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Neuroscientists find famous optical illusion surprisingly potent

Scientists have come up with new insight into the brain processes that causes a certain optical illusion.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2011

New Scientist - Unzipped chromosomes pass on parental stress

Mutant fruit flies have helped solve one of the biggest puzzles in genetics: how the stress of starvation or drug addiction can pass on its ill effects to the sufferer's children and grandchildren.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2011

Scientific American, Time et al. - City living changes brain's stress response

In an international study, researchers at University of Heidelberg and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University report in the journal Nature that people who live or were raised in cities show distinct differences in activity in certain brain regions than those who aren't city dwellers…

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Published on : 22 Jun 2011

Montreal Gazette, National Post - Pfizer awards McGill researchers neuropathic pain research awards

Montreal-based Pfizer Canada Wednesday named two McGill University researchers among the 2010 recipients of its Neuropathic Pain Research Awards that recognize new approaches and advances in prevention and treatment.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2011

La Presse, Le Devoir et al. - Le CUSM, "Ami des aînés"

Les hôpitaux sont des milieux hostiles pour les aînés, affirme le ministre de la Santé, Yves Bolduc. Pour améliorer la situation et éviter que les personnes âgées ne ressortent "encore plus malades" d'un séjour à l'hôpital, le gouvernement a investi 300 000$, hier, au Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM), qui veut devenir le premier hôpital "ami des aînés" au Québec.

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Published on : 21 Jun 2011

Psychology Today - Consciousness and the brain: Do we use only 10% of our brain?

It is quite remarkable that a handful of ideas from the field of neuroscience spread like wildfire through the popular media, thereby becoming part of our culture and worldview, while other ideas remain neglected, known only to a small group of experts.

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Published on : 21 Jun 2011

Montreal Gazette, et al. - Stroke treatment is taking too long, study finds

Stroke victims arriving at Canadian hospitals aren't being treated quickly enough, creating "unacceptable" delays that are increasing the risk of irreversible and devastating brain damage, according to a major new study.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2011

ALS and The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University is committed to providing the highest level of clinical care for ALS patients and their families, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for basic and clinical research.

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Published on : 17 Jun 2011

New fellowship targets epilepsy

The Frederick Andermann Fellowship in Epileptology and EEG created in partnership with UCB Pharma, offers both clinical and research training in preparation for a career as an epileptologist.

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Published on : 16 Jun 2011

Montreal Gazette - Number of McGill med-school applicants soars after it drops test

A year after taking the bold move of distancing itself from most elite medical schools by eliminating the requirement of the Medical College Admission Test, McGill University's medical school says its decision has been staggeringly successful.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2011

Telegraph Journal - MS funding sparks medical ethics debate

One of Canada's leading medical ethicists said provincial funding for experimental medicine is fine, so long as it follows clinical methodology. But a Saint John area doctor said recent provincial funding for a controversial procedure is breaking those ethical guidelines.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2011

Global Toronto, Vancouver Sun, et al. - Pros and cons weighed for fat-fighting surgery on minors

Studies in adults have shown weight-loss surgery can cure morbid obesity in adults. McGill University researchers have reported that permanent weight loss via bariatric surgery reduces the risk of death by 89 per cent compared to no surgery in only five years of follow-up.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2011

McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine formalizes its agreement with the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

On June 8, 2011, the Faculty of Medicine and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill University presented a formal letter to the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), confirming in writing the long-standing arrangement for the supervision of the Faculty’s graduate students at the IRCM. This opportunity will now be extended to postdoctoral education.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2011