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McGill Inuit health survey beginning soon

Fri, 2008-08-01 12:00

An Inuit health survey is taking place across the northern parts of the country, with the team of researchers finishing their work in Nunatsiavut. The survey, which begins Aug. 10, is being performed by the McGill University Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment.

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Heart attack victims should not give up on taking statins

Mon, 2008-08-04 12:00

Heart attack victims who give up taking statins afterwards double their risk of dying in the next year.

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Drug resistance is slowing fight against TB

Fri, 2008-08-01 12:00


Standard methods of treating tuberculosis are failing in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) forms of the disease, say researchers who analyzed World Health Organization data from 2003 to 2004 for 155 countries.

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Brains apart: the real difference between the sexes

Mon, 2008-07-21 12:00

Research is revealing that male and female brains are built from markedly different genetic blueprints, which create numerous anatomical differences.

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Rocking the Science World

Mon, 2008-07-21 12:00

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated a 15-kilometre stretch of Nova Scotia coastline as a world heritage site.

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Science advice in the public interest

Thu, 2008-07-10 12:00

A blue-ribbon scientific panel has waved a yellow flag in front of a rapidly expanding number of products containing nanomaterials, cautioning that the tiny substances might be able to penetrate cells and interfere with biological processes.

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Bright bugs point to good drugs

Thu, 2008-07-10 07:30

Coverage from the CBC and The Telegraph on how five scientists — including three affiliated with McGill — tested the idea that certain tropical beetles or butterfly larvae were more likely to be found on plants that contain useful chemicals.

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Putting down roots in the city

Thu, 2008-07-10 07:30

This BBC story looks to McGill for an example of one good solution to food shortages and higher food prices: "In 2007, a visionary group of academics and students at McGill University in Montreal created the Edible Campus.

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The South must stand on its own

Sat, 2008-06-28 12:00

Philip Oxhorn, director of the McGill Centre for Developing-Area Studies, writes in an opinion piece in The Ottawa Citizen: The tragedy of Zimbabwe makes as clear a case as any that the global South must step out from the shadow of colonialism and solve its own problems.

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Einstein is 'relatively' right, yet again

Mon, 2008-07-07 09:00

Taking advantage of a unique cosmic configuration, McGill researchers have measured an effect predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity in the extremely strong gravity of a pair of superdense neutron stars.

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