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Clerk, Pai named to RSC’s College of New Scholars

Inaugural members represent emerging generation of scholarly, scientific, artistic leadership in Canada
Tue, 2014-09-16 13:04

McGill University physicist Aashish Clerk and epidemiologist Madhukar Pai are among the inaugural members named today to the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

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New DNA analysis technique promises speedier diagnosis

Cancer and pre-natal problem diagnoses hastened by breakthrough DNA analysis technique developed at McGill
Tue, 2014-08-05 10:13

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New network in medical physics

Initiative funded by NSERC’s CREATE program seeks to bolster innovation in the development of technologies used for diagnosis and treatment of disease
Mon, 2013-08-12 11:01
Greg Rickford

A new network that is bringing together expertise from universities, government and industry is implementing a new vision for training the next generation of medical physicists. Ultrasounds, X-rays, MRIs and nuclear medicine are only a few examples of the essential contributions of medical physicists. The field of medical physics applies the principles of physics to medicine, from diagnosis to treatment, and seeks to quickly transform scientific discovery into clinical applications. Medical physicists are also clinical health care professionals providing service in fields such as radiation therapy, medical imaging, nuclear medicine or radiation protection, to name a few.

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Macroweather is what you expect

Between short-term weather and long-term climate, there is an intermediate 'macroweather' regime.
Tue, 2013-02-26 11:05

While short-term weather is notoriously volatile, climate is thought to represent a kind of average weather pattern over a long period of time. This dichotomy provides the analytical framework for scientific thinking about atmospheric variability, including climate change.

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25th Canadian Materials Science Conference

Sat, 2013-06-15 09:00 - Thu, 2013-06-20 09:00

In 2013, the 25th Canadian Materials Science Conference will be held at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, from June 17-19, 2013, with special courses running on June 15 and 16 and a poster session on June 19. This 25th CMSC will continue the tradition of being an important focal point of the Canadian materials science community and an excellent forum for academics and professionals to present their results and discuss advancements in a wide range of areas of materials science.

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Study sheds light on genetic “clock” in embryonic cells

International collaboration reveals timing mechanism in formation of vertebrae
Tue, 2012-11-13 13:03

How do embryos measure time? 

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Study reveals challenge for chip designers of future

Surprising findings could influence material choices in nanoelectronics
Tue, 2012-11-06 13:39

To build the computer chips of the future, designers will need to understand how an electrical charge behaves when it is confined to metal wires only a few atom-widths in diameter.

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McGill researchers explore big questions about universe

Team led by Prof. Alexander Maloney among winners of New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology international competition
Thu, 2012-10-04 14:58

A research team led by McGill University Physics Prof. Alexander Maloney is among the winners of the New Frontiers in Astronomy & Cosmology International Grant and Essay Competition who will present their winning proposals and essays in a joint conference Oct. 12 and 13 at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia.

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