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Vince Li found not criminally responsible for Greyhound killing

Following the testimony of two psychiatrists, a Manitoba judge has ruled that Vince Li is not criminally responsible for killing his seatmate on a Greyhound bus, due to mental illness.

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Published on : 05 Mar 2009

Toxins in your fries?

Lab studies on animals have proven the carcinogenic properties of acrymalide, but McGill's Dr. Ariel Fenster explains that the animals used in the lab tests were exposed to high doses of acrymalide not comparable to typical amounts ingested by humans.

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Published on : 04 Mar 2009

Stem cells could halt osteoporosis, promote bone growth MUHC team describes a new pathway that controls bone remodelling

While interferon gamma sounds like an outer space weapon, it's actually a hormone produced by our own bodies, and it holds great promise to repair bones affected by osteoporosis.

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Published on : 04 Mar 2009

Do antioxydants really help us live longer?

In the journal PLoS Genetics, biologist Siegfried Hekimi demonstrates that worms that have been genetically modified to be less effective at antioxydation -- the elimination of free radicals -- live just as long as regular worms. One of the modified worms actually lived longer than normal.

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Published on : 03 Mar 2009

Jurassic cluck

Jack Horner, the paleontologist whose career inspired the film Jurassic Park, is funding scientists on a quest he hopes will culminate in a fowl whose DNA has been "reverse-engineered" to make the bird more similar to its dinosaur ancestors. The work is carried out by Hans Larsson, a biologist at McGill University in Montreal, and Mary Schweitzer, a paleontologist at North Carolina University.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2009

Dr. Brenda Milner short-listed for NSERC Herzberg Gold Medal

Pioneering neuropsychologist named as finalist for Canada’s most prestigious science prize

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Published on : 02 Mar 2009

To infinity and beyond: space, stars & the universe

All systems go for 2009 installment of astro-themed Mini-Science public lecture series

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Published on : 02 Mar 2009

MUHC researchers opt for affirmative action as they search for the root of sexual pain in men

Although we have come a long way in understanding and treating female pelvic pain, our knowledge of pelvic pain in men lags far behind.

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Published on : 26 Feb 2009

Arrest warrant for al-Bashir

Tomorrow, the International Criminal Court is widely expected to issue an arrest warrant for Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir because of his alleged involvement in the violence in Darfur, marking the first time in history that an international court does so for a sitting head of state.

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Published on : 03 Mar 2009

Addiction: insights from Parkinson’s disease

A new comprehensive review by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University and the University of Cambridge, England provides vital insights into the neurological basis of addiction by investigating Parkinson’s disease patients, who in some instances develop various addictions when undergoing medical treatment. The review, published in this week’s (February 25) issue

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Published on : 25 Feb 2009

Peptides-on-demand: McGill researcher’s radical new green chemistry makes the impossible possible

Fast and simple “enabling technology” being offered to the world on open basis

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Published on : 24 Feb 2009

The MUHC hosts the Third International Symposium on Medical Information and Communication Technology (ISMICT)

From February 24 to 26 2009 - “New Wireless Information Technologies” and “Healthcare Applications”.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2009