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New target identified to stop the spread of breast cancer

A new potential target to slow breast cancer tumor progression and metastasis has been identified by a team of researchers led by Dr. Richard Kremer from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).

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Published on : 10 Nov 2011

The public face of science at McGill gets a major boost

$5.5-million gift from Lorne Trottier secures the future of high-profile science outreach initiatives

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Published on : 08 Nov 2011

Adolescent amphetamine use linked to permanent changes in brain function and behaviour

Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Nahum Sonenberg to receive 41st Rosenstiel Award

Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2011

Harsh discipline fosters dishonesty in young children

Study compares lie-telling behaviour in harshly punitive, mildly punitive environments

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Published on : 24 Oct 2011

Feeding the world while protecting the planet

International team of researchers designs global plan for sustainable agriculture

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Published on : 12 Oct 2011

Understanding the metabolism of the Arctic landscape

Thanks to a 4 year - $4 million grant from NSERC, the first Discovery Frontiers grant ever awarded, scientists from ten Canadian universities will now be able to collaborate with one another and with organizations from around the world to create a reference for the arctic land system. Geography professor Nigel Roulet will pursue his research into dissolved organic carbon in the Arctic waters.

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Published on : 23 Sep 2011

Vacuum-like device makes cellular exploration easier

New floating microscopic device will allow researchers to study a wide range of cellular processes

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Published on : 20 Sep 2011