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FIT@McGill pilot project launched

Wed, 2001-09-05 (All day)

McGill University is launching a new staff fitness program as an investment in the well-being of employees.

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Babies' hands move to the rhythm of language

Wed, 2001-09-05 (All day)

A new study published in Nature supports the idea that babies are born with sensitivity to highly specific rhythmic patterns naturally found in languages.

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Forging economic and environmental links

Tue, 2001-08-21 (All day)

Traditional economic thinking is going to be challenged at McGill this week. From August 23 to 25, some 200 progressive academics, environmentalists, business and government representatives are gathering at the University for the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE).

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Study identifies new source of stem cells

Mon, 2001-08-13 (All day)

A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University has identified a non-controversial source of stem cells that can produce a number of different cell types, including the type of neural cells needed to potentially help patients recover from a spinal cord injury or Parkinson's disease.

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Meet the scientists

Thu, 2001-07-26 (All day)

Following the announcement that the McGill Pain Centre would be launching a one-year pilot research project examining the potential benefits of cannabis as a pain-reliever, we thought we'd take an opportunity to introduce the five McGill University Health Centre researchers collaborating on the trial.

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Cannabis on trial

Thu, 2001-07-26 (All day)

The potential benefits of smoked cannabis as a pain-reliever are about to be examined by researchers at the McGill Pain Centre. Based at the McGill University Health Centre, the study will be the world's first peer-reviewed clinical trial examining the effects of smoked cannabis in a non-HIV population and is being supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and Health Canada.

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A web of experts

Tue, 2001-07-10 (All day)

Looking for the perfect professor to comment on news of the day or to help clarify complicated issues? Try out McGill's new on-line Media Guide to McGill Experts, which is now available on the web.

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Political scientist Antonia Maioni succeeds Desmond Morton

Wed, 2001-06-13 (All day)

Political scientist Antonia Maioni will be the next director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada, succeeding well-known historian and commentator Desmond Morton.

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McGill University committed to correcting gender differential in academic salaries

Wed, 2001-05-30 (All day)

McGill University has set funds aside to correct gender discrepancies in academic salaries. Principal Bernard Shapiro has announced that in 2001-2002, the first year of the program, $350,000 will be allocated specifically to correct the anomaly in faculty compensation arrangements.

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Sun therapy

Wed, 2001-05-30 (All day)

Exposure to vitamin D3 or sunlight may have therapeutic qualities in head and neck cancer, according to research headed by a McGill physiologist, Dr John White.

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