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Over the last century, soccer has evolved into an extremely high-intensity sport -- very few sports are played on such a large field, or last as long without regular rest periods. It's a fast-paced sport requiring both endurance and agility, as well as strength and speed. An elite player may expend 1,500 to 1,700 calories and run up to 12 kilometres a game. McGill University kinesiologist Dilson R
Desautels Faculty of Management professor Karl Moore, in video, on how Canada occupies the precious middle ground between "red meat capitalism" on the right and risky deficit spending on the left.
McGill : Considérée comme l'un des établissements les plus prestigieux du Canada, l'université anglophone McGill est aussi la plus ancienne du Québec. Mondialement réputée pour la qualité de l'enseignement et l'excellence de ses programmes, McGill se place au 18e rang des meilleures universités au monde, d'après le THE pour l'année 2009. L'Express http://www.lexpress.fr/emploi-carriere/panorama-
Impossible de s'endormir pendant les cours d'Ariel Fenster! Professeur de chimie à l'université McGill, à Montréal, ce Français d'origine n'est pas seulement un redoutable communicateur. Il sait aussi jouer des nouvelles technologies pour captiver son auditoire.
Before he was a neuroscientist, Amir Raz was a magician. He regularly performed stage shows to finance his university studies, but resisted introducing hypnosis to his act because he didn’t understand the science underlying the crowd-pleasing stunt... Dr. Raz, a researcher at McGill University, he is one of a small but growing number of brain scientists giving hypnosis serious attention.
A potential link between diabetes and a heightened risk of heart disease and sudden cardiac death has been spotted by researchers studying mice. In the new study, published in the June 24 issue of the journal Neuron, the investigators found that high blood sugar prevents critical communication between the brain and the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary activities in the body.
Brenda Milner: At 91, the grande dame of cognitive neuroscience -she is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute - is still reaping honours. In the past year: the 2010 lifetime achievement award by the Society of Experimental Psychologists for her work on memory; a runner-up for Canada's prestigious Herzberg science medal; and an honorary doctorate from UQAM.
The hazards of sitting all day long--whether you're staring at a computer screen at work or watching TV on the couch at home--are better understood now than ever. In recent years, researchers have linked too much sitting to back pain, repetitive stress injuries, obesity, and even an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease… Good posture is also important for avoiding stress and strain at work,
A healing garden, a cafeteria as good as the city's best museum bistro, perhaps a lounge with interactive games that both distract and engage the minds of patients and their loved ones.
Science whiz's dream: a Nobel; Marymount student has a mess of medals, but makes time for other stuff, too... Though he just finished Grade 10, Abicumaran Uthamacumaran's already talking about continuing his research to the Ph. D. level. His life's goal is a Nobel Prize in medicine.
The Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education presented their annual Prix d'excellence awards last week, and several of the winners were magazines and magazine people. Headway, McGill's research magazine, took the top prize for Best Magazine. Edited by James Martin and designed by Carmen Jensen, it was praised by the CCAE judges as "adventurous" and "inventive."
In recent years, researchers around the world have been investigating the potential of virtual reality to help victims of stroke and other brain injuries. While it can't replace work with a physical therapist, it is still effective and far cheaper. But most importantly, because it's entertaining, patients are more likely to do the same exercises over and over again, which is crucial for recovery.
(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz's column in Sunday's Gazette): "I needed a couple of human guinea pigs. So I volunteered my teenage daughter Rachel and her friend Eden. (They said I could use their names because they want to be famous.) Their task was a simple one. They were to dissolve a little tablet on their tongue and then suck on a lemon wedge…"
In the era before vitamins and cod-liver oil, children suffering from rickets got the "sunshine cure" to rid them of the deforming condition caused by soft, weak bones... Now, an international study co-authored by McGill University researcher Brent Richards explains why sunshine and certain foods aren't always enough to ward off a Vitamin D deficiency.