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New test discovered  
to better predict breast cancer outcomes

Gene expression signature identified that can accurately assess which patients are at risk of relapse

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Published on : 27 Jan 2011

Breakthrough on Cystic Fibrosis one step closer as new research alliance formed

McGill and GlaxoSmithKline to collaborate on discovery and development of drugs with genetic target

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

The bacteria is in the details

After years of researching microbes and their resistance to drugs, Albert Berghuis, Professor in McGill’s Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology & Immunology, now finds himself spending a lot of time outside the lab assessing the methodologies of fellow researchers, as a newly appointed member of the Centre for Scientific Review of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United States

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Published on : 26 Jan 2011

McGill awarded $1 million grant to address debilitating parasitic diseases in the developing world

McGill Awarded $1-Million Grant to Address Debilitating Parasitic Diseases in the Developing World, offering a Canadian solution 
to a Pressing Global Health Challenge

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Published on : 24 Jan 2011

McGill, University of Hong Kong forge partnership in cutting-edge medical research

Better understanding of genomics will create new opportunities for personalized medicine

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Published on : 17 Jan 2011

The Globe and Mail - When violence explodes in the workplace

The attack by a deranged gunman on U.S. congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a Tucson crowd occurred in a public setting, but it was also a workplace disaster. Ms. Giffords and her staff - one of whom was among the six people killed, two of whom were among the 13 injured - were on the job when they were gunned down. Violence in the workplace isn't uncommon, even in Canada.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2011

Research shows single-patient rooms reduce hospital infections in ICU

A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University has demonstrated that private rooms in Intensive Care Unit play a key role in reducing hospital infections like C-difficile. The study, published Jan. 10, 2011 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, also suggests that length of stay would be shorter and could lead to cost savings to the healthcare system.

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Published on : 11 Jan 2011

BBC, et al. - Music 'releases mood-enhancing chemical in the brain'

Ever had goosebumps or felt euphoric chills when listening to a piece of music? If so, your brain is reacting to the music in the same way as it would to some delicious food or a psychoactive drug such as cocaine, according to scientists.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2011

Announcement of an agreement between UQAC and McGill University regarding the implementation of physiotherapeutic training in Saguenay

The Université du Québec à Chicoutimi and McGill University are pleased to announce the signing today of a memorandum of understanding allowing the implementation of physiotherapeutic training in Saguenay Lac Saint-Jean.

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Published on : 15 Dec 2010

Le Devoir - Un pavé dans la mare des antioxydants

Depuis des dizaines d'années, on vante les vertus des antioxydants qui nous protégeraient de la toxicité des radicaux libres, ces molécules censées accélérer le vieillissement.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

Radio-Canada - La propagation des cellules cancéreuses mieux comprise

La surface de cellules tumorales agressives est dépourvue de la substance forte en protéines qui lie les cellules normales ensemble, ont découvert des chercheurs de l'Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal de l'Université McGill.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

Defective cell surface “glue” is key to tumour invasion

A remarkable discovery into how tumour cells invade normal tissue should lead to vital diagnostic tools and help develop strategies to stop the spread of cancer cells.

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Published on : 13 Dec 2010

McGill researchers prolong worms’ life with banned herbicide

Findings challenge theory about the role free radicals play in aging

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Published on : 07 Dec 2010

Major partnership establishes professorship in prevention of dementia and Alzheimer’s

Dr. John C.S. Breitner, renowned researcher and psychiatrist, to take lead on early intervention research

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Published on : 07 Dec 2010