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New Chair in Sustainable life of dairy cattle

26May201610:00
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Dairy industries world-wide face the challenge of maximizing production while, at the same time, producing the highest quality products in a sustainable manner that reflects consumers’ expectations.

Why is there no Labor Party in the United States?

McGill Newsroom

McGill Sociologist uses historical data to provide a new take on an old question

Published: 26May2016

Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescriptions

McGill Newsroom

Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care physicians are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for nondepressive indications, including unapproved (off-label) indications that have not been evaluated by regulatory agencies.

Published: 24May2016

Your friends have more friends than you do

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Research uncovers the inherently hierarchical nature of social media

Published: 18May2016

Full Comment by Andrew Potter

Our democratic reform minister doesn’t understand our democracy: Op-ed by Andrew Potter, incoming Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. National Post

 

Published: 16May2016

Adult colouring books beat homeopathy any day

The Right Chemistry: column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Montreal Gazette

Published: 16May2016

More buyers out of Vancouver housing market

“I believe the train is out of control. The damage that this train can eventually do to people who will need to spend huge sums of money at their later stage of life is very, very serious.” Avi Friedman, Professor of Architecture The Globe and Mail

Published: 16May2016

Converting cells to burn fat, not store it

McGill Newsroom

McGill-led discovery could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Published: 16May2016

Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation

By Bruno Geoffroy 

For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation.

Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.

Published: 13May2016

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