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Québec Universities at TechConnect Summit 2011

Univalor, MSBi Valorisation, Valeo, SOCPRA and the Office of Sponsored Research of McGill University join their efforts during TechConnect Summit’s expo this week in Boston. These organizations responsible for monetizing inventions developed within their partnering institutions will share a booth, as well as showcase some innovations made across Québec universities in general.

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Published on : 14 Jun 2011

McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine formalizes its agreement with the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal

On June 8, 2011, the Faculty of Medicine and Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies at McGill University presented a formal letter to the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal (IRCM), confirming in writing the long-standing arrangement for the supervision of the Faculty’s graduate students at the IRCM. This opportunity will now be extended to postdoctoral education.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2011

Lifelong gap in health between rich and poor set by age twenty

Study led by McGill geography prof shows gap in health between rich and poor is set early and remains constant throughout our lifetimes

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Published on : 08 Jun 2011

Building a better dam map

The culmination of a four-year collaboration by a team of scientists from around the globe, coordinated by the Global Water System Project and led by McGill University’s Bernhard Lehner, has produced the Global Reservoir and Dam database (GRanD), a unique, geographically explicit, high-resolution global database of large dams and reservoirs.

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Published on : 02 Jun 2011

Better weather forecasting – now

Thanks to research by Prof. M.K. (Peter) Yau of McGill University’s Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, and the NSERC/Hydro-Québec Industrial Research Chair in Short-term Forecasting of Precipitation, better computer models are being developed to improve short-term (24- to 48-hour) precipitation forecasting techniques.

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Published on : 27 May 2011

Counting on bigger mining returns

Because of computational advances over the last decade, McGill Professor Roussos Dimitrakopoulos, has developed new modeling techniques for mine planning and production forecasting that take into account uncertainty in the supply of minerals. As a result, mining companies are getting a much higher return on investment and also more metal production from the same asset.

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Published on : 26 May 2011

Rethinking endangered plants

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes the Red List of Threatened Species describing the conservation status of various species of plants and animals. Now, however, an international team of researchers led by McGill biologist Jonathan Davies suggests that the criteria for assessing risk of extinction in plants should be revisited.

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Published on : 25 May 2011

Enlarged prostate: decade-long study demonstrates immediate and long-term benefits of holmium laser treatment

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urology Association (AUA) in Washington, DC demonstrates that holmium laser therapy is a safe and durable treatment option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – an enlargement of the prostate that affects most men as they age.

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Published on : 19 May 2011

No pain. Big gain

Treatment of chronic low back pain can reverse abnormal brain activity and function

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Published on : 17 May 2011

Cole Foundation injects $700,000 into childhood cancer research

Pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma research in Quebec received a massive boost today, following the Cole Foundation’s announcement that it would provide more than $700,000 to be shared among 10 Université de Montréal and four McGill University young scientists.

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Published on : 13 May 2011

Headway research blog

The brand new McGill Headway blog brings together updates on McGill discoveries and worldwide research trends, all in one convenient place. And with updates 4-6 times a week you can count on Headway to keep you in the know.

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Published on : 11 May 2011

Serendipity leads to life-saving discovery

McGill research team found two distinct disease-causing mutations and saved a baby girl.

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Published on : 11 May 2011