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Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:40

A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had their menopause.

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Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 8 years

Canadian researchers put numbers on health risk
Fri, 2014-12-05 10:09

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Julie Robert Public Affairs & Strategic planning, McGill University Health Centre
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Six new Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Six new Canada Research Chairs have been awarded to McGill University researchers and six chairs have been renewed, bringing a total of more than $12 million to the university over the next five to seven years for research in fields from biodiversity science to broadband access communications.
Fri, 2014-10-17 13:47

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McGill-led partnership projects receive SSHRC funding

Interdisciplinary projects use novel approaches to advance understanding of critical issues
Wed, 2014-08-27 17:26

Three innovative research partnerships at McGill University have received significant long-term investments from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) partnership grants program, totaling more than $6.8 million. Each project will use novel approaches to advance knowledge and understanding on critical issues of intellectual, social, economic and cultural significance -- from teaching computers to recognize musical symbols in images, to deepening understanding about text mining and the place of information technology within society.

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Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land

About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods – today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. But just how these ancient fish used their fishy bodies and fins in a terrestrial environment and what evolutionary processes were at play remain scientific mysteries.
Wed, 2014-08-27 13:06

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