dr. Lucy Gilbert, head of gynecological oncology at the McGill University Health Centre.
Professor Graham Bell from McGill University and Dr. Sinéad Collins from University of Edinburgh, co-author the journal "Evolutionary Applications" inaugural article "Adaptation, extinction and global change."
McGill University researchers have drawn up one of the most detailed genetic profiles yet of breast cancer -- a discovery that raises hopes of tailoring better therapies for each patient.
A commentary in this week’s issue of the journal Nature adds to the chorus of economists, climate scientists and experts in energy policy saying that the major approaches to combating global warming are deeply flawed. The Nature commentary is by Roger A. Pielke, Jr., a political scientist at the University of Colorado, Thomas Wigley, a climatologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Christopher Green, an economist at McGill University. The scientists argue that the IPCC, the pre-eminent body engaged in crystal-ball gazing about future climates, has sent out the wrong signals about the need for new technology to curb emissions.
Victoria Talwar and her team's research on children and lying was featured on an ABC Nightline segment. Talwar, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, specializing in developmental psychology, says "It is a natural, normal behavior that children will occasionally tell lies."
About a quarter of babies born very prematurely had signs of autism on an early screening test, a study has found. The research is preliminary since formal autism testing wasn’t done. But the results are provocative, suggesting that tiny preemies may face greater risks of developing autism than previously thought. That suggests autism may be an under-appreciated consequence of medical advances enabling the tiniest of premature babies to survive, said lead author Catherine Limperopoulos, a researcher at McGill University and Children’s Hospital in Boston.
Ada Redpath was worth a fortune in 1901 when her body was found next to that of her son. Who killed them? Now you get to play detective thanks to an interactive website that lays out all the evidence. Today, amateur sleuths can try to figure out for themselves just what happened when all the clues surrounding the case will be added to the interactive website Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History. Put together by McGill architecture professors Annmarie Adams and David Theodore, the Redpath homicide page is one of three new crimes featured on the popular website launched in 1997 by the University of Victoria.