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Breast cancer: McGill finds new path

Mon, 2007-01-29 12:00

A team directed by Michel L. Tremblay at the Cancer Centre at McGill has uncovered the role played by a gene associated with the propagation of breast cancer in two of five affected women. Their study, published in the magazine Nature Genetics, shows that halting the activity of this gene in mice predisposed to cancer slowed the growth of — and in some cases, prevented — tumors.

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MUHC-led study reveals substantial financial costs associated with juvenile arthritis medical care

Thu, 2007-02-01 09:00

A new study led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) reveals high medical costs for children suffering from juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA).

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
Organization: MUHC Public Relations and Communications
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Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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McGill study: U.S. protections for working families worst of all affluent countries

Thu, 2007-02-01 10:30

Research finds U.S. lags in leave, sick days and other worker protections.

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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U.S. lags on family-oriented job rules

Thu, 2007-02-01 09:00

The United States lags far behind virtually all wealthy countries with regard to family-oriented workplace policies such as maternity leave, paid sick days and support for breast-feeding, according to a new study released by Harvard and McGill University researchers. The study, by lead author Jody Heymann, founder of the Harvard-based Project on Global Working Families and director of McGill's Institute for Health and Social Policy, says, "More countries are providing the workplace protections that millions of Americans can only dream of."

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Harper government too cosy with U.S.

Thu, 2007-02-01 09:00

The Harper government is snuggling up too closely to the United States at the expense of Canada's influence in the rest of the world, former prime minister Joe Clark, professor at the Centre for Developing Areas Studies, told a McGill audience on Wednesday. "Mr. Harper and his colleagues are moving away from the central elements of the foreign policy that has been a strength of Canada under both Progressive Conservative and Liberal governments."

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Reaching for stars: Juggling ambition, angst

Tue, 2007-02-06 09:00

Victoria Kaspi laughs at the prediction beside her name in the high school yearbook. "My ambition was to be a famous scientist and mother of six." At 39, she's at least halfway there. An astrophysicist at McGill, Kaspi's groundbreaking research tracking pulsar stars has won her many accolades, most recently the CAP Herzberg medal and Steacie Prize, national awards for research excellence.

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McGill research paves way toward less toxic HIV drugs

Thu, 2007-02-01 12:00

McGill University researchers have discovered how the antiviral agent foscarnet inhibits HIV replication, laying the groundwork for the development of similar but less toxic drugs. Their findings have been published in the February issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Contact: Michael Bourguignon
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Office Phone: 514-398-8305
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Raising awareness about neurofibromatosis

Wed, 2007-02-07 12:00

A common but poorly understood disorder stigmatizes and isolates patients

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Contact: Lisa Dutton
Organization: The Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC
Office Phone: 514-412-4307
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Four universities launch an appeal to resolve underfunding

Wed, 2007-02-07 14:00

Concrete solutions proposed by Université Laval, McGill University, Université de Montréal and Université de Sherbrooke.

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Contact: Sophie Langlois
Organization: Université de Montréal
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Office Phone: 514-343-7704
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Media@McGill presents screenwriting mini-conference

Wed, 2007-02-07 14:00

Dispelling the widely held notion that all Anglophone screenwriters live in Toronto, Media@McGill is pleased to present a Writers Guild of Canada conference on English screenwriting in Quebec.

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: University Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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