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Einstein is 'relatively' right, yet again

Mon, 2008-07-07 09:00

Taking advantage of a unique cosmic configuration, McGill researchers have measured an effect predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity in the extremely strong gravity of a pair of superdense neutron stars.

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Science of strikeouts

Thu, 2008-06-26 12:00

Even the best baseball hitter eyeing a fastball does not swing at what he sees. The neurons and neural connections that make up our sensory systems are far too slow for this to work. Work by Richard A. Andersen of the California Institute of Technology, his colleagues Grant Mulliken of MIT and Sam Musallam of McGill, offers the first neural evidence that voluntary limb movements are guided by our

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ADHD gene doesn't predict response to drugs

Wed, 2008-06-25 12:00

Canadian researchers report that a gene variant that seems to affect the severity of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder did not help them predict which patients are likely to respond to a class of drugs widely used to treat the disorder. The study was conducted by McGill's Ridha Joober, assoc. professor psychiatry & human genetics and team from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

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Japanese companies rush to get robots into homes

Mon, 2008-06-23 12:00

Four of Japan's leading technology companies have joined forces with the goal of getting robots into hundreds of thousands of homes around the world so they can help out with everyday activities. "I think many people would like to have a robot that could help them get up if they fall down, assuming no one else is there," Gregory Dudek, a computer science professor at McGill told CTV News.

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Playing mind games

Wed, 2008-06-25 09:30

McGill psychology professor Mark Baldwin's MindHabits Trainer, is subject of a full-page article on the front of the 'Living' section in the Washington Times. MindHabits is a mental well-being computer game that trains the brain to think - automatically, with no meditation or medication needed - positive thoughts.

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TB cattle vaccine takes 'small step forward'

Tue, 2013-01-08 16:38

Scientists have announced a small but important step in the development of an effective cattle vaccine to prevent bovine tuberculosis. They have identified a "biomarker" using sophisticated molecular technology that allows them to predict vaccine efficacy. David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust, which strongly supports vaccination of both cattle and badgers, said: "We welcome this refinement in laboratory technique, part of the progress towards the long-awaited goal of an effective cattle vaccine.

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Invasion of the Chinook

Fri, 2008-06-20 07:45

Chinook, or king salmon, reached South America some 25 years ago as people tried to farm them there, says Cristián Correa of McGill. Now a broad survey of records and stream visits finds chinook reproducing on their own in at least 10 Andean watersheds that empty into the Pacific and three Atlantic watersheds. The study is reported in the June Biological Invasions.

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Charles Taylor wins Kyoto prize

Sat, 2008-06-21 07:45

Charles Taylor, world-renowned McGill philosophy professor has won the Kyoto Prize, one of the world's biggest cash awards. His Kyoto Prize citation extols his construction of a philosophy that "actively pursues the harmonious co-existence of diverse cultures."

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Let's give the past a future

Sat, 2008-06-21 07:45

The new $75,000 Cundill prize in History may excite historians, Roger Hall says, but let's hope its greatest reward is in promoting Canadian history to the public.

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Vitrification may make postponing motherhood easier

Thu, 2008-06-19 12:00

Research out of McGill University suggests a new egg-freezing technique, called vitrification, is as safe as conventional in-vitro fertilization treatments and natural conception.

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