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Backing up your brain: McGill researchers discover how old memories are re-saved and changed

Sun, 2009-06-21 13:15

Discovery potentially opens way to treatments for PTSD and other memory-related disorders

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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McGill University receives almost $63 million under CFI program to support five research projects

Thu, 2009-06-18 12:00

Initiatives in green chemistry, broadband, embryology, cancer and disease therapy funded

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Contact: Yves Melanson
Organization: Canada Foundation for Innovation
Office Phone: 613 996-3160
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Another McGill/JGH breakthrough opens door to early Alzheimer's diagnosis

Tue, 2009-06-16 14:45

New technique detects possible Alzheimer's biomarker in blood

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Contact: Mark Shainblum
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Office Phone: (514) 398 - 2189
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Leading authority joining McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre

Tue, 2009-06-16 12:00

Dr. Bartha Maria Knoppers named Director of New Centre of Genomics and Policy

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Contact: Julie Fortier
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Office Phone: (514) 398 - 6751
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US Lags World in Paid Sick Days: Report

Tue, 2009-06-16 09:15

The U.S. is the only country among 22 countries ranked highly in terms of economic and human development that does not guarantee that workers receive paid sick days or paid sick leave

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Contact: Ceyda Turan
Organization: McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy
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Office Phone: 514-398-5631
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What is Canadian-style health care really like?

Mon, 2009-06-15 12:00

President Barack Obama’s push to overhaul the U.S. health care system, including most recently a speech to the American Medical Association this morning, has many people on both sides of the issue drawing comparisons to the Canadian system.

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Contact: Pascal Zamprelli
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McGill Expert: Stratospheric balloon telescope launched to unravel secrets of Big Bang

Fri, 2009-06-12 08:45

On June 11, the EBEX stratospheric balloon telescope was launched from Ft. Sumner, New Mexico by NASA's Columbia Balloon facility.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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McGill Expert Alert: Iranians head to the polls

Thu, 2009-06-11 12:00

Reports from Iran suggest that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is in a tight race with his principal rival, reformist Mir-Hossein Mousavi, as citizens prepare to vote on Friday.

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Contact: Pascal Zamprelli
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Media Expert Alert: Canada getting out of medical isotope production

Thu, 2009-06-11 12:00

Canada is getting out of medical isotope production, Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Wednesday as the world struggles with the shutdown of an aging Canadian reactor that makes a big chunk of the global supply.

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Contact: Allison Flynn
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Office Phone: (514) 398 - 7698
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McGill Expert Alert: WHO close to declaring swine flu epidemic

Thu, 2009-06-11 09:15

The World Health Organization is on the cusp of declaring a global swine flu pandemic, officials said Thursday as experts held an emergency meeting in Geneva to discuss the spread of the virus in Australia, Europe and Asia.

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Contact: Mark Shainblum
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