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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

Genetic breakthrough for rare disease

David Rosenblatt's lab identifies the gene responsible for a rare but devastating disease that impairs the body's ability to absorb vitamin B12.

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Published on : 08 Dec 2005

Stewart's wing to foster collaboration

The newly renovated wing of the Stewart Biology Building is unveiled, marking the completion of the first phase of the Developmental Biology Research Initiative (DBRI). What does this have to do with fruit flies? Read on...

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Published on : 08 Dec 2005

R&D's amazing race

Canadian universities pick up the pace in the global sprint for top-ranked R&D. Who will make it to the podium and who will be lapped?

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Published on : 08 Dec 2005

The fishy business of marine preservation

A pair of McGill's finest has founded Beautiful Oceans, an educational program that offers online learning and real-time diving. Catch a wave with Beautiful Oceans.

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Published on : 08 Dec 2005

Quebec research team unmasks hypervirulent C. difficile strain

A team of researchers from 12 Quebec hospitals has completed the first comprehensive study of Clostridium difficile outbreaks that have occurred in the province since 2003.

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Published on : 05 Dec 2005

World AIDS Day, December 1: Media advisory

McGill University research team finds MDs, health workers lack knowledge about HIV, chlamydia transmission.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2005

MUHC and McGill scientists identify gene for debilitating vitamin B12 disease

Scientists at the MUHC and McGill University have identified a gene responsible for a disease that impairs the body's ability to handle vitamin B12 and that may contribute to heart disease, stroke and dementia.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2005

Kahnawake diabetes project wins big

Ann C. Macaulay's hands-on work with the Kahnawake community, spanning some 30 years, earns her a nomination as a new member of the exclusive Institute of Medicine.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2005

Math models and ice melts

Early aversion to dissections puts climatologist Lawrence Mysak on award-winning career path.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2005

Medical ethics beyond the soundbite

Leigh Turner takes exception to bioethicists who focus primarily on the sexy, high-tech issues of the day. Instead, he says, we should be concentrating on issues related to medicine and health care in impoverished, developing nations.

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Published on : 24 Nov 2005

Rock star geneticist

Tom Hudson's breakthrough tracks the millions of tiny differences in our genetic code that lead to disease. But what does that have to do with Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards?

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Published on : 10 Nov 2005

MUHC investigators search for the root of sexual pain in women

A multidisciplinary team consisting of researchers from McGill/MUHC and the CHUM have been awarded a grant of nearly $700,000 by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to continue their groundbreaking research on pain suffered by some women during sexual intercourse.

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Published on : 09 Nov 2005

New publications hit the university stands

The best and the brightest are celebrated in McGill's newly launched research mag, Headway.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2005

New faces at McGill

The Reporter picks eight new professors to profile.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2005