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The Gazette: Genes linked to Vitamin D deficiency

Sat, 2010-06-12 12:00

In the era before vitamins and cod-liver oil, children suffering from rickets got the "sunshine cure" to rid them of the deforming condition caused by soft, weak bones... Now, an international study co-authored by McGill University researcher Brent Richards explains why sunshine and certain foods aren't always enough to ward off a Vitamin D deficiency.

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Discovery News: World Cup 2010: Can abstinence affect athletic performance?

Tue, 2010-06-08 12:00

After four years of anticipation and endless hours of training, soccer players from 32 countries are doing everything they can to play their best at the World Cup. Among their last-minute preparations in South Africa, the athletes are eating well and sleeping enough. They might also be abstaining from sex — or not...

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The Mark News: Canada must compete where the world economy is heading

Tue, 2010-06-08 12:00

(Karl Moore, Desautels Faculty of Management): Innovation is the lifeblood of today’s global economy. What used to take five years to be adopted in advanced economies now takes two or three. New ideas are sourced in many countries, spread faster, and die a quicker death. All this puts greater pressure on Canada to be a critical source of innovation if we want to retain our standard of living...

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UPI: Continuing coverage: Methane-eating bacteria may presage ET life

Tue, 2010-06-08 12:00

"Researchers have discovered that methane-eating bacteria survive in a unique spring located on Axel Heiberg Island in Canada's extreme north. The subzero water is so salty that it doesn't freeze despite the cold, and it has no consumable oxygen in it. There are, however, big bubbles of methane that come to the surface..."

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National Post: Bodychecking triples concussions in peewee-level players, study finds

Wed, 2010-06-09 12:00

A new study from the University of Calgary has found that bodychecking in peewee level hockey triples the risk of concussions and other injuries sustained by players age 11 and 12… The research, done in collaboration with McGill and Laval universities, will be published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Huffington Post: The top countries with the best universities

Tue, 2010-06-08 12:00

The landscape of the best and brightest universities is diverse and widespread. Using U.S. News and World Report data, determined which countries have the highest-rated universities in the world. Heading up the Canadian schools? 'Colleges like McGill University push Canada's ranking into a top echelon...'

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Boulder Daily Camera: In Google we trust, a bit too much

Tue, 2010-06-08 12:00

Just before dawn on the morning of Jan. 19, 2009, a Los Angeles woman named Lauren Rosenberg was hit by a car while crossing a four-lane highway in Park City, Utah. Last month, more than a year after the accident, she filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming that the route for her walk had been suggested by Google Maps...

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CBC: Economic Forum

Mon, 2010-06-07 12:00

Desautels Professor Karl Moore comments for CBC on how Quebec has weathered the economic storm at the Economic Forum held on Sunday.

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The Gazette: Managers learn from each other in local programs

Sat, 2010-06-05 12:00

Sometimes the wisdom you are seeking can be found within. One Montreal-based firm has developed a program that enables teams of managers to coach each other. "(It's) the concept of practical learning in a team meeting setting," Coaching Ourselves founder and executive director Phil LeNir said in a phone interview...

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The Mark News: The facts on abortion

Mon, 2010-06-07 12:00

(Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, McGill University): Two myths - that late-term abortion is rare, and that there is consensus in Canada on abortion policy - cloud the debate over the procedure.

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