On the heels of recent research suggesting that redheads do feel more pain, Time magazine interviews McGill's Jeffrey Mogil to discuss the somewhat contradictory results of Mogil's research, showing that the redhead group has HIGHER pain tolerance, reacting less strongly to pain. Those scientists also found a heightened sensitivity to painkillers among the redheads.
Workers hired on short-term contracts show more depressive symptoms than do those who are employed on a permanent basis, according to research by medical sociologist Amélie Quesnel-Vallée.
Heavy drinkers of beer and spirits have significantly higher risks of developing multiple cancers, a Montreal study by a group of epidemiologists and cancer researchers shows.
Livelihoods and trade across the Vietnam-China border By Sarah Turner “Wow, China’s big eh!?” Chi exclaims. I’m humbled as a geography professor to witness the excitement on this young Hmong woman’s face when she sees for the very first time on a map where Vietnam is and how big China – 35km from where we’re standing – [...]
The Canadian Medical Association (CMA) will present the 2009 CMA Medal of Honour to McGill AIDS Centre Director Dr. Mark A. Wainberg, one of the first Canadian scientists to study HIV/AIDS and a tireless global advocate for funding of HIV intervention programs and universal access to prevention, care and treatment programs. Wainberg is the 26th recipient [...]
The ever-popular stones and beer bike tour exploring the secrets held in the citys building stones will be winding its way through the streets once again on Sunday, August 16. Beginning with ancient fossils at the Redpath Museum, the tour travels west along Sherbrooke St. to the Sulpicians reflecting pool at the Grand [...]
By McGill Reporter Staff On August 5, the world lost one of its preeminent philosophers when Professor G.A. (Jerry) Cohen died of a stroke at the age of 68. Considered one of the foremost philosopher’s of the left, Cohen – who earned his BA from McGill in 1961 – published his most influential book, Karl Marx’s [...]
Sounds and images share a similar neural code in the human brain, according to a new Canadian study. In the online edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), scientists from the Université de Montréal and the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University explain how the same neural code in the brain allows people to distinguish between different types of sounds,
About 200 people were evacuated from four University buildings Tuesday at lunch hour after construction workers accidentally severed a three-quarter-inch gas pipe outside the Otto Maass Chemistry Building near the corner of University and Sherbrooke streets. Otto Maas was immediately evacuated, along with the Pulp and Paper Institute next door and Royal Victoria College (RVC) across [...]
The fact of the matter is most lawns don’t need to be watered unless they have been newly seeded. If your lawn is comprised of grass that is natural to your climate then it will be accustomed to the amount of rain in your region and you run the risk of overwatering it. Don’t forget [...]
New immune-suppressing treatment forces the disease into remission in mice By Mark Shainblum Researchers at McGill and the Jewish General Hospital have struck what may be the penultimate blow in the war against multiple sclerosis (MS.) A new experimental treatment completely reverses the devastating autoimmune disorder in mice and might work exactly the same way in humans. MS [...]
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), McGill University have discovered a genetic mutation underlying late-onset Leigh syndrome, a rare inherited metabolic disorder characterized by the degeneration of the central nervous system.