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"Reut Gruber, a psychologist who is an associate professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University, where she is director of the Attention Behavior and Sleep Lab, said that there is a close association between sleep and a wide range of cognitive functions, including attention, executive function and memory. When children go to school, 'they need to pay attention and plan and follow instructions, all of which fall under executive function, which is very much affected by sleep,' she said."
Donald Trump’s speech Thursday night at the Republican National Convention was notable for its tone… That is the conclusion of a new analysis by McGill University [Political Science] PhD student Denver McNeney. Washington Post
Back in 2012, a team led by Alain Brunet, a psychiatric professor at McGill University and researcher at the Douglas, set the trauma world on fire with a new treatment for PTSD, using a beta-blocker that reduces heart rate and blood pressure. Brunet’s work at the Douglas appeared to demonstrate traumatic memories could be healed and, furthermore, memories linked to addiction cravings could be reduced. His work was covered in The Atlantic and Wired magazines."Heartbreak, or relational trauma, is almost universal, and it’s one of the top reasons people seek help. — Alain Brunet"
...In 2011, the mechanochemist Tomislav Friscic and his team used mechanochemical methods to make bismuth subsalicylate, the active ingredient of Pepto-Bismol, by grinding together bismuth oxide and salicylic acid. The method not only does away with solvents, but also uses bismuth oxide, a safe reagent, in lieu of toxic bismuth salts.
Pain researchers' arguments for using only male rodents in preclinical pain research don't hold up to scrutiny, says McGill neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil. Nature
Op-ed by Howard Bergman, chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Daniel Weinstock, director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy. Montreal Gazette
Op-ed by Christopher Ragan, associate professor of economics. The Globe and Mail
“I believe the train is out of control. The damage that this train can eventually do to people who will need to spend huge sums of money at their later stage of life is very, very serious.” Avi Friedman, Professor of Architecture The Globe and Mail
Researchers now have the capability to build virtual reality worlds that can be inhabited by both lab animals (like rats and monkeys) and humans, allowing for a sort of cross-species brain research that’s never really been possible before, as different species are run through virtual environments in video games while scientists study brain activity… In a new study, published in Journal of Neuroscience Methods, a team of neuroscientists—including Martinez-Trujillo, Roberto Gulli and Guillaume Doucet, who are both also affiliated with McGill University—describe a new virtual reality “toolbox”
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro) in Canada to conduct a radical experiment in open science. Nature
Mais il y a aussi des conséquences politiques, a souligné Daniel Weinstock, directeur de l'Institut de recherche sur les politiques sociales et de santé de McGill. Selon M. Weinstock, la province est témoin d'un «évidemment» de la position nationaliste modérée sur l'immigration et la diversité qui avait caractérisé les discours politiques dans la province, depuis les années 1960 et au temps de René Lévesque. La Presse
Melissa Lu had some help along the way and said the project would have been impossible without her mentor Dr. Koren Mann, project director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and an assistant professor of oncology at McGill. "What she's done is just incredible. It's incredible, truly," said Mann. CBC News