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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

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