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McGill experts: Brazil's presidential election

Mon, 2014-09-29 15:14

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McGill expert: Japan volcano eruption

Mon, 2014-09-29 14:07

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DNA signature found in ice storm babies

Prenatal maternal stress exposure to natural disasters predicts epigenetic profile of offspring
Mon, 2014-09-29 13:34

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds.

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Shortlist: 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature

Six books to compete for US$75,000 grand prize: Repercussions of war, genocide and slavery themes of this year’s titles
Mon, 2014-09-29 10:10

The six books vying for the 2014 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced today by Professor Christopher Manfredi, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts.

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World-renowned green chemist joining McGill

Canada Excellence Research Chair appointment builds on McGill’s strength in green chemistry
Mon, 2014-09-29 10:15

Dr. Robin Rogers, one of the world’s most renowned green chemists, will become Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals at McGill University. Rogers comes to Canada from The University of Alabama, where he was Robert Ramsay Chair of Chemistry and director of the Center for Green Manufacturing.

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McGill experts: Alaska hit by earthquake

Fri, 2014-09-26 09:25

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Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River

Previously undocumented in North American rivers, concentrations of microplastic particles in the St. Lawrence found to be as high as in the world’s most contaminated ocean sediments
Tue, 2014-09-23 12:23
Microplastics

A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene ‘microbeads,’  less than 2 mm in diameter) widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments

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Philippe Gros Awarded Royal Society's McLaughlin Medal

Biochemistry professor acknowledged for groundbreaking insights into genetic susceptibility to disease
Tue, 2014-09-23 11:56

McGill University Professor Philippe Gros has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal from the Royal Society of Canada for important research of sustained excellence in medical science.

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Myriam Denov awarded Trudeau Fellowship

Participatory research uses art to shed light on the lives of children born of war
Wed, 2014-09-17 11:39

There are thousands of children born of war-time rape worldwide, but very little is known about their lived experiences and their relationships with their families and communities. Professor Myriam Denov, of McGill's School of Social work, has been awarded one of Canada's most prestigious research awards to help fill this knowledge gap. Named Sept. 16 as one of three recipients of the Trudeau Foundation’s 2014 Trudeau Fellowships, she hopes to shed light on an “invisible, but resilient” population of children and youth. 

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