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Slowing The Insect Invasion

Wood Packaging Sanitation Policy Yields US $11.7 Billion Net Benefit
Wed, 2014-05-28 14:52

Risk analysis finds savings for homeowners and local governments of excluding invasive pests like the emerald ash borer outweigh added cost to imported goods

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-4201

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Contact: Brian Leung
Organization: Department of Biology and the McGill School of Environment
Office Phone: 514 398-6460
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Melatonin makes old bones stronger

Research on elderly rats suggests possible avenue for prevention of osteoporosis
Mon, 2014-05-26 10:22

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Source Site: /newsroom

Connect with NSERC: Community Engagement Visit / Branché sur le CRSNG: Visite visant à susciter la participation de la collectivité - Montréal

Thu, 2014-06-12 09:00 - 12:00
Leacock Building : Room 219, 855 rue Sherbrooke Ouest (McGill campus) Montreal, Quebec

(La version française suit)

NSERC has begun another round of community engagement visits to provide researchers, students and other stakeholders an opportunity to learn more about some recent program and policy developments. These visits will also serve as a platform for the community to ask questions and seek more information from some of NSERC's grants and scholarships experts.

Some of the topics that will be discussed include:

•          Federal Budget 2014

Source Site: /research

What doesn’t kill you may make you live longer

McGill research finds unexpected link between cell suicide and longevity
Thu, 2014-05-08 12:02

What is the secret to aging more slowly and living longer? Not antioxidants, apparently.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Source Site: /newsroom

Students win international competition

Winning project proposes innovative water-gathering method
Thu, 2014-05-15 13:43

An innovative proposal to harvest water in some of the world’s most arid locations has won the international competition Shell Ideas360. A team of Concordia and McGill students beat out more than 600 submissions to emerge as the only North American competitors in the top five presenting to an international panel of judges in Amsterdam.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514 398-4201

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Contact: Fiona Downey
Organization: Concordia University
Office Phone: 514 848-2424 ext. 2518
Mobile Phone: 514 518-3336
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McGill researchers receive $3.3M in federal funding

NSERC program aimed at enhancing skills of graduate and postdoc students, facilitate transition into workforce
Fri, 2014-05-16 10:32

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Contact: Julie Fortier
Organization: Associate Director, Media Relations
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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Cole Foundation gives $700,000

Towards the fight against pediatric and young adult leukemia & lymphoma
Fri, 2014-05-16 13:12

Montreal, May 16, 2014 –The Cole Foundation continues its support of promising young scientists conducting research on leukemia and lymphomas in children and young adults with the announcement of fourteen new fellowship grants and one new investigator grant for a total funding value of $700,000. 

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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Office Phone: 514 398-6754
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Source Site: /newsroom

Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation?

Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99% certainty
Fri, 2014-04-11 12:24

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Contact: Prof. Shaun Lovejoy
Organization: Department of Physics
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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Source Site: /newsroom

Couillard Cabinet:

McGill Principal welcomes appointments of Yves Bolduc and Jacques Daoust
Wed, 2014-04-23 16:05

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Source Site: /newsroom

Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males

Findings could help scientists study pain-inhibited sexual desire in humans
Tue, 2014-04-22 17:09

“Not tonight, dear, I have a headache.” Generally speaking, that line is attributed to the wife in a couple, implying that women’s sexual desire is more affected by pain than men’s.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Jeffrey Mogil
Organization: Department of Psychology
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Source Site: /newsroom