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Ethicists outline ways to improve risk/benefit estimates in new drug trials

Shortcomings in the way researchers interpret pre-clinical studies may be creating inflated expectations about new drugs

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Published on : 09 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

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

McGill, University of Hong Kong forge partnership in cutting-edge medical research

Better understanding of genomics will create new opportunities for personalized medicine

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Published on : 17 Jan 2011

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

Musical chills: why they give us thrills

Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2011

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

1000 Genomes Project publishes analysis of completed pilot phase

Small genetic differences between individuals help explain why some people have a higher risk than others for developing illnesses. The 1000 Genomes Project published the most comprehensive map of these genetic differences, estimated to contain approximately 95 percent of the genetic variation of any person on Earth.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2010