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Blame It on Your Brain: Salt and Hypertension


An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from...
22-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Current Nutrition Labeling Is Hard to Digest

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition or curbing the obesity epidemic, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers.
20-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Nearly Half the Systems Crucial to Stability of Planet Compromised

Almost half of the processes that are crucial to maintaining the stability of the planet have become dangerously compromised by human activity. That is the view of an international team of 18 researchers who provide new evidence of significant...
15-Jan-2015 3:00 PM EST

The Secret of Empathy

The ability to express empathy -- the capacity to share and feel another’s emotions -- is limited by the stress of being around strangers, according to a new study published today in the journal Current Biology.
12-Jan-2015 4:00 PM EST

Isotopic Memory of Atmospheric Persistence


Chemical analysis of some of the world’s oldest rocks, by an international team led by McGill University researchers, has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the air 4 billion years ago was very similar to...
14-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

New Strains of Parasites Identified


McGill researchers have discovered that there are three genetically distinct groups of whipworms – and only one of the three appears to be transmissible between humans and non-human primates. It is important information for public health officers...
12-Jan-2015 11:30 AM EST

It’s All in a Good Night’s Sleep: How Quality of Sleep Impacts Academic Performance in Children

A good night’s sleep is linked to better performance by schoolchildren in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas...
8-Jan-2015 10:45 AM EST

Music Cuts Across Cultures

Whether you are a Pygmy in the Congolese rainforest or a hipster in downtown Montreal, certain aspects of music will touch you in exactly the same ways. Researchers found that although the groups felt quite differently about whether specific pieces...
5-Jan-2015 10:00 AM EST

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