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Can epigenetics underlie the enduring effects of a mother's love? Lizzie Buchen of Nature investigates the criticisms of a landmark study and the controversial field to which it gave birth. (With a look at the pioneering work of McGill's Moshe Szyf and Michael Meaney).
It's a Thursday evening, and chefs from five local restaurants (Serafim, Lola Rosa, Crudessence, Fuchsia and Santropol Roulant) have one hour to harvest vegetables and cook a meal from the garden on McGill's downtown campus.
Schulich School of Music - Cecilia String Quartet wins 1st prize at the 10th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC)
Following their residency at the Schulich School of Music under the supervision of professor André Roy and their participation at the 1st McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA), the Cecilia Quartet won the prestigious competition, competing with nine of the world’s finest emerging string quartets from France, Germany, Russia, Canada and United States.
Car-surfers -mostly males aged 15 to 19 -are largely "modelling or copycatting" the kinds of high-risk behaviour that shot to prominence with the 2002 movie Jackass and a steady stream of imitative YouTube videos of often "really dangerous" stunts, a Montreal expert said yesterday.
The Canadian economy grew more slowly through the spring and early summer than expected, raising fresh concerns about the strength of the economic recovery. The latest GDP report from Statistics Canada, released Tuesday, also cast doubt on whether the Bank of Canada will continue raising interest rates.
Premature babies are repeatedly exposed to painful invasive procedures, yet only 36 per cent of premature babies in Canada get pain relief, according to Celeste Johnston, a McGill University nursing professor and expert in neonatal pain. These babies "give up" to blunt the pain, Johnston said in an interview at the 13th World Congress on Pain that ends Thursday in Montreal.
A popular drug that is used by millions of diabetics around the world significantly decreases tobacco-induced lung tumours in mice, a study published Wednesday found.
For decades, apocalyptic environmentalists (and others) have warned of humanity's imminent doom, largely as a result of our unsustainable use of and impact upon the natural systems of the planet. Yet, at the exact same time, humanity has never been better. So which is it: Are these the best of times or the worst of times?
Consumers could be buying even smaller iPods, cellphones and computers in less than a decade as new research from McGill University suggests nearly invisible nano-particles will transform everyday electronics. Scientists in Montreal are the first in the world to look at "quantum dots" - tiny particles discovered about a decade ago by U.S. researchers - and their effect on electronic devices.
Decades after McGill University psychologist Ronald Melzack's pioneer collection of 78 "pain words" became the McGill Pain Questionnaire — burning, stabbing, flickering, pulsing, radiating and nauseating, to name a few — scientists still puzzle over why some people develop chronic pain while others are spared.
A team of Montreal researchers has lent scientific credibility to the view that smoking marijuana can ease chronic neuropathic pain and help patients sleep better.
A few years ago, after retiring from a law practice, Gordon Echenberg and his wife, Penny, donated $1-million to McGill to establish regular conferences on human rights.