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McGill headliners: From love darts to mea culpas

Look at us McGillians stealing the spotlight again - cancer-curing coral, gay seniors, love-struck snails and - argh - a missed primetime opportunity.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

Rethink your green appeal

You know environmentalism is scoring high on the Trend-o-Meter when SUVs start running green. Hey, saving the planet never goes out of style - just ask the folks in attendance at the annual Rethink conference.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

Depression drugs may fight cancer

Jean-Paul Collet's groundbreaking research suggests that commonly prescribed antidepressants may protect against colorectal cancer.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

Spring into funding

McGill researchers land a whopping $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The wide range of disciplines, from microbiology to library studies, reflects the breadth of McGill research.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

Guthrie awarded $100,000 Killam Prize

How does a love of Horatio Hornblower and a shattered kneecap result in winning Canada's most prestigious award for career achievement in research? Just ask Roderick Guthrie, director of the McGill Metals Processing Centre. We did.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

Brain development rate linked to intelligence

The brains of highly intelligent children appear to develop in a distinctive and surprising way that distinguishes them from less intelligent children, according to a study from the National Institute of Mental Health. Drs. Jason Lerch and Alan Evans of McGill's MNI provided analysis of data with the help of a unique database.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2006

MUHC researchers achieve success in CIHR research awards

Nineteen scientists from the Research Institute of the MUHC received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in their most recent competition.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2006

How do high-folate diets protect against heart disease?

In a new study published in this month's issue of the scientific journal Circulation Research, MUHC investigators shed light on the mysterious connection between folate and heart disease.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2006

Antidepressants and colorectal cancer

In a study published in the April issue of the journal Lancet Oncology, Drs. Jean-Paul Collet and Stan Shapiro suggest that antidepressants can retard the development of colorectal tumours.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2006

Microbes awaken

While testing a robotic drill on Ellesmere Island at the Eureka weather station, McGill polar biologist Lyle Whyte discovered samples of about 60 different types of microbes that had lain dormant for 20,000 years, some at -16ºC.

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Published on : 27 Mar 2006

Evolution is not a dirty word

The pressure to keep the teaching of evolution out of schools is enormous and omission is the method of dealing with it in science education in the deep south of the US. PhD student Jason Wiles tells his story.

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Published on : 23 Mar 2006

McGill headliners: From a tempest in a coffee cup to primetime McGill

McGill experts weigh in on everything from the ongoing controversy about the prize-winning Tim Hortons' coffee cup to why users of London's Underground are humming Vivaldi. The big news? McGill merch hits primetime on two episodes of House.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2006

Techno-farming goes global

Welcome to farming in the 21st century, where the cell phone and the Internet are proving to be just as important as tractors and combines for farmers in developing countries.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2006

Special issue: Shedding light on poverty

Researchers from across McGill's faculties take aim at a social ill that has long prowled in the shadows.

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Published on : 16 Mar 2006