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A new weapon in the war against HIV-AIDS: combined antiviral and targeted chemotherapy

A discovery by a team of Canadian and American researchers could provide new ways to fight HIV-AIDS. According to a new study published in Nature Medicine, HIV-AIDS could be treated through a combination of targeted chemotherapy and current Highly Active Retroviral (HAART) treatments.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2009

Defying the odds: Annual Fund hits record $9-million mark

By Neale McDevitt Facing a world economy throwing nothing but curve balls and spitters, the University’s supporters stepped up to the plate during the recently completed McGill Annual Fund and smashed a home run. For the first time in the Fund’s 61-year history, donations topped the $9 million mark, a feat Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal, Development and Alumni [...]

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Published on : 15 Jun 2009

National firm and its lawyers give $1 million to support McGill's Faculty of Law

Ogilvy Renault lawyers and agents join forces to make historic contribution to Campaign McGill

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Published on : 29 May 2009

Canada’s “Cranberry King” donates $1 million to Mac

Landmark gift earmarked for new internship office By Jim Hynes McGill is happily reaping the fruit of the seeds sown by alumnus Marc Bieler. The man behind the biggest cranberry farm in the world is donating $1 million to the University’s capital campaign. The gift was announced at a donor reception on April 23 hosted by [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

McGill Spring Convocation 2009

By Neale McDevitt In a changing world that seems to undulate beneath us at will, traditions help give us an anchor and maintain our equilibrium. It’s why we find ourselves standing in the drizzle to watch the academic parade of Convocation again, even though we’ve seen it a dozen times or more. Or why we get [...]

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Published on : 28 May 2009

Arnold Steinberg named Chancellor of McGill

Lifelong commitment to health care, higher education, philanthropy

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Published on : 14 May 2009

Folic acid to prevent congenital heart defects

Researchers at the MUHC show the effectiveness of folic acid in preventing congenital heart defects

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Published on : 14 May 2009

Equality of the sexes? Not always when it comes to biology

MUHC researchers demonstrate that estrogen renders the innate immune system of women more powerful than that of men.

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Published on : 11 May 2009

McGill and MCH discovery of cancer spread mechanism picked as “Discovery of the Year”

Readers of Québec Science magazine have selected a recent cancer breakthrough by Dr. Janusz Rak and his team as “Discovery of the Year 2008”. Dr. Rak, a professor in pediatric oncology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and a researcher at the Research Institute of the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC, identified a fundamental mechanism by which tumour cells spread.

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Published on : 01 May 2009

McGill to bestow 11 exemplary individuals with honorary degrees at Spring Convocation

Eleven exceptional individuals will be recognized with honorary degrees from McGill University during this year’s spring convocation ceremonies.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2009

But what if the rugby player is also a saxophonist?

Sports Medicine Clinic isn’t just for athletes; musicians face similar injuries By Cynthia Lee Say “McGill Sports Clinic” and most people conjure images of hockey or football players rehabbing wonky knees. Chances are they wouldn’t imagine concert pianists icing sore wrists. But treating the aches and pains of an athlete can be strikingly similar to caring for those [...

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Published on : 23 Apr 2009