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A recently published study by postdoctoral researcher Xiaoming Jiang found that a confidently spoken phrase elicits a higher degree of trust than one spoken with doubt.
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Delaying school start times could help Canadian teenagers sleep better – giving them a better chance for success.
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A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco use. This is a first in the field of epigenetics and the researchers are hopeful that the […]


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Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects 3 to 5% of the population. Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital — The Neuro have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between […]


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The discovery of a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements. Osteonecrosis or “bone death” of the femoral head is a serious disease that is caused by interruption of blood flow in the hip bone. Patients […]


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Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, McGill University researchers argue in a paper published recently in Nature. While regulators in North America and Europe evaluate safety before human trials can proceed, they do not currently demand meaningful evidence for potential efficacy, write Dr. Jonathan […]


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Welcome news for prostate cancer patients.
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“Thirty years ago, aging research was not sexy,” says Dr. Serge Gauthier. He is speaking to Medicine Focus from a cozy office in the Victorian house, on the green lawns of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Verdun, that is home to the McGill University Research Centre for Studies in Aging, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary.
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For many of us, wood-burning stoves evoke a cozy nostalgia. They are also one of the top five contributors to global mortality and disease rates.
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Hans Christian Andersen once wrote, “Where words fail, music speaks.” For Dr. Stephanie Blain-Moraes of the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT), this couldn’t echo more truthfully. Her Biomusic technology uses sound to help people with profound multiple disabilities (PMD) convey their emotions regardless of their communicational capacities.
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