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Chairs in social pediatrics to be established

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the Fondation du Dr Julien announce the creation of two chairs in social pediatrics in the community
Thu, 2015-02-26 13:29

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the Fondation du Dr Julien will establish two chairs in social pediatrics in the community, to be based in the Montreal neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. In a Canadian first, researchers will conduct a long-term study on social pediatrics in the community.  This clinical practice has a proven track record, thanks to its founder, Dr. Gilles Julien, who has been practicing social pediatrics in disadvantaged neighbourhoods for nearly 30 years.

Contact Information

Contact: Séverine Defouni
Organization: Assistant Director of Communications, Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
Office Phone: 514-934-4846 ext. 29238

Secondary Contact Information

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

Dr. Shariff speaks to National Post about student rights

Thu, 2015-02-26 13:11

Toronto high school students win charter challenge over breathalyzer test requirement to enter prom

Source: National Post, Feb 24, 2015

By: Sarah Boesveld

Source Site: /education

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells metastasize

Thu, 2015-02-26 10:19

Montreal Neurological Institute scientists discover a new mechanism driving spread of cancer

A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC. The finding focuses attention on a biological mechanism that until now was largely overlooked. The discovery of the protein’s effect significantly expands our understanding of epithelial cancers such as breast and lung cancer.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
Source Site: /neuro

“What can I do with a BA in English?”

Wed, 2015-03-18 16:00
Arts Building : ROOM 160, 853 rue Sherbrooke Ouest Montreal Quebec Canada , H3A 0G5
Price: FREE

Join us for a follow-up to last winter’s discussions on the value of a Humanities degree, with five McGill graduates who will talk about how their education helped them in their careers:

Source Site: /english

Calls for Proposals: Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development - Round 5

Thu, 2015-02-26 09:45

USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, and DFID have joined together to launch Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development, to find the tools and approaches to help the mothers and newborns during their most vulnerable hours.

Source Site: /globalhealth
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Grand Rounds: "From Theory to Practice: The SGLT2 inhibitor, a new class for the treatment of type 2 diabetes"- Dr. Stavroula Christopoulos

Tue, 2015-05-19 12:00 - 13:00
Douglas Hospital : Bowerman Room, Dobell Pavilion, 6825, boulevard LaSalle Verdun Quebec Canada , H4H 1R3
Source Site: /psychiatry

‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s
Thu, 2015-02-26 07:54

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

Contact Information

Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Oxidizing alcohol without TEMPO

Wed, 2015-02-25 22:23

The Arndtsen and Lumb research groups jointly report a copper-catalyzed aerobic oxidation of alcohols without the use of traditional N-oxide co-oxidants. The tyrosinase inspired Cu-diamine complex efficiently mediates the oxidation of both activated and un-activated alcohols at ambient pressure and temperature.

Contact Information

Contact: Jean-Philip Lumb
Source Site: /chemistry

An eye for efficiency

Wed, 2015-02-25 16:38

A new strategy leads to the improvement of cataract surgery 

Source Site: /desautels