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24 hours of science / 24 heures de science

Fri, 2013-05-10 (All day) - Sat, 2013-05-11 (All day)

24 hours of science / 24 heures de science

"Science pour tous" is organizing the 8th annual 24 heures de science (24 hours of science) festival on May 10th and 11th. 250 science and technology activities are planned everywhere in Québec non-stop for 24 hours. Public and school groups are invited to discover the activities. The program includes conferences, excursions, animated events, exhibitions, etc.

The activities are of interest to the general public as well as for students.:

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Rare galaxy found furiously burning fuel for stars

Compact galaxy packs big star-making punch
Tue, 2013-04-23 15:30

Astronomers have found a galaxy turning gas into stars with almost 100 percent efficiency, a rare phase of galaxy evolution that is the most extreme yet observed. The findings come from the IRAM Plateau de Bure interferometer in the French Alps, NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer and NASA's Hubble Space Telescope.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Lazy-eye disorder -- a promising therapeutic approach

Researchers use popular puzzle video game to treat adult amblyopia
Mon, 2013-04-22 14:57

A research team led by Dr. Robert Hess from McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has used the popular puzzle video game Tetris in an innovative approach to treat adult amblyopia, commonly known as “lazy eye”. By distributing information between the two eyes in a complementary fashion, the video game trains both eyes to work together, which is counter to previous treatments for the disorder (e.g. patching).

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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: Media Relations
Office Phone: 514.398.6754
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The right amount of vitamin D for babies

Study confirms 400 IU daily dose for infants under one year of age
Tue, 2013-04-30 14:53


Vitamin D is crucial to the growth of healthy bones. It is especially important that babies get enough of it during the first twelve months of their lives when their bones are growing rapidly. This is why health care providers frequently recommend that parents give their babies a daily vitamin D supplement. But how much vitamin D should babies be given?

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Innovative pediatrics project in personalized health

McGill and the RI MUHC awarded grant as part of major investment in genomics research in Quebec
Tue, 2013-04-16 15:33

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Contact: Julie Fortier
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
Office Phone: 514-934-1934, ext. 71381
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Why does music feel so good?

Fri, 2013-04-12 12:57

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McGill food and dining to serve sustainable seafood

Becomes first Canadian university to receive certification from Marine Stewardship Council
Thu, 2013-04-11 10:58

McGill University’s Food and Dining Services has received the Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification, becoming the first Canadian post-secondary institution to be recognized by the MSC for its commitment to serving sustainable seafood.

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Contact: Julie Fortier
Organization: Associate Director, Media Relations
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Office Phone: 514-398-6751
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