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Le Devoir - Prix Jacques-Rousseau : Une femme avec une conscience aigusée des cultures

Pour la juriste Maria Bartha Knoppers, touche-à-tout qui a sauté d'un domaine à un autre, traversé et intégré différentes sphères de recherche dans ses travaux, le prix Jacques-Rousseau que lui remet l'Acfas constitue «une reconnaissance que la multidisciplinarité est arrivée au Québec».

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Published on : 01 Oct 2011

Depression treatment combined with heart attack medication - risk of bleeding increases


Patients taking medication to prevent heart attack as well as anti-depressants have a higher risk of developing internal bleeding, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). The results were published this week in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2011

Rémillard family establishes the Yosh Taguchi Chair in Urology

McGill University’s Division of Urology has a long history of excellence in patient care, pioneering urologic innovation, fundamental research and education. The Division’s legacy, thanks to the generosity of Lucien Rémillard and his family, has been strengthened.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011

Canadian Academy of Health Sciences appoints eight new Fellows from McGill

The Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) recently recognized eight leaders in the health sciences from McGill as elected CAHS Fellows, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011

Vacuum-like device makes cellular exploration easier

New floating microscopic device will allow researchers to study a wide range of cellular processes

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011

The voters have spoken: Greatest McGillians are Chang, Cohen and Rutherford

After nearly 60,000 votes and months of sometimes furious debate, the results are in for the Greatest McGillians contest. In the end, voters gave the nod to a trio of illustrious McGillians whose achievements represent three different pillars of the university’s excellence: Thomas Chang, BSc’57, MDCM’61, PhD’65, the inventor of the artificial blood cell, poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, B

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Published on : 19 Sep 2011

The Australian, The Age - End of Alzheimer's curse 'a decade away'

Visiting lecturer John Breitner warns that there is no known cause of Alzheimer's disease, responsible for up to 75 per cent of dementia cases. But new technologies are improving understanding of the disease, leading him to conclude that within 10 years drugs will be developed to prevent Alzheimer's.

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Published on : 19 Sep 2011

Le Devoir - Libre opinion : Maladies chroniques et pays en développement

Chantal Blouin, Université Carleton et Laurette Dubé, détentrice de la Chaire James McGill sur la psychologie des consommateurs et du marketing et directrice scientifique de la Plateforme mondiale sur la convergence entre l'économie et la santé de l'Université McGill

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Published on : 19 Sep 2011

Montreal Gazette - Family action leads to key genetic discovery

Dr. Bernard Brais [is] lead investigator of a Montreal-led international team of researchers, [that] identified the gene responsible for the mutation behind three forms of childhood degenerative diseases.

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Published on : 17 Sep 2011

Media advisory: New research chair in urology announcement

McGill University and its Division of Urology are inviting media representatives to attend the announcement of a $1-million gift towards the creation of a new research chair in urology.

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Published on : 15 Sep 2011

Scientific Lifetime Achievement Recognized: Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research

On September 13, McGill University and Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada announced the creation of the Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research at the hospital in Montreal.

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Published on : 14 Sep 2011

Three in one: Montreal team finds the gene responsible for three forms of childhood neurodegenerative diseases

A Montreal-led international team has identified the mutated gene responsible for three forms of leukodystrophies, a group of childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorders.

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Published on : 12 Sep 2011

The Guardian - Pregnant 9/11 survivors transmitted trauma to their children

The emerging field of epigenetics shows how traumatic experiences can be transmitted from one generation to the next.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2011