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Professor Marc McKee leads group receiving $3.7M for a new cryo-electron microscope

Wed, 2013-01-16 13:05

Professors Marc McKee (as lead investigator), Jake Barralet and Maryam Tabrizian, along with Hojatollah Vali as Director of the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) and six others, have received funding for a new cryo-focused ion beam scanning electron microscope.  This nanotechnology instrument allows artifact-free sectioning of essentially any hard or soft material ‒ particularly frozen biological cells and tissues including bones and teeth ‒ for correlative microscopies and 3D ultrastructural and molecular reconstructions.

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World Cancer Day 2013: Dispel the myths, get the Facts

Mon, 2013-02-04 19:00 - 20:30
Montreal Neurological Institute : Jeanne-Timmins Amphitheatre , 3801 rue University Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 2B4
World Cancer Day


On World Cancer Day, Monday, February 4th, 2013, the Cedars Cancer Institute and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre are teaming up to offer a free lecture to dispel some common cancer myths and give the facts about cancer care and research progress being made right here in Montreal.

Leading cancer experts from McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre and the McGill University Health Centre will dispel misconceptions that:

Cancer is my fate

Cancer is a death sentence

and will give you the facts that:

Cancer research is making solid progress

Contact Information

Contact: Annette Novak
Organization: Goodman Cancer Research Centre
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Office Phone: 514-398-4970
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Graduate student Khady Ka wins CADR research award

Tue, 2013-01-15 06:29

Graduate student Khady Ka won first place in the Senior Clinical Research Category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) student research award competition. This award was for her project "Clustering of metabolic abnormalities and periodontal inflammation in children," supervised by Dr. Belinda Nicolau. This research study will now be entered into the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Award Competition to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on March 19, 2013 as part of the IADR annual meeting.

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2012 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Student Scholarship Award Winner Kristina Dee

Wed, 2012-12-19 17:10

Kristina Dee DMD 2012 received the 2012 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Student Scholarship Award. The purpose of the award is “to reward higher education students from across Canada who enhance the learning environment.

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Dental student Daniel Salah wins CADR research award

Mon, 2012-12-17 18:07

Dental student Daniel Salah has won 1st place in the Junior Category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) student research award competition.  This award was for his research work on “Salivary sHLA-G in scleroderma patients and controls,” with Dr. M. Gornitsky and Dr. Ana Velly as supervisors of the study.  Mr. Salah’s research study will now be entered into the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Award Competition to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on March 19, 2013 as part of the IADR annual meeting.

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McGill board demands funds be restored

Mon, 2012-12-17 12:59

McGill University’s board of governors has adopted a resolution demanding the Quebec government withdraw the cuts it is imposing on universities and restore the funding that was in place, saying the government’s action is “excessive and injurious” to the university.

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National network evaluating drug safety reports early results

Fri, 2012-11-09 11:26

Prescription medications remain one of the most common causes of severe adverse reactions in clinical medicine, accounting for thousands of deaths annually in Canada. The urgent need for rigorous, scientific drug safety research has been clearly understood for decades, but lacked national coordination until the arrival of the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which today released its first report documenting progress towards its goal of creating a fully operational system for rapid assessment of adverse drug effects in Canada.

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MONTREAL WALKS for mental health

Sun, 2012-10-14 10:00
Phillips Square, corner St. Catherine and Union Street

The Douglas Institute is proud to be one of the ten member organizations of MONTRÉAL WALKS for mental health.

MONTRÉAL WALKS for mental health is an annual event. In 2011, more than 800 people walked together as an effort to help destigmatize mental illness and collect funds to improve mental health services.

On October 14, join the Douglas Institute team, which our Executive Director, Lynne McVey, will also be part of.

Contact Information

Contact: Annie Cuerrier
Organization: Douglas Institute
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Office Phone: 514-761-6131, ext.: 2795
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René Robaire Memorial Lecture Series in Cardiovascular Research

Thu, 2012-10-11 12:00 - 13:00
Royal Victoria Hospital : JSL Brown Amphitheatre, Rm. M3.01, 687 avenue des Pins Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 1A1

Translating Cardiovascular Genome-wide Discoveries to Genomic Medicine

Perspective from the Framingham Heart Study

Dr. Christopher O'Donnell

Associate Director and Scientific Director of Genome Research, Framingham Heart Study

Senior Investigator, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute

Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School

caroline [dot] alcaraz [at] mcgill [dot] ca ()

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