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The Mark - Canada's balanced capitalism

Mon, 2010-06-28 12:00

Desautels Faculty of Management professor Karl Moore, in video, on how Canada occupies the precious middle ground between "red meat capitalism" on the right and risky deficit spending on the left.

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Globe and Mail: From magic trick to medical treatment

Fri, 2010-06-25 22:15

Before he was a neuroscientist, Amir Raz was a magician. He regularly performed stage shows to finance his university studies, but resisted introducing hypnosis to his act because he didn’t understand the science underlying the crowd-pleasing stunt... Dr. Raz, a researcher at McGill University, he is one of a small but growing number of brain scientists giving hypnosis serious attention.

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BusinessWeek - Mouse Study Sheds Light on Diabetes-Heart Disease Link

Thu, 2010-06-24 06:45

A potential link between diabetes and a heightened risk of heart disease and sudden cardiac death has been spotted by researchers studying mice. In the new study, published in the June 24 issue of the journal Neuron, the investigators found that high blood sugar prevents critical communication between the brain and the autonomic nervous system, which controls involuntary activities in the body.

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IEEE Spectrum - A balance for measuring electrons

Wed, 2010-06-09 12:00

A new way to measure electron movement may be a precursor to building better quantum computers ieee spectrum. A team of researchers at McGill University, in Montreal, has found a way that allows them to measure the movement of individual electrons going in and out of semiconductor structures called quantum dots—a trick that could help make future quantum computers possible.

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The Gazette - He's chasing a Holy Grail... at 16

Fri, 2010-06-18 12:00

Science whiz's dream: a Nobel; Marymount student has a mess of medals, but makes time for other stuff, too... Though he just finished Grade 10, Abicumaran Uthamacumaran's already talking about continuing his research to the Ph. D. level. His life's goal is a Nobel Prize in medicine.

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CBC - Sask. dinosaur industry lags, experts say

Mon, 2010-06-21 12:00

McGill paleontologist Hans Larsson says Saskatchewan has rich dinosaur fossil deposits, comparable to Alberta's.

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The Gazette - What's Next for the Montreal Neuro?

Sat, 2010-06-19 05:45

A healing garden, a cafeteria as good as the city's best museum bistro, perhaps a lounge with interactive games that both distract and engage the minds of patients and their loved ones.

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The Gazette - 24 Quebecers we love

Wed, 2010-06-23 07:15

Brenda Milner: At 91, the grande dame of cognitive neuroscience -she is a researcher at the Montreal Neurological Institute - is still reaping honours. In the past year: the 2010 lifetime achievement award by the Society of Experimental Psychologists for her work on memory; a runner-up for Canada's prestigious Herzberg science medal; and an honorary doctorate from UQAM.

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The Gazette: Miracle berry turns a pucker into sweetness

Sun, 2010-06-13 12:00

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz's column in Sunday's Gazette): "I needed a couple of human guinea pigs. So I volunteered my teenage daughter Rachel and her friend Eden. (They said I could use their names because they want to be famous.) Their task was a simple one. They were to dissolve a little tablet on their tongue and then suck on a lemon wedge…"

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Le Devoir: L'émergence d'un Iran nouveau

Sat, 2010-06-12 12:00

(Op-ed by Law professor Payam Akhavan): En Iran, ce 12 juin marque le premier anniversaire des élections contestées qui ont incité des millions de personnes à manifester, lançant un appel sans précédent à la démocratie et aux droits de la personne...

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