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Five Québec next-generation researchers honoured in the “Ça mérite d’être reconnu!” competition

The partners of Rendez-vous du Savoir have the pleasure of announcing the winners of the first edition of the “Ça mérite d’être reconnu!” competition.

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Published on : 25 Oct 2010

Bedouin tribe reveals secrets to McGill's GA-JOE

As part of McGill's "RaDiCAL" project (Rare Disease Consortium for Autosomal Loci), collaborators in Qatar conducted field research with three patients from biologically interrelated Bedouin families, and sent samples to Canada for analysis by GA JOE – a high-tech genome analyzing machine.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2010

World’s first transcontinental anesthesia

Videoconferences may be known for putting people to sleep, but never like this. Dr. Thomas Hemmerling and his team of McGill’s Department of Anesthesia achieved a world first on August 30, 2010, when they treated patients undergoing thyroid gland surgery in Italy remotely from Montreal.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2010

Research demonstrates benefits of medical cannabis as a treatment for chronic pain

A new study by McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University researchers provides evidence that cannabis may offer relief to patients suffering from chronic neuropathic pain.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

McGill front and centre at 13th World Congress on Pain

Leading international experts on pain gather in Montreal Aug. 29 - Sept. 2

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Published on : 26 Aug 2010

Inhibiting prostate cancer without disturbing regular body processes

Researchers explain how a facultative enzyme governs tumour growth

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Published on : 09 Aug 2010

MUHC/McGill Research: the use of invasive procedures ensures better survival in elderly after heart attack

A RI MUHC researcher at the head of one of the largest Quebec epidemiological studies looking at the survival rate of people over 80 who have had an acute myocardial infarction (AMI)

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Published on : 03 Aug 2010

Faculty of Medicine puts out call to "non-traditional" applicants

Initiative aims to increase diversity of medical class and boost generalist practitioner numbers

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Published on : 26 Jul 2010

Montreal epidemiological study shows that asthma and eczema sufferers have a lower risk of developing a cancer

Men who had a history of asthma or eczema generally had a lower risk of developing cancer, according to a study carried out by researchers at INRS-Institut Armand-Frappier, the Research Centre of the Centre hospitalier de l'Université de Montréal, and McGill University

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Published on : 20 Jul 2010

Unlocking the secrets of cellular energy holds promise for obesity, diabetes and cancer

Researchers discover role for epigenetics in cellular energy regulation

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Published on : 20 Jul 2010

Minister Clément Gignac announces a total of $673,800 of financial support to McGill University

The Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Clément Gignac, today announced a total of $673,000 of financial support for a McGill University research team.

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Published on : 13 Jul 2010

McGill health research gets $3.7-million boost

CHRP program to fund research ranging from nanotech treatment of melanoma to the development of artificial skin and cartilage

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Published on : 08 Jul 2010

McGill congratulates Order of Canada honorees


Nobel winner, astronaut, leading researchers among 14 recipients with ties to the University

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Published on : 01 Jul 2010

Research: Major breakthrough will revolutionize the screening and treatment of genetic diseases

An international first: a research team at MUHC/McGill validates the effectiveness of a rapid genome sequencing process for hereditary genetic diseases

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Published on : 30 Jun 2010