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A swim against tides to find Franklin's lost ships

Canadian researchers begin their efforts to find the remains of Sir John Franklin's catastrophic 1845 expedition, in a project that combines the historical romanticism associated with past explorers and the emerging importance of 21st-century polar science.

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Published on : 16 Aug 2008

McGill Professor to represent Georgia at International Court of Justice

McGill professor to represent Georgia at the International Court of Justice

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Published on : 18 Aug 2008

Personalized immunotherapy to fight HIV/AIDS

Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy and his team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), in collaboration with Dr. Rafick Sékaly from the Université de Montréal, with ARGOS Therapeutics (North Carolina, US) an industrial partner, have designed a personalized immunotherapy for HIV-infected patients.

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Published on : 16 Aug 2008

Sing me something smart

When shopping for a mate, female zebra finches might choose males with the sweetest song because singing ability advertises intellectual prowess. Neeltje Boogert of McGill University found that the males who sang the most complex melodies were also quicker at solving a problem to find food.

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Published on : 15 Aug 2008

Personalized immunotherapy to fight HIV/AIDS.

For a long time, the main obstacle to creating an AIDS vaccine has been the high genetic variability of the HIV virus. Dr. Jean-Pierre Routy and his team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), in collaboration with Dr. Rafick Sékaly from the Université de Montréal, have overcome this difficulty by designing a personalized immunotherapy for infected patients.

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Published on : 13 Aug 2008

A first in Quebec: MUHC heart specialists implant new “smart” defibrillator

McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) heart specialists are the first in Quebec (and the second in North America) to implant a fully automatic biventricular cardiac resynchronization therapy defibrillator. While continuously working to “pace” the patient’s heart, this “smart” technology allows the defibrillator to adjust itself automatically if it senses any change in the patient’s c

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Published on : 13 Aug 2008

McGill University Library embarks on a large-scale digitization strategy

Historic and unique collections will be accessible for generations thanks to high-speed robotic scanner made possible through partnership with U.S.-based Kirtas Technologies and Canadian reseller, Ristech

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Published on : 13 Aug 2008

Lance Armstrong rides into town for Cedars Cancer Institute of the MUHC

Cancer survivor and cycling champion, Lance Armstrong will be in the Montreal region the weekend of September 12th and 13th in support of the Cedars Cancer Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and Best Care for Life Campaign.

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Published on : 07 Aug 2008

In a Musical State of Mind…

Café Scientifique on brain, music and cognition

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Published on : 07 Aug 2008

Students invited to test their musical prowess

New study from researchers at International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research targets undergrads

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Published on : 06 Aug 2008

Personality of the Week: Richard Gold


Each day, thousands of researchers work on the development of drugs or a vaccine for people affected by AIDS. Richard Gold of McGill, wants to bring people closer together with the aim of making the AIDS drugs more accessible to those in underprivileged countries. As the 17th International Conference on AIDS begins in Mexico City, La Presse and Radio-Canada name him "Personality of the week".

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Published on : 03 Aug 2008

In a Musical State of Mind… Café Scientifique on brain, music and cognition

How do we perceive melody? Can music influence the development of newborn babies?

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Published on : 05 Aug 2008

Flirting with temptation

Temptation may be everywhere, but it's how the different sexes react to flirtation that determines the effect it will have on their relationships. Men may not see their flirtations with an attractive woman as threatening to another relationship while women do, according to findings from a study in the July issue of the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2008

A boost for lazy eye

Correcting lazy eye in adults is supposed to be impossible, but researchers report they have been able to do that -- at least partially and temporarily -- by beaming magnetic pulses into the brain. New research from Dr. Ben Thompson, a post-doctoral fellow working with Dr. Robert Hess at the McGill Vision Research Unit, on amblyopia treatment in adults.

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Published on : 18 Jul 2008

Management squeeze driving U.S. decline

Henry Mintzberg, McGill's John Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies, writes in an opinion piece in the the South China Morning Post: "Signs of the American economy's perilous condition are everywhere - from yawning fiscal and current-account deficits to plummeting home prices and a feeble U.S. dollar."

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Published on : 30 Jul 2008