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Marianna Newkirk Appointed CIHR Delegate

Dr. Marianna M. Newkirk, Associate Dean (Research) in the Faculty of Medicine, has been appointed McGill’s delegate to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), as of January 2012.

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Published on : 23 Jan 2012

Solving the mystery of an old diabetes drug that may reduce cancer risk

In a new paper published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal reported on how the diabetes drug metformin potentially reduces cancer risk.

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Published on : 18 Jan 2012

Tribal Nova and McGill develop interactive and participative reading method in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers

Tribal Nova and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University have combined their expertise in a research and development project that focuses on interactive and participative reading on the iPad, in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2012

How do we split our attention?

McGill’s Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab team finds that we are natural-born multi-taskers.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2011

Budding scientists explore their career options at Discovery Day

More than 200 students from 26 high schools and CEGEPS across Montreal got a taste of what it’s really like to be a scientist at TD Discovery Day in Health Sciences on Tuesday, December 6, 2011.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2011

Media advisory - Gut reactions: immunity, microbes and diet

On Dec. 2, McGill University and Immunology Montreal are inviting interested researchers, media representatives and members of the public to attend its 6th annual symposium where international experts will share the latest findings on this timely topic.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2011

Movember movers and 'stachers

Kudos to McGill's 436 (registered) mo-bros, who helped raise $50,000+ for prostate cancer awareness this Movember.

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Published on : 30 Nov 2011

Gene acts as a brake on breast cancer progression

New research out of McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides compelling new evidence that a gene known as 14-3-3σ plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression. The study, led by the Dept. of Biochemistry’s William J. Muller, will be published online today in the journal Cancer Discovery.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2011

La Presse - Les oubliés de l'Alzheimer

La maladie d'Alzheimer, souvent associée à la vieillesse, frappe parfois très tôt. Dès la trentaine. La sévérité des symptômes progresse alors à une vitesse fulgurante, causant une immense souffrance et un casse-tête d'organisation. Les aidants crient à l'aide, parfois en vain.

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Published on : 26 Nov 2011

Montreal Gazette - Human magnets and their repulsive claims

Twenty-five years have passed since the world was rocked by the nuclear accident at Chernobyl in Ukraine. Given that cancers attributable to the release of radioactive materials have a long latency period, the human toll, aside from the 30 or so immediate deaths among reactor staff and emergency workers, can only be estimated.

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Published on : 26 Nov 2011

Gerald Bronfman Centre turns 20

McGill community set to celebrate two decades of excellence in patient-focused cancer research.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2011

Douglas Institute appoints new executive director

The Douglas Mental Health Institute has announced the appointment of Lynne McVey as its new executive director, effective Jan. 16, 2012. Ms. McVey is an associate professor at McGill’s School of Nursing and currently Director of Nursing and Clinical Operations at the Jewish General Hospital and Co-Director of the Segal Cancer Centre.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2011