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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

Nature, nurture and neurophenotyping

Can't shake the doldrums? Is it genes or environment? The new Douglas Hospital research centre will delve into this very question thanks to $6 million in new funding.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

Ingrid Birker: New ideas for old bones

Redpath's new outreach officer and choirgirl brings the museum's fossils and foibles to public light.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

Tapping into the information treasure trove

Stats whiz Celine Le Bourdais heads up Statistics Canada's latest information laboratory. McGill researchers will have full access to decades of survey data.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

In for the long haul

International conference looks at the boons and burdens of longitudinal studies.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

McGill lands most U.S. patents

McGill University applied for and was issued 20 percent of U.S. patents issued to Canadian universities.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2006

The genetics of reproduction

Help may be on the way for a rare but significant pregnancy disorder, thanks to new findings from researchers at the Research Institute of the MUHC.

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Published on : 06 Feb 2006

Sit up and smell the roses better: MNI researchers find that sense of smell is dependent on body position

Before giving flowers or scattering rose petals on Valentine's Day, make sure your significant other has already gotten out of bed.

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Published on : 02 Feb 2006

Entre Nous with Chandra Madramootoo: Riding the bio-revolution wave

The Dean of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences discusses environmental research, interdisciplinarianism and, of course, the faculty's upcoming centennial bash.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2006

Flamenco forensics

Clapclapclapclapclap, Ole! Computer scientist Godfried Toussaint delves into the rhythm of Spanish dances to discover their ancestry.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2006

Beneath Bolivia

Anthropologist Nicole Couture uses everything from a magnetometer to fresh llama fetus to prepare for digging in the pre-Incan city of Tiwanaku, near Lake Titicaca in Bolivia.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2006

Tech sampler

A look at a few of the ways that the university wields its technological prowess. Read about digitizing rare collections, imaging cells in 6D, ultra-videoconferencing and COOL schooling.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2006

Roots of resilience

Psychiatrist Laurence Kirmayer receives $3.2-million grant to start up a cross-cultural research program on indigenous mental health.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2006

Bones, tones and New York Times groans

This new regular feature rounds up some of the McGill notables mentioned in the media. This edition looks at HapMap, record-breaking pulsars and ancient meat-eating amphibians.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2006

Newsmakers 2005

Our annual roundup of the McGillians who garnered the most ink and sound bites. Who topped the media charts? Read on to find out.

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Published on : 12 Jan 2006