Faculty of Medicine news
A battle of the sexes is incubating in North American medical research labs over the role of the lowly rodent. More than 90 per cent of research in the lab is still being done using male rats and mice, even in the study of diseases such as pain and dementia, which disproportionately affect women, a University of California expert on stress and memory said Monday.
A popular perception holds that blind people have a highly developed sense of hearing. As the thinking goes, our five senses work in concert with one another such that the loss of one is compensated by increased sensitivity in the remaining four…
It’s an age-old complaint of many newspaper readers: the pages are filled with almost nothing but bad news. A just-published study from McGill University suggests that on one topic at least — cancer — print coverage has actually become more positive in the last 20 years.
Amir Raz gets some funny looks when he talks about using hypnosis and meditation techniques to build attention spans in a hyperactive MTV world.
Mange-t-on plus souvent dans les restaurants de fast-food quand il y en a plusieurs à 500 mètres de chez soi? Oui, mais seulement si on fait partie des 33% de gens qui répondent le plus fortement aux stimulis présents dans l'environnement.
There are 29 possible combinations of human blood groups, and for a patient to be given a safe transfusion the right one needs to be available.
A new study has found that naltrexone (Revia), one of the only medications approved for treating people with alcohol abuse problems, might only be effective in women and those with a specific genetic variation.
Results from a new study suggest that one of the most prescribed medications for alcohol dependence may be more effective in some people.