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Globe and Mail: Talking management: Staying entrepreneurial at a corporate giant

Amit Mital, corporate vice-president of Microsoft, responsible for Startup Business Group, discusses his role [with Desautels' Karl Moore] in developing ideas in the corporate system at Microsoft.

Published: 12 May 2010

TVO: The debate: Ideology IV: Temperament and ideology

We often believe people behave a certain way because of socio-economic status or race. But how much of how we see the world is about our temperament? McGill's Christina Tarnopolsky on TVOs The Agenda last week. She is assistant professor in Political Philosophy at McGill and author of Prudes, Perverts, and Tyrants: Plato's Gorgias and the Politics of Shame.

Published: 12 May 2010

The Gazette: McGill student lands coveted NASA internship

On her continuing mission to become an astronaut, St. Léonard resident Laura Drudi has a pit stop this summer to study the innards of snails. They may hold the key to making radiation easier to bear for astronauts in space and lead to therapy for cancer patients that is less invasive and not as painful...

Published: 11 May 2010

The Gazette: Icy cold helps Antarctic scientists

High-powered telescope can show clearer images with little atmospheric interference at the South Pole. McGill scientist Keith Vanderlinde loved the experience - except for the shock of minus 70C...

Published: 10 May 2010

NY Times: The Science of a Happy Marriage

Why do some men and women cheat on their partners while others resist the temptation? To find the answer, a growing body of research is focusing on the science of commitment. Scientists are studying everything from the biological factors that seem to influence marital stability to a person’s psychological response after flirting with a stranger…

Published: 10 May 2010

The Gazette: Canadian mouse research will help create human painkillers

Humans are not the only ones to grimace when they are in pain, scientists have found. Mice show their discomfort in the same way. Decoding animals' facial expressions may allow researchers and veterinarians to monitor spontaneous pain over long timescales. This may also aid the discovery of painkillers, because this type of pain is similar to that experienced by humans.

Published: 9 May 2010

The Gazette: McGill profs cut data down to size; ATLAS detector 'Trigger System' decides what's worth recording

A stack of CDs as high as Mount Royal would hold about 30 years worth of music. The ATLAS detector at the Large Hadron Collider generates that much data in less than two seconds. But thanks in part to a group of McGill physicists, ATLAS won't be filling up all of the world's hard drives...

Published: 8 May 2010

Le Devoir: 24 heures de science

Le compte à rebours est commencé. Sur les 12 coups de midi aujourd'hui débutera 24 heures de science, un festival qui nous en donnera à voir et à entendre, voire à manipuler, de toutes les couleurs...

Published: 7 May 2010

USA Today: The pill: 50 years of birth control changed women's lives

The pill was groundbreaking in other ways: Women today have a wide range of effective contraceptive choices, virtually all of them variations on the pill. Concerns about adverse effects linked to the early, high-dose oral contraceptives galvanized feminists and gave rise to the consumer health movement. Americans no longer assume doctors, regulators and drug companies know what's best for them...

Published: 7 May 2010

Winnipeg Free Press: Revolutionary road: The pill that changed women's lives marks 50th anniversary

The approval of the birth-control pill in 1960 ushered in an era that many argue transformed the lives of women, giving birth to the sexual revolution, spawning the women's liberation movement and changing the face of the once male-dominated workforce...

Published: 7 May 2010

Live Science: Forgetful lab rat gets Alzheimer's for the sake of science

A new group of forgetful lab rats have been created so scientists can better study Alzheimer's disease. While scientists have tinkered with rat DNA and developed models to study a host of human diseases, from cardiovascular disease to osteoporosis, a satisfactory rat model for Alzheimer's had remained elusive...

Published: 7 May 2010

Globe and Mail: Quebec leaders stand behind McGill in dispute with government

The cream of corporate Quebec is pooling its support around McGill University and criticizing the provincial government in an increasingly bitter and public spat over tuition fees...

Published: 6 May 2010

Huffington Post: If companies really mean business on work and family issues...

(Opinion piece by Jody Heymann, Dir. of McGill's Institute for Health & Social Policy): "...the real challenge facing the nation is to go from best practices that benefit a few to decent working conditions for all. The missing piece of the puzzle is for corporate leaders to really work with policymakers to ensure that all Americans have decent working conditions…"

Published: 6 May 2010

CQDM announces the results of its 2009-2010 competition

Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) has chosen 5 exceptional projects for a total investment of $7.8 M distributed among 4 companies and 4 universities in Québec. Two McGill projects were chosen.

Published: 5 May 2010

The Gazette: Protection needed for youths' online privacy

Many young people remain vulnerable to online predators because they are dangerously unaware that privacy on the Internet is an illusion, experts say. And the Internet has opened so many avenues for young people that they've become blissfully ignorant it can also be used to harm them.

Published: 5 May 2010