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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...

Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2063

Published: 29Jan2015

The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain...

It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Published: 8Jan2015

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in...

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