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Raptor Pharmaceutical licenses intellectual property related to malaria from McGill

Raptor Pharmaceutical recently announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to intellectual property related to cysteamine and related compounds in the potential treatment of parasitic diseases, including malaria, from McGill.

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Published on : 31 May 2012

Study provides new insights into structure of heart muscle fibres

Discovery could be used to help engineer artificial tissue

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Published on : 29 May 2012

Engadget - McGill University student plan provides healthcare to rural areas with Windows Phone and Windows 8

Those of us living in metropolitan areas don't think twice about our ease of access to medical care, but those in rural areas don't enjoy such easy access to a doctor.

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Published on : 29 May 2012

All Science Challenge 2012!

Creativity, teamwork, determination (possibly accompanied by blood, sweat and tears) are some of the skills honed by grade 6 – 8 students participating in the All Science Challenge, a unique, one-day, highly charged competition hosted by Let’s Talk Science on May 25 at The Neuro- the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

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Published on : 25 May 2012

Progress continues with AMURE

McGill and AMURE met on May 16 and signed off on the final English and French versions of seven articles in the Research Associates and Research Assistants collective agreements.

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Published on : 18 May 2012

Celebrating Science, Vision, Passion

“Don’t be safe, be brilliant” a saying by philosopher George Santayana was a favourite of world-renowned scientist Dr. David Colman, late director of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University and McGill University Health Centre.

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Published on : 16 May 2012

Philadelphia Inquirer - US panel will consider home AIDS test

A rapid home test for HIV, similar to early pregnancy tests, will be considered by a federal advisory committee on Tuesday, a move that many public health experts believe could eventually help calm Americans' fears of HIV, leading them to view it as just another serious chronic illness.

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Published on : 15 May 2012

Cole Foundation injects $1 million to bolster pediatric leukemia research in Montreal

Thanks to the Cole Foundation, pediatric leukemia research has again this year received support to recruit some of the best and brightest researchers in the field.

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Published on : 11 May 2012

May is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

More than 50 members of The Neuro's staff are conducting laboratory and clinical studies related to MS. They employ the finest scientific equipment--from brain imaging scanners to the latest cell biology tools-to study the disease in all its aspects and at every stage. The Neuro's basic scientists and clinical physicians cooperate closely to translate research into patient therapies.

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Published on : 10 May 2012

Update on May 2 talks with AMURE

At the meeting of both parties on May 2, the union proposed a few changes and agreed to the English and French versions of the texts relating to the seven articles on which there have been agreements since the start of negotiations. These texts will be signed by both parties at the next meeting.

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Published on : 09 May 2012

Elderly women with irregular heartbeat at higher risk for stroke

According to a new study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC), older women who have been diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat are at higher risk of stroke than men.

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Published on : 09 May 2012

The Province - Researchers' discovery offers hope for cancer, heart disease miracle drugs

A team of University of Ottawa researchers has solved the mystery of how our bodies adapt to low-oxygen environments, raising the prospect that life-threatening conditions such as cancer, stroke and heart disease could someday be successfully treated using a simple, antibiotic-like drug.

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Published on : 06 May 2012

Montreal Gazette - Crime & mistaken memory

Psychological and neuroscience research have chipped away at the credence we give to witness accounts, and shown how memories can be unwittingly manipulated. And yet eyewitness identification remains a very important piece of evidence in many criminal cases.

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Published on : 05 May 2012

Rethinking Research Ethics: Researchers Challenge Post-marketing Trial Practices

Current research ethics focuses on protecting study participants, but according to bioethicists from McGill University and Carnegie Mellon University, these efforts fail to prevent harms that undermine the social value of research.

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Published on : 03 May 2012