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Thu, 2007-03-01 04:30

Lots of great events happening in and around McGill, but none greater than the Freaky Friday shrunken head extravaganza!

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International Polar Year: McGill researchers explore Inuit health

Thu, 2007-03-01 12:00

What factors contribute to the health of the Inuit and their ability to deal with change? A study headed by Grace Egeland, professor with the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition and researcher with the Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE) at McGill University, will attempt to answer this question as part of the myriad questions being asked and answered within International Polar year, which starts today.

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Contact: Nadine Fortin
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7915
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International Polar Year: McGill researchers target climate change

Thu, 2007-03-01 12:00

Polar communities are the first to observe the effects of climate change and Canada’s North is no exception. In the area of Old Crow Flats located in northern Yukon Territory, the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation has sought the help of a group of seven researchers to measure the impact of climate change on their internationally recognized wetland. One of them is Murray M. Humphries, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Resource at McGill and member of the university’s Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment (CINE).

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Contact: Nadine Fortin
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-7915
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MUHC is designated as a Centre of Excellence for Adult Stem Cell Transplantation

Thu, 2007-03-01 12:00

MUHC Director General and CEO Dr. Arthur T. Porter is pleased to announce that the Quebec Health Minister, Dr. Philippe Couillard, has designated the Royal Victoria Hospital (RVH) site of the MUHC as the centre of excellence for adult stem cell transplantation for the McGill RUIS.

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Contact: Christine Zeindler
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Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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Newly infected spread half of HIV

Fri, 2007-03-02 10:00

Half of all new HIV transmissions occur when people are unlikely to know they carry the virus and in some cases, wouldn't test positive for it because they are so newly infected, according to a new study authored by Mark Wainberg, director of the McGill AIDS Centre. The study is to be published in the April edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases and is one of the first in the world to quantify how many of the newly infected are responsible for spreading the disease to others.

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McGill women's hockey gets $1-million boost

Fri, 2007-03-02 10:00

The McGill Martlets women's hockey team is the beneficiary of the largest single monetary donation to a women's sports program in Canadian university history. David Kerr and his wife Sheryl, Montreal natives and former McGill student-athletes, have bestowed a $1-million gift to ensure the women's program will always have a full-time head coach.

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McGill study: Half of HIV spread by newly infected

Fri, 2007-03-02 11:00

Team followed patients in Montreal clinics over eight years

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Contact: Lisa Van Dusen
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Office Phone: 514-398-6752
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Shuttle bound Canadian space patch unveiled

Fri, 2007-03-02 12:00

McGill engineering student Mustapha Kerouch and Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut and McGill alumnus Dr. Dafydd (Dave) Williams shared the spotlight at a news conference March 2 as they proudly unveiled Mr. Kerouch’s winning submission to the Mission STS-118 Space Patch Design Contest.

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Contact: Allison Flynn
Organization: McGill Media & University Relations
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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Common enzyme interaction could hold clues to Alzheimer’s

Fri, 2007-03-02 12:00

McGill University researchers have identified a key two-part process in normal brain development that could shed new light on what causes some people to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Their findings appear in the March issue of Journal of Biological Chemistry.

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Contact: Michael Bourguignon
Organization: McGill University Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-8305
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Saku Koivu Foundation announces new support for Cancer & Trauma services

Mon, 2007-03-05 12:00

Saku Koivu, Captain of the Montreal Canadiens, today announced that his Foundation is committed to raising $750,000 in support of Cancer & Trauma initiatives

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Contact: Seeta Ramdass
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