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Students say university rankings really do matter

Wed, 2015-09-16 10:31

It may not be the comeback story of the century, but McGill University’s resurgence to the No. 1 position in the latest QS World University Rankings has offered a glimmer of hope when many had predicted nothing but a continual slide down the international rankings scale for the “Harvard of the north.”

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McGill top Canadian university according to new international rankings

Tue, 2015-09-15 10:57

McGill University maintained its position as the top-ranked Canadian university in the world even if it dropped down a few notches in the overall standings released in this year’s QS World University Rankings.

Read full article: Montreal Gazette, September 15, 2015

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Association between low vitamin D and MS

Having low levels of vitamin D doubles the risk of developing multiple sclerosis, an association that researchers conclude supports a causal relationship
Tue, 2015-08-25 16:16

Low levels of vitamin D significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by Dr. Brent Richards of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, and published in PLOS Medicine. This finding, the result of a sophisticated Mendelian randomization analysis, confirms a long-standing hypothesis that low vitamin D is strongly associated with an increased susceptibility to MS. This connection is independent of other factors associated with low vitamin D levels, such as obesity.

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Contact: Emmanuelle Paciullo
Organization: Lady Davis Institute
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Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x 4120
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Montreal Is The Best Student City In Canada, Says QS Top Universities

Thu, 2015-08-20 11:21

Choosing a post-secondary school is one of life's most important decisions. But Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) Top Universities is making the choice a little easier for anyone who's considered studying in Montreal. 

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Scientists identify key gene associated with addiction

Tue, 2015-08-04 10:04

A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry by a team led by Salah El Mestikawy, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal), professor at McGill University and head of research at CNRS INSERM UPMC in Paris, opens the field to new understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying addiction in humans.

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Contact: Anne Quirion
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
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Office Phone: 514-761-6131, ext. 2717

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Study sheds light on the causes of cerebral palsy

Wider use of genetic testing in children with CP should be considered
Mon, 2015-08-03 10:03

Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. Every year 140 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Quebec.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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Practice doesn’t always make perfect

Study fuels nature versus debate
Tue, 2015-07-28 10:18

How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital
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Office Phone: 514 398-3376
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Cosmos, Joe Schwarcz Win Skeptics’ Critical Thinking Prize

Thu, 2015-07-09 09:03

 

The 2014 Balles Prize in Critical Thinking, an award for excellence in the promotion of science and reason, was given this year to the creators, producers, and writers of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey, and to Dr. Joe Schwarcz for his book Is That a Fact? The Balles Prize is given annually by the Committee for Skeptical Inquiry (CSI), publisher of the magazine Skeptical Inquirer.

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Research recommends further safety evaluation of DINCH

DINCH plasticizer put under the microscope by Montreal researchers
Wed, 2015-06-17 09:46

A commonly used  plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, was put under the microscope  by Montreal researchers.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Public Affairs & Strategic planning - McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934 1934 ext. 71381

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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New Segal Family Chair in Molecular Oncology

Dr. Christoph Borchers, world renowned proteomics researcher, recruited to McGill University and Segal Cancer Centre
Tue, 2015-06-16 16:43

Last night, Dr. Christoph Borchers was formally installed as the inaugural appointment to the Segal Family Chair in Molecular Oncology at McGill University. He will carry out his research on clinical proteomics at the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).
By recruiting Dr. Borchers, who continues to serve as Director of the University of Victoria (UVic) – Genome BC Proteomics Centre, the JGH and McGill become a central hub for the first pan-Canadian proteomics program.

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital
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Office Phone: 514-340-8222, ext. 8661
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