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Physorg: Stroke recovery goes 3-D: Canadian video game takes rehab to the next level

An innovative use of virtual reality is emerging as a major technique in brain recovery for stroke patients, Dr. Mindy Levin told the Canadian Stroke Congress today. "Our brains have an extraordinary plasticity which can limit the damage caused by some types of stroke," says Dr. Mindy Levin, professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University...

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

The Mark News: The facts on abortion

(Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, McGill University): Two myths - that late-term abortion is rare, and that there is consensus in Canada on abortion policy - cloud the debate over the procedure.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

CBC: Economic Forum

Desautels Professor Karl Moore comments for CBC on how Quebec has weathered the economic storm at the Economic Forum held on Sunday.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Poll studies bike-transit links

Montrealers are increasingly being encouraged to use public transit and bicycles, but a McGill researcher says it's unclear how best to integrate the two modes of transport. McGill's School of Urban Planning is asking people what they think of connections between cycling and transit in Montreal, and how more intermodal transport can be encouraged...

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Nunatsiaq Online: Study: Inuit language schooling brings long-term benefits

Long-term studies of school children in Nunavik show that students learn best and benefit from higher self-esteem when taught in their mother tongue. The findings mean Inuit students with a good base in Inuttitut tend to do better in their studies, says McGill psychology professor Don Taylor...

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Published on : 06 Jun 2010

Times Live: Lying is the smart thing for kids to do

Lying in childhood is normal, and research has shown that children as young as 2½ will lie to get out of trouble. So parents who believe their young children don't lie may be fooling themselves - or being fooled. Lying has also been related to intelligence...

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Published on : 06 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Managers learn from each other in local programs

Sometimes the wisdom you are seeking can be found within. One Montreal-based firm has developed a program that enables teams of managers to coach each other. "(It's) the concept of practical learning in a team meeting setting," Coaching Ourselves founder and executive director Phil LeNir said in a phone interview...

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Published on : 05 Jun 2010

Vancouver Sun: Arctic microbes bolster hopes of life on Mars

A team of Canadian scientists has discovered "unique," methane-eating microbes living in a cold, super-salty spring on Nunavut's Axel Heiberg Island, proof that similar organisms could have survived in such inhospitable conditions on ancient Mars - and could even live on the Red Planet today...

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Published on : 05 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Worst retreat of arctic sea ice in thousands of years

A major international study of Arctic sea ice has concluded that the recent, record-setting retreat is the worst in thousands of years -- a conclusion that challenges skeptics' claims that the meltdown being witnessed in Canada's North is probably just the latest low ebb in a historical cycle of ice loss and regeneration...

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Published on : 04 Jun 2010

The Telegraph: HRT patches may be safer than tablets researchers suggest

Hormone replacement therapy delivered through a skin patch instead of a tablet may be safer for women, doctors have suggested as research shows it does not increase the risk of stroke. A study has found that women who use low doses of HRT through a patch to combat the symptoms of the menopause are at no greater risk of suffering a stroke than those not using the medication...

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Published on : 04 Jun 2010

Radio-Canada: L'altruisme de l'écureuil

Il n'est pas rare d'assister à des bagarres d'écureuils dans les parcs. Territoriaux, ces rongeurs sont toutefois capables de gestes insoupçonnés : des chercheurs des universités de Guelph, McGill et d'Alberta ont en effet découvert que l'écureuil roux d'Amérique peut recueillir le bébé orphelin d'une mère disparue.

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Published on : 03 Jun 2010

Globe and Mail: Leave the future to the future

Our alma mater is justly famous for producing pretty much the smartest of all smarty-pants. Still, French Immersion couldn’t resist going down to the Habs’ rookie development camp in Brossard to day to try and match wits with our fellow McGill alum Guy Boucher and try to wheedle some exclusive-type exclusives about his future...

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Published on : 03 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Busting the abortion myths

(Op-Ed by Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University): There are two such myths in Canada: One is that there is a general consensus on the issue and the other is that late-term abortions are rare. Both are wrong. It's an oft-repeated truism in ethics: "Good facts are essential for good ethics."

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

Yahoo India News: Squirrels adopt orphaned relatives

Like humans, squirrels too have a softer side-the critters adopt orphaned relatives, says a new University of Guelph research. Led by Andrew McAdam, along with researchers from the University of Alberta and McGill University [Murray Humphries], the study revealed that red squirrels would adopt pups that have lost their mother...

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010

Nature: Polar projects

Conducting research at some of Earth's most remote locales requires more than just a willingness to travel. Katharine Sanderson offers a research guide… Teamwork and versatility are essential, says Lyle Whyte, a microbiologist from McGill University in Montreal, Canada...

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Published on : 02 Jun 2010