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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

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

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

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

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

McGill profs who challenge long-held perceptions win prestigious Guggenheim Fellowships

One questions conventional interpretations of the Cold War’s end; another counters views 
of pre-modern Chinese women by examining their own words in recovered literature

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Published on : 14 Apr 2011

New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

McGill Mechanical Engineering undergrads develop tool that helps stroke patients learn as they play and cuts down on hospital visits too!

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Published on : 08 Apr 2011

New sensor glove may help stroke patients recover mobility

People who have strokes are often left with moderate to severe physical impairments. Now, thanks to a glove developed at McGill, stroke patients may be able to recover hand motion by playing video games.

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

World's reef fishes tussling with human overpopulation

Scientists studied the global influence of human population on corals reefs and were surprised to find that highly diverse reef fish systems are the most vulnerable to human threats

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Published on : 06 Apr 2011

Men who lose their jobs at greater risk of dying prematurely

McGill sociologist finds strong correlation between unemployment and mortality with most significant effects felt by men who become unemployed in their early or mid-careers.

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Published on : 04 Apr 2011