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The Guardian - Pregnant 9/11 survivors transmitted trauma to their children

The emerging field of epigenetics shows how traumatic experiences can be transmitted from one generation to the next.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2011

Two Neuro faculty members elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada

Two prominent Neuro faculty members, Dr. Frederick Andermann and Dr. Michael Petrides, are among the nine McGill professors elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s national academy of arts and sciences.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2011

Globe and Mail, The Guardian, et al. - McGill places 17th overall in QS world university rankings

McGill University has placed first among Canadian schools and 17th overall worldwide in an annual survey released Monday. McGill moved up two spots in the QS World University Rankings for 2011, and has consistently cracked the top 25 since the survey launched eight years ago.

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Published on : 04 Sep 2011

Canoe - Le sida toujours aussi dévastateur

Même si on en entend moins parler, le sida continue de faire des ravages au Québec. De plus, les médecins observent une recrudescence de la maladie chez les personnes âgées entre 30 et 49 ans qui ne se protègent pas assez.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2011

Patients benefit from new surgical tool at The Neuro donated by BMO

A $500,000 donation from BMO Financial Group has enabled The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University, to install a vital surgical imaging tool, known as an O-arm Imaging System.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2011

Journal Metro - Une chriurgie pour traiter le parkinson

L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal (Neuro) a dévoilé des résultats très encourageants obtenus par des patients souffrant du parkinson à la suite de chirurgie. L’implantation d’appareils de stimulation cérébrale profonde (SCP) rend possible l’activation électrique de certaines parties du cerveau.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2011

Montreal Gazette - Autism guru's study sabbatical to pay off for Montreal children

After a year of study with the best minds in the field, autism guru Eric Fombonne is returning to Montreal with plans to introduce the latest, cutting-edge, intensive therapies to local toddlers.

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Published on : 31 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - Autism experts study in vitro fertilization, but disorder's connection to assisted reproduction is far from clear

In vitro fertilization may be another factor in the spike in cases of autism, a mysterious neurological disorder that affects cognition, communication and behaviour of toddlers and children.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2011

Nature News - India takes the lead on tuberculosis innovation

Madhukar Pai has helped to organize the first ever conference to get the Indian pharmaceutical industry interested in TB innovation: 'TB Diagnostics in India: From Importation and Imitation to Innovation', to be held on 25 and 26 August in Bangalore, India.

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Published on : 23 Aug 2011

Globe and Mail - Deselecting our children

(Op-ed by Margaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill): "Here’s a recent Danish headline: “…The ethics issues that prenatal screening raises will only increase as the range of tests expands, they’re safer for the woman, cheaper, easier to use and presented as routine medical precautions."

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Published on : 22 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - Aspiring moms use yoga to ease stress of infertility

Yoga had long been a part of her life but, as [Tasha Lackman] tried to get pregnant, it became more of a focus. Lackman, a certified yoga teacher, has developed a fertility yoga workshop that, since March of last year, has been attended by more than 100 women and 35 couples.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2011

LA Times - Writing problems common in kids with ADHD

Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, suggests a new study.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2011

Montreal Gazette - Cocaine paved the way for anesthesia; The right chemistry

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "Dr. Karl Koller looked in the mirror and proceeded to poke himself in the eye with the head of a pin. He felt nothing. The cocaine solution he had dripped into his eye that day in 1884 had clearly done its job. More than that, the experiment would prove to be the springboard for a giant leap in medicine…"

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Published on : 20 Aug 2011

NOTICE: Change of Address > Admissions, Equity & Diversity (Medicine)

NOTICE: The Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity of the Faculty of Medicine has moved to: Office of Admissions, Equity and Diversity Faculty of Medicine, McGill University Suite 1210, 1010 Sherbrooke Street West Montreal, QC H3A 2R7 ...

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Published on : 18 Aug 2011