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Study confirms high, but stable, child autism rate

Concerns over an "epidemic of autism" may ease thanks to research by MUHC investigators.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2005

New research published today in Nature puts a fresh spin on current thinking of speech evolution in humans

A study published today in the prestigious journal "Nature" by Dr. Michael Petrides and colleagues at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University challenges current thinking that speech developed as a result of new structures that evolved in the human brain.

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Published on : 29 Jun 2005

First frozen egg baby born in Canada

The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Montreal is pleased to announce the first successful birth in Canada resulting from frozen eggs.

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Published on : 31 May 2005

Poultry research gets cracking

The new poultry research centre at Macdonald campus will allow researchers to investigate the mysteries of our feathered friends — we suspect fowl play.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

How technology makes citizens

Canada research chair Darin Barney is looking at how technology affects our notions of citizenship and politics.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

On the cellular uptake

Neurology professor Peter McPherson is so far out on the edge of proteomics research even he isn't sure what eventual effect his work will have — breakthroughs could come in regulating cholesterol in the blood, or schizophrenia... or both.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

And the Grammy funding goes to...

Psychology PhD candidate has become the first researcher in Canada to receive funding from the Grammy Foundation for his work on how the human brain responds to movements of musicians in performance.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

Surf's up!

Nicholas Ignatieff is the first director of the Office of Strategic University Research Funding.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

Booster shot: AstraZeneca funds pain centre

New collaboration between pharmaceutical company and McGill.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

Is bulimia in the genes?

Psychiatry professor Howard Steiger has found that people suffering from bulimia have a higher genetic predisposition to impulsivity.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

The science of sisters and smell

They say the nose knows, and scientists at the MNI are aiming to prove that with a study to see if women can recognize their sisters' body odour.

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Published on : 26 May 2005

Management professors receive major research grants

Professors from the Management Science and Information Systems areas were awarded research grants from federal and Quebec government agencies.

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Published on : 24 May 2005

Researchers give hair dye green light over cancer concerns

A new study, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) tomorrow, finally ends the long-running debate over use of permanent hair dyes and cancer.

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Published on : 24 May 2005

Those at high risk for skin cancer burnt by own behaviour

Those considered high risk for melanoma — the most dangerous form of skin cancer — are no more likely to sunbathe protected than those who are unaware of their risk, according to a new study conducted by MUHC researchers.

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Published on : 17 May 2005

Digesting the city landscape

Urban Planning hosts a conference on making a tasty city.

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Published on : 12 May 2005