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The present imperative: End Poverty Now

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

Why did the Montreal Mirror recently put Nejeed Kassam and his cohorts at End Poverty Now on its list of Noisemakers 2007? Maybe it has something to do with their lofty ambition to do away with world poverty.

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McGill researchers pursue faster, better TB test

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

Work being done by McGill researchers on developing a new test for tuberculosis will benefit health care workers in developing countries who come into frequent contact with the disease.

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Douglas 125th anniversary book fights stigma

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

"125 Douglas Stories and Drawings" is a touching collection of letters, stories and drawings by the patients, staff and friends of the Douglas Hospital.

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Senate: No amnesty for National Day of Action

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

A motion to get the university's blessing for students to miss class in order to participate in demonstrations for better post-secondary funding is soundly defeated in Senate.

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Collection turns spotlight on city's unseen poets

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

A simple poetry workshop at the St. James Drop-In Centre leads to 14 marginalized people becoming published poets.

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Around campus

Thu, 2007-01-25 04:30

This week's lineup of not-to-be-missed events includes a biodiversity symposium, a toad flick, standout stand-up comedy, a man-eating plant and, of course, another freaky offering from the good folks at the Redpath Museum.

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Breast cancer: McGill discovers new path

Mon, 2007-01-29 11:30

Researchers identify gene found in two of five breast cancer patients.

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Contact: Céline Poissant
Organization: Media Relations, McGill University
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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
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Office Phone: 514-398-7698
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