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Rue Frontenac: Babcock wins gold - with McGill tie

Mon, 2010-03-01 12:00

Mike Babcock (BEd'86) coached the Candadian Olympic men's hockey team to a heart-stopping gold-medal victory, wearing a McGill tie.

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Globe and Mail: When is euthanasia justified?

Fri, 2010-03-19 12:00

Op-ed piece on the legalization of euthanasia and assisted suicide by Margaret Somerville, is founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill University.

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Royal Society of Chemistry: All aboard the DNA nanotube

Mon, 2010-03-15 12:00

An article by the UK-based Royal Society of Chemistry highlighting the creation a new type of DNA nanotube by McGill researchers.

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Foreign Policy Magazine: Gaza's tragically peculiar economy

Tue, 2010-03-16 12:00

Op-ed piece on Gaza's economy by McGill professor Rex Brynen, whose areaas of research focus include peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction, Middle East politics.

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Missing DNA tied to obesity

Thu, 2010-02-04 08:15

McGill University study could lead to personalized medicine to treat morbid obesity with genetic cause.

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Africa's Continental Divide: Land disputes

Sun, 2010-01-31 12:00

Land, at the very heart of security and survival, looms behind most of the African conflicts we've all heard of and dozens of others we have not. … "In Africa, most of the population has no documents. They believe they own the land as a group because they have been there for millennia," says John Unruh, a land tenure expert at McGill University in Montreal.

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Music: Can it tune up your health?

Sun, 2010-01-31 12:00

It can soothe, trigger memories, temper pain, aid sleep & make the heart beat faster or slower. It, of course, is music... Just why music seems to have these effects, though, remains elusive. There's a lot to learn, said Robert Zatorre, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, where he studies the topic at the Montreal Neurological Institute.

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Debunking nonsense with science, common sense

Sun, 2010-01-31 12:00

"Dr. Joe Schwarcz is well known for being able to bring science down to the understandable level, and in his latest book he asks and answers the question posed by my friend. Along the way, he exposes many misconceptions, urban myths and outright fallacies that have been spun about chemistry in recent years..."

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Inuit must adapt to climate change: Study

Sat, 2010-01-30 12:00

In a new study published in the Global Environmental Change journal, James Ford and colleagues have concluded that Inuit must adapt to coming environmental changes that are inevitable and unavoidable. Climate change, they report, is threatening many aspects of Inuit life, including access to food, the integrity of local infrastructure and the ability to maintain their traditional lifestyles.

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Video games could one day boost mental health: McGill prof

Wed, 2010-01-06 12:00

Canada.com: Video games already provide entertainment and diversion, but they may soon boost self-esteem and improve mental health.

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