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Eminent pediatrician and geneticist awarded 2010 Pollin Prize

Eminent pediatrician and geneticist awarded 2010 Pollin Prize Dr. Charles R. Scriver, Alva professor Emeritus of Human Genetics, co-awarded the largest international award for pediatric research

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Published on : 29 Apr 2010

Retracing the tracks of dinosaurs reveals ecosystem the size of a continent

McGill researchers uncover first evidence that warm and moderate climate allowed dinosaurs to expand into one massive homogenous community across North America

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Published on : 19 Apr 2010

McGill plays important role in new global cancer-research network

International Cancer Genome Consortium plans to sequence 25,000 cancer genomes

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Published on : 15 Apr 2010

The geography of human disease and what it tells us about healthcare spending

Biology research shows general health spending offers far better return in most affected areas

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Published on : 15 Apr 2010

Only known living population of rare dwarf lemur found

Elusive species "rediscovered" a century after first sighting

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Published on : 08 Apr 2010

National Geographic puts McGill hydrographer on the map

National Geographic puts McGill hydrographer on the map Bernhard Lehner's one-of-a-kind global rivers map to be included in April issue of magazine

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Published on : 18 Mar 2010

Amid austerity, a boost for higher education and advanced research

The 2010 budget of the Government of Canada has struck a difficult balance in difficult times. It proposes to continue short-term stimulus spending, and introduces medium-term austerity measures, while sustaining long-term provincial transfers.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2010

DNA nanotechnology breakthrough offers promising applications in medicine

McGill researchers create DNA nanotubes able to carry and selectively release materials

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Published on : 17 Mar 2010

“Avoid compensatory intentions when dieting,” McGill scientists say

Plans to make up for indulgence don't materialize

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Published on : 09 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

McGill, Quebec biotech firm partner for new bone-disease treatment

Enobia Pharma taps McGill expertise in developing first effective treatment for rare genetic disorder

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Published on : 05 Mar 2010

Habitat corridors maintain biodiversity and healthy ecosystems in fragmented landscapes

Preserving habitat corridors, thin strips of remnant habitat linking disconnected areas of natural habitat, to create habitat networks is a promising conservation strategy that can sustain biodiversity and ecosystem processes, according to a new McGill University-led study.

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Published on : 03 Mar 2010

Seeing the hidden services of nature

Following an intense study of agricultural ecosystems near Montreal, a new tool that enables the simultaneous analysis and management of a wide range of ecological services has been developed by Ciara Raudsepp-Hearne of McGill University’s Department of Geography, Elena Bennett of the McGill School of Environment, and Garry Peterson of the Stockholm Resilience Centre at Stockholm University.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2010

Prestigious Sloan Fellowship awarded to McGill astrophysicist

McGill University Astrophysicist Matt Dobbs has been awarded a prestigious Sloan Research Fellowship. Dobbs, a Canada Research Chair in Astro-particle Physics, investigates a big subject: the origins and evolution of the universe.

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Published on : 01 Mar 2010

Nanotech discovery may green chemical manufacturing

A new nanotech catalyst developed by McGill University Chemists Chao-Jun Li, Audrey Moores and their colleagues offers industry an opportunity to reduce the use of expensive and toxic heavy metals.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2010