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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

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

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

Swiss delegation lends high-profile support to Brain@McGill partnership

Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Swiss Secretary of State for Education and Research, and Ulrich Lehner, Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada and the Bahamas, recently paid a high-profile visit to McGill University. One of their primary goals was to show support for and learn more about the innovative partnership that exists between the Brain@McGill and the Neuroscience Center Zurich.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2012

Progress on negotiations with AMURE

The parties met on June 13 and discussed in full detail the articles relating to posting, appointments/reappointments and probationary period.

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Published on : 15 Jun 2012

Talks with AMURE carry on

At the bargaining session of June 6 the parties firmed up three negotiation dates for meetings to be carried out until July 11.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012

$29 million from NSERC to support McGill researchers

Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Message from the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services to the McGill Research Community

This communiqué updates the McGill community of some important changes that the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services are undertaking in order to improve our collective services for researchers.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2012

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

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

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

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