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Target identified for a public health risk parasite

Thu, 2013-11-28 12:21

In the developing world, Cryptosporidium parvum has long been the scourge of freshwater. A decade ago, it announced its presence in the United States, infecting over 400,000 people – the largest waterborne-disease outbreak in the county’s history. Its rapid ability to spread, combined with an incredible resilience to water decontamination techniques, such as chlorination, led the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in the United Sates to add C. parvum to its list of public bioterrorism agents. Currently, there are no reliable treatments for cryptosporidiosis, the disease caused by C. parvum, but that may be about to change with the identification of a target molecule by investigators at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).

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Organization: McGill University Health Centre
Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Detecting Twitter users’ gender, en français

Wed, 2013-11-27 12:05

With 230 million users, Twitter has become a global force in social media.  And not just in English.

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Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office
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Office Phone: 514-398-4201

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Contact: Prof. Derek Ruths
Organization: School of Computer Science
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A brain reward gene influences food choices

Study links genetic predisposition to childhood obesity
Tue, 2013-11-26 15:29

Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain’s reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, according to a new study by Dr. Patricia Silveira and Prof. Michael Meaney of McGill University and Dr. Robert Levitan of the University of Toronto.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-6754

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Contact: Marie france Coutu
Organization: Douglas Mental Health University Institute
Office Phone: 514-835-3236
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Canadians lukewarm about protection of human rights

McGill expertise in human rights informs survey by Trudeau Foundation
Thu, 2013-11-21 16:24

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Anne Applebaum wins 2013 Cundill Prize

Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944-1956 earns $75,000 prize, largest international prize for work on history
Thu, 2013-11-21 11:07

A fascinating account of the raising of the Iron Curtain in post-WWII Europe has captured the world’s most lucrative prize for historical literature.

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Mike Babcock to receive honorary doctorate from McGill

Calgary philanthropists Richard and Carolina Walls will also receive an honorary degree 
at fall Convocation ceremonies
Thu, 2013-11-14 14:47

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Every breath you take

McGill study shows that women are more short of breath than men during exercise because their respiratory muscles are more active
Fri, 2013-11-08 16:34

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189

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Contact: Chris Chipello
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Quartier de l’innovation Board members announced


Jean-Pierre Desrosiers to chair Board of Directors of new organization
Wed, 2013-11-06 08:29

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Contact: Olivier Audet
Organization: ETS
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Office Phone: 514 396-8466
Mobile Phone: 514 605-2942

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Contact: Julie Fortier
Organization: Media Relations Office (McGill)
Office Phone: 514 398-6751
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Schulich Leader Scholarships reward excellence, service

Nomination process for $60,000 undergraduate scholarships starts in November
Tue, 2013-11-05 09:46

As a high school student in Stoney Creek, Ont., Frank Battaglia devoted more than 1,000 hours to community service, locally and abroad, while earning top marks in the classroom.

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Special guests to attend McGill installation

Quebec’s Minister of Higher Education Pierre Duchesne will participate in tomorrow’s ceremony
Mon, 2013-11-04 11:38

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