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Popular Antioxidant Likely Ineffective, Study Finds

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is...
5-Mar-2015 9:05 AM EST

Socioeconomic Differences in Adolescent Health Getting Wider


Health inequalities in young people have grown alongside socioeconomic disparities between the rich and poor. In a paper published Tuesday in The Lancet, an international team of researchers led by McGill University psychologist Frank Elgar said...
2-Feb-2015 3:00 PM EST

‘Blue-Green Algae’ Proliferating in Lakes


The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the...
26-Feb-2015 8:00 AM EST

Communicating Emotions

Visual cues play a much more important role in the understanding of the emotions being conveyed by music than they do in the understanding of speech.
24-Feb-2015 9:15 AM EST

Communicating Emotions

Mandarin-speakers rely more on tone of voice rather than on facial cues to understand emotion compared to English-language speakers. This may be a result of the limited eye contact and more restrained facial expressions common in East Asian cultures.
24-Feb-2015 9:15 AM EST

Building Tailor-Made DNA Nanotubes Step by Step

Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and...
23-Feb-2015 1:00 PM EST

Epigenetic Study Finds Genes Involved in Allergies, Asthma

Researchers from Canada, the UK, Sweden and the US have discovered more than 30 genes that strongly affect an antibody involved in allergies and asthma. Some of the genes could provide targets for drugs to treat those conditions, according to the...
19-Feb-2015 9:30 AM EST

New Hope in the Fight Against Pain


An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs that could be used to treat patients with neuropathic...
18-Feb-2015 2:00 PM EST

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