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Health and Fitness Lab finds bariatric patients should increase activity

Thu, 2015-03-05 14:15

A newly published study headed by Ross E. Andersen’s team at his Health and Fitness Promotion Laboratory, housed in McGill’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education, highlights the need for physical activity for those who have undergone the increasingly popular practice of bariatric surgery.

Source Site: /education

Grant Opportunity: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Grand Challenges

Thu, 2015-03-05 13:26

Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative to encourage innovative and unconventional global health and development solutions, is now accepting grant proposals for its latest application round. 

 Proposals are being accepted on the following topics:

 •             Addressing Newborn and Infant Gut Health Through Bacteriophage-Mediated Microbiome Engineering

Source Site: /globalhealth

The Green School Montreal: Social Justice, Environmental Education, Digital and Traditional Arts: A New Possibility For Education in Quebec (REF)

Wed, 2015-03-11 16:00 - 17:30
Education Building : EDUC 233, 3700 rue McTavish Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1Y2


with Rachel Zellars, PhD candidate, Department of Integrated Studies in Education, Faculty of Education, McGill

Research Exchange Forum, Sustainability in Education

Source Site: /education

‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s
Thu, 2015-02-26 07:54

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step

New, block-by-block assembly method could pave way for applications in opto-electronics, drug delivery
Mon, 2015-02-23 13:35

Researchers at McGill University have developed a new, low-cost method to build DNA nanotubes block by block – a breakthrough that could help pave the way for scaffolds made from DNA strands to be used in applications such as optical and electronic devices or smart drug-delivery systems.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Epigenetic study tabs genes linked to allergies, asthma

Findings could provide targets for drugs to treat these conditions
Wed, 2015-02-18 17:46

Researchers from Canada, the UK, Sweden and the US have discovered more than 30 genes that strongly affect an antibody involved in allergies and asthma. Some of the genes could provide targets for drugs to treat those conditions, according to the international team’s study, published online in Nature on Feb. 18.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Source Site: /newsroom

Grant to bolster MJE, explains Professor Strong-Wilson

Wed, 2015-02-18 16:04

A new SSHRC grant will boost the Faculty of Education’s venerated McGill Journal of Education, strengthening the peer-reviewed journal’s commitment to the open access movement. The McGill Journal of Education (MJE),  which will celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, will utilize funding from this federal program to help increase and diversify their online presence in the changing world of academic publishing.

Source Site: /education

Can you judge a man by his fingers?

Study finds link between relative lengths of index and ring fingers in men and behaviour towards women
Wed, 2015-02-18 09:28

Maybe you should take a good look at your partner’s fingers before putting a ring on one. Men with short index fingers and long ring fingers are on average nicer towards women, and this unexpected phenomenon stems from the hormones these men have been exposed to in their mother’s womb, according to a new study by researchers at McGill University. The findings might help explain why these men tend to have more children.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-6751
Mobile Phone: 514 796-6751
Source Site: /newsroom

New funding for biosensor research

Mon, 2015-02-16 17:16

Prof Xinyu Liu is one of 10 McGill researchers to receive a 2015 NSERC Strategic Project Grant. His proposal, entitled "Paper-based microfluidic devices intergrating inGaN/GaN semiconductor microtubes for ultrasensitive detection of disease markers," has been awarded $394,300 to investigate portable, ultrasensitive biosensors that can quickly detect disease markers.

Source Site: /mecheng