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Chronicle of Higher Education - The origins of empathy — in mice?

If there is human empathy, and no one really doubts that, there should be animal precursors. Charles Darwin predicted this in 1872, in his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, but few scientists have pursued the idea.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Media advisory: Pancreatic Cancer: Progress, Challenges and Paradigm Shifts

Part two of four of The Goodman Cancer Research Centre public lecture series on “Waging the War on Cancer in the 21st Century”

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

New target identified to stop the spread of breast cancer

A new potential target to slow breast cancer tumor progression and metastasis has been identified by a team of researchers led by Dr. Richard Kremer from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).

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Published on : 10 Nov 2011

Media advisory: Expanding the scope of nursing

On November 10, 2011, McGill University’s School of Nursing will host a one-day conference on “Expanding the Scope of Nursing Practice: Destiny or Diversion?”

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Published on : 07 Nov 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: Putting alternative medicine under the microscope

Leading health experts to discuss non-conventional approaches at the Seventh Trottier Symposium

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Adolescent amphetamine use linked to permanent changes in brain function and behaviour

Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Prestigious Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded to pioneering memory researcher Brenda Milner

Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is the 2011 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

McGill makes notable jump in Times Higher Education rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health

McGill University has made an impressive move up to 11th place among the world’s top universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health education in the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. Last year, McGill placed 19th in the same category.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2011

Nahum Sonenberg to receive 41st Rosenstiel Award

Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2011

Times of India - Harsh discipline prompts kids to lie

Harsh discipline at school prompts young children into lying more readily about their misdemeanours than their peers from less stricter institutions, new research says.

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Published on : 25 Oct 2011

Harsh discipline fosters dishonesty in young children

Study compares lie-telling behaviour in harshly punitive, mildly punitive environments

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Published on : 24 Oct 2011

Radio-Canada - Neurologie : Le cerveau à l'heure des choix

Le mystérieux mécanisme de la prise de décision est mieux compris grâce à des travaux réalisés à l'Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal de l'Université McGill.

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Published on : 24 Oct 2011