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New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

McGill Mechanical Engineering undergrads develop tool that helps stroke patients learn as they play and cuts down on hospital visits too!

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Published on : 08 Apr 2011

April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, is designated as a National Parkinson Foundation Centre of Excellence

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Published on : 31 Mar 2011

Toronto Star - Male rodents used to study diseases that affect mainly women

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.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

MSN - Blind people hear better: truth or myth?

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…

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Published on : 29 Mar 2011

Purple day for Epilepsy

The Neuro has been at the forefront of epilepsy treatment and research for over half a century.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2011

National Post - Stop the presses: cancer news is getting positive

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.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2011

McGill applauds budget moves 
to strengthen research funding

More than $200 million to support new, major programs is most welcome, Principal says

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Published on : 23 Mar 2011

The BCG World Atlas: a world first in the fight against tuberculosis

McGill, RI MUHC researchers launch free online atlas of TB vaccination policies from around the world

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Published on : 22 Mar 2011

Montreal Gazette - Meditation, hypnosis change 'brain signature'

Amir Raz gets some funny looks when he talks about using hypnosis and meditation techniques to build attention spans in a hyperactive MTV world.

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Published on : 22 Mar 2011

La Presse - Le tiers de la population vulnérable au fast-food

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.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

The Economist - How to disguise red blood cells so that their blood group is invisible

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.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011

Times of India - Alcohol medication works best in some people

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.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011