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New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

McGill Mechanical Engineering undergrads develop tool that helps stroke patients learn as they play and cuts down on hospital visits too!

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Published on : 08 Apr 2011

New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

World's reef fishes tussling with human overpopulation

Scientists studied the global influence of human population on corals reefs and were surprised to find that highly diverse reef fish systems are the most vulnerable to human threats

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

Men who lose their jobs at greater risk of dying prematurely

McGill sociologist finds strong correlation between unemployment and mortality with most significant effects felt by men who become unemployed in their early or mid-careers.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2011

Deep-sea volcanoes don’t just produce 
lava flows, they also explode!

McGill geology researchers’ discovery of high concentrations of CO2 at mid-ocean ridges
confirms explosive nature of certain volcanic eruptions

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Published on : 28 Mar 2011

The BCG World Atlas: a world first in the fight against tuberculosis

McGill, RI MUHC researchers launch free online atlas of TB vaccination policies from around the world

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Published on : 22 Mar 2011

Dr. Wagdi Habashi wins prestigious award from Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute

Dr. Wagdi (Fred) Habashi has just been named the recipient of the 2011 McCurdy Award given out by the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute (CASI). The award is given to recognize outstanding achievement in the science and creative aspects of engineering relating to aeronautics and space research.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

Toronto Star - Play this video game, help research disease

It’s called Phylo, and it’s a computer game with a scientific mission: to solve the gaps in genome alignment so biologists can better understand the causes of disease. It’s the brainchild of a group of computer scientists and students at McGill University.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2011

Ethicists outline ways to improve risk/benefit estimates in new drug trials

Shortcomings in the way researchers interpret pre-clinical studies may be creating inflated expectations about new drugs

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

McGill music theorist William Caplin wins Killam Fellowship

William Caplin, a specialist in the theory of musical form and James McGill professor of music theory at McGill University’s Schulich School of Music, is one of eight outstanding Canadian researchers to be awarded a Canada Council for the Arts Killam Research Fellowship. The Council announced the recipients of the grants today.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2011