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Young men who have suffered from early depression are more vulnerable than women to spending many hours in front of a screen later on
Tue, 2014-04-01 10:49

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McGill experts: Autism Awareness Month

Thu, 2014-03-27 12:15

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Whole-genome sequencing as part of newborn screening?

Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue
Wed, 2014-03-26 14:45

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Malaysian Airlines: message of condolences

Mon, 2014-03-24 16:14

McGill University wishes to express its deepest condolences to the relatives and friends of the passengers of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370, who included McGill graduate Muktesh Mukherjee, 42, and his wife Xiaomo Bai, 37.

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Making life simpler for control freaks

Important and complex systems, from the global financial market to groups of friends, may be more controllable than they appear
Thu, 2014-03-20 14:37

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How the brain recognizes familiar music

McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we’ve previously heard a tune
Wed, 2014-03-12 09:57
Palmer Lab, McGill

Research from McGill University reveals that the brain’s motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor learning could improve or protect memory or cognitive impairment in aging populations. The research is published in the journal Cerebral Cortex.

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Tracking eating habits to promote healthier diets

Using checkout grocery data from Montreal neighbourhoods as tool to combat unhealthy food choices
Tue, 2014-03-11 10:55

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McGill experts: Provincial elections

Fri, 2014-03-07 12:28

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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development (ISID) puts the spotlight on Truth and Reconciliation Commissions for promoting democratic good governance
Tue, 2014-03-04 12:05

Over the last few decades, truth and reconciliation commissions (TRC) have been initiated in countries emerging out of conflicts all across the globe. From Argentina, to Rwanda, Brazil and in our own country, these truth-seeking bodies were tasked to investigate past records of all manner of human rights violations. As their name implies, TRCs attempt to set the historical record straight with the explicit goal of ensuring that such atrocities will never be repeated. Can the lessons learned from TRCs be used to enhance conflict mediation and prevention?

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No medicinal cannabis for rheumatology patients

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:55

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. In an article published in Arthritis Care & Research – a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) – McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researchers explore the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advise healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy.

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