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New faces at McGill

The Reporter picks eight new professors to profile.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2005

Quebec family key to discovery of blindness disease gene

Researchers at the MUHC have discovered a new gene for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a group of inherited diseases that result in degeneration of the eye's retina.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2005

Le physicien philosophe

Selon Mario Bunge de McGill, un philosophe qui a passé des décennies à décoder la physique quantique, les meilleurs scientifiques carburent à l'imagination tandis que les meilleurs spécialistes des sciences sociales s'attirent de puissants ennemis.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

The Troublesome Ethics of Biosecurity

The new term "biosecurity" reflects a growing awareness that rapid developments in life sciences and biomedical research offer not only the potential for great benefits, but also the possibility of misuse to cause deliberate harm.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Taking the world by storm

Professor Man K. Yau uses math to create small-scale models of weather events, helping researchers predict the unpredictable.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2005

Sounds of the future

McGill's Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology will scale new heights of digital expertise and plumb new depths of sound understanding.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2005

New treatment promises to revolutionize the treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The new treatment, now available for the first time after clearance by Health Canada, has already been used on 15 patients at the MUHC.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2005

Baiting HIV

Hematologist Jean-Pierre Routy to lead trial study that lures HIV out of cells, then zaps it with epilepsy drug valproic acid with astonishing results.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2005

Personalized prescriptions

Pharmacogenomics Centre sizes up your genes and tailors your drugs.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2005

Sex, genes and social factors

Oh, the pain of being a boy... or a girl! Pain specialist Jeffrey Mogil examines how the sexes are wired differently when it comes to feeling the hurt.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2005

US investment in tuberculosis control abroad pays off at home

A new study to be published in tomorrow's New England Journal of Medicine shows that United States investment in tuberculosis (TB) treatment abroad saves lives and money at home.

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Published on : 07 Sep 2005

Parents' second-hand smoke may get kids hooked

McGill epidemiologist Dr. Margaret Becklake is the lead author of a new study that suggests passive tobacco exposure is a predictor of whether a child will take up smoking.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2005

Fighting cancer all year round

Two PhD students create "Calendar to End Breast Cancer."

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Published on : 25 Aug 2005

MUHC researchers achieve success in major research awards

Thirty-seven scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in their most recent competition.

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Published on : 22 Aug 2005

MUHC scientists discover gene that controls speed of tuberculosis development

The new study, published in the "Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS)" this week, provides a new view of the mechanisms underlying the development of tuberculosis and may contribute to public health efforts aimed at containing the disease.

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Published on : 16 Aug 2005