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Carol Abbott: Polices theses

What happens once a graduate thesis is submitted? It may end up in the hands of Carol Abbott.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2004

TLC for library collections

As McGill's library collection ages and grows, storing and caring for several million items to maximize their lifespan is increasingly important. Preservation librarian Ann Marie Holland is on the job.

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Published on : 28 Oct 2004

PhD student Elisa Gagnon wins Best Research Paper award at 2004 IACIS Conference

At the 2004 International Association for Computer Information Systems (IACIS) Conference, McGill Management PhD student in Information Systems Elisa Gagnon received the Best Research Paper award for the paper she co-authored with Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems Richard McCarthy, from Quinnipiac University.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2004

An Ear for Music

New research from the Montreal Neurological Institute and McGill indicates that blindness may aid in musical development.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2004

Reclaiming Your Sexual Self: How You Can Bring Desire Back Into Your Life

A review of graduate Kathryn Hall's book that dispels the myth that a lack of sexual desire in women necessarily indicates a hormonal problem and instead focuses on how to get in touch with lost or neglected sexual feelings.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2004

Sinéad Collins: Belle of the bio world

A poet PhD publishes in Nature.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2004

How beta-blockers came to be

Sir James Black may have been honoured with a Nobel Prize for his pioneering work in pharmacology, but he gives credit to all those who put in the bench hours.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2004

Viva Italia!

"Florence on the Eve of the Renaissance," a conference from the Department of Italian Studies, will present different aspects of the scientific, cultural and moral frameworks of the Florentine merchant class at the beginning of the Renaissance.

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Published on : 14 Oct 2004

Medical genetics research group receives funding boost

Funding for the CIHR Group in Medical Genetics was recently renewed for another five years, starting today.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2004

Old virus, new use

Grant McFadden, BSc'70, PhD'75, and Alexandra Lucas, BSc'75, are a husband-and-wife research team seeking to develop an anti-inflammation drug by using a virus once employed to kill rabbits.

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Published on : 01 Oct 2004

MUHC researchers link rare form of anemia to epoetin use

Independent research teams based at Northwestern University in the U.S. and at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) in Canada are reporting similar findings about a rare and potentially life-threatening form of anemia known as antibody-associated pure red-cell aplasia (PRCA).

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Published on : 30 Sep 2004

Grad named one of top young innovators in the world

Maria Petrucci-Samija, PhD'99, is at the forefront of R&D in the science of harnessing photons for practical uses. MIT's prestigious Technology Review says she is one of the world's top innovators under 35; Colin Hill, MSc'98, also made the cut.

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Published on : 29 Sep 2004

No link between MMR vaccination and autism - Study by international team to be published in the Lancet

Parents worried by the media coverage of a possible link between MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccination and autism can relax. A major new study has concluded MMR vaccination is not associated with increased risk of autism.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2004

Hot SPARKs glow warmer

The successful Students Promoting Awareness of Research Knowledge program, which taught students the finer points of good science journalism, is now getting a counterpart for the social sciences and humanities — Writing About Research at McGill.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2004

Obituary: Paolo Vivante 1921-2004

Paolo Vivante, John MacNaughton Emeritus Professor of Classics, died peacefully in his 82nd year on Saturday morning, July 17, at the Montreal General Hospital, of respiratory complications.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2004