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Promising tool to combat cachexia-induced muscle wasting discovered

Cachexia, a syndrome characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle deterioration, is a major cause of death among patients suffering from diseases like cancer, AIDS and chronic infection. Now, a newly published study by McGill University researchers shows that a low dose of Pateamine A is effective at preventing cancer-induced muscle wasting, which may lead to cachexia-fighting drugs.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2012

Talks with AMURE carry on

At the bargaining session of June 6 the parties firmed up three negotiation dates for meetings to be carried out until July 11.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012

SSHRC grants to McGill researchers put youth first

Two McGill researchers were recently awarded large partnership grants by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC). These grants are designed to foster research partnerships among the academic, private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2012

$29 million from NSERC to support McGill researchers

Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.

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Published on : 06 Jun 2012

Message from the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services to the McGill Research Community

This communiqué updates the McGill community of some important changes that the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services are undertaking in order to improve our collective services for researchers.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2012

Raptor Pharmaceutical licenses intellectual property related to malaria from McGill

Raptor Pharmaceutical recently announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to intellectual property related to cysteamine and related compounds in the potential treatment of parasitic diseases, including malaria, from McGill.

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Published on : 31 May 2012

Canada poised to become world leader in next-generation biofuel development

BioFuelNet Canada – made possible by federal NCE program – will bring together industry and academics to research and develop biofuels of the future

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Published on : 30 May 2012

Progress continues with AMURE

McGill and AMURE met on May 16 and signed off on the final English and French versions of seven articles in the Research Associates and Research Assistants collective agreements.

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Published on : 18 May 2012

One step closer to the Quartier de l’innovation

The partnership between ÉTS and McGill receives generous support from the governments of Québec, Canada and the City of Montreal

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Published on : 14 May 2012

Update on May 2 talks with AMURE

At the meeting of both parties on May 2, the union proposed a few changes and agreed to the English and French versions of the texts relating to the seven articles on which there have been agreements since the start of negotiations. These texts will be signed by both parties at the next meeting.

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Published on : 09 May 2012

Biologists turn back the clock to understand evolution of sex differences

Prof. Ehab Abouheif, Dept. of Biology and a research team investigated which genes were being expressed during the development of antennae in male water striders. The antennae are used to grasp the females during mating. They then modified gene expression to see how this would be expressed in antennae development and success in mating. By doing so they were able to watch evolution in action.

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Published on : 03 May 2012

McGill University joins CASRAI

McGill University is pleased to announce that it has joined the Consortia Advancing Standards in Research Administration Information (CASRAI).

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Published on : 01 May 2012

Prof. Sarah Stroud Appointed Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations)

Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), is proud to announce that Prof. Sarah Stroud has been appointed Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), effective May 1, 2012. In this role, Prof. Stroud will focus on supporting McGill research in the humanities and social sciences.

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Published on : 01 May 2012

Update on talks with AMURE – April 25

At the April 25 bargaining session, the parties discussed a modified proposal on intellectual property and agreed to further review at a next meeting.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2012