Research

Taking the pain out of office work

Published: 7Jul2015

Office work will become much less of a pain in the neck if Julie Côté has her way. 

His and her pain circuitry in the spinal cord

Published: 29Jun2015

New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for...

Examining dads’ influence on babies’ health

Published: 22Jun2015

“Don’t diss dad” might mean more than making sure not to forget dad on Father’s Day, as researchers look at just how influential environmental exposures and genetic interactions are on dad’s sperm...

Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics?

Published: 16Apr2015

A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University.

Domestic violence deters contraception

Published: 31Mar2015

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell,...

Honey, I shrunk the ants: how environment controls size

Published: 11Mar2015

Until now scientists have believed that the variations in traits such as our height, skin colour, tendency to gain weight or not, intelligence, tendency to develop certain diseases, etc., all of...

Pick a card, any card

Published: 9Feb2015

Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic...

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