Faculty of Medicine news
We write to confirm that Dr. Richard I. Levin has advised us that he has, for personal reasons, decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Vice-Principal [Health Affairs] and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. We are most grateful that Dr. Levin will continue to serve in those roles until the end of his five-year mandate, on August 31st, 2011.
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…
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.
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.