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2015 World Economic Forum in Davos

Mon, 2015-01-19 14:21

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Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised

New data and assessments suggest that resilience of the planet is now at risk
Thu, 2015-01-15 14:24

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Longueuil water contaminated

Thu, 2015-01-15 13:27

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Target to leave Canada

Thu, 2015-01-15 10:10

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Genetic discovery about childhood blindness

Dr. Robert Koenekoop, director of the McGill Ocular Genetics Laboratory at The Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC, co-led this research.
Tue, 2015-01-13 14:45

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New strains of parasites identified

Research on whipworms has implications for human health and animal conservation
Mon, 2015-01-12 11:04
Red Colobus monkey in forest near Kibale, Uganda

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Haiti: Five years after devastating earthquake

Fri, 2015-01-09 10:34

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It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Study finds link between sleep quality and grades of schoolchildren in math and languages
Thu, 2015-01-08 10:33

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth the effort: the researchers found that a good night’s sleep is linked to better performance in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.

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10,000 more Syrian refugees over 3 years

Wed, 2015-01-07 13:46

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Having a hard time focusing?

Wed, 2015-01-07 14:45

Our ability to pay attention to certain things while ignoring distractions determines how good we are at a given task, whether it is driving a car or doing brain surgery. A research team at McGill University has for the first time convincingly identified a network of neurons in a particular area of the brain, the lateral prefrontal cortex, that interact with one another to promptly filter visual information while at the same time ignoring distractions. It’s a discovery with potentially far reaching implications for people who suffer from diseases such as autism, ADHD and schizophrenia.

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