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This is not to say that all cancers are caused by too much insulin or that we should never eat sugar again. Michael Pollak, a metabolism researcher and director of cancer prevention at McGill University in Canada, says that the best approach to sugar is to think of it like a spice — something to occasionally sprinkle on foods, as opposed to an ingredient in nearly every meal and too many drinks.

Read more: Los Angeles Times

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Published on: 30 Oct 2017

On Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. ET, watch the final round of McGill University's Golden Violin Competition live from Pollack Hall in Montreal. Performing will be some of Canada's most talented string students, all of whom were nominated by professors at McGill's Schulich School of Music for a chance to compete for the prestigious award. Competition is fierce and the standards are high — previous Golden Violin winners include Emmanuel Vukovitch (2006), Ewald Cheung (2011), Isaac Chalk (2012) and Joshua Morris (2017).

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Published on: 27 Oct 2017

While it might take time, a professor from McGill University thinks P.E.I. could and should become a carbon-neutral province. Catherine Potvin issued the challenge a year ago while attending a conference, and said provincial government officials now want to hear more.

Read more: CBC News


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Published on: 26 Oct 2017

"Marshalling remarkable strength and resilience, Claudia Di Iorio has put her life back together and today she is a second-year law student at McGill University who has run two half-marathons since her rehabilitation and recovery."

Read more: Montreal Gazette

 

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Published on: 25 Oct 2017

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital is launching a new specialized centre for autism research, thanks to a major donation from the Azrieli Foundation. The $16-million donation will allow the Neuro to open up new and innovative avenues of autism research until now funded, said the institute's director, Dr. Guy Rouleau.

Read more: CBC News

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Published on: 24 Oct 2017

“Winning never gets old,” manager Jason Starr said following the Redmen’s championship victory on Sunday evening.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 23 Oct 2017

Interview with Professor Schwarcz on why some people are allergic to so much.

Watch here: CTV News

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Published on: 19 Oct 2017

McGill business professor Karl Moore discusses the recent deal between Bombardier and Airbus.

Read more: Global News

 

 

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Published on: 18 Oct 2017

"It's just such a cool discovery with such beautiful, early data that we can start to really piece out the differences between models," said Daryl Haggard, an astrophysicist at McGill University who has been using the orbiting Chandra X-ray Observatory to study the event.

Read more: The Globe and Mail


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Published on: 17 Oct 2017

This week's tip is from Krzysztof Pelc, associate professor of political science at McGill University.

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Published on: 16 Oct 2017

The brain's prefrontal cortex, which controls decision-making and risk-taking, continues to develop into early adulthood, said Cecilia Flores, a McGill psychiatry professor who studies teenage brains. 

Read more: CBC News


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Published on: 13 Oct 2017

"McGill is lauded for its superior Ph.D. programs and medical school. Some of its alumni’s more notable accomplishments include mapping the brain’s motor cortex, inventing Plexiglas and discovering that atoms are divisible. Today’s researchers continue that groundbreaking tradition with innovations in green chemistry, food science and computer science."

Read more: Maclean's 

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Published on: 12 Oct 2017

Some critics have questioned the program, saying government shouldn't pick winners and losers, while questioning how a supercluster – which must be administered by a non-profit body – is supposed to function. "Poorly done, this will be simply another regional economic subsidy," warned Richard Gold, director of McGill University s Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.

Read more: News Caf

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Published on: 11 Oct 2017

McGill University plans to award honorary doctorates to two women at its fall convocation; Dr. Heather Munroe-Blum, former principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University and Heather Reisman, founder of Indigo books.

Read more: Montreal Gazette

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Published on: 10 Oct 2017

"Quebec has had to fight to preserve French despite the very strong pressures of English," said Chantal Bouchard, a sociolinguist at McGill University in Montreal, who has described anglicisms in Quebec as an obsession. "We're hypersensitive about it."

Read more: The Globe and Mail

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Published on: 10 Oct 2017

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