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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 faces at McGill

The Reporter picks eight new professors to profile.

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Published on : 27 Oct 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

Quebec family key to discovery of blindness disease gene

Researchers at the MUHC have discovered a new gene for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), a group of inherited diseases that result in degeneration of the eye's retina.

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Published on : 17 Oct 2005

Le physicien philosophe

Selon Mario Bunge de McGill, un philosophe qui a passé des décennies à décoder la physique quantique, les meilleurs scientifiques carburent à l'imagination tandis que les meilleurs spécialistes des sciences sociales s'attirent de puissants ennemis.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

The Troublesome Ethics of Biosecurity

The new term "biosecurity" reflects a growing awareness that rapid developments in life sciences and biomedical research offer not only the potential for great benefits, but also the possibility of misuse to cause deliberate harm.

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Published on : 11 Oct 2005

Taking the world by storm

Professor Man K. Yau uses math to create small-scale models of weather events, helping researchers predict the unpredictable.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2005

Sounds of the future

McGill's Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology will scale new heights of digital expertise and plumb new depths of sound understanding.

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Published on : 22 Sep 2005

New treatment promises to revolutionize the treatment of Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

The new treatment, now available for the first time after clearance by Health Canada, has already been used on 15 patients at the MUHC.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2005

Baiting HIV

Hematologist Jean-Pierre Routy to lead trial study that lures HIV out of cells, then zaps it with epilepsy drug valproic acid with astonishing results.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2005