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$ 41 million to unlock the mysteries of aging

Two Quebec universities play a key role in pan-Canadian study
Mon, 2015-03-09 07:06

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Affaires publiques & Planification stratégique, Centre universitaire de santé McGill
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934, poste 71381

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Contact: Jean-François Duval
Organization: Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke
Office Phone: 819 821-8000, poste 72581
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The science of beaks

Fri, 2015-03-06 15:03

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Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds

Research with mice undercuts widely held belief that ubiquinone protects cells against damage from free radicals
Fri, 2015-03-06 09:56

The popular dietary supplement ubiquinone, also known as Coenzyme Q10, is widely believed to function as an antioxidant, protecting cells against damage from free radicals. But a new study by scientists at McGill University finds that ubiquinone is not a crucial antioxidant -- and that consuming it is unlikely to provide any benefit.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Prof. Siegfried Hekimi
Organization: Department of Biology
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$1 million for two McGill projects

Projects receive funding for internships and scholarships for Canadian and Commonwealth students
Mon, 2015-03-02 14:02

Two McGill University projects have received grants valued at $500,000 each from the Canadian Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Scholarships program.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: McGill Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514.398.4201
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McGill congratulates new Minister of Education

Fri, 2015-02-27 11:45

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Contact: Carole Graveline
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514 398-1385
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Most information in drug development is lost

Mon, 2015-03-09 10:41

Lots of potentially useful medical information is getting lost. McGill researchers discovered this when they looked into the lack of reporting of information from “stalled drug” trials in cancer, cardiovascular and neurological diseases.

 

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Chairs in social pediatrics to be established

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the Fondation du Dr Julien announce the creation of two chairs in social pediatrics in the community
Thu, 2015-02-26 13:29

The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation, McGill University, the Université de Montréal and the Fondation du Dr Julien will establish two chairs in social pediatrics in the community, to be based in the Montreal neighbourhood of Hochelaga-Maisonneuve. In a Canadian first, researchers will conduct a long-term study on social pediatrics in the community.  This clinical practice has a proven track record, thanks to its founder, Dr. Gilles Julien, who has been practicing social pediatrics in disadvantaged neighbourhoods for nearly 30 years.

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Contact: Séverine Defouni
Organization: Assistant Director of Communications, Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation
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Office Phone: 514-934-4846 ext. 29238

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations Office
Office Phone: 514-398-6754
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‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes

Global study shows increase in potentially toxic algae accelerating since mid-1900s
Thu, 2015-02-26 07:54
Photo courtesy of: Dr. Ron Zurawell, Ph.D., P.Biol. Limnologist/Water Quality Sp

The organisms commonly known as blue-green algae have proliferated much more rapidly than other algae in lakes across North America and Europe over the past two centuries – and in many cases the rate of increase has sharply accelerated since the mid-20th century, according to an international team of researchers led by scientists at McGill University.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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