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Key mechanism identified in brain tumor growth

A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience. Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain tumor in adults. Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for the disease. On average, patients succumb just 16 months after diagnosis.

Published on : 25 Apr 2016

« L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES »

  « L’HONORIS CAUSA, JE LE PRENDS POUR TOUTES LES FAMILLES AGRICOLES » La nouvelle a été divulguée sur Facebook : Maria Labrecque Ducheneau sera récipiendaire d’un doctorat honorifique (honoris causa) le 3 juin prochain. Le doctorat lui sera décerné par la rectrice de l’Université McGill, Suzanne Fortier, lors de la collation des grades des étudiants en sciences de l’agriculture et de l’environnement.

Published on : 25 Apr 2016

Lawrence Goodridge interviewed on Hepatitis A outbreak linked to berries

  LAWRENCE GOODRIDGE, DEPT. OF FOOD SCIENCE AND AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY, WAS INTERVIEWED ON CBC RADIO’S HOMERUN AT 5:40 PM ABOUT AN OUTBREAK OF HEPATITIS A LINKED TO BERRIES SOLD AT COSTCO. LISTEN: CBC Homerun  

Published on : 25 Apr 2016

Hands on workshop taught sustainability through connecting with nature

Teaching Sustainability through Connecting with Nature: A Hands-on Workshop, Reviewed by Morganne Blais-McPherson, Neuroscience; Ying-Syuan (Elaine) Huang, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education (DISE)

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

Expert: Prince (1958-2016)

"Prince, the superstar American singer-songwriter known for his incredible musicianship, diverse appeal across multiple genres and cavalcade of award-winning hits, has died at age 57." (CBC)

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

La fée des étoiles

« Nous formons des étudiants passionnés qui apprennent à penser avec un esprit critique et, en même temps, dans le respect et la collaboration, tout en se basant sur des preuves. Je crois que si nos politiciens avaient ce type de formation, le monde irait mieux. » Victoria Kaspi, directrice de l’Institut spatial. Gazette des Femmes

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

Power of positive thinking skews mindfulness studies

Researchers at McGill University in Montreal, Canada, analysed 124 published trials of mindfulness as a mental-health treatment, and found that scientists reported positive findings 60% more often than is statistically likely. Scientific American

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

Canada needs to rethink energy

Op-ed cosigned by Catherine Potvin, Professor of Biology. The Toronto Star

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

DISE PhD student Lauren Godfrey-Smith winner of 3MT competition

Lauren Godfrey-Smith, PhD candidate with McGill's Faculty of Education, was announced as a winner of the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition held on March 16, 2016. 

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Published on : 22 Apr 2016

La Jeune Star des "PR"

Talentueux, engagés, audacieux. La Presse Affaires présente le portrait de jeunes entrepreneurs, gestionnaires et professionnels qui forment la relève de demain. À 21 ans, à sa sortie de l’université, Hugo Delorme a obtenu son premier emploi chez National. À 28 ans, il est devenu le plus jeune associé jamais admis au cénacle de cette boîte de relations publiques, la plus importante au Canada.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

DISE's Dr. Shariff featured in Minister Duncan's International Women's Day message

The Honourable Kristy Duncan, Minister of Science, chose to feature Dr. Shaheen Shariff, of our Department of Integrated Studies in Education, in a Government of Canada video released to commemorate International Women's Day, 2016. [view video] "Together we can inspire the next generation of girls to pursue careers in science and technology," states Minister Duncan. "Join me in celebrating International Women’s Day."

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

In memoriam : Dr. Terry Tannenbaum

 It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Terry was as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.   Donations may be made to the "Dr. Terry Nan Tannenbaum Memorial Fund for Education" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514-340-8251). On behalf of the McGill Department of Family Medicine, we would like to express  our deepest sympathies.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

In memoriam : Dr. Terry Tannenbaum

 It is with deep sadness that we inform you that Dr. Terry-Nan Tannenbaum passed away peacefully at her home on Thursday, March 17, 2016 surrounded by her family.  Terry was as an Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine.   Donations may be made to the "Dr. Terry Nan Tannenbaum Memorial Fund for Education" c/o the Jewish General Hospital Foundation (514-340-8251). On behalf of the McGill Department of Family Medicine, we would like to express  our deepest sympathies.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

MUHC nurse and doctor who welcomed Syrian refugees talk about their experience

As of today, 25,000 Syrian refugees will have arrived in Canada fleeing their war-torn country. Approximately 7,300 of those will stay in Quebec. Chunip Koo, a clinician nurse at the Montreal Neurological Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MNH-MUHC), and Dr. Zinab Gouda, physician in the Transitional Care Team and Secondary Care division of the MUHC Department of Family Medicine,  describe their experience.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016

MUHC nurse and doctor who welcomed Syrian refugees talk about their experience

As of today, 25,000 Syrian refugees will have arrived in Canada fleeing their war-torn country. Approximately 7,300 of those will stay in Quebec. Chunip Koo, a clinician nurse at the Montreal Neurological Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MNH-MUHC), and Dr. Zinab Gouda, physician in the Transitional Care Team and Secondary Care division of the MUHC Department of Family Medicine,  describe their experience.

Published on : 22 Apr 2016