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Special issue: Shedding light on poverty

Researchers from across McGill's faculties take aim at a social ill that has long prowled in the shadows.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2006

Streamlining breakthroughs

To heck with unlocking keys to scientific mysteries, Robert Nadon tackles the truly daunting subject of what makes researchers do what they do.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2006

Gay and aging

Discrimination plagues the health services and care of elderly homosexuals, according to a recent McGill study by Shari Brotman.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2006

Children home alone

Dr. Jody Heymann has produced the most comprehensive and groundbreaking study on how globalization is affecting working families around the world. The study is a wake-up call for policy makers and employers.

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Published on : 15 Mar 2006

Coral treatment

A compound isolated from coral has shown the ability to slow down and possibly prevent virus replication and may hold promise as a cancer treatment, according to a study by McGill biochemist Jerry Pelletier and his colleagues.

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Published on : 13 Mar 2006

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

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

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

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

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