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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

Media advisory: McGill launches Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science

The United Nations declared 2010 as the International Year of Biodiversity, a celebration of life on Earth and of the value of biodiversity for all. McGill University is proud to launch the Quebec Centre for Biodiversity Science, bringing together eight academic institutions, in collaboration with the Montreal Botanical Garden and Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

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Published on : 12 Feb 2010

CRCs, New and Renewed

On September 23, 2009, Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced that 19 McGill researchers were among the 181 newly appointed or renewed Canada Research Chairs. McGill received nine Tier 1 and 10 Tier 2 Chairs worth a total of $17,600,000.

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Published on : 11 Feb 2010

McGill discovery offers hope in diabetes

Another step on the road to a cure for diabetes may give hope to the world’s 171 million diabetes sufferers, thanks to collaboration between teams from McGill University and the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF).

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Published on : 10 Feb 2010

McGill agreement in India places Quebec at heart of climate-change research

Principal Heather Munroe-Blum signed a research memorandum of understanding with Dr. P.P. Bhojvaid, Vice-Chancellor of TERI University in India, placing Quebec at the heart of climate-change research. The signing was also attended by Dr. Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chancellor of TERI University, Premier of Quebec Jean Charest and Quebec Minister for International Relations Pierre Arcand.

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Published on : 05 Feb 2010

Research Strength in Numbers

Complex problems require complex solutions. That’s why the Green Crop Network brings together a variety of research expertise from McGill and 13 other Canadian universities.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010

Missing DNA tied to obesity

McGill University study could lead to personalized medicine to treat morbid obesity with genetic cause.

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Published on : 04 Feb 2010