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Op-Ed: ‘Music as a ‘reward’ research shows the unexpected is best

Montreal - Well, if you're always looking for the fabulous new piece of music, that means that your "reward" nerves are in excellent condition. It may also mean that you're bored out of your mind with filter fodder repetitive rap and techno, too, of course.

McGill food safety team gets $10 million for Salmonella research

Montreal - Salmonellosis is the second most frequently reported food-related illness in Canada. Montreal's McGill University food safety team has been awarded a $10 million grant to study Salmonella, focusing on how to tackle the bacterium in the farmer's fields.

Canadian research finds diet of Dad contributes to baby's health

Research published out of Montreal's McGill University found the diet of the father, like that of mom, may play a big role in a healthy baby. For mothers the previous research looked at sufficient Vitamin B folate;that appears also true for dads.

McGill University students win $1m prize to develop insect flour

New York - Aspire Food Group, a team of five MBA students from McGill, won the Hult Prize student competition for social good on Sept. 23. The social entrepreneurship award will aid developing the business, aiming to provide nutritious food to slum dwellers.

Op-Ed: Welding nano particles with ultrasound breakthrough

Montreal - Ultrasound can generate a lot of heat. Thousands of degrees, in fact. The question has been how to harness it, and that question has now been answered by McGill University Faculty of Dentistry and Medicine.

White blood cells spread cancer, found in mice for the first time

Montreal and Calgary research suggests white blood cells role in spreading cancer could be a target for treating the disease. In mouse studies, scientists learned how the body’s immune fighting cells turn on the body to spread cancer.

Study: Good music is just as exciting as good sex

Montreal - According to recent reports good music is just as good for you as good sex. A study carried out by the McGill University in Montreal has shown that listening to music stimulates the same part of the brain as a night of passion.

McGill University scientists dance for cancer

Montreal - A group of scientists from McGill University decided to do something a little bit different while trying to raise funds for their cancer research centre. They got a sponsor, a choreographer, started dancing and made a video.

Blood test for Alzheimer's disease may hit market soon

A study from Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that a biochemical diagnosis can identify patients with Alzheimer's disease in the early stages. The blood test could be at your doctor's office soon.

McGill University professor uses ghostwriter for health journal

A story by Jason Magder published in The Gazette newspaper of Montreal, Quebec maintains that a McGill University professor is involved in a ghostwriting scheme in which articles were purchased by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals, a major drug distribution company.

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