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2011-05-12 05:00:00

GENEVA and MONTREAL, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- STMicroelectronics (NYSE: STM), a global semiconductor leader serving customers across the spectrum of electronics applications and the leading supplier of MEMS (Micro-Electro-Mechanical Systems) devices for consumer and portable applications(1), and McGill University, Montreal, Canada, one of the world's most prestigious academic institutions, today announced that they have collaborated to create an undergraduate course that teaches the...

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2011-04-27 08:45:09

People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games. The Biomedical Sensor Glove was developed by four final-year McGill Mechanical Engineering undergrads under the supervision of Professor Rosaire Mongrain. It  is designed to allow patients to exercise in their own homes with minimal supervision, while at the same time permitting doctors...

2011-02-25 22:50:13

Study by McGill psychology researcher suggests simple ways of improving the way we eat If you want to improve the way you eat, the best way to do so is to both make an action plan and visualize yourself carrying it out, according to McGill researchers. "Telling people to just change the way they eat doesn't work; we've known that for a while," says Bärbel Knäuper of McGill's Department of Psychology."But research has shown that if people make a concrete plan about what they are...

2010-11-29 16:41:52

McGill researchers develop game that uses players' moves to analyze genetic sequences Playing online can mean more than killing time, thanks to a new game developed by a team of bioinformaticians at McGill University. Now, players can contribute in a fun way to genetic research. "There are some calculations that the human brain does more efficiently than any computer can, such as recognizing a face," explained lead researcher Dr. J©rôme Waldispuhl of the School of...

2010-04-01 15:29:00

MONTREAL, April 1 /PRNewswire/ - To view this Social Media Release, please enter the following address in your web browser. http://smr.newswire.ca/en/mcgill-university-health-centre/mcgill-university-health-centre-unveils-plans-and-breaks /NOTE TO PHOTO EDITORS: The photo accompanying this social media release is also available at http://photos.newswire.ca. Images are free to accredited members of the media/ SOURCE CNW Social Media


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