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Kids marvel at human genome

A special show-and-tell took place at the McGill University Génome Quebec Innovation Centre on July 12.

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Published on : 12 Jul 2004

Medical breakthrough helps women undergoing chemotherapy to have children

Dr. Seang Lin Tan and his team at the McGill University Health Centre have developed a non-invasive procedure to permit women to preserve their fertility even after chemotherapy, and early results are promising.

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Published on : 18 Jun 2004

Lobby group for Quebec researchers

Scientific researchers now have a voice defending their interests in the offices of politicians and policy makers.

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Published on : 27 May 2004

Douglas research centre turns 25

The Douglas Hospital Research Centre throws open its doors to mark 25 years of operation. Go, and you can see the brains - literally - behind the research there.

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Published on : 27 May 2004

Studying autistic kids

Jake Burack and the McGill Youth Study Team look at developmental disabilities in kids.

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Published on : 27 May 2004

Playing games for self-esteem

Feeling down about yourself? Doctoral students working under Mark Baldwin, an associate psychology professor, have just the remedy – video games!

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Published on : 13 May 2004

Gemin X helps fund NMRS Centre

It's always gratifying to see one's offspring grow up and do well. Gemin X Biotechnologies, a McGill spin-off company, recently gave McGill a heck of a Mother's Day gift: a $100,000 donation to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry Centre.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

The air we breathe

The chemical make-up of the atmosphere is complicated, made even more so by the micro-organisms floating around. Chemistry professor Parisa Ariya's research shows the effect of bioaerosols on our climate is greater than previously thought.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

Grad research: Carbon cycles on ice

Kyle Simpson is sailing the Arctic Ocean for his second stint of field research for his Master's in Biology.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

Addictive machines

Nottingham Trent professor Mark Griffiths explains the inner machinations of a Video Lottery Terminal.

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Published on : 13 May 2004

A double crisis on planet Earth

International Earth Day was marked at McGill by two major lectures. Steven Sanderson of the Wildlife Conservation Society spoke on the precarious balance of alleviating human hardship and conserving the environment, and Sir Robert May, former Chief Scientific Advisor to the British government, spoke about the future of biodiversity in an overpopulated world.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2004

Turning the tide on global warming

Gail Chmura's research really is a day at the beach. Well, the salt marsh, at least. The geography professor spends her time on the tidal marshes of the Bay of Fundy, which she believes may be an important factor in reducing global warming.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2004

Flu in the coop

Microbiology professor Brian Ward discusses the implications of - and possible solutions to - the Avian flu virus that is now appearing in Canadian livestock.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004

Psycholinguistics: studying speech processes

Psychology professor Debra Titone wants to explain how we understand and use language by studying how schizophrenics process idiomatic expressions.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004

Canada Research Chairs

Roland Bennewitz, Aashish Clerk, Erik Cook, Pierre Magistretti and Phillip Servio are McGill's five newest Canada Research Chairs.

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Published on : 08 Apr 2004