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CTV - Aging hearts: Over-80s may benefit from angioplasty, bypass surgery tools

More octogenarians are surviving heart attacks and part of the credit may rest with revascularization procedures such as bypass surgery and angioplasty, a new Canadian study suggests.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill's Nancy Adler and the Art of Management

McGill management prof Nancy Adler teaches with broad strokes - the brush strokes of an artist. Adler, a professor of organizational behavior and international management at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, has been painting for the last two decades.

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Published on : 02 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - Fish will be on the menu if we make it to Mars

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "We've been to the moon. Next stop: Mars. But the trip to the moon was a small step. The one to Mars will take a giant leap."

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Published on : 01 Aug 2010

The Globe and Mail - Talking management

Desautels Faculty of Management professor Karl Moore speaks with André Navarri, president of Bombardier Transportation, the train and other-transit side of Bombardier, and about half of Canada’s largest multinational, Bombardier.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill drops entry exam; med school seeks more francophones

McGill University's medical school may have an Ivy League reputation, but it no longer has something that most of the top medical schools on the continent do -a requirement for all students to write the Medical College Admission Test.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2010

The Globe and Mail - The census call is part of a trend on data collecting

Stuart Soroka, associate professor of political science at McGill and director of the Canadian Opinion Research Archive at Queen’s University: "Recent decisions about the mandatory long-form census are not as much of an unforeseen development as many seem to suggest. They are part of a general trend in government away from the kind of data gathering that can be critical to good policy-making…"

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Published on : 28 Jul 2010

The Observer - Canadians say: lift the veil

Canada should ban burkas in public, according to more than half of the people polled exclusively for QMI Agency. The Leger Marketing online poll found 54% of people surveyed said the government should follow France's lead and not allow women to wear burkas in public for safety and transparency reasons.

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Published on : 28 Jul 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill Med School calling for "non-traditional" applicants

It's a new world and the faculty of Medicine at McGill University wants to reflect that. The prestigious faculty is making a concerted effort to open its doors to students who might be considered "non-traditional" in that their background is not in science, or they interrupted their education to work for a few years.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2010

La Presse - 150 000$ pour le nouvel hôpital de Montréal pour enfants

Gaz Métro a profité de sa participation annuelle à l'événement Pédalez pour les enfants pour annoncer son engagement de verser $150 000 au cours des cinq prochaines années au projet de construction du nouvel Hôpital de Montréal du Centre universitaire de santé McGill, dans le cadre de la campagne Les meilleurs soins pour les enfants.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2010

La Presse - Nouveau centre d'oncologie au CUSM

Le 15 juin dernier, plus d'une centaine d'invités se sont joints à notre leadership clinique et à la Fondation de l'Hôpital général de Montréal pour célébrer l'ouverture du Centre d'oncologie en urologie Giuseppe Bruno à l'étage L8 de l'HGM. D'importantes rénovations ont permis d'y créer un environnement à la fine pointe qui servira de modèle pour le Centre du cancer du Campus Glen.

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Published on : 27 Jul 2010

canoe.ca - Les signes d'alarme

La sténose du pylore est la plupart du temps détectée très tôt, ce qui évite un état de déshydratation aussi avancé que celui du petit Sidney. "Tous les pédiatres connaissent bien la maladie", dit le Dr Ernest Seidman, pédiatre à l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants. "Le pylore, c'est le muscle qui se trouve à la sortie de l'estomac, une sorte de valvule. C'est comme la porte de sortie de l'estomac.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2010

Montreal Gazette - Good thing this guy isn't squeamish

Dr. Momar Ndao is fighting the good fight against diseases you've never heard of and probably won't catch - you hope, because they're nasty. Ndao is laboratory director of the National Reference Centre for Parasitology.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2010

The Star - McGill prof creates first accurate digital map of world's rivers

For Bernhard Lehner, an assistant professor in the geography department at McGill University, it seemed a daunting task: to design a detailed digital map of the world’s rivers. But seven years and thousands of computer hours later, Lehner finally has a finished product: a global map detailing the world’s rivers, which has been posted online courtesy of National Geographic.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2010

PDDNet - Organic nanoelectronics a step closer

Although they could revolutionize a wide range of high-tech products such as computer displays or solar cells, organic materials do not have the same ordered chemical composition as inorganic materials, preventing scientists from using them to their full potential.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2010

CBC - I-dosing hits mind, not body: researchers

Scientists say the notion of kids getting high by listening to MP3 files on their computers is more virtual than real. The phenomenon of so-called digital drugs — or i-dosing — has been spreading like wildfire around the internet in recent weeks. Apparently, a set of headphones and a trippy digitally crafted song is all you need to achieve a state of imaginary ecstasy.

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Published on : 26 Jul 2010