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Health care divided

Although the approaches to medical training and the delivery of medical services in Canada and the U.S. are more or less the same, the two countries have very different health care systems. Political science professor and director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada Antonia Maioni tells us how this came to be.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

Extreme cold: Extreme research

Extreme Research: Winter Edition will showcase McGill's cool research about predicting, understanding and planning for winter weather and northern conditions.

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Published on : 10 Feb 2005

COX-2 inhibitor increases risk of heart attack in low-risk seniors

New research published in the online version of the Annals of Internal Medicine today documents an increased risk of heart attack with one of the COX-2 inhibitors used in elderly adults with no previous history of heart attack.

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Published on : 01 Feb 2005

Now hear this: Auditory scene analysis

Psychology professor Albert Bregman is an expert on how the brain can distinguish different sounds among a cacophony.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2005

Digging up the dirt

Natural resource sciences professor William Hendershot wants us to rethink how we clean up industrial sites contaminated with metal. Sometimes, he says, it's best to bury the problem.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2005

No expiry on dreams

Laurie Gottlieb believes that middle age can be just the beginning. Her book "No Expiry Date: A Practical and Inspirational Way for Women to Take Charge of their Futures" features academic theory and interviews with over 100 women.

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Published on : 27 Jan 2005

Combined radiation and chemotherapy increases breast cancer survival

For patients with high-risk breast cancer treated with radical mastectomy and adjuvant chemotherapy, the addition of radiation therapy leads to better survival outcomes with few long-term toxic effects.

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Published on : 25 Jan 2005

Students research success stories

This year, 107 students and postdoctoral scholars have been awarded funding totalling $5.9 million from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) for research ranging from same-sex marriage to Canadian pop music to competition in the health care system.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2005

No mere puffery

McGill epidemiologist Jennifer O'Loughlin's research suggests teenagers can become addicted to nicotine much faster than previously thought.

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Published on : 21 Jan 2005

Québec Science magazine recognizes two MUHC scientists

The discoveries of two investigators from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) have been listed in the prestigious Québec Science magazine's Top Ten Discoveries of 2004.

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Published on : 17 Jan 2005

Pulp fact

McGill is the recipient of two new research chairs, funded through NSERC's Industrial Research Chairs program. The two chemistry chairs, held by Theo van de Ven and Derek Gray, will be housed in the Pulp and Paper Research Institute.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2005

Newsmakers 2004

The Reporter's crack team of cable-TV-watching news-gnomes have emerged from their Dorito-strewn couches, eyes red and glassy, greasy hands smeared with newsprint. The 24-hour bouts of channel surfing and paper clipping were all part of the behind the scenes effort to produce the only Top Ten list that matters -- McGill's top newsmakers of the year. It turns out our staff, students and professors are getting noticed, by everyone from the New York Times to Sports Illustrated to The O'Reilly Factor.

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Published on : 13 Jan 2005

New professors

McGill has been hiring new professors by the hundred in recent years. Here are a few new faces: people who are finding out the truth about lying, the relationship between nationalism and theatre, between coffee and socio-political change, and examining the history of contraceptives.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2004

A room of one's own for ethnology

The Redpath Museum opens a dedicated gallery for its ethnology collection.

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Published on : 09 Dec 2004

MUHC launches Canada's first medical cannabis study

A first-of-its-kind study of safety issues surrounding the medical use of cannabis has just been launched.

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Published on : 08 Dec 2004