Even the best baseball hitter eyeing a fastball does not swing at what he sees. The neurons and neural connections that make up our sensory systems are far too slow for this to work. Work by Richard A. Andersen of the California Institute of Technology, his colleagues Grant Mulliken of MIT and Sam Musallam of McGill, offers the first neural evidence that voluntary limb movements are guided by our
Andrée Boisselle, who currently is doing a Ph.D. in Law at the University of Victoria, has received a Trudeau Scholarship as she studies indigenous legal traditions for her thesis, "Making Room for Indigenous Law in Canada: Towards a Reconception of Western Legal Theory".
The use of medical marijuana to relieve pain and other disease symptoms can cause a huge range of adverse effects, say researchers with UBC and McGill. The study published in today's Canadian Medical Association Journal found the risk of suffering serious, adverse effects requiring hospitalization is not elevated in medicinal marijuana users, compared to non-users.
The Faculty of Law is pleased to announce that Alana Klein and Vrinda Narain have been appointed assistant professors, while Adrian Popovici and Anicée Van Engeland have respectively been named Wainwright Senior Fellow and Boulton Junior Fellow.
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Special Lectures on Movement Disorders highlighting the the clinical spectrum of movement disorders in India and the similarities and differences between syndromes in India and North America.
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Canadian researchers report that a gene variant that seems to affect the severity of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder did not help them predict which patients are likely to respond to a class of drugs widely used to treat the disorder. The study was conducted by McGill's Ridha Joober, assoc. professor psychiatry & human genetics and team from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.
The Faculty of Law warmly congratulates the Hon. Paul Mayer for his nomination.
Yale University has announced that it has selected McGill Law graduate John Haffner, BCL/LLB’06, as a 2008 Yale World Fellow.