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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

Forget Farmville, here’s a game that drives genetic research

Des chercheurs mcgillois mettent au point un jeu qui utilise les mouvements des joueurs pour analyser les séquences génétiques.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2010

Two McGill researchers honoured with 2010 Prix du Québec

Again this year, McGill researchers are among the winners of the Prix du Québec, which were announced today at a news conference in Montreal.

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Published on : 01 Nov 2010

Banner/Minerva Upgrade: several systems affected, Nov. 18 - 22

Banner, the enterprise system used at McGill to store all student, applicant, employee and finance data, will undergo a major upgrade from version 7 to version 8. Banner, Minerva, the portal and other systems will be unavailable from 5:00 pm Thursday, November 18 to 6:00 pm Monday, November 22. See the full announcement for a list of other systems that will be affected during this period.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2010

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