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Help prevent the transmission of HPV!

The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.

Published on : 25 Mar 2013

Vitamin B12 deficiency: tracking the genetic causes

Vitamin B12 deficiency: tracking the genetic causes

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Published on : 28 Aug 2012

Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian et al. - Eating disorders may be genetic

In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2012

Huffington Post, et al. - World's most beautiful universities

Selected by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the world's most beautiful universities… McGill’s 79-acre campus, punctuated by a series of pavilions that were built over hundreds of years, has a unified design derived from the college’s Scottish roots (the school was founded by Scottish trader James McGill in 1821).

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Published on : 24 Aug 2012

Coordinated protein breakdown and synthesis: a key to healthy growth of cells

Discovery has implications for cancer and diabetes research

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Published on : 15 Aug 2012

Unlocking a major secret of the brain

McGill researchers uncover crucial link between hippocampus and prefrontal cortex

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Published on : 14 Aug 2012

Caffeine may ease Parkinson's symptoms

Caffeine may ease Parkinson's symptoms

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Published on : 02 Aug 2012

New cause of child blindness identified

New cause of child blindness identified

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Published on : 30 Jul 2012

Donald Baxter (1926 - 2012)

Died on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 at the Montreal General Hospital after a protracted illness.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2012

Decoding the secrets of balance

We’ve known for a while that the vestibular system in the inner ear is responsible for helping us keep our balance. And while researchers have already developed a basic understanding of how the brain constructs our perceptions of ourselves in motion, until now no one has understood the crucial step by which the neurons in the brain select the information needed to do so.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2012

Significant progress in talks with AMURE

The bargaining session of July 11 between the University and AMURE led to signed agreements on grievance procedure (Art. 12), arbitration (Art. 13) and disciplinary measures (Art. 14).

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Published on : 11 Jul 2012

Time, Winnipeg Free Press, et al. - Uncircumcised boys at greater risk for urinary tract infections: study

A study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal finds that uncircumcised boys have a higher risk of urinary tract infection (UTI) than circumcised boys, a condition that could lead to kidney damage and scarring if left untreated. The risk of infection was higher in uncircumcised boys regardless of how much of their urethral opening was visible.

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Published on : 09 Jul 2012

More progress in talks with AMURE

The next bargaining session is set for July 11, after which talks will resume in August.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2012

Brain scans detect early signs of autism

A new study shows significant differences in brain development in high-risk infants who develop autism starting as early as age 6 months.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2012

Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients

A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, led by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a rheumatologist at the McGill University Health Centre, reveals that 13 per cent of FM patients use cannabinoids for relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2012