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McGill study: Black-white US life expectancy gap persists but has narrowed

Fri, 2007-03-16 14:30

Data credits fewer deaths from homicide, HIV/AIDS, accidents, and heart disease

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McGill expert alert: Preparing for spring

Fri, 2007-03-16 12:00

For your reports on the springing of spring, we suggest the following sources:

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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South Pole telescope to probe 'dark energy'

Tue, 2007-03-13 12:00

The South Pole Telescope, a 22-metre tall, 280-ton monstrosity housed in one of the coldest places on Earth, has successfully collected its first test observations. And now astrophysicists hope it will shed light on the mysteries of the universe. CTV speaks with McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs, who is involved in the project.

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AIDS: new data from a Montreal study

Mon, 2007-03-19 12:00

McGill and Université de Montréal researchers shed more light on recent study

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Contact: Céline Poissant
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Black-white U.S. life expectancy gap narrows

Sun, 2007-03-18 12:00

Researchers at McGill have found that the gap in life expectancy between white and black people in America has narrowed substantially, largely because of a decrease in deaths of young African American males from homicide and AIDS. The study, conducted by Sam Harper, a postdoctoral fellow in McGill's department of epidemiology, biostatistics and occupational health, and John Lynch, Canada research chair in population health, is published in the March 21 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Wainberg adds fresh data to recent JMB study

Sun, 2007-03-18 12:00

Mark Wainberg, Bluma Brenner and colleagues at U de M presented new findings at an AIDS symposium in Montreal on Friday to add to a recently published eight-year study on transmission rates, published in April's Journal of Molecular Biology. Their study, out last month, showed that half of all HIV transmissions happen when newly infected people don't know they are carrying the virus. The new data, from 2,500 HIV patients in several Montreal clinics, dealt with transmission of drug-resistant HIV strains.

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New embryo test could lead to fewer multiple births

Mon, 2007-03-19 12:00

Women who turn to in-vitro fertilization (IVF) to become pregnant may no longer have to worry about conceiving twins or triplets. Researchers at McGill University and Yale University have developed a non-invasive test to identify embryos that are healthy, viable, and capable of producing a pregnancy in IVF versus those that are not.

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Contact: Céline Poissant
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Media Advisory: McGill hosts reproductive health symposium

Tue, 2007-03-20 12:00

Internationally recognized feminism experts to speak on women’s reproductive and sexual health issues

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
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World Water Day: Coping with Scarcity

Tue, 2007-03-20 12:00

McGill’s Brace Centre showcases global problems and solutions

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Contact: Nadine Fortin
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2007 federal budget, a step in the right direction for university teaching and research

Thu, 2007-03-22 11:00

The 2007 federal budget, tabled March 19 by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty, addressed the question of fiscal imbalance by considerably increasing transfer payments to the provinces and by introducing a new equalization formula.

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Contact: Céline Poissant
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