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How Can I Tell if She’s Lying?

For those who suffer from diseases like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s or conditions such as Autism spectrum disorder, any form of non-literal speech such as sarcasm, teasing or ‘white lies’ can be very confusing. A new video inventory of...
26-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Climate Change Adaptation in High Income Countries: Some Clear Progress


A McGill University-led group of researchers are looking at whether progress is being made in designing policies and initiatives to reduce vulnerability to climate change across countries. Their aim is to contribute new ways of monitoring the global...
10-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Geophysics Could Slow Antarctic Ice Retreat

The anticipated melting of the massive West Antarctic Ice Sheet could be slowed by two big factors that are largely overlooked in current computer models, according to a new study.
10-Nov-2015 10:05 AM EST Add to Favorites

Black Women in Canada Have Substantially Higher Risk of Preterm Birth Than White Women


Black women in Canada have substantially higher rates of premature births than white women, mirroring relative disparities in the United States, according to a study led by researchers at McGill University. The findings are based on new cohort data...
9-Nov-2015 2:05 PM EST Add to Favorites

Can You Blame Your Health Problems on Your Grandfather? Possibly


In this study the researchers show that there is something apart from DNA that plays an important role in inheritance in general, and could determine whether a father’s children and grandchildren will be healthy or not.
7-Oct-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

American Placebo

A new study finds rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage. But the analysis of clinical trials conducted since 1990 found the...
6-Oct-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

The Media Love Men… Bad News for Women

Five out of every six names that appear in the media today are those of men, a McGill-led research team has discovered. That's because the media focuses nearly exclusively on individuals at the top of occupational and social hierarchies, who are...
1-Oct-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wrangling Proteins Gone Wild


Clumps of misfolded proteins are responsible for diseases ranging from Huntington’s, to diabetes and Alzheimer’s. McGill researchers hope to incrementally speed up the process of drug discovery for diseases such as these thanks to a new suite of...
29-Sep-2015 7:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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