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Grinding Chemicals Together in an Effort to be Greener

...In 2011, the mechanochemist Tomislav Friscic and his team used mechanochemical methods to make bismuth subsalicylate, the active ingredient of Pepto-Bismol, by grinding together bismuth oxide and salicylic acid. The method not only does away with solvents, but also uses bismuth oxide, a safe reagent, in lieu of toxic bismuth salts.

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Published on : 18 Jul 2016

Equality need not be painful

Pain researchers' arguments for using only male rodents in preclinical pain research don't hold up to scrutiny, says McGill neuroscientist Jeffrey Mogil. Nature

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Published on : 13 Jul 2016

Time for a public discussion of health care in Quebec

Op-ed by Howard Bergman, chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Daniel Weinstock, director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 26 May 2016

Good and bad news in Ontario’s new climate legislation

Op-ed by Christopher Ragan, associate professor of economics. The Globe and Mail

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Published on : 26 May 2016

Full Comment by Andrew Potter

Our democratic reform minister doesn’t understand our democracy: Op-ed by Andrew Potter, incoming Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada. National Post  

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Published on : 16 May 2016

Adult colouring books beat homeopathy any day

The Right Chemistry: column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 16 May 2016

More buyers out of Vancouver housing market

“I believe the train is out of control. The damage that this train can eventually do to people who will need to spend huge sums of money at their later stage of life is very, very serious.” Avi Friedman, Professor of Architecture The Globe and Mail

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Published on : 16 May 2016

Scientists Are Building VR Worlds for Mice and Monkeys

Researchers now have the capability to build virtual reality worlds that can be inhabited by both lab animals (like rats and monkeys) and humans, allowing for a sort of cross-species brain research that’s never really been possible before, as different species are run through virtual environments in video games while scientists study brain activity… In a new study, published in Journal of Neuroscience Methods, a team of neuroscientists—including Martinez-Trujillo, Roberto Gulli and Guillaume Doucet, who are both also affiliated with McGill University—describe a new virtual reality “toolbox”

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Published on : 13 May 2016

Data sharing: Access all areas

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (the Neuro) in Canada to conduct a radical experiment in open science. Nature  

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Published on : 12 May 2016

Les enjeux de l'immigration au Québec

Mais il y a aussi des conséquences politiques, a souligné Daniel Weinstock, directeur de l'Institut de recherche sur les politiques sociales et de santé de McGill. Selon M. Weinstock, la province est témoin d'un «évidemment» de la position nationaliste modérée sur l'immigration et la diversité qui avait caractérisé les discours politiques dans la province, depuis les années 1960 et au temps de René Lévesque. La Presse

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Teen makes discovery in relapsed lymphoma patients

Melissa Lu had some help along the way and said the project would have been impossible without her mentor Dr. Koren Mann, project director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and an assistant professor of oncology at McGill. "What she's done is just incredible. It's incredible, truly," said Mann. CBC News

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Published on : 09 May 2016

Enough of hockey nightmare in Canada

Article by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. Huffington Post

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Published on : 09 May 2016

BLG Awards set to honour top CIS athletes

Melodie Daoust is a nominee for hockey and a physical education major. Montreal Gazette

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Published on : 02 May 2016

Malia Obama rebels, sort of, by choosing Harvard

“The challenge of being a first child is to be normal within the context of all the scrutiny, and the challenge of everybody around them is to pretend like they’re normal and nothing’s out of the ordinary, which puts an enormous amount of stress on both the kid and the school.” Gil Troy, presidential historian The New York Times

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Published on : 02 May 2016

Les délinquants du volant ne se trouvent pas dangereux

"Il est étonnant de constater qu'en règle générale, ces conducteurs ne se considèrent pas eux-mêmes comme des gens téméraires", a affirmé Thomas G. Brown, l'auteur principal de l'étude publiée dans la revue PLOS One, qui est professeur adjoint de psychiatrie à McGill et chercheur à l'Institut universitaire en santé mentale Douglas. La Presse

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Published on : 29 Apr 2016