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Ethicists outline ways to improve risk/benefit estimates in new drug trials

Shortcomings in the way researchers interpret pre-clinical studies may be creating inflated expectations about new drugs

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

CRCs, New and Renewed

On September 23, 2009, Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced that 19 McGill researchers were among the 181 newly appointed or renewed Canada Research Chairs. McGill received nine Tier 1 and 10 Tier 2 Chairs worth a total of $17,600,000.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2010

Workspace: Catherine Bradley

Catherine Bradley has made and designed costumes for theatre companies across Canada, including the Stratford Festival, the National Arts Centre, the Montreal Opera and the National Ballet. Since 1988, she's also taught the art of costuming, and its history, in McGill's Department of English.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2010

Green Team

We need food. We need fuel. The Green Crop Network is working on ways we can have both. (Hold the greenhouse gases.)

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Research Strength in Numbers

Complex problems require complex solutions. That’s why the Green Crop Network brings together a variety of research expertise from McGill and 13 other Canadian universities.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Here's To World Health

Laurette Dubé’s career as a nutritionist seems so distant that she calls it “a former life.” Since then she has completed an MBA in Finance, a master’s of professional studies in marketing and a PhD in consumer psychology. She joined the Desautels Faculty of Management as a consumer psychologist in 1995, focusing her research on “non-rational” aspects of decision-making and behavior.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

...And Social Justice For All

The McGill Middle East Program in Civil Society and Peace Building is taking rights-based community practices out of the social work textbooks and putting them to work in the streets of Israel, Palestine and Jordan.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

From Green Revolution To Evergreen Solutions

If you can’t eat it, it’s not food: Growing crops is one thing, but the real trick is getting those crops from field to market with minimal spoilage. Learn about bioresource engineering professor Vijaya Raghavan’s decades-long effort to bring post-harvest innovations to Indian farms.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Think Nano, Act Global

Every two years, the Junior Nanotech Network brings together PhD students from McGill and Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität. Nanoscience may be measured in billionths of metres, but innovation means reaching out around the planet.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Sweating the small stuff

The third edition of the Junior Nanotech Network, to be held in 2010, promises to continue the student exchange’s tradition of cutting-edge research.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

More Sites, More Insights

In 1992, researchers at the Montreal Children’s Hospital and six U.S. institutions began a long-term study of treatment for ADHD. The project builds on a previous collaboration between Dr. Lily Hechtman, a McGill professor of psychiatry and pediatrics based at the MCH, and New York University psychiatry professor Howard Abikoff, this time expanding their research to a much broader population.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Turning Point 1969

In 1969, nursing research in Canada was so young that it didn’t have its own scholarly journal. Moyra F. Allen, director of the graduate program at McGill’s School of Nursing, took issue with this omission—so she filled the gap with the first in what would become an erratically published, yet trailblazing, series of slim volumes called Nursing Papers.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Missing DNA tied to obesity

McGill University study could lead to personalized medicine to treat morbid obesity with genetic cause.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Gold-en Hall of Fame

Dr. Phil Gold made Canadian medical history in 1965—and now it’s official. Forty-five years after he and his colleague Dr. Samuel Freedman discovered the carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA)—which, as the first clinically useful human tumour marker, revolutionized the diagnosis and management of cancer—Gold is being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2010

A Space Junk Odyssey

Humans are getting good at reaching outer space. But, like on Earth, we’re lousy at cleaning up after ourselves up there. Law professor Ram Jakhu is helping tame this growing otherworldly problem—before it’s too late.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2010