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His and Her Pain Circuitry in the Spinal Cord

New research reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for...
25-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT

Proximity to Bike-Sharing Stations Augments Property Values

Studying house sales in central Montreal before and after the Bixi bike sharing system was launched in 2009, researchers at McGill found that a typical home in the central Montreal area they studied had about 12 stations nearby, which had increased...
23-Jun-2015 10:05 AM EDT

Quantum Physics on Tap

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Only recently has nanotechnology made it possible to reach the scale required to test the theoretical model known as the Tomonaga-Luttinger theory. Now, a team of researchers has succeeded in conducting experiments with the smallest channel yet.
14-May-2015 2:00 PM EDT

Baby Talk: Babies Prefer Listening to Their Own Kind

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A McGill University/UQAM research team has discovered that 6-month-old infants appear to be much more interested in listening to other babies than they are in listening to adults. The researchers believe that an attraction to infant speech sounds...
12-May-2015 8:30 AM EDT

A Better Way to Build DNA Scaffolds

A new technique to create long strands of DNA could make it more economical to assemble DNA nanostructures for applications such as smart drug-delivery systems, according to a research team led by McGill University chemistry professor Hanadi...
6-May-2015 12:05 PM EDT

Finding the Body Clock’s Molecular Reset Button

An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive,...
27-Apr-2015 2:05 PM EDT

Flameproof Falcons and Hawks

A Cooper’s hawk, found in Greater Vancouver, is the most polluted wild bird that has been found anywhere in the world. The levels of polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) in the contaminated Cooper's hawk were 196 parts per million, significantly...
22-Apr-2015 3:05 PM EDT

Arctic Beetles May Be Ideal Marker of Climate Change

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Researchers need to find ways to measure how the changes in climate are affecting biodiversity. One of the best places to look may be down at our feet, at beetles. That`s because, as a McGill research team discovered after doing the first...
20-Apr-2015 6:05 PM EDT

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