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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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National Post: Canada needs entrepreneurs

Tue, 2010-05-25 12:00

In the third of FP Executive's five-part series on competing to win in the global economy, William Polushin looks at the need for entrepreneurs, not managers. Polushin is the founding director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University.

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New Scientist: New Tech Sees Dead People

Mon, 2010-04-19 12:00

A spooky-sounding technology is finding old, unmarked graves. Using hyperspectral imaging, scientists from McGill University have found unmarked animal graves with special cameras that measure changes in the light coming from soil and plants.

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Nature: Molecular Switch Helps Cell Instantly Recognise Sex Partner [in Yeast]

Mon, 2010-04-19 12:00

A molecular switch, triggered by a signal, helps an organism instantly recognise a healthy and potential sex mate. "This mating decision is controlled by a simple chemical switch that converts an incoming pheromone signal into a cellular response," says study author Stephen Michnick, University of Montreal biochemistry professor.

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Montreal Gazette: Urban Agriculture Taking Root in Montreal Yards and Rooftops

Mon, 2010-04-19 12:00

Bean stalks wending their way up a concrete wall at McGill University's downtown campus, tomato plants growing next to a community centre in Notre Dame de Grâce, basil and chard in the back yard of a St. Laurent duplex. They're all part of a wave of urban agriculture sweeping the island of Montreal.

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