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Genome puzzle solver

Tom Hudson, Director of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, leading Canadian investigator in the International HapMap Project and a "refreshingly modest star," is profiled in the Gazette.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2006

Gene switch

Genes predisposing us to certain diseases may rely on some other switching mechanism to activate the DNA. Dr Moshe Szyf's pioneering work in epigenetics is highlighted.

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Published on : 11 Mar 2006

Kudos

Warren Chippindale is recognized for his tireless fundraising work for the MNI; ten researchers land new Killam Research Fellowship news; and three professors receive Sloan Research Fellowships.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2006

Food for thought

The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada chews over food practice and policy in their annual conference.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2006

Victims in the media

Communications professor Carrie Rentschler researches the changes in how a kinder, gentler media covers victims of trauma.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2006

When memory lane takes a wrong turn: Alleviating PTSD

McGill researchers discover way to reduce the effects of post traumatic stress syndrome.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2006

McGill headliners: Sex, lies and vocal apes

This edition of McGill's media darlings includes Ian Shrier's take on sex and sport, Jack Jedwab's opinion of Wayne Gretzky's gambling woes, and Athena Vouloumanos' research on babies, parents and the soothing calls of rhesus monkeys.

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Published on : 02 Mar 2006

Du sang neuf dans les facultés

L'Université McGill voit arriver des centaines de nouveaux professeurs. Grâce à eux, elle profitera de nouvelles formes d'expertise, qui vont des racines historiques de la culture de la célébrité à l'influence des changements sociaux sur la santé des familles.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Never Too Old to Tango

McGill physical and occupational therapy professor Patricia McKinley finds that the tango offers excellent training for improving balance in the elderly.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Carrying on Humphrey's work

Almost six decades after John Humphrey, BCom'25, BA'27, BCL'29, PhD'45, LLD'76, authored the first draft of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Faculty of Law's new Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism is set to build on McGill's long-standing strengths in both human rights and comparative law.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

He's no Himbo

Michael Manga, BSc'90, a geophysicist at the University of California, Berkeley, has earned both a coveted MacArthur Fellowship (nicknamed the "genius grant") and a place among the Hollywood hunks featured in People magazine's annual "Sexiest Man Alive" issue.

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Published on : 16 Feb 2006

Nature, nurture and neurophenotyping

Can't shake the doldrums? Is it genes or environment? The new Douglas Hospital research centre will delve into this very question thanks to $6 million in new funding.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

Ingrid Birker: New ideas for old bones

Redpath's new outreach officer and choirgirl brings the museum's fossils and foibles to public light.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

Tapping into the information treasure trove

Stats whiz Celine Le Bourdais heads up Statistics Canada's latest information laboratory. McGill researchers will have full access to decades of survey data.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

In for the long haul

International conference looks at the boons and burdens of longitudinal studies.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006