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Fighting one of the leading causes of death in Canada

New partnership between McGill and the Heart and Stroke Foundation will strengthen key research programs and advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease
Tue, 2013-06-25 11:02

Almost 70,000 Canadians die each year from heart disease and stroke – that’s one person every seven minutes. And despite impressive gains in research and treatment, cardiovascular disease still accounts for almost 30 per cent of all deaths every year in Canada.

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Decreased Risk of death for children on dialysis

Children on dialysis for severe kidney disease have a dramatically reduced risk of death compared to 20 years ago, a new study shows. The findings, from a study led by Dr. Bethany Foster from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, are very encouraging for children with end-stage kidney disease. These children face a significantly shortened life expectancy, with dialysis as the only life-saving therapy while they await transplant. This study was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA).
Wed, 2013-05-08 12:59

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Innovative pediatrics project in personalized health

McGill and the RI MUHC awarded grant as part of major investment in genomics research in Quebec
Tue, 2013-04-16 15:33

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Bringing climate-change lessons out of the lab

Award-winning McGill researcher to share environmental insights through video series, social media
Wed, 2013-04-03 11:56

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Major health benefits of music uncovered

The neurochemistry of music
Wed, 2013-03-27 15:41

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Budget: McGill welcomes renewed support for research

McGill University welcomes the investments in science and research announced today as part of Finance Minister Jim Flaherty’s budget. These measures include new funding for an International Education Strategy.
Thu, 2013-03-21 19:17

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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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How fit is your neighbourhood?

Mon, 2013-01-21 14:04

(Athletics' Jill Barker) As a young psychologist, James Sallis was interested in exploring the motivation behind getting people to exercise. But it wasn’t long before he discovered that existing theories designed to improve exercise adherence were, for the most part, ineffective. Sallis, who is speaking in Montreal this week, is this year’s winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.

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TB cattle vaccine takes 'small step forward'

Tue, 2013-01-08 16:38

Scientists have announced a small but important step in the development of an effective cattle vaccine to prevent bovine tuberculosis. They have identified a "biomarker" using sophisticated molecular technology that allows them to predict vaccine efficacy. David Williams, chairman of the Badger Trust, which strongly supports vaccination of both cattle and badgers, said: "We welcome this refinement in laboratory technique, part of the progress towards the long-awaited goal of an effective cattle vaccine.

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McGill honoured in Quebec Science’s 2012 breakthroughs

McGill researchers led two of the top 10 discoveries of the year; grab top spot in ranking over 20 years
Fri, 2013-01-04 15:36

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