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Cool research sizzles

A group of McGill professors got together recently to talk about cold-weather research, and its effect on everything from microscopic life forms to very macroscopic Montreal potholes.

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Published on : 24 Feb 2005

Extreme Research: Winter Edition

What do robots, electric snowmobiles and seasonal affective disorder have in common? They are all topics being featured at McGill's Extreme Research: Winter Edition event on February 15, which will showcase McGill's "cool" research about predicting, understanding and planning for winter weather and northern conditions.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

Grant for dean of science

Physics professor Martin Grant will be the new Dean of the Faculty of Science. He believes that McGill is where it is at in science in Montreal, and he wants to get the word out.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

Bruce Lennox: Small ideas (really small ideas)

Bruce Lennox is a modern-day goldsmith. However, he works on a molecular level, building tiny structures with big applications.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

Issa Boullata: 56 years of teaching

Issa Boullata has been teaching for 56 years, 30 of them at McGill's Institute of Islamic Studies. The Arabic language and literature professor was recently honoured by the Middle East Studies Association for his mentoring of students all over the world.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

Contemporary feminism meets ancient philosophy

Philosophy professor Marguerite Deslauriers studies ancient philosophers for models of a society where social roles are not determined by our sexual organs.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

Health care divided

Although the approaches to medical training and the delivery of medical services in Canada and the U.S. are more or less the same, the two countries have very different health care systems. Political science professor and director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Antonia Maioni tells us how this came to be.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

Extreme cold: Extreme research

Extreme Research: Winter Edition will showcase McGill's cool research about predicting, understanding and planning for winter weather and northern conditions.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

COX-2 inhibitor increases risk of heart attack in low-risk seniors

New research published in the online version of the Annals of Internal Medicine today documents an increased risk of heart attack with one of the COX-2 inhibitors used in elderly adults with no previous history of heart attack.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2005

Now hear this: Auditory scene analysis

Psychology professor Albert Bregman is an expert on how the brain can distinguish different sounds among a cacophony.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2005

Digging up the dirt

Natural resource sciences professor William Hendershot wants us to rethink how we clean up industrial sites contaminated with metal. Sometimes, he says, it's best to bury the problem.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2005

No expiry on dreams

Laurie Gottlieb believes that middle age can be just the beginning. Her book "No Expiry Date: A Practical and Inspirational Way for Women to Take Charge of their Futures" features academic theory and interviews with over 100 women.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2005

Combined radiation and chemotherapy increases breast cancer survival

For patients with high-risk breast cancer treated with radical mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy, the addition of radiation therapy leads to better survival outcomes with few long-term toxic effects.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2005

Students research success stories

This year, 107 students and postdoctoral scholars have been awarded funding totalling $5.9 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for research ranging from same-sex marriage to Canadian pop music to competition in the health care system.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2005

No mere puffery

McGill epidemiologist Jennifer O'Loughlin's research suggests teenagers can become addicted to nicotine much faster than previously thought.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2005