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Postmedia - The 'physical,' a dying art

In an age of MRIs and CT scans, the physical exam is becoming a dying art. Sharon Kirkey discovers what's being lost - from an ability to diagnose to the human touch that says: 'You are more than a broken body to me. You matter.'

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Published on : 05 Mar 2011

Discover - Exposing the memory engine: The story of PKMzeta

We’re used to the idea that we become more forgetful with age. As time passes, our memories naturally fade and weaken, and that’s if we’re lucky enough to avoid traumatic accidents or diseases like Alzheimer’s. But Reut Shema, from the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel, has found a possible way of preventing this decline, and even reversing it…

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Published on : 04 Mar 2011

Cancellation of incomplete applications to the Med-P program (PRE-MED-ADM)

ATTENTION APPLICANTS TO THE FALL 2011 ENTRY OF THE PRE-MED-ADM (Med-P) PROGRAM: Only applications which are READY FOR REVIEW will be reviewed. Applications found to be incomplete on Monday, March 7th, 2011 will be cancelled. You can verify the status of your application using your Minerva account.

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Published on : 03 Mar 2011

Nature - Canada: Quebec's research ambitions

The biopharmaceutical industry has long been a staple of Quebec's science community, but it hasn't fared as well as optics and photonics. Clusters of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including spin-offs and multinationals, have assembled around Montreal.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2011

E-health must be a priority, researchers say

System would bolster chronic disease management and improve access to care

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Published on : 23 Feb 2011

Star genomics researcher takes helm of McGill<br />and Génome Québec Innovation Centre

Mark Lathrop recruited back to Canada after years of scientific excellence in Europe

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Published on : 14 Feb 2011

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