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Why do anti-hunger and anti-obesity initiatives always fall short?

With widespread hunger continuing to haunt developing nations, and obesity fast becoming a global epidemic, any number of efforts on the parts of governments, scientists, non-profit organizations and the business world have taken aim at these twin nutrition-related crises. But all of these efforts have failed to make a large dent in the problems...

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Published on : 23 Jul 2012

Do Women Choose Different Jobs from Men? Mechanisms of Application Segregation in the Market for Managerial Workers

This paper examines differences in the jobs for which men and women apply in order to better understand gender segregation in managerial jobs. We develop and test an integrative theory of why women might apply to different jobs than men.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

A Stakeholder Approach to the Ethicality of BRIC-firm Managers' Use of Favors

This article investigates the use of favors by managers of BRIC firms to accomplish business goals, the ethicality of which should be determined by the moral reasoning in these countries rather than from a developed country perspective.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

Lessons from the Canadian national health information technology plan for the United States: Opinions of key Canadian experts

Objective: To summarize the Canadian health information technology (HIT) policy experience and impart lessons learned to the US as it determines its policy in this area. Design: Qualitative analysis of interviews with identified key stakeholders followed by an electronic survey.

Published on : 03 Jul 2012

Vanier scholarships bring the world to McGill to help shape the future

Fourteen of the 156 new 2012 Vanier Scholars will be attending McGill University, coming from countries as diverse as Australia, Belgium, Peru and the United States, as well as from Canada.

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Published on : 03 Jul 2012

Brain scans detect early signs of autism

A new study shows significant differences in brain development in high-risk infants who develop autism starting as early as age 6 months.

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Published on : 27 Jun 2012

Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients

People who suffer from fibromyalgia (FM) – a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain – are turning to the streets for marijuana to relieve their pain.A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, led by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles,suggests that These people tend to have poorer mental health, and are often on additional prescribed medications that could result in ne

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

CREATE grant helps build on leadership in medical imaging

Two projects led by McGill professors are among the 17 that will receive a total of $28 million over six years to help science and engineering graduates add job skills to their academic achievements, thanks to the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) CREATE program.

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

CREATE grants will help McGill build on leadership in green chemistry, medical imaging

Two projects led by McGill professors are among the 17 that will receive a total of $28 million over six years to help science and engineering graduates add job skills to their academic achievements, thanks to the.Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) CREATE program. The two projects are the CREATE program in green chemistry led by Prof. Chao-Jun Li, and the CREATE

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Published on : 26 Jun 2012

Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients

A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, led by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a rheumatologist at the McGill University Health Centre, reveals that 13 per cent of FM patients use cannabinoids for relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2012

A study of firms surrounding the threshold of Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 Compliance

This study examines whether firms surrounding the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 404 market value compliance threshold behave opportunistically to reduce their market value to avoid compliance with Section 404. We find evidence that those firms reduce their market value temporarily during threshold measurement quarters, whereas control firms experience increasing market value.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012

Developing a better potato for indigenous communities in Colombia

McGill University scientists, led by Ajjamada Kushalappa of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, have teamed up with researchers from the Universidad Nacional de Colombia to develop nutritious, high-yielding, and more disease-resistant potatoes for food-insecure indigenous communities in Colombia.

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Published on : 20 Jun 2012

Michael Petrides elected to the Royal Society of London

Congratulations to Dr. Michael Petrides, who has been elected to the prestigious Royal Society of London.

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Published on : 13 Jun 2012

Promising tool to combat cachexia-induced muscle wasting discovered

Cachexia, a syndrome characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle deterioration, is a major cause of death among patients suffering from diseases like cancer, AIDS and chronic infection. Now, a newly published study by McGill University researchers shows that a low dose of Pateamine A is effective at preventing cancer-induced muscle wasting, which may lead to cachexia-fighting drugs.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2012

Professor Francesca Carrieri’s SSHRC Insight Grant Application Ranks 1st

Desautels Professor Francesca Carrieri’s grant application to the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants, entitled: "Financial Integration through History: Canada, the US and other Industrialized Countries," was ranked 1st out of 139 applications to Committee 435-3A this year.

Published on : 12 Jun 2012