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Published on : 17 Dec 2014

Researcher with Faculty of Education awarded U.S. patent for sub-cellular muscle measurement instrument

Researchers with McGill University’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education and Department of Physics were granted a United States patent for their invention of a new technique that helps measure microscopic forces in biological samples that can be as small as 1/60,000 of the diameter of a human hair.

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Published on : 15 Dec 2014

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Children more likely to tell the truth either to please an adult or because they believe it is the right thing to do   If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8. How the experiment was done

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Published on : 12 Dec 2014

How shame and guilt can be used to your advantage in marketing

By DaHee Han There are ways to ensure marketers are not fumbling in the dark when it comes to getting the most out of using emotion in their marketing campaigns. From billboards and adverts to their company website, my research shows that emotions such as shame and guilt can be used to create a favourable response from consumers.

Published on : 11 Dec 2014

DISE's Ratna Ghosh to receive India's Hind Rattan Award

Dr. Ratna Ghosh, professor in the Department of Integrated Studies in Education at McGill, will receive the prestigious Hind Rattan Award from the Government of India on the eve of Republic Day.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2014

Controlling obesity with potato extract

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

Published on : 09 Dec 2014

Tramadol and risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia

The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia, a potentially fatal condition caused by low blood sugar, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Published on : 08 Dec 2014

Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8.

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Published on : 08 Dec 2014

HPV vaccine: teen sexual behaviour not affected

Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to have been affected by routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Published on : 08 Dec 2014

Sovereignty v. neoliberalism: trial over a treasure

In 2007, a treasure hunting company found a 19th Century shipwreck in the Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, claimed property of the shipwreck and its cargo, some 600,000 silver and gold coins.

Published on : 05 Dec 2014

Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer

A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had their menopause.

Published on : 05 Dec 2014

ISSNAF AWARD LAUREATE - MARTA CERRUTI

ISSNAF AWARD LAUREATE - MARTA CERRUTI Category:  Physics, Astrophysics, Chemistry, Mathematics Marta Cerruti (McGill University, Materials Engineering) received the 2014 ISSNAF Award for Young Investigators for the research entitled "Bio-synthetic interface design for tissue engineering and drug delivery". Marta Cerruti had the honor of receiving the "Medaglia di Rappresentanza del Presidente della Repubblica Italiana".

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Published on : 27 Nov 2014