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DNA signature found in ice storm babies

Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring
Mon, 2014-09-29 13:34

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds.

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Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office, McGill University
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The scent of a man

Mice and rats stressed by male experimenters; reaction may skew research findings.
Mon, 2014-04-28 11:07

Scientists’ inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Prof. Jeffrey Mogil
Organization: Department of Psychology
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Major health benefits of music uncovered

The neurochemistry of music
Wed, 2013-03-27 15:41

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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