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2012-12-04 12:27:38

MONTREAL, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - URBAN BARNS FOODS INC. (URBF.QB) ("the Company" or "URBAN BARNS"), today announced collaborative research between Urban Barns and McGill University on CUBIC AGRICULTURE growing practices. The aim of the research is to further improve the efficiency and production of Urban Barns Cubic Agriculture vegetable and fruit production in urban areas. The idea of food production in an urban agricultural environment has been proposed by a number of...

2011-10-05 14:22:00

WASHINGTON, Oct. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC) announced today that Dr. Richard I. Levin, an internationally recognized physician scientist and educator, will join the organization as Senior Scholar in Residence serving in a senior advisory capacity. Currently a Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology at McGill University in Montreal and a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology at New...

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