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Scientists from McGill University and the University of California have discovered a way to reverse breast cancer in lab mice, paving the way for drugs that could eradicate the disease.
Internationally renowned McGill philosopher Charles Taylor was awarded the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council's Gold Medal for Achievement in Research, the Council's highest honour, in Ottawa on Thursday night. For more information, please see the SSHRC website.
The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has new databases, including the Alternative Press Index, a subject index to over 250 alternative, radical and left periodicals, newspapers and magazines.
Not to be confused with those inflatable jumping castles for kiddie parties, the new manure dome on the Macdonald Campus landscape has area residents breathing a bit easier. The hog herd at the Macdonald Farm may be happy pigs but their manure generates quite a smell in the summer months. Now a double-layered, green inflatable dome takes care of the unpleasant odour from the manure tank.
Recent reports say Canada is near the bottom of NATO countries in military spending, equipment is outdated and capabilities limited. To find out how well armed our forces really are, we turned to historian and military expert Professor Desmond Morton. He's written several dozen books on this nation's military and social history, labour and industrial relations, and politics. A graduate of Royal Military College who served in the Canadian Army for ten years, he was founding director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada.
Graduate students in the Social Sciences and Humanities received new money from the federal government. Masters students will be funded from this level for the first time.
Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.
Subject/Object: Indirect Costs of Research New rates for McGill University effective July 1, 2011* Based on the recommendations of the McGill University Indirect Costs of Research Task Force, and in consultation with the Research Advisory Council, Deans and the Provost, the Office of the Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations) is making the following changes to the charge ou