Café Scientifique on brain, music and cognition
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NSERC Grant Application Information Sessions August 28 & 29, 2008 Thursday, August 28 9:30 - 11:30 Downtown Campus Bronfman Building, room 002 Friday, August 29 9:30 - 11:30 Macdonald Campus Macdonald-Stewart Building Faculty Lounge (room MS2-022) NSERC staff and Grant Selection Committee members will give a presentation on NSERC news and tips on how to prepare a Discovery Gra
Heart attack victims who give up taking statins afterwards double their risk of dying in the next year.
Militant Islam is under global scrutiny for clues to conditions that foster its rise, and to strategies for reversing that growth. But the key is not in Islamic doctrine, U.S. foreign policy or formal ties to various nations, as many analysts have asserted. It lies at the community level, with clan and local leaders. Opinion piece in the Globe by Carnegie scholar Khalid Mustafa Medani, who teaches
Each day, thousands of researchers work on the development of drugs or a vaccine for people affected by AIDS. Richard Gold of McGill, wants to bring people closer together with the aim of making the AIDS drugs more accessible to those in underprivileged countries. As the 17th International Conference on AIDS begins in Mexico City, La Presse and Radio-Canada name him "Personality of the week".
Temptation may be everywhere, but it's how the different sexes react to flirtation that determines the effect it will have on their relationships. Men may not see their flirtations with an attractive woman as threatening to another relationship while women do, according to findings from a study in the July issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.
Correcting lazy eye in adults is supposed to be impossible, but researchers report they have been able to do that -- at least partially and temporarily -- by beaming magnetic pulses into the brain. New research from Dr. Ben Thompson, a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Robert Hess at the McGill Vision Research Unit, on amblyopia treatment in adults.