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City honours veterans at McGill

Published: 12Nov2012

Under overcast skies on the athletic grounds of McGill University, veterans, politicians and everyday folk, the overwhelming majority wearing a poppy over their hearts, gathered Sunday morning to...

Lower costs lure American students to Canadian schools

Published: 12Nov2012

More American teenagers are thinking about picking up a passport and heading abroad for their college years as a way of attending a top-rated school at a lower cost, Canadian and British college...

Joe Schwarcz: investigates 'good' and 'bad' in food

Published: 12Nov2012

Once upon a time, we used to sit down to dinner and all that mattered was what the food tasted like. If it pleased the palate, we ate it. Oh, how times have changed! Now the dinner table has become...

Identical twins are genetically different

Published: 12Nov2012

Even though identical twins supposedly share all of their DNA, they acquire hundreds of genetic changes early in development that could set them on different paths, according to new research. The...

New director at the Neuro

Published: 9Nov2012

Dr. Guy Rouleau, a clinician and neuroscientist who has studied the genetic causes of epilepsy, schizophrenia and other illnesses of the brain, has been appointed director of the Montreal...

McGill studying the secrets of successful aging

Published: 9Nov2012

Jamaica's Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce won gold in the 100-metre sprint at the London 2012 Olympics, clocking a time of 10.75 seconds. Vancouver's Christa Bortignon's time for the same distance is 15.99...

Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, falls on Nov. 13

Published: 9Nov2012

For about a billion revelers around the world, that means it's time to start thinking about sweets -- specifically the South Asian confections called mithai. […] "Sweets are a sign of positive...

It's time to rebalance our sectors and society

Published: 9Nov2012

(Henry Mintzberg) Governments and corporations can't be relied upon to provide solutions to our biggest problems – instead we must look to ourselves. That we face serious problems – poverty amid...

Higher rates of C. Difficile detection for better tests

Published: 9Nov2012

A sensitive diagnostic test implemented last year at the Royal Victoria Hospital is showing consistently higher rates of detection for a potentially fatal superbug than a test currently used at...

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