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Common Gene Variant Influences Girls' Food Choices …. For Better or Worse

If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.
9-Feb-2016 4:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Find a Partner Who Marches to the Beat of Your Own Drum

Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum: From walking to talking to producing music, different people’s movements occur at different speeds. But do these differences influence coordination of group actions? The answer is yes, according to...
9-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Anonymous Browsing Hinders Online Dating Signals

Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in Management Science finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online.
3-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Location May Be Key to Effectively Controlling Pain

In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research published in Nature Communications indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals is important in how big or...
3-Feb-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Want to Rewire a Neuron? You’ve Got to Take It Slow

A research team led by McGill University and the Montreal Neurological Institute has managed to create new functional connections between neurons for the first time. Apart from the fact that these artificial neurons grow over 60 times faster than...
28-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Chronic Pain Changes Our Immune Systems

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports.
27-Jan-2016 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Why Do Some Fish Thrive in Oil-Polluted Water?


When scientists from McGill University learned that some fish were proliferating in water polluted by oil extraction in Southern Trinidad, they thought they had found a rare example of a species able to adapt to crude oil pollution. But when they...
26-Jan-2016 8:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Leadership: Key to Quality Care and Retention Among Nurses

Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit. But a recent study by McGill University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières researchers finds that the opposite is also true – transformational leadership - a style of...
25-Jan-2016 11:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

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