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Why the bar needs to be raised for human clinical trials

Early-stage drug trials often launched without solid evidence of clinical promise, researchers say
Mon, 2017-01-30 09:52

Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, McGill University researchers argue in a paper published today in Nature.

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Contact: Prof. Jonathan Kimmelman
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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Mobile Phone: 514-717-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft and IBM join forces to set guidelines on future Artificial Intelligence research

Mon, 2016-10-03 13:14

The end of September saw the formation of a new team of rivals: the Partnership on AI, whose motto is "to benefit people and society". The partnership includes tech giants Amazon, Google and its subsidiary Deepmind, Facebook, IBM and Microsoft.

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Source Site: /datascience

New global guidelines for stem cell research

Thu, 2016-05-12 11:03

McGill Newsroom

Guidance addresses key scientific, ethical, social, and policy challenges raised by new technologies and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and application

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Contact: Anne Nicholas
Organization: Senior Communications Manager - International Society for Stem Cell Research
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Office Phone: 847-929-4818

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
Source Site: /newsroom

Expert: Opioid epidemic

Tue, 2016-04-12 10:24

Prescriptions for dangerous alternatives to OxyContin are soaring, showing that a crackdown on the popular painkiller has failed to curb Canada’s opioid crisis.

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Contact: Vincent Allaire
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6693
Mobile Phone: 514-704-6693
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Source Site: /newsroom

Harmonizing ethics review for international research

Thu, 2016-03-24 17:08

McGill Newsroom

​Policy experts advocate mutual recognition for reviews of data-intensive international research

Genomic research holds great potential to advance human health and medicine. But for the millions of data points now being collected through large-scale sequencing efforts to be truly valuable, they must be analyzed in aggregate and shared across institutions and jurisdictions. This raises many challenges, including navigation of complex ethics-approval processes at multiple sites and in multiple jurisdictions.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office - McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Angela Page
Organization: Global Alliance for Genomics and Health
Office Phone: 617-714-8048
Source Site: /newsroom

Bridging the Secular Divide: Religion and Canadian Public Discourse

Mon, 2013-05-27 (All day) - Tue, 2013-05-28 (All day)
Henry and William Birks Building : Birks Heritage Chapel, 2nd floor, CA, 3520 University St., Montreal, QC,
Price: $70-$140

It was once said that as societies develop, religion disappears.

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Contact: Sheida Rezapour
Organization: Conference Administrator, Bridging the Secular Divide
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Office Phone: (416) 972-9494 x 41
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Source Site: /religiousstudies

Bridging the Secular Divide: Religion and Canadian Public Discourse

Mon, 2013-05-27 (All day) - Tue, 2013-05-28 (All day)
Price: $70-$140

It was once said that as societies develop, religion disappears. This myth has now been debunked, as the persistence of modern religious belief attests; however, it remains unresolved how religion should enter into our secular spaces of public discourse within the media, civil society and government. In a country that has defined itself by values of pluralism and religious freedom, the exclusion of religion from all public discourse would be simplistic and inconsistent with our heritage.

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Contact: Sheida Rezapour
Organization: Conference Administrator, Bridging the Secular Divide
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Office Phone: (416) 972-9494 x 41
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Source Site: /religiousstudies

TAG Party | Environmental Research

Thu, 2012-12-06 17:00 - 19:00
Faculty Club : 3450 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0E5

What is a TAG party?

It works like this:

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Source Site: /sustainability