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Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean

Study shows climate change has put a freshwater lid on the Antarctic ocean, trapping warm water in ocean depths .
Mon, 2014-03-03 11:30

In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed.

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

Thu, 2014-02-27 09:49

Colon or colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of both male and female cancer-related deaths in Canada. In 2013, an estimated 23,900 Canadians were diagnosed with colon cancer. And almost half of those diagnosed died. Surprisingly, colon cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. If caught early, over 90% of these cases could and should result in a full recovery.

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McGill experts: International Women’s Day

Every year, International Women’s Day is held on March 8, celebrating women all around the world. This year’s main theme is INSPIRING CHANGE. Here is a list of McGill experts who are available to give interviews on issues related to the event and to their expertise:
Tue, 2014-02-25 11:19

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
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Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Policy makers should value environmental, health benefits of small-scale local farming, researcher argues .
Sat, 2014-02-15 16:28

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

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Federal budget: Increased university research funding

Additional funding for universities key to ensure Canada’s competitiveness on world stage
Tue, 2014-02-11 18:49

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Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns

Greater job continuity for married moms masks trend toward shorter-term employment among men, never-married women
Wed, 2014-02-05 16:05

Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?

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NSERC celebrates McGill research

Three McGill researchers among the recipients of NSERC national prizes
Mon, 2014-02-03 06:45

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Does vaccinating one sexual partner benefit the other?

World leader in cervical cancer research to examine whether vaccinating individuals helps block transmission of the human papillomavirus (HPV) to unvaccinated partners
Thu, 2014-01-30 12:51

A new study by McGill University will examine whether vaccinating only one partner in a couple against the human papillomavirus (HPV) can help prevent transmission of HPV to the unvaccinated partner.

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Glass that bends but doesn’t break

Natural forms inspire McGill researchers to develop a technique to make glass less brittle
Wed, 2014-01-29 08:39
Bio-inspired glass

Normally when you drop a drinking glass on the floor it shatters. But, in future, thanks to a technique developed in McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, when the same thing happens the glass is likely to simply bend and become slightly deformed. That’s because Prof. François Barthelat and his team have successfully taken inspiration from the mechanics of natural structures like seashells in order to significantly increase the toughness of glass.

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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McGill experts: Sochi 2014

Mon, 2014-01-27 12:42

With the Winter Olympics fast approaching, the world’s eyes and attention are on Sochi, Russia. Whether looking at issues related to human rights or politics or addressing topics of physical activity or health, we invite you to consult with the following McGill experts leading up to or during the Games:

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Contact: Raphael Larocque-Cyr
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