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2014-04-23 09:32:33

Findings could help scientists study pain-inhibited sexual desire in humans "Not tonight, dear, I have a headache." Generally speaking, that line is attributed to the wife in a couple, implying that women's sexual desire is more affected by pain than men's. Now, researchers from McGill University and Concordia University in Montreal have investigated, possibly for the first time in any species, the direct impact of pain on sexual behavior in mice. Their study, published in the April 23...

2014-04-17 23:13:37

A recent paper published by Shaun Lovejoy of McGill University, that claims 99.9% certainty of Anthropogenic Global Warming, is flawed from the outset, according to Friends of Science due to Lovejoy’s omission of known climatic variations and reliance on the discredited “Hockey Stick” graph. Calgary, Alberta, Canada (PRWEB) April 17, 2014 Friends of Science are rejecting the recent paper by Shaun Lovejoy of McGill University of Montreal reported on April 11, 2014 in the online...

2014-04-11 08:24:46

Project to improve patient privacy, security and quality standards at MUHC hospitals MONTREAL, April 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - A new program aimed at improving patient safety and quality care has been launched at McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) hospitals. The program, which is being conducted in collaboration with Vendorlink.ca, is the first of its kind in a large academic Quebec hospital. The initiative will ensure that all vendors are credentialed, meeting MUHC patient...

2014-04-09 08:33:57

MONTREAL, April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, announced today that it received an important donation from Montreal-based Vigilant Global to purchase urgently needed clinical care equipment. The donation allowed The Neuro to acquire seven portable vital sign monitors which have far-reaching implications for the quality of care provided to patients....

2014-04-03 16:23:49

MONTREAL, April 3, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Bruno Giros, PhD, a researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and a professor in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, has demonstrated, for the first time, the role that dopamine plays in a region of the brain called the hippocampus. Published in Biological Psychiatry, this discovery opens the door to a better understanding of psychiatric diseases, such as schizophrenia. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that plays...

2014-04-03 10:07:15

People with schizophrenia often misinterpret what they see and experience in the world. New research provides insight into the brain mechanisms that might be responsible for this misinterpretation. The study from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro - at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre, reveals that certain errors in visual perception in people with schizophrenia are consistent with interference or ‘noise’ in a brain signal known as a...

2014-03-27 10:47:11

Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue That question is likely to stir debate in coming years in many of the more-than-60 countries that provide newborn screening, as whole-genome sequencing (WGS) becomes increasingly affordable and reliable. Newborn screening programs – which involve drawing a few drops of blood from a newborn's heel – have been in place since the late 1960s, and are credited with having...

How Does The Brain Recognize Familiar Music?
2014-03-12 15:25:15

McGill University McGill research reveals how motor networks help us know whether we've previously heard a tune Research from McGill University reveals that the brain's motor network helps people remember and recognize music that they have performed in the past better than music they have only heard. A recent study by Prof. Caroline Palmer of the Department of Psychology sheds new light on how humans perceive and produce sounds, and may pave the way for investigations into whether motor...

New Evidence Confirms Link Between Brain Cortex And IQ
2014-03-04 13:56:35

McGill University Montreal scientists play key role in long-term international study Rate of change in the thickness of the brain’s cortex is an important factor associated with a person’s change in IQ, according to a collaborative study by scientists in five countries including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre. The study has potentially wide-ranging implications for the...

Antarctic ice shelf
2014-03-03 05:04:27

McGill University In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed. Subsequent research showed that the opening was maintained as relatively warm waters churned upward from kilometers below the ocean's surface and released heat from the ocean's deepest reaches. But the polynya -- which...