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Evolution is not a dirty word

The pressure to keep the teaching of evolution out of schools is enormous and omission is the method of dealing with it in science education in the deep south of the US. PhD student Jason Wiles tells his story.

Published: 23 Mar 2006

Gay and aging

Discrimination plagues the health services and care of elderly homosexuals, according to a recent McGill study by Shari Brotman.

Published: 15 Mar 2006

Children home alone

Dr. Jody Heymann has produced the most comprehensive and groundbreaking study on how globalization is affecting working families around the world. The study is a wake-up call for policy makers and employers.

Published: 15 Mar 2006

Coral treatment

A compound isolated from coral has shown the ability to slow down and possibly prevent virus replication and may hold promise as a cancer treatment, according to a study by McGill biochemist Jerry Pelletier and his colleagues.

Published: 13 Mar 2006

Genome puzzle solver

Tom Hudson, Director of the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, leading Canadian investigator in the International HapMap Project and a "refreshingly modest star," is profiled in the Gazette.

Published: 12 Mar 2006

Gene switch

Genes predisposing us to certain diseases may rely on some other switching mechanism to activate the DNA. Dr Moshe Szyf's pioneering work in epigenetics is highlighted.

Published: 11 Mar 2006