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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

Child abuse alters stress-fighting gene, study says

In a study published in the Journal Nature Neuroscience, researchers report that people who were abused or neglected as children showed genetic alterations that likely made them more biologically sensitive to stress. The findings help clarify the biology behind the wounds of a difficult childhood and hint at what constitutes resilience in those able to shake off such wounds.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2009

Nine McGill researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs

$5.4 million to be shared by three newly named, six renewed CRCs

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Published on : 23 Feb 2009

National announcement of Canada Research Chairs Program

The Honourable GaryGoodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), and the Honourable Jean-Pierre Blackburn, Minister of National Revenue and Minister of State (Agriculture), will announce funding for 134 Canada Research Chairs at an event that will be held on Monday, February 23, 11a.m., at McGill University.

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Published on : 20 Feb 2009

Childhood trauma has life-long effect on genes and the brain

Study confirms effects of early environment in brains of suicide victims

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Published on : 22 Feb 2009