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Globe and Mail - Massive study disputes 'Zamboni theory' of multiple sclerosis

The largest genetics-based study of multiple sclerosis ever conducted is casting significant doubt on a controversial theory that the disease is a vascular condition caused by blocked neck veins.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2011

Canoe - Impact sur les fonctions cognitives

Frapper un enfant pour le discipliner peut avoir de graves répercussions sur ses fonctions cognitives, rapporte une étude menée par des chercheurs canadiens et américains.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2011

Research on TB tests prompts first-ever WHO negative policy

McGill / RI MUHC-led teams publish on inaccuracy and poor cost-effectiveness of widely used TB antibody tests

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Published on : 09 Aug 2011

Toronto Star - Bundles of joy, sources of envy

As Quebec marks one year since first funding in vitro fertilization, would-be parents in Ontario ask: Will our time come?

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Published on : 08 Aug 2011

Toronto Star - New generation driving debate in right-to-die case

The law hasn't changed, but public opinion has shifted in the discussion on assisted suicide.

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Published on : 08 Aug 2011

25 McGill-based Vanier scholars to research outer space, diseases and disorders, and social issues

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the names of the 2011 Vanier Canadian Graduate Scholarship recipients, including 25 McGill-based researchers from Canada and around the world.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2011

Times of India - Homes nurture healthy eating

A new study has thrown up interesting insights on why people tend to eat more-nutritious meals at home than away from home. The study, which collected data from 160 women who reported their emotional states before and after meals, add to mounting evidence that psychological factors may help override humans' wired-in preference for high-fat, sugary foods.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2011

Telegraph, Canoe, et al. - Smacking children 'worsens their behaviour'

Parents, please note — spanking children may backfire in the long run, says a study which has found that smacking reduces a kid''s emotional intelligence and even worsens his or her behaviour.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2011

Spare the rod and develop the child

Study suggests non-corporal discipline aids children’s executive-functioning ability

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Published on : 26 Jul 2011

Radio-Canada International - Canadian expert backs W.H.O. ban on T.B. tests

Testing people who might be in the early stages of tuberculosis is essential for saving lives and preventing further infection. But now the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that certain tests for diagnosing the disease should be banned.

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Published on : 25 Jul 2011

Here come the medical tools of the future

From bionanomachines to neuroengineering, new McGill programs train students to excel in scientific fields

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Published on : 25 Jul 2011

Montreal Gazette - Jewish General clinic helps the 'worried well'

A clinic at the Jewish General Hospital puts the focus not on sick people but on the worried well. Specifically, middle age people worried they might be at risk for Alzheimer's disease.

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Published on : 23 Jul 2011

No room for inaccuracy in the brain

Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells. His research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital reveals the brain as a dynamic landscape where connections between nerves are plastic, changing and adapting to the demands of the environment.

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011

Montreal researchers awarded for pioneering research into music and brain plasticity

The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute, BRAMS Laboratory), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”

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Published on : 20 Jul 2011