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The Gazette: Busting the abortion myths

Wed, 2010-06-02 12:00

(Op-Ed by Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University): There are two such myths in Canada: One is that there is a general consensus on the issue and the other is that late-term abortions are rare. Both are wrong. It's an oft-repeated truism in ethics: "Good facts are essential for good ethics."

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The Gazette: Yes, we've still got game

Sat, 2010-05-29 12:00

Whenever people play the great game of hockey, Montreal shares in the victory. After all, the sport of ice hockey was born here. We probably had a hand in the invention of football, too. And don't forget tobogganing. Yes, even tobogganing. In fact, when you add it up, it's stunning how many major sports or games were invented or popularized in this city - and how many of us have no idea...

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24h Montréal: Une innovation québécoise: un fauteuil motorisé intelligent

Sun, 2010-05-30 12:00

Se déplacer à l’aide d’un fauteuil roulant motorisé peut s’avérer un véritable casse-tête pour certains. Le « fauteuil intelligent », une innovation technologique montréalaise, pourrait d’ici quelques années améliorer la qualité de vie de personnes à mobilité réduite, qui pourront alors guider vocalement leur engin...

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The Gazette: The beauty of the Fringe Fest

Sat, 2010-05-29 12:00

When two eager young McGill students, Kris Kieren and Nick Morra, founded the Montreal Fringe Festival in 1991, on a shoestring budget ($50,000), nobody could have predicted that the 20th edition would ever come to pass. Or that the attendance numbers would grow from 5,000 in 1991 to 55,000 by 2009, and the budget to a still-modest $400,000...

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The Gazette: McGill students and staff take roadway's shutdown in stride

Sat, 2010-05-29 12:00

During the academic year, McTavish St. between Sherbrooke St. W. and Dr. Penfield Ave. has always been more of a parking lot than an extension of the adjacent McGill University campus. That changed yesterday, with what officials say is another step in the greening of the area around McGill...

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Radio-Canada: Percée importante à McGill

Fri, 2010-05-28 12:00

Un pas de plus vient d'être franchi vers la création d'un traitement personnalisé efficace contre le cancer, affirme une équipe de l'Université McGill à Montréal. Des chercheurs du Département de biochimie [Les Prs Nahum Sonenberg et Bhushan Nagar et l'étudiant Filipp Frank] ont découvert qu'une certaine partie d'une protéine peut contrôler l'expression normale des gènes...

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The Gazette: McGill goes green on McTavish

Fri, 2010-05-28 12:00

It's official. On Friday, McGill and the City of Montreal are converting McTavish St. between Sherbrooke and Dr. Penfield Ave. into a pedestrian thoroughfare. Not that it's been much use to cars for a long time, Montreal jaywalkers in general and students in particular being what they are. But McGill principal Heather Munroe-Blum and Mayor Gerald Tremblay are finally ready to make it happen...

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SIFY: Key to individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing found

Thu, 2010-05-27 12:00

In breakthrough research, scientists at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the normal expression of genes - including those that are active in cancer...

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Toronto Star: Happy employees, healthy bottom line

Tue, 2010-05-25 12:00

The days of company heads firing scads of entry-level employees to save a few dimes at the end of the day are over. Or at least they should be if companies with large workforces want to attain maximum profitability, says McGill University’s Jody Heymann...

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Globe and Mail: Experts argue: let gay men donate blood

Wed, 2010-05-26 12:00

It is time to drop a discriminatory policy that bars gay men from donating blood in Canada, several leading HIV-AIDS researchers said in an article published Monday in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. "We're not asking for all gay men to be able to give blood. If someone's a gay man and promiscuous, we say ‘Exclude them.’ We're trying to be balanced and moderate here..."

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