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Study Sheds Light on Genetic Architecture of Kidney Cancer

A new study on a large cohort of kidney cancer patients in Europe sheds light on the genetic architecture of the disease -- and reveals an apparent link between exposure to aristolochic acid and incidence of kidney cancer, particularly in Romania.
28-Oct-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Watching the Hidden Life of Materials

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Researchers at McGill University have succeeded in simultaneously observing the reorganizations of atomic positions and electron distribution during the transformation of the “smart material” vanadium dioxide from a semiconductor into a metal...
27-Oct-2014 2:00 PM EDT

DNA Signature Found in Ice Storm Babies

The number of days an expectant mother was deprived of electricity during Quebec’s Ice Storm (1998) predicts the epigenetic profile of her child, a new study finds. Scientists from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill...
30-Sep-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Microplastic Pollution Discovered in St. Lawrence River Sediments

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A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene ‘microbeads,’ less than 2 mm in diameter) widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the...
23-Sep-2014 1:05 PM EDT

Drugs for Depression Linked with Failure of Dental Implants

A team from McGill University has discovered that people who take the most common antidepressants (such as Celexa, Paxil, Lexapro, Prozac, and Zoloft, the Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors or SSRIs) are twice as likely to have dental implants...
11-Sep-2014 4:55 PM EDT

Reducing Water Scarcity Possible by 2050

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It is possible to significantly reduce water scarcity in just over 35 years, according to researchers from McGill University and Utrecht University. They outline strategies in six key areas that they believe can be combined in different ways in...
29-Aug-2014 11:00 AM EDT

Walking Fish Reveal How Our Ancestors Evolved Onto Land

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About 400 million years ago a group of fish began exploring land and evolved into tetrapods – today's amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals. But just how these ancient fish used their fishy bodies and fins in a terrestrial environment and what...
27-Aug-2014 1:00 PM EDT

Black Carbon – a Major Climate Pollutant –Also Linked to Cardiovascular Health

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Black carbon pollutants from wood smoke are known to trap heat near the earth’s surface and warm the climate. A new study led by McGill Professor Jill Baumgartner suggests that black carbon may also increase women’s risk of cardiovascular...
25-Aug-2014 3:00 PM EDT

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McGill Experts: 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil

29-May-2014 10:00 AM EDT

Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS): McGill Expert

13-May-2014 11:40 AM EDT

McGill Experts: April 22, Earth Day

17-Apr-2014 10:00 AM EDT

McGill Experts: Autism Awareness Month

27-Mar-2014 11:00 AM EDT

McGill Experts: International Women’s Day

21-Feb-2014 12:00 PM EST

McGill Experts: Sochi 2014

23-Jan-2014 12:00 PM EST

McGill Expert Alert: McGill University Co-Hosts World Cancer Congress

The following list includes some of the McGill University experts who will be attending or presenting at the World Cancer Congress (WCC), the largest gathering of international leaders in the field of cancer, taking place in Montreal from August 27...
23-Aug-2012 12:00 PM EDT

Expert Available on the Three Strong Earthquakes That Struck Chile in Quick Succession

Three strong earthquakes rocked Chile this morning, just as the country was swearing in a new president. Expert Andrew Hynes of McGill University is available for interviews.
11-Mar-2010 1:25 PM EST

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