The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published today in the Nature journal Scientific Reports.

Classified as: music, brain, drugs, chemistry, sex, Scientific Reports, opioids, Levitin
Published on: 8 Feb 2017

Pain researchers' arguments for using only male rodents in preclinical pain research don't hold up to scrutiny, says McGill neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil. Nature

Classified as: rodents, nature, pain, sex, female, male, Mogil
Published on: 13 Jul 2016

Classified as: Quebec, sex, sexual education, lisa trimble
Published on: 31 Aug 2015

“Not tonight, dear, I have a headache.” Generally speaking, that line is attributed to the wife in a couple, implying that women’s sexual desire is more affected by pain than men’s.

Classified as: pain, sex, chronic pain, female, male, mice, Mogil, sexual behaviour, sexual problems
Published on: 22 Apr 2014

The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.

Classified as: women, health, Cancer, HPV, CATCH, lubricant, safe, sex, studies, study, Carrageenan, epidemiology, woman, STI
Published on: 25 Mar 2013