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McGill expert alert: Unseasonably mild weather

Mon, 2007-01-08 11:00

We suggest the following sources for your stories about recent mild weather/global warming this winter:

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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The Montreal Children's Hospital appoints new chief of surgery

Mon, 2007-01-08 12:00

Dr. Linda Christmann, Associate Executive Director of the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC, is pleased to announce that Dr. Jean-Pierre Farmer has accepted the position of Chief of Surgery at the Children's.

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Congenital heart disease increasingly more common in adults and children

Tue, 2007-01-09 09:00

The prevalence of congenital heart disease (CHD) has increased strikingly in adults and children, according to a new population study by MUHC researchers and reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.

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Contact: Seeta Ramdass
Organization: MUHC Public Relations & Communications Services
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Office Phone: 514-843-1560
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One of the great success stories of 20th-century medicine

Tue, 2007-01-09 12:00

Severe cases of congenital heart disease are on the rise among North American adults, but researchers say that probably means growing numbers of infants born with the condition are surviving into adulthood. "This is a real success story," said Dr. Ariane Marelli, lead author of a new study on the trend and director of the McGill Adult Unit for Congenital Heart Disease Excellence.

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Big-brained birds survive better in nature

Wed, 2007-01-10 12:30

Birds with brains that are large in relation to their body size live longer than those with smaller brains, according to new research published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences today.

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Contact: Céline Poissant
Organization: Media Relations Office, McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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A prisoner of her own body

Sat, 2007-01-06 12:00

An inspirational story on Helene Pelletier, a patient at McGill's Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), who is struggling with Lou Gehrig's Disease (ALS). After 18 months with the disease she is resolved to use the time she has left to make a difference. Pelletier has raised money to create a clinical fellowship at the Neuro and is planning a second benefit this year.

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Trottier Symposium to grapple with big questions

Thu, 2007-01-11 06:30

Want to know the best way to rile up a group of renowned physicists? Put them in the same room and whisper two words: "anthropic principle."

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Principal Munroe-Blum reappointed

Thu, 2007-01-11 06:30

The Board of Governors unanimously votes to reappoint Heather Munroe-Blum to a second term as Principal and Vice-Chancellor.

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Interactive kiosk unveiled

Thu, 2007-01-11 06:30

The folks at Engineering go space age thanks to an interactive kiosk developed by the good folks at the Centre for Intelligent Machines.

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Headliners: Squat squirrels, cardiac kids and a New York State of mind

Thu, 2007-01-11 06:30

A trio of McGillians feature prominently in the New York Times; Mini-Med hits the small screen; and local opossum sightings.

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