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Studying autistic kids

Jake Burack and the McGill Youth Study Team look at developmental disabilities in kids.

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Published on : 27 May 2004

Playing games for self-esteem

Feeling down about yourself? Doctoral students working under Mark Baldwin, an associate psychology professor, have just the remedy – video games!

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Published on : 13 May 2004

Gemin X helps fund NMRS Centre

It's always gratifying to see one's offspring grow up and do well. Gemin X Biotechnologies, a McGill spin-off company, recently gave McGill a heck of a Mother's Day gift: a $100,000 donation to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry Centre.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

The air we breathe

The chemical make-up of the atmosphere is complicated, made even more so by the micro-organisms floating around. Chemistry professor Parisa Ariya's research shows the effect of bioaerosols on our climate is greater than previously thought.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

Grad research: Carbon cycles on ice

Kyle Simpson is sailing the Arctic Ocean for his second stint of field research for his Master's in Biology.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

Addictive machines

Nottingham Trent professor Mark Griffiths explains the inner machinations of a Video Lottery Terminal.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

A double crisis on planet Earth

International Earth Day was marked at McGill by two major lectures. Steven Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society spoke on the precarious balance of alleviating human hardship and conserving the environment, and Sir Robert May, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the British government, spoke about the future of biodiversity in an overpopulated world.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2004

Turning the tide on global warming

Gail Chmura's research really is a day at the beach. Well, the salt marsh, at least. The geography professor spends her time on the tidal marshes of the Bay of Fundy, which she believes may be an important factor in reducing global warming.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2004

Flu in the coop

Microbiology professor Brian Ward discusses the implications of - and possible solutions to - the Avian flu virus that is now appearing in Canadian livestock.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004

Psycholinguistics: studying speech processes

Psychology professor Debra Titone wants to explain how we understand and use language by studying how schizophrenics process idiomatic expressions.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004

Canada Research Chairs

Roland Bennewitz, Aashish Clerk, Erik Cook, Pierre Magistretti and Phillip Servio are McGill's five newest Canada Research Chairs.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004

World leader in laser research

McGill researchers will soon have access to one of the world's most powerful multi-wavelength lasers for their experiments. Physics professor Mark Sutton explained that the new Advanced Laser Light Source (ALLS) project will bring together biologists, chemists and physicists from Canada to Japan.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004

Novel treatment of acute and chronic pain

Antalium Inc. and Neuroceptor Inc., two spin-off companies of McGill and Queen's Universities respectively, have merged to form a new leading-edge biopharmaceutical company called PainCeptor Pharma Corporation. The new company is focused on the development of novel and effective therapeutic drugs for the treatment of acute and chronic pain.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2004

Hospital memorialized in creation of Canada's first chair in pediatric anesthesia at McGill University

The Dean of the McGill Faculty of Medicine, Dr. Abraham Fuks, is proud to announce that the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal Foundation has made a gift to McGill University of $1,566,000 to endow a chair to be named the Queen Elizabeth Hospital of Montreal Foundation Chair in Pediatric Anesthesia.

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Published on : 24 Mar 2004

An underwater robot's Caribbean excursion

The robot Aqua — co-developed by McGill researchers — is showing signs that it will be able to do some pretty sophisticated science underwater.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2004