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Improving memory with magnets

Discovery expands our understanding of how we remember sound
Tue, 2017-03-28 14:23

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

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Contact: Shawn Hayward
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
Office Phone: 514-398 -3376
Source Site: /newsroom

Experts: Federal Budget 2017

Mon, 2017-03-20 15:57

Finance Minister Bill Morneau will introduce the federal government's latest budget on March 22, 2017.

Richard Gold, Faculty of Law, McGill University

His area of expertise is innovation policy, the clusters the government is announcing, and other programs they may mention to bolster how Canadian firms can become world players. He teaches in the area of intellectual property, international intellectual property, comparative intellectual property, innovation policy and intellectual property management.

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-6693
Mobile Phone: 514-704-6693
Source Site: /newsroom

Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism

New clinical study, led by the Jewish General Hospital, determines that close to half of patients who suffer a blood clot in their lung will experience exercise limitations at one year.
Mon, 2017-03-20 14:06

A multi-centre clinical study, led by Dr. Susan Kahn at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), determined that nearly half of the patients who suffer a pulmonary embolism (PE) – a blood clot in the lung – experience long term limitations to their capacity for physical activity and that this had a negative impact on their quality of life. This research, published in Chest, is the first to demonstrate that PE may have a lasting effect on patients.

Source Site: /newsroom

McGill ranked world’s 3rd best university for study of Anatomy & Physiology

Wed, 2017-03-08 16:00

McGill University is the world’s third-best university for the study of Anatomy & Physiology, behind only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.

READ MORE: http://publications.mcgill.ca/medenews/2017/03/08/mcgill-ranked-worlds-3...

Source Site: /epi-biostat-occh

Mouse Model Could Shed New Light on Immune System Response to Zika Virus

Scientists successfully infect adult mice with healthy immune systems
Thu, 2017-02-23 14:04

A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.

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Contact: Jason Clement
Organization: Communications Officer, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
Office Phone: (514) 398-5909
Source Site: /newsroom

A prescription with legs

Can a written step-count prescription from your physician actually make you healthier?
Thu, 2017-02-23 11:37

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Contact: Valerie Harvey
Organization: McGill University Health Center
Office Phone: 514-934-1934, ext. 71381
Source Site: /newsroom