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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

Meteorology on cloud nine

Physics professor Shaun Lovejoy has developed a way to more accurately measure clouds.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2004

Study finds children don't lie under oath

McGill researcher Victoria Talwar, in conjunction with other university researchers, has discovered that children are likely to testify truthfully - even when parents put pressure on them to lie.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2004

New gene identified in breast cancer

Researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre and McMaster University have identified a new player in breast cancer.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2004

Edward W. Keyserlingk honoured by Canadian Medical Association

Edward W. Keyserlingk will receive the 2004 Medal of Honour from the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) on August 18, in recognition of his work as a clinician, scholar, teacher, humanitarian and pioneer in medical ethics.

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Published on : 09 Aug 2004

Ottawa's leadership in biomedical and health research has paid off

Canada is one of the world's top research nations, thanks to Ottawa's commitment to research and leadership role in funding biomedical and health research over the past five years, according to an article published today in the prestigious journal "EMBO reports." But to keep up the momentum and continue to grow in innovation and high-quality research, the federal government needs to develop new, ambitious strategies to take full advantage of Canada's expertise and research infrastructure and capacity, according to authors Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Sean Taylor of McGill University.

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Published on : 30 Jul 2004

New MUHC research study looks at quality of life in terminally ill patients

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researcher Dr. Antonio Vigano has published a new study looking at the relationship between survival and quality of life in patients with terminal cancer.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2004

The blind really do hear better

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University and the Université de Montréal have shown that the blind really do hear notes more precisely, but only if they became blind when they were very young.

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Published on : 22 Jul 2004

Solidarity Fund QFL invests $10 million in MSBi

The Solidarity Fund QFL announced a $10-million investment in MSBi Investment Fund LP, a seed- and early-stage fund specializing in high tech business financing. This partnership will allow MSBi to more adequately respond to the financial needs of seed-stage and early-stage companies resulting from next generation technologies that emanate from McGill, Sherbrooke and Bishop's universities, as well as their affiliated hospitals and research centres.

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Published on : 19 Jul 2004

Scientists discover key step in the development of nerve cells

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University have discovered a gene that is necessary for the correct development of the part of the brain that controls autonomic functions such as heart rate, bronchial dilation and gut peristalsis.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Bringing life back to Montreal

In 2003, Tom Hudson opened the McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre, a glass and limestone building nestled between the university campus and the city's famous Mount Royal Park. Its more than 100 employees, from graduate students to senior scientists, plan to put Montreal at the hub of the world's genomics and proteomics map.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004

Don't Worry, Be Happy

Experimental psychologist and McGill associate professor Mark Baldwin and a group of McGill doctoral students have been working on computer games that can boost self-esteem.

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Published on : 15 Jul 2004