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High infection rates of tuberculosis among aboriginal groups in Montreal

"Forgotten" disease disproportionately affects First Nations, and Inuit communities

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Published on : 24 Mar 2010

Abbott Supports McGill University Nurse Practitioner Programs

Today Abbott Laboratories (Abbott) announced it will sponsor McGill University's Nurse Practitioner programs launched by the McGill School of Nursing of the Faculty of Medicine.

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Published on : 10 Mar 2010

Low levels of Vitamin D linked to muscle fat, decreased strength in young people

First-of-a-kind study by investigator at The Research Institute of the MUHC finds "epidemic" of Vitamin D insufficiency in young, healthy adults

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Published on : 05 Mar 2010

Here's To World Health

Laurette Dubé’s career as a nutritionist seems so distant that she calls it “a former life.” Since then she has completed an MBA in Finance, a master’s of professional studies in marketing and a PhD in consumer psychology. She joined the Desautels Faculty of Management as a consumer psychologist in 1995, focusing her research on “non-rational” aspects of decision-making and behavior.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Some morbidly obese people are missing genes, new research shows

A small but significant proportion of morbidly obese people are missing a section of their DNA, according to research published today in Nature.

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Published on : 03 Feb 2010

Cancellation of incomplete applications

ALL APPLICATIONS TO THE FACULTY OF MEDICINE WITH 15-JAN-10 DEADLINE FOUND INCOMPLETE WITHOUT REASON BY WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, 2010 at 5:00 PM (Montreal local) WILL BE CANCELLED.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2010

Retail meat linked to urinary tract infections: strong new evidence

McGill researcher discovers strong evidence of link between eating contaminated chicken and the E. coli that cause urinary tract infection

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Published on : 20 Jan 2010

McGill-CHUM study: 56 per cent of young adults in a new sexual relationship infected with HPV

A groundbreaking study of couples, led by Professor Eduardo Franco found more than half (56 per cent) of young adults in a new sexual relationship were infected with human papillomavirus (HPV).

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Published on : 14 Jan 2010

Michael Meaney and Gustavo Turecki receive double honours for their work in epigenetics

Michael Meaney, PhD, C.Q., FRSC, and Gustavo Turecki, MD, PhD, both of whom are researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and professors in the Department of Psychiatry at McGill University, have been awarded the title of Radio-Canada Scientist of the Year 2009.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2010

McGill researchers appointed AAAS Fellows

Two McGill researchers have been awarded the distinction of American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. The rank of Fellow is the highest honour awarded by AAAS and is bestowed upon members by their peers in recognition of scientifically or socially distinguished efforts to advance science or its applications.

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Published on : 18 Dec 2009

Ancient pygmy sea cow discovered

McGill researcher finds near-complete skull illuminating a virtually unknown period in Madagascar fossil history

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Published on : 14 Dec 2009

Discovery Day primes Montreal’s youth for a career in health sciences

On Friday, December 4, over 150 students from 26 high schools and CEGEPs across Montreal spent their day sampling career options at the TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences.

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Published on : 04 Dec 2009