Breakthrough could reduce hip replacements

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Scientists at the RI-MUHC have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

Mark Ware named to cannabis task force

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World-renowned pain specialist and medical cannabis researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit, has been nominated vice-chair of an important federal task force that will provide guidance to the Canadian government as it prepares to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in spring 2017.

Le Dr Mark Ware nommé vice-président du groupe de travail fédéral sur la légalisation du cannabis

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Le Dr Mark Ware, directeur de la recherche clinique à l’unité de gestion de la douleur Alan-Edwards, a été nommé vice-président d’un important groupe de travail fédéral pour orienter le gouvernement canadien qui, au printemps 2017, proposera une loi pour légaliser la marijuana.

NSERC awards over $30M for long-term McGill research

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What do geological faults, musical communication and neuroimaging computer platforms have in common? All three are among the research subjects that benefitted from the latest round of grants announced by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council. McGill’s total NSERC funding granted in this round, which will be dispersed over the next five years, is $30,021,404.

McGill leading archaeological fieldwork in Verdun

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For eight weeks this summer, McGill will oversee renewed archaeological work on the site of the Nivard-De Saint-Dizier house, a fine example of rural architecture at the beginning of the French regime in the New World. Members of the public will be able to meet researchers and even help out with archaeological dig.

How does innovation come to life at McGill?

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While some might associate innovation with startups and get-rich-quick ideas, McGill’s working definition encompasses any academic discovery or insight that can be applied to the benefit of a broader population. Often this means partnering with industry, NGOs, social-purpose organizations, or other external parties to facilitate the delivery of a new idea to the public.

McGill wins two international prizes for sustainable procurement

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McGill has recently won two significant international awards for the five-year Sustainable Procurement Strategy it began to develop in 2013. The Green Electronics Council has honoured McGill as a 3-Star EPEAT Purchaser, while the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council gave McGill an Outstanding Case Study award for its Sustainable Procurement Strategy.

Scientists create a new way to categorize music

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A team of scientists from McGill, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

Bookstore changes name, moves to new locations

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Now to be called Bookstore/Librairie Le James, the retail facility that supplies books, study materials and McGill-branded merchandise will soon set up shop in two locations: an academic-oriented store 3544 avenue du Parc, across the street from New Residence Hall, and a lifestyle-oriented shop at 680 Sherbrooke St., adjacent to the entrance of 688 Sherbrooke, in premises that used to house a copying store.

Celebrating 40 years of Family Medicine at McGill

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When it was founded four decades ago, the Department of Family Medicine at McGill had but a handful of members. How times have changed! As the Department celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2016, it has become the largest single department in the Faculty of Medicine. It now trains more than 200 residents. More than 100,000 patients are registered across its six training sites.