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2014-09-09 23:10:10

The Beverly Hills recovery team at Pearl Recovery Retreat discusses the recent McGill University study showing how psychological well-being plays a vital role in success during surgical recovery. Beverly Hills, CA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 A recent article published by The New York Daily News highlighted a study completed at McGill University, which showed that surgical patients who viewed their injuries as unfair and had a generally negative viewpoint on their pain had less success...

Polypterus senegalus
2014-09-01 04:00:02

Cynthia Lee, McGill University About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods – today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. But just how these ancient fish used their fishy bodies and fins in a terrestrial environment and what evolutionary processes were at play remain scientific mysteries. Researchers at McGill University published in the journal Nature, turned to a living fish, called Polypterus, to help show what might have...

2014-08-05 23:06:59

When researchers at Canada’s McGill University wanted to study the genetic factors affecting chronic pain, they turned to Open Health Network to help. Their clinical study will rely on the tech startup's customizable mobile engagement platform to enable easier, faster data collection for researchers. Los Altos, CA (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 When researchers at Canada’s McGill University wanted to study the genetic factors affecting chronic pain, they turned to Open Health to help....

2014-07-28 16:26:23

Preliminary Highlights of the Upcoming International Union of Crystallography (IUCr) Meeting in Montreal, August 5 - 12, 2014 WASHINGTON, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Some 2,500 scientists and experts from around the world will gather next month in Montreal for the largest international meeting of the year devoted to crystallography -- a discipline that draws researchers from fields as far flung as genomics and geology who help solve problems as diverse as designing new...

2014-07-15 12:28:19

A genetic variant conveys significant protection MONTREAL, July 15 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Judes Poirier, PhD, C.Q., from the Douglas Mental Health Institute and McGill University in Montréal (Canada) and his team have discovered that a relatively frequent genetic variant actually conveys significant protection against the common form of Alzheimer's disease and can delay the onset of the disease by as much as 4 years. This discovery opens new avenues for treatment against this...

2014-07-07 10:11:17

McGill University Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and McGill University Health Centre have shown that a member of the protein family known as SUMO (small ubiquitin-like modifier) is a key to why tumour cells multiply uncontrollably, especially in the case of glioblastoma. The SUMO family proteins modify other proteins and the SUMOylation of proteins are critical for many cellular processes. Identifying SUMO’s role in the cancer cell...

2014-06-18 16:21:04

Mandates for Mr. William G. McMurray, Mr. P. Paul Fitzgerald and Mr. Stephen Campbell OTTAWA, June 18, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Transport, today announced appointments to the Canadian Transportation Agency (CTA) of Mr. William G. McMurray and Mr. P. Paul Fitzgerald of Ottawa and Mr. Stephen Campbell of Saint. John, New Brunswick. Mr. McMurray, appointed for a four-year term, was vice-chairperson of the Canada Industrial Relations Board in Ottawa. For...

Drophyllum leaf plant fossil
2014-06-06 07:06:12

Gerard LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Forests affected by fires 66 million years ago during the last days of the dinosaurs recovered no differently than they do today, according to a team of researchers from McGill University and the Royal Saskatchewan Museum. The team discovered the first fossil-record evidence of forest fire ecology during an expedition in southern Saskatchewan, Canada, at Grasslands National Park in an area known as the Frenchman Formation around...

2014-06-02 12:28:21

MONTREAL, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - A new study finds a link between prenatal maternal stress (PNMS) and the development of symptoms of asthma and autism in children. A team of scientists from The Douglas Mental Health University Institute and from McGill University has been studying women who were pregnant during the January 1998 Quebec ice storm since June of that year and observing effects of their stress on their children's development (Project Ice Storm).The team examined...

magnetar surrounded by magnetic field lines
2014-05-07 11:54:39

John P. Millis, Ph.D. for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Neutron stars – also called pulsars for the way they send pulses of light across the Universe due to their high spin rates – are some of the most dynamic objects in the Universe, characterized by incredibly compact dimensions, focused beams of radiation, and incredible surface gravity. Additionally, these rapid rotators possess the strongest magnetic fields known to man – billions of times more powerful than anything ever...


Word of the Day
cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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