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"McGill's Answer for Cancer" team training session (Run for the Cure)

Tue, 2014-07-15 17:30
James Administration Building : Meet outside the main entrance at 5:30 sharp!, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G4

For the second year in a row, McGill is making a commitment to reach out beyond the Roddick Gates by raising funds for breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs. On Sunday, October 5, members of our community will take part in the 2014 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Montreal.

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Contact: Vice Principal (Research and International Relations)
Organization: Office of the Vice Principal (Research and International Relations)
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Office Phone: 514 398-3991
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"McGill's Answer for Cancer" team training session (Run for the Cure)

Wed, 2014-07-02 17:03 - 18:30
James Administration Building : Meet outside the main entrance at 5:30 sharp!, 845 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G4

For the second year in a row, McGill is making a commitment to reach out beyond the Roddick Gates by raising funds for breast cancer research, education, and awareness programs. On Sunday, October 5, members of our community will take part in the 2014 Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation CIBC Run for the Cure in Montreal.

Source Site: /research

Stories that motivate children to be honest

Tales where honesty is rewarded prove more effective than those where lying is punished
Wed, 2014-06-18 09:35

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-2189
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Death by prescription painkiller

First major review provides evidence of sharp increase in deaths from painkillers in U.S. and Canada
Wed, 2014-06-18 09:24

The number of deaths involving commonly prescribed painkillers is higher than the number of deaths by overdose from heroin and cocaine combined, according to researchers at McGill University. In a first-of-its-kind review of existing research, the McGill team has put the spotlight on a major public health problem: the dramatic increase in deaths due to prescribed painkillers, which were involved in more than 16,000 deaths in 2010 in the U.S. alone. Currently, the U.S and Canada rank #1 and #2 in per capita opioid consumption.

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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

Study yields important clues to genetics of epilepsy

An international team of researchers has discovered a significant genetic component of Idiopathic Generalized Epilepsy (IGE), the most common form of epilepsy. Epilepsy is a neurological disorder characterized by sudden, uncontrolled electrical discharges in the brain expressed as a seizure. The new research, published in this week’s issue of EMBO Reports, implicates a mutation in the gene for a protein, known as cotransporter KCC2.
Mon, 2014-06-16 14:57

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute
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McGill Principal receives honorary degree from Carleton

Tue, 2014-06-10 10:46

Carleton University bestowed an honorary degree on McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier today to recognize her “outstanding leadership in the Canadian scientific community while fostering research opportunities for future generations of scholars.”

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Source Site: /newsroom

New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes

But will it last?
Tue, 2014-06-10 10:30

By Katherine Gombay - News - June 10

Researchers from McGill and the U.S. Geological Survey, more used to measuring thawing permafrost than its expansion, have made a surprising discovery. There is new permafrost forming around Twelvemile Lake in the interior of Alaska. But they have also quickly concluded that, given the current rate of climate change, it won’t last beyond the end of this century.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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A tiny molecule may help battle depression

Researchers find a small molecule that predicts treatment response for depressed patients
Sun, 2014-06-08 15:09

By Cynthia Lee - News - June 8, 2014

Levels of a small molecule found only in humans and in other primates are lower in the brains of depressed individuals, according to researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Institute. This discovery may hold a key to improving treatment options for those who suffer from depression.

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