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canada.com - Some preemie babies 'give up' to blunt repeated pain

Premature babies are repeatedly exposed to painful invasive procedures, yet only 36 per cent of premature babies in Canada get pain relief, according to Celeste Johnston, a McGill University nursing professor and expert in neonatal pain. These babies "give up" to blunt the pain, Johnston said in an interview at the 13th World Congress on Pain that ends Thursday in Montreal.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010

LA Times - Diabetes drug holds hope for lung cancer fight

A popular drug that is used by millions of diabetics around the world significantly decreases tobacco-induced lung tumours in mice, a study published Wednesday found.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010

Toronto Star - What if The Beatles had just let it be?

Forty years ago the Beatles called it quits. Looking back, McGill prof Will Straw thinks the timing was perfect.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill researchers make 'quantum dot' leap with electronic devices

Consumers could be buying even smaller iPods, cellphones and computers in less than a decade as new research from McGill University suggests nearly invisible nano-particles will transform everyday electronics. Scientists in Montreal are the first in the world to look at "quantum dots" - tiny particles discovered about a decade ago by U.S. researchers - and their effect on electronic devices.

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Published on : 31 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - A big new beginning; The excitement of the next level of school outweighs the anxiety

In the first month of school, university students have to buy books, start classes, and get a handle on the workload and reading expectations, said Leslie Copeland, the first-year coordinator at McGill University.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - Montreal conferences tackles wincing issue of pain

Decades after McGill University psychologist Ronald Melzack's pioneer collection of 78 "pain words" became the McGill Pain Questionnaire — burning, stabbing, flickering, pulsing, radiating and nauseating, to name a few — scientists still puzzle over why some people develop chronic pain while others are spared.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

BBC World - HM: The man who couldn't remember

Story behind the classic case in psychological research. Interview with the MNI/MNH's Dr. Brenda Milner.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

BBC News - Marijuana effective in reducing pain, study shows

A team of Montreal researchers has lent scientific credibility to the view that smoking marijuana can ease chronic neuropathic pain and help patients sleep better.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

The Globe and Mail - A push for human rights

A few years ago, after retiring from a law practice, Gordon Echenberg and his wife, Penny, donated $1-million to McGill to establish regular conferences on human rights.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

CJAD News - Ex-CFLer Proudfoot works to tackle Lou Gehrig's disease as his health fades

The ex-sportscaster and college professor has made his struggle a public one. His goal is to raise awareness about the fatal disease and attract much-needed cash for research.

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Published on : 29 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - Ghoulish work laid foundation for neurology

(Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society): Professor Aldini began by swabbing the ears with salt water. He then attached a metal wire to each ear and proceeded to connect these to a battery. Almost immediately the subject's face contorted into a grimace and his eyelids began to flutter uncontrollably. The onlookers were absolutely horrified.

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Published on : 28 Aug 2010

Le Devoir - Centre de recherche sur la douleur Alan-Edwards

Ils sont plus d'une centaine à oeuvrer conjointement à l'Université McGill; Un questionnaire sur la douleur a été traduit en de multiples langues

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Published on : 28 Aug 2010

Le Devoir - Laboratoire sur la douleur de l'université McGill - Physique et... psychologique!

«Il est curieux que, dans toutes les langues, il n'existe qu'un seul mot pour désigner la douleur. Pourtant, que vous vous cogniez un orteil, que vous ayez mal à la tête ou que vous souffriez d'une douleur chronique, vous vivez dans chaque cas quelque chose de différent.» Celle qui parle ainsi est une spécialiste de renommée mondiale de la douleur. Catherine Bushnell, du Centre de recherche Alan-E

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Published on : 28 Aug 2010

cyberpresse.ca - Du papier journal pour isoler les murs

Le journal que vous tenez actuellement entre vos mains et que vous mettrez demain dans votre bac de recyclage pourrait être converti en fibre (ouate) de cellulose isolante et insonorisante, se retrouver bientôt sur les tablettes de votre marchand de matériaux et, finalement, dans les murs de votre maison. Ce n'est pas de la fiction…. Professeur et chercheur de réputation mondiale à la faculté d'ar

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Published on : 24 Aug 2010

ACSH - Innocent Plastics Wrongly Blamed For Belly Bulge

Chemist Dr. Joe Schwarcz at McGill University’s Office for Science and Society further debunks claims that the trace levels of chemicals found in foods have an effect on obesity. “Every day people are exposed to hundreds of thousands of natural and artificial chemicals which would show very similar effects if run through these sensitive tests,” he tells the Journal.

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Published on : 20 Aug 2010