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The bad news: Trauma can be inherited. The good news—so can resilience

Article covering research by Moshe Szyf, molecular biologist and Michael Meaney, neurobiologist, on epigenetic changes from the environment that are written into our DNA, and then passed down to the next generation. Big Think

Published: 9 Sep 2016

Serge Gauthier et la percée médicale sur la maladie d'Alzheimer

Un regroupement de chercheurs internationaux semble avoir trouvé un médicament qui pourrait retarder de trois ou quatre ans le développement de la maladie d'Alzheimer chez les gens qui sont au stade léger. Catherine Perrin parle de cette percée médicale avec le spécialiste Serge Gauthier, de l'Institut Douglas. Radio-Canada

Published: 9 Sep 2016

À l'échelle humaine: l'analyse des lacunes

Chronique de Maïa Korotkina, École d'éducation permanente. Journal de Montréal

Published: 9 Sep 2016

Entrepreneurial courses for those who could use them the most

Starting this month, students from five faculties (arts, science, engineering, music, and agriculture and environmental sciences) can pursue minors in entrepreneurship, with finance, accounting, marketing and other business fundamentals taught by professors from the Desautels Faculty of Management. The Globe and Mail

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Published: 9 Sep 2016

Companies should help introverts flourish

Karl Moore of McGill University in Montreal, who has asked over 200 CEOs about introversion on the radio show he hosts, says that introverts who make it to the top usually learn how to behave like extroverts for some of the time. The Economist

Published: 9 Sep 2016

L'épidémie de solitude

Article d’opinion par Robert Whitley, Professeur adjoint au département de psychiatrie. Huffington Post Québec

Published: 9 Sep 2016

McGill students travel to Saint John to study city’s unique architecture

“It gives you the time to actually sit down in front of something that first attracted your eye so that you understand what was the detail that may you want to sit down and sketch.” Maureen DeCarbonniers, architecture student. CTV News

Published: 9 Sep 2016

Could medical cannabis break the painkiller epidemic?

“Experimental clinical trials would provide the most definitive proof on any cause-and-effect relation between medical cannabis and reduced opioid use.” Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit. Scientific American

Published: 9 Sep 2016

Student Felix Lamy wins 'opportunity of a lifetime'

The Gatineau native and McGill University student was named the first Canadian winner of the Infiniti Engineering Academy competition on Thursday. That earns him a yearlong paid internship in Europe, with his time split evenly between the Infiniti Research Centre in Enstone, England, and the Renault Formula One racing team, which has its headquarters in Cranfield, England.

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Published: 30 Jul 2016

App enhances the world for blind, visually impaired

Autour combines GPS, Google Maps, public transit and other data with ambient sound to provide descriptions of businesses, landmarks and services near the user.

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Published: 30 Jul 2016

PokemonGo discriminates based on bias in algorithm

"These games are built by humans and therefore they contain all the biases of humans." -- Geography professor Rene Sieber. CBC The Current

 

Published: 28 Jul 2016

Helping our school-age children sleep better

"Reut Gruber, a psychologist who is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University, where she is director of the Attention Behavior and Sleep Lab, said that there is a close association between sleep and a wide range of cognitive functions, including attention, executive function and memory....

Published: 25 Jul 2016

Trump’s convention speech most negative in 40 years

Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention was notable for its tone… That is the conclusion of a new analysis by McGill University [Political Science] PhD student Denver McNeney.  Washington Post 

Published: 23 Jul 2016

The marvel of electricity

Review of new book “The Grid” by cultural anthropologist Gretchen Bakke. Wall Street Journal

Published: 18 Jul 2016

Broken heart? There might be a pill for that

Back in 2012, a team led by Alain Brunet, a psychiatric professor at McGill University and researcher at the Douglas, set the trauma world on fire with a new treatment for PTSD, using a beta-blocker that reduces heart rate and blood pressure. Brunet’s work at the Douglas appeared to demonstrate traumatic memories could be healed and, furthermore, memories linked to addiction cravings could be reduced....

Published: 18 Jul 2016

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