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Understanding the effects of genes on human traits

Montreal Scientists develop a novel approach for scanning the entire genome
Thu, 2013-08-01 11:09

Recent technological developments in genomics have revealed a large number of genetic influences on common complex diseases, such as diabetes, asthma, cancer or schizophrenia. However, discovering a genetic variant predisposing to a disease is only a first step. To apply this knowledge towards prevention or cure, including tailoring treatment to the patient’s genetic profile –also known as personalized medicine – we need to know how this genetic variant affects health.

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Quantum of sonics: Bonded, not stirred

McGill researchers discover new way to bond particles using ultrasound to form new materials
Wed, 2013-07-31 11:25

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new way to join materials together using ultrasound. Ultrasound – sound so high it cannot be heard – is normally used to smash particles apart in water. In a recent study, the team of researchers, led by McGill professor Jake Barralet, from the faculties of Dentistry and Medicine, found that if particles were coated with phosphate, they could instead bond together into strong agglomerates, about the size of grains of sand. Their results are published in the journal Advanced Materials.

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Keeping your balance

Identification of key neurons that sense unexpected motion has significant implications for understanding of motion sickness
Mon, 2013-07-29 11:37

It happens to all of us at least once each winter in Montreal. You’re walking on the sidewalk and before you know it you are slipping on a patch of ice hidden under a dusting of snow. Sometimes you fall. Surprisingly often, you manage to recover your balance and walk away unscathed. McGill University researchers now understand what’s going on in the brain when you manage to recover your balance in these situations. And it is not just a matter of good luck.

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How to make preclinical animal research more effective

Researchers compile systematic list of recommendations for investigational-drug studies
Wed, 2013-07-24 12:03

Only 11% of drugs that enter clinical trials in humans are ultimately found safe and effective enough to receive regulatory approval.

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Organization: Biomedical Ethics Unit, Social Studies of Medicine
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3D-printed prosthetics turned into musical instruments

Tue, 2013-07-23 12:37

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"I may have an erection but I’m just not that into it"

Study shows men as likely as women to distinguish between desire and arousal
Mon, 2013-07-22 15:49

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McGill-HEC Montreal Executive MBA in world's Top 30

The Economist issues first global EMBA ranking
Mon, 2013-07-22 11:32

The Economist issued its first-ever global EMBA rankings, placing the McGill-HEC Montreal EMBA program 29th in the world.

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The Greening of Canadian campuses

Sustainability has become more than a fashionable buzzword on Canadian campuses; it has become enshrined both in university policy and in daily student life
Sun, 2013-07-21 11:33

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Montreal ranked best of 80 cities to attend university

Montreal has topped a list of 80 cities offering the best overall return on investment for foreign undergraduate students, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Thu, 2013-07-18 11:56

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