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What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?

Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician Sting.

Published: 15Aug2016

Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

Published: 15Aug2016

Gaming camera could aid MS treatment

McGill Newsroom

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

Published: 15Aug2016

Register for Community Engagement Day 2016!

Organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education (SEDE) office at McGill University, Community Engagement Day (CED) aims celebrate, expand on, and build new lasting relationships between McGill and the greater Montreal community, through offering projects and activities in support of and collaboration with community organizations. This year’s CED will be held on and around September 29th, 2016.

Register for a project now at http://www.cedmcgill.com/projects from August 15th to September 18th!

Published: 14Aug2016

Expert: flossing

"The world woke to the smell of burning floss last week, as thunderous applause met news reports that there was, after all, no evidence for dentists recommending flossing.

Published: 10Aug2016

Using Machine Learning to Find the Next Cyber-Threat

There is a dark corner of the Internet where hackers sell their software. The process unfolds in three steps.

Published: 10Aug2016

Genetic Causes of Depression Found Using Big Data

What causes depression? Of course, life circumstances such as traumatic events, severe stress or grief play a role, but heredity studies have shown that a genetic predisposition to depression is equally important as environmental triggers [1]. Until very recently, though, the genes that underpin such a predisposition have proven elusive.

Published: 10Aug2016

Hot ‘new’ material found to exist in nature

McGill Newsroom

Rare minerals from Siberia found to have same structure as some man-made metal-organic frameworks

One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them as molecular sponges for applications such as hydrogen storage, carbon sequestration, or photovoltaics.

Published: 8Aug2016

Henry Mintzberg and “On the Earth, for the Earth”

Hundreds of 2016 World Social Forum participants will meet to brainstorm new solutions to climate change on August 10 at Percival Molson Stadium.

This is the wild idea of Henry Mintzberg, internationally renowned management academic and professor of management studies at McGill University.

Published: 8Aug2016

World Breast Feeding Week

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated every year from 1 to 7 August to encourage breastfeeding and improve the health of babies around the world. (WHO)

 

Published: 8Aug2016

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