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McGill Awarded $1-Million Grant to Address Debilitating Parasitic Diseases in the Developing World, offering a Canadian solution to a Pressing Global Health Challenge
A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University has demonstrated that private rooms in Intensive Care Unit play a key role in reducing hospital infections like C-difficile. The study, published Jan. 10, 2011 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, also suggests that length of stay would be shorter and could lead to cost savings to the healthcare system.
Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.
Small genetic differences between individuals help explain why some people have a higher risk than others for developing illnesses. The 1000 Genomes Project published the most comprehensive map of these genetic differences, estimated to contain approximately 95 percent of the genetic variation of any person on Earth.