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Media advisory - Gut reactions: immunity, microbes and diet

On Dec. 2, McGill University and Immunology Montreal are inviting interested researchers, media representatives and members of the public to attend its 6th annual symposium where international experts will share the latest findings on this timely topic.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2011

Movember movers and 'stachers

Kudos to McGill's 436 (registered) mo-bros, who helped raise $50,000+ for prostate cancer awareness this Movember.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2011

Gene acts as a brake on breast cancer progression

New research out of McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides compelling new evidence that a gene known as 14-3-3σ plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression. The study, led by the Dept. of Biochemistry’s William J. Muller, will be published online today in the journal Cancer Discovery.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2011

La Presse - Les oubliés de l'Alzheimer

La maladie d'Alzheimer, souvent associée à la vieillesse, frappe parfois très tôt. Dès la trentaine. La sévérité des symptômes progresse alors à une vitesse fulgurante, causant une immense souffrance et un casse-tête d'organisation. Les aidants crient à l'aide, parfois en vain.

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Published on : 26 Nov 2011

Montreal Gazette - Human magnets and their repulsive claims

Twenty-five years have passed since the world was rocked by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Given that cancers attributable to the release of radioactive materials have a long latency period, the human toll, aside from the 30 or so immediate deaths among reactor staff and emergency workers, can only be estimated.

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Published on : 26 Nov 2011

Gerald Bronfman Centre turns 20

McGill community set to celebrate two decades of excellence in patient-focused cancer research.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2011

Radio-Canada - Les dangers du « speed » sur le cerveau adolescent

La consommation d'amphétamines à l'adolescence peut causer des dérèglements neurobiologiques et augmenter la prévalence de comportements à risque qui persistent jusqu'à l'âge adulte.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2011

Douglas Institute appoints new executive director

The Douglas Mental Health Institute has announced the appointment of Lynne McVey as its new executive director, effective Jan. 16, 2012. Ms. McVey is an associate professor at McGill’s School of Nursing and currently Director of Nursing and Clinical Operations at the Jewish General Hospital and Co-Director of the Segal Cancer Centre.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2011

R&D Magazine - What bacteria don't know can hurt them

Many infections, even those caused by antibiotic-sensitive bacteria, resist treatment. This paradox has vexed physicians for decades, and makes some infections impossible to cure.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2011

Le Devoir - Cancer de la prostate: dépister ou ne pas dépister?

…La question n'est pas: dépister ou ne pas dépister, mais plutôt: quand traiter. Car, oui, une grande proportion de cancers de la prostate évoluent lentement sans devenir mortels.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2011

The Guardian - Hunger primes the brain for junk food

The first law of home economics states that the amount of food in a supermarket trolley rises in direct proportion to the shopper's hunger level. But while the danger is well known to shoppers who venture out on an empty stomach, how the problem arises in the brain has remained a mystery.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Chronicle of Higher Education - The origins of empathy — in mice?

If there is human empathy, and no one really doubts that, there should be animal precursors. Charles Darwin predicted this in 1872, in his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, but few scientists have pursued the idea.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Media advisory: Pancreatic Cancer: Progress, Challenges and Paradigm Shifts

Part two of four of The Goodman Cancer Research Centre public lecture series on “Waging the War on Cancer in the 21st Century”

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011