Sign of the times: Morphing mice adapt to changing climate

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New research by McGill biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example of the consequences of climate change for small mammals.

Brain stimulation can change how much we enjoy and value music

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Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have proven it is possible to increase or decrease our enjoyment of music, and our craving for more of it, by enhancement or disruption of certain brain circuits.

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms, and dads, at risk

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Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later. Today, on World Diabetes Day, a new study released from a team at the RI-MUHC and McGill shows that the risk of developing those conditions post pregnancy is drastically higher if the women had both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy.

Giving rookie dads the online info they really need

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A new MUHC study unveils a website tailored for men transitioning to parenthood.

Doina Precup to head DeepMind’s new AI lab

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DeepMind, the AI company famous for its Go-playing AlphaGo program, announced today that it is opening a new research lab to be headed by Doina Precup, a professor at McGill’s School of Computer Science.

Researcher takes HIV self-testing global

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The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and Sympact-X have partnered with IAPAC for the implementation of HIVSmart!™ – a software- and cloud-based application that facilitates HIV self-testing, linkages and retention in care – in high HIV burden worldwide.

Eating protein three times a day could make seniors stronger

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Loss of muscle is an inevitable consequence of aging that can lead to frailty, falls or mobility problems. Eating enough protein is one way to remedy it, but it would seem that spreading protein equally among the three daily meals could be linked to greater mass and muscle strength in the elderly.

Pinpointing the origins of autism

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The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings bring us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain. Such knowledge will allow earlier interventions in the future and better outcomes for autistic children.

Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms

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Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted at McGill, this kind of predictive power could soon be available to clinicians everywhere.

New research offers hope for faster acting antidepressants

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For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.