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McGill researchers to receive more than $3 million in NSERC grants

Projects to address a broad range of areas, including solar energy, laser technology, IT efficiency, and healthy environment and ecosystems

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Published on : 20 Jan 2011

McGill, University of Hong Kong forge partnership in cutting-edge medical research

Better understanding of genomics will create new opportunities for personalized medicine

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Published on : 17 Jan 2011

Research shows single-patient rooms reduce hospital infections in ICU

A research team from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University has demonstrated that private rooms in Intensive Care Unit play a key role in reducing hospital infections like C-difficile. The study, published Jan. 10, 2011 in the journal Archives of Internal Medicine, also suggests that length of stay would be shorter and could lead to cost savings to the healthcare system.

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Published on : 11 Jan 2011

Musical chills: why they give us thrills

Scientists have found that the pleasurable experience of listening to music releases dopamine, a neurotransmitter in the brain important for more tangible pleasures associated with rewards such as food, drugs and sex.

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Published on : 10 Jan 2011

Green Chemistry breakthrough named one of top discoveries of 2010

Green Chemistry breakthrough named one of top discoveries of 2010. Inclusion on prestigious ranking published annually by Quebec Science cements McGill as leader in the field

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Published on : 07 Jan 2011

Forget Farmville, here’s a game that drives genetic research

Des chercheurs mcgillois mettent au point un jeu qui utilise les mouvements des joueurs pour analyser les séquences génétiques.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2010

Caveman behavioural traits might kick in at dinner table before eating

According to research presented at a recent symposium at McGill, seeing meat appears to make human beings significantly less aggressive.

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Published on : 08 Nov 2010

Pigs reveal secrets: New research shines light on Quebec industry

Which are the best pieces of pork, what their texture is, how moist they are – the secrets pigs keep from even the most skilled butchers – are about to be revealed, thanks to a sophisticated new technique that has been developed by McGill University researchers in conjunction with Agriculture Canada and the pork industry.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2010

1000 Genomes Project publishes analysis of completed pilot phase

Small genetic differences between individuals help explain why some people have a higher risk than others for developing illnesses. The 1000 Genomes Project published the most comprehensive map of these genetic differences, estimated to contain approximately 95 percent of the genetic variation of any person on Earth.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2010

Canadian leads publishing of first results from Large Hadron Collider

Researchers used Einstein's famous E=mc2 equation and the Large Hadron Collider to recreate a miniature version of the event at the origins of our Universe. Dr. Andreas Warburton of McGill's Department of Physics made leading contributions to the analysis of data from the experiment, known as "ATLAS," meaning the findings have a special significance for Canadian science.

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Published on : 12 Oct 2010

Provocative new Montreal study probes link between breast cancer and air pollution

Air pollution has already been linked to a range of health problems. Now, a ground-breaking new study suggests pollution from traffic may put women at risk for another deadly disease.

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Published on : 06 Oct 2010

An innovative medical education program in Outaouais: integrated externship

The Outaouais Health Campus, McGill University and their partners are happy to announce the inauguration of a new decentralized predoctoral medical education program: integrated externship. The first cohort, composed of nine students, arrived this August to pursue their medical education. The program combines clinical exposure, teaching and learning by clinical reasoning.

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Published on : 30 Sep 2010

Striding toward a new dawn for electronics

A team of McGill University researchers have reported how to visualize and study the process of energy transport along one single conductive polymer molecule at a time, a key step towards bringing exciting new applications to market.

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Published on : 28 Sep 2010

Your body recycling itself – captured on film

Proteins are made up of a chain of amino acids, and scientists have known since the 1980s that first one in the chain determines the lifetime of a protein. McGill researchers have finally discovered how the cell identifies this first amino acid – and caught it on camera.

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Published on : 13 Sep 2010

Listening to ancient colours

A team of McGill chemists have discovered that a technique known as photoacoustic infrared spectroscopy could be used to identify the composition of pigments used in art work that is decades or even centuries old.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2010