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Montreal Gazette - Sweet science satisfies me

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz discusses artificial sweeteners.

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Published on : 11 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Talking Management

Karl Moore talks to Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Patients in Pisa put under anesthetic from Montreal; Long-distance procedure a medical first

A team from Montreal's McGill University has pioneered a medical first by administering anesthesia via remote teleconferencing for surgery that was taking place in Pisa, Italy.

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Published on : 10 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - BIXI green effect 'exaggerated'; Only two per cent of rides replace trips by car

Bixi's environmental benefits have been "grossly exaggerated," with the vast majority of trips taken on the bike-sharing service actually replacing other "green modes" of transportation, McGill University researchers have found.

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Published on : 09 Sep 2010

CBC - QS World University Rankings

McGill University has slipped a notch in the latest international rankings of universities, but that's still good enough to claim to be the top-rated school in Canada.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2010

Nature.com - Neuroscience: In their nurture

Can epigenetics underlie the enduring effects of a mother's love? Lizzie Buchen of Nature investigates the criticisms of a landmark study and the controversial field to which it gave birth. (With a look at the pioneering work of McGill's Moshe Szyf and Michael Meaney).

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Published on : 08 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - An urban harvest cook-off that's ripe with community spirit

It's a Thursday evening, and chefs from five local restaurants (Serafim, Lola Rosa, Crudessence, Fuchsia and Santropol Roulant) have one hour to harvest vegetables and cook a meal from the garden on McGill's downtown campus.

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Published on : 08 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Sustaining McGill: Old Macdonald had an eco farm

Sustainability is growing on McGill -- and students at Macdonald already have the callouses to prove it.

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Published on : 07 Sep 2010

Schulich School of Music - Cecilia String Quartet wins 1st prize at the 10th Banff International String Quartet Competition (BISQC)

Following their residency at the Schulich School of Music under the supervision of professor André Roy and their participation at the 1st McGill International String Quartet Academy (MISQA), the Cecilia Quartet won the prestigious competition, competing with nine of the world’s finest emerging string quartets from France, Germany, Russia, Canada and United States.

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Published on : 06 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Youth prone to imitate risky behaviour: expert

Car-surfers -mostly males aged 15 to 19 -are largely "modelling or copycatting" the kinds of high-risk behaviour that shot to prominence with the 2002 movie Jackass and a steady stream of imitative YouTube videos of often "really dangerous" stunts, a Montreal expert said yesterday.

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Published on : 02 Sep 2010

Scientific American - If the world is going to hell, why are humans doing so well?

For decades, apocalyptic environmentalists (and others) have warned of humanity's imminent doom, largely as a result of our unsustainable use of and impact upon the natural systems of the planet. Yet, at the exact same time, humanity has never been better. So which is it: Are these the best of times or the worst of times?

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Sluggish economy sparks worry

The Canadian economy grew more slowly through the spring and early summer than expected, raising fresh concerns about the strength of the economic recovery. The latest GDP report from Statistics Canada, released Tuesday, also cast doubt on whether the Bank of Canada will continue raising interest rates.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010

canada.com - Some preemie babies 'give up' to blunt repeated pain

Premature babies are repeatedly exposed to painful invasive procedures, yet only 36 per cent of premature babies in Canada get pain relief, according to Celeste Johnston, a McGill University nursing professor and expert in neonatal pain. These babies "give up" to blunt the pain, Johnston said in an interview at the 13th World Congress on Pain that ends Thursday in Montreal.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010

LA Times - Diabetes drug holds hope for lung cancer fight

A popular drug that is used by millions of diabetics around the world significantly decreases tobacco-induced lung tumours in mice, a study published Wednesday found.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010

Toronto Star - What if The Beatles had just let it be?

Forty years ago the Beatles called it quits. Looking back, McGill prof Will Straw thinks the timing was perfect.

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Published on : 01 Sep 2010