As Christmas approaches the campus is alive with the sounds of classical concerts, skating parties, food drives and, of course, Sasquatch.
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McGill professor Bruce Trigger was one of Canada's great, yet uncelebrated, minds, writes Sandra Martin. Uninterested in self-promotion, he refused to rearrange history in order to make it agree with his theories.
Vassilios Papadopoulos has been named director of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre. He believes the MUHC research institute, one of the country's largest, must forge strong links with industrial partners and government funding agencies if scientific ideas are to bear fruit, finding their way to patients as vaccines, medicines and diagnostic tools. Papadopoulos was lured to McGill from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, DC, where he spent 18 years, most recently as associate vice-president and director of biomedical graduate research.
NASA-funded research shows decrease could be far more dramatic than previously thought.
The ice sheet covering the North Pole and Arctic Ocean could recede and disappear completely in the summer months by 2040 if greenhouse gas emissions continue at the current rate. McGill's Bruno Tremblay worked on the study, to be published in the Dec. 12 issue of Geophysical Research Letters, with lead researcher Marika Holland of the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research and Cecilia Bitz of the University of Washington.
The MUHC will hold a press conference tomorrow (13 December 2006 at 10:00 am) to announce a Canadian first in the field of cardiac mechanical assist.
MUHC announces a Canadian first: the first successful implantation of a long-term mechanical heart as an alternative to transplant
The MUHC is pleased to announce the first successful Canadian implantation of a new long-term mechanical heart as an alternative to heart transplant.
Gérard Langevin, 65, has a new contraption installed in his chest cavity -- a mechanical heart that will drive rather than pump the blood through his veins. McGill researchers Dr. Renzo Cecere and Dr. Nadia Giannetti announced Canada's first successful implant of a long-term mechanical heart as an alternative to a transplant.
More investment needed to stay competitive, university says.