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Controlling Obesity with Potato Extract

A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University. The results of their recent study with mice were so surprising that the investigators repeated the...
9-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Punishing Kids for Lying Just Doesn’t Work

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8.
8-Dec-2014 1:20 PM EST

Parasites and the Evolution of Primate Culture

Learning from others and innovation have undoubtedly helped advance civilization. But these behaviours can carry costs as well as benefits. And a new study by an international team of evolutionary biologists sheds light on how one particular cost...
3-Dec-2014 10:00 AM EST

Fragile X Study Offers Hope of New Autism Treatment


People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University.
26-Nov-2014 4:00 PM EST

Mars, Too, Has Macroweather

Weather, which changes day-to-day due to constant fluctuations in the atmosphere, and climate, which varies over decades, are familiar. More recently, a third regime, called “macroweather,” has been used to describe the relatively stable regime...
13-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Oral Cancer-Causing HPV May Spread Through Oral and Genital Routes


Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among men who had female partners with oral and/or genital HPV infection, suggesting that the transmission of HPV occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, according to a McGill...
11-Nov-2014 3:00 PM EST

So, You Think You Can Clap to the Beat?

Bobbing your head, tapping your heel, or clapping along with the music is a natural response for most people, but what about those who can’t keep a beat? Researchers at McGill University and the University of Montreal, have discovered that...
7-Nov-2014 10:00 AM EST

Study Sheds Light on Genetic Architecture of Kidney Cancer

A new study on a large cohort of kidney cancer patients in Europe sheds light on the genetic architecture of the disease -- and reveals an apparent link between exposure to aristolochic acid and incidence of kidney cancer, particularly in Romania.
28-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

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