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TB: avoiding and subverting immunity

Mon, 2014-12-22 16:44

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Contact: Maziar Divangahi
Organization: Asst Prof, Dept Medicine
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Office Phone: 514-826-5755
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Condolences to family of Michelle Tisseyre

McGill University offers condolences to the family and friends of Michelle Tisseyre, a remarkable journalist who passed away Sunday at the age of 96.
Mon, 2014-12-22 16:23

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-6751
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Reorganized RIR and Contact Us page

Wed, 2014-12-17 12:20

Over the past year, Research and International Relations (RIR) has reorganized with the goal of creating more tailored and comprehensive support for McGill’s researchers.

The following units and subunits now make up RIR:

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Modern Greek Studies receives new gift of $1.2-million

New gift of $1.2-million from community leaders will endow Chair in perpetuity while supporting vital research and scholarship
Fri, 2014-12-12 10:36

A $1.2-million gift to McGill University from leaders of Canada’s Greek community will strengthen Modern Greek research and scholarship at McGill and endow the University’s Phrixos B. Papachristidis Chair in Modern Greek and Greek-Canadian Studies in perpetuity.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Winner of 2014 Bloomberg Manulife Prize

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. David J.A. Jenkins – inventor of the glycemic index and inspiration behind low-cholesterol diets
Thu, 2014-12-11 11:12

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Contact: Valerie Khayat
Organization: Bloomberg Manulife Prize
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Office Phone: 514 398-3230
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Controlling obesity with potato extract

Extract of Irish potatoes, rich in polyphenols, reduces weight gain to a surprising extent
Tue, 2014-12-09 09:53

Take a look in your pantry: the miracle ingredient for fighting obesity may already be there. A simple potato extract may limit weight gain from a diet that is high in fat and refined carbohydrates, according to scientists at McGill University.

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Contact: Melody Enguix
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398 6751
Mobile Phone: 514 796 6751
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Tramadol and risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia

The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia
Mon, 2014-12-08 15:59

The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia, a potentially fatal condition caused by low blood sugar, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Lady Davis Institute, Jewish General Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-340-8222, ext. 8661

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work

Children more likely to tell the truth either to please an adult or because they believe it is the right thing to do
Mon, 2014-12-08 11:55

If you want your child to tell the truth, it’s best not to threaten to punish them if they lie. That’s what researchers discovered through a simple experiment involving 372 children between the ages of 4 and 8.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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HPV vaccine: teen sexual behaviour not affected

Mon, 2014-12-08 11:47

Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to have been affected by routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Anne Craig
Organization: Queen's University
Office Phone: 613-533-2877
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Sovereignty v. neoliberalism: trial over a treasure

Fri, 2014-12-05 12:01

In 2007, a treasure hunting company found a 19th Century shipwreck in the Atlantic, off the coast of Portugal. The company, Odyssey Marine Exploration, claimed property of the shipwreck and its cargo, some 600,000 silver and gold coins.

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