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Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 8 years

Canadian researchers put numbers on health risk
Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09

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Parasites and the evolution of primate culture

Study examines ‘costs’ of innovation, learning from others
Wed, 2014-12-03 10:15

Learning from others and innovation have undoubtedly helped advance civilization. But these behaviours can carry costs as well as benefits. And a new study by an international team of evolutionary biologists sheds light on how one particular cost – increased exposure to parasites – may affect cultural evolution in non-human primates.

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Social media data pose pitfalls for studying behaviour

Researchers urged to hone methods for mining social-media data
Thu, 2014-11-27 14:46

A growing number of academic researchers are mining social media data to learn about both online and offline human behaviour. In recent years, studies have claimed the ability to predict everything from summer blockbusters to fluctuations in the stock market.

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Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment

Drug reverses behavioural symptoms in mice with a version of autism
Thu, 2014-11-27 13:46

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University.

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Mariusz on Jeopardy!

Fri, 2014-11-21 11:06

Mariusz Galczynski, lecturer and PhD student in the Faculty of Education's Department of Integrated Studies in Education, is slated to appear on the popular American television game show Jeopardy! on Tuesday, November 25th.

Originally created by Merv Griffin and hosted by the iconic Alex Trebek since 1984, Jeopardy! tests, in increasing levels of difficulty, the general knowledge of participants by providing clues phrased as answers.

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Antibiotics get a “time-out”

MUHC study examines the effect of regular re-evaluation of antibiotic use on cost and C. difficile infection rates
Wed, 2014-11-19 13:52

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Top 8 Academic All-Canadian commendation

Two student-athletes from McGill University were among the CIS Top Eight Academic All-Canadians honoured by His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada -- and former principal at McGill -- at Rideau Hall in the nation's capital, Monday.
Tue, 2014-11-18 13:27

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McGill joins movement to create momentum for Montreal

Two great projects presented to "Je vois MTL"
Fri, 2014-11-14 12:45

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Total recall: the science behind it

Study identifies new player in brain function and memory
Fri, 2014-11-14 11:09

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Mars, too, has macroweather

But weather forecasting on the Red Planet is likely to be even trickier than on Earth
Thu, 2014-11-13 09:53

Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called “macroweather,” has been used to describe the relatively stable regime between weather and climate.

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