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New facility makes McGill a nanoscience leader

McGill researchers launch Canada's, and in one respect, the world's, most advanced nanotechnology hub.

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Published on : 15 Dec 2003

Grow Home grows in acceptance

The Grow Home and its successor the Next Home, both conceived by McGill Architecture Professor Avi Friedman, are affordable housing solutions that are gaining in popularity around the world.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2003

Program brings in vitro fertilization to rural areas

McGill's new "transport IVF" program could make the procedure much more affordable and accessible.

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Published on : 12 Dec 2003

Waste into want: rural innovations come to the city

Suzelle Barrington has developed a way to reduce the odour of farm waste, and she wants to bring her composting techniques to the city.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

New solutions crystallize for malaria research

Chemistry professor Scott Bohle has helped solve a medical mystery – how exactly anti-malaria drugs work. The breakthrough could help develop better treatments for a disease that infects 300-million people a year.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Barbara Lawson: Curator of curios

Barbara Lawson is the curator of the Redpath's ethnology collection, with everyone from cavemen to mummies in her care.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Computing weather

Welcome to the new math: Martin Gander hopes to improve the number crunching behind the science of weather forecasting.

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Published on : 11 Dec 2003

Fingerprinting the bacterial boogie man

Researchers in the Department of Food Science have developed a way to quickly identify bacteria. The technique could save time - and lives.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2003

Tropical haven for field courses

The Bellairs Research Institute is growing. The university-run Barbados facility is a hot spot for tropical research and field studies.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2003

Just another new journal?

Trenholme Director of Libraries Frances Groen has seen the future of scientific publishing, and McGill needs to get on board.

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Published on : 27 Nov 2003

Amelia Earhart Awards

Two McGill students have won 2003 Amelia Earhart Fellowship Awards for their research in aerospace science and engineering. Katrina Brandstadt, a materials engineering graduate student, and Nancy Martineau, a doctoral student in geomorphology, are two of three Canadian winners.

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Published on : 19 Nov 2003

21st-century machine shop

Mighty oaks from tiny acorns grow, and acorns don't get much smaller than the materials that will built at the Tools for Nanoscience Facility, opened November 10 in the Rutherford and Wong buildings.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2003

Trading nations: Fulbrights and McGill

Joelle Schmitz is a Fulbright Scholar who recently arrived at McGill to study interprovincial and international trade. She's the 26th Fulbright scholar to study here.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2003

New professors

McGill hired a record 121 professors this year. We profile 8 who study memory, music, memory of music, management and more.

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Published on : 13 Nov 2003

Success with lab mice could have big impact on breast cancer

Scientists from McGill University and the University of California have discovered a way to reverse breast cancer in lab mice, paving the way for drugs that could eradicate the disease.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2003