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McGill maintains top ranking for sixth straight year

Wed, 2010-11-10 15:30

For the sixth year in a row, Maclean’s magazine has ranked McGill University first in its class in its annual issue devoted to Canadian universities and published today. McGill placed first in the medical-doctoral category, which includes 15 Canadian universities with medical schools and a broad range of PhD programs.

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Caveman behavioural traits might kick in at dinner table before eating

Mon, 2010-11-08 08:00

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

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Pigs reveal secrets: New research shines light on Quebec industry

Thu, 2010-11-04 11:00

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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Two McGill researchers honoured with 2010 Prix du Québec

Mon, 2010-11-01 13:00

Again this year, McGill researchers are among the winners of the Prix du Québec, which were announced today at a news conference in Montreal.

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1000 Genomes Project publishes analysis of completed pilot phase

Wed, 2010-10-27 12:00

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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Five Québec next-generation researchers honoured in the “Ça mérite d’être reconnu!” competition

Mon, 2010-10-25 09:00

The partners of Rendez-vous du Savoir have the pleasure of announcing the winners of the first edition of the “Ça mérite d’être reconnu!” competition.

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Contact: Lucie-Anne Fabien, ARP, FSCRP
Organization: Ville de Montréal and Rendez-vous du Savoir
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Two McGill luminaries inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for 2011

Wed, 2010-10-20 12:00

Both Drs. Albert J. Aguayo and Jonathan C. Meakins (1882 - 1959) exemplify the highest degree of distinction in terms of their contributions to human health in Canada and, as such, are being inducted into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame for 2011.

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Contact: Allison Flynn
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$2.4-million gift from McGill Chancellor kick-starts crucial Healthier Societies Initiative

Thu, 2010-10-14 18:00

McGill University’s Chancellor, H. Arnold Steinberg, CM, has made an extraordinary gift of $2.4 million to kick-start a major new interdisciplinary research and teaching program aimed at creating a new road map for the future of health care delivery.

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Media advisory: Co-ordinator of UN high-level task force to open McGill Food Security Conference

Thu, 2010-10-14 09:15

Dr. David Nabarro, Assistant Secretary-General at the United Nations and co-ordinator of the Secretary-General’s High-Level Task Force on the Global Food Security Crisis, will deliver the keynote address at the opening evening of the Third McGill Conference on Global Food Security on Tuesday, Oct. 19, 5 p.m., at Centre Mont-Royal, 2200 Mansfield St. in Montreal.

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Listening to ancient colours

Thu, 2010-09-02 12:00

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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