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The Gazette: Woman Paid a High Price for her Short but Brilliant Scientific Career

Harriet Brooks, as she was known before she married Pitcher, came of age when it was highly unusual for women to go to university, and rarer still for them subsequently to pursue careers at the highest levels of science and teaching. Brooks did so, but at a terrible cost.

Published: 19 Apr 2010

The Gazette: McGill Athletics Launch Shoe Recycling PR

The Gazette's Michelle Lalonde: "The only thing I resent more than paying over $100 for a decent pair of running shoes, is chucking them in the garbage after a year or so of training in them. Sure, the treads may be a little worn, but they would still be perfectly good for hiking around in. They don't belong at the dump."

Published: 19 Apr 2010

St. Lake Tribune: Myriad Elicits a Genetics Tempest

Patents » That may be the reason Utah company was at center of lawsuit that rocked biotech industry… From the very beginning, there was "a degree of hostility toward Myriad due to the way the scientific race had proceeded," an associate professor of law at McGill University in Montreal wrote in a 2008 study of Myriad…

Published: 19 Apr 2010

St. Lake Tribune: Myriad Elicits a Genetics Tempest

Patents » That may be the reason Utah company was at center of lawsuit that rocked biotech industry. From the very beginning, there was "a degree of hostility toward Myriad due to the way the scientific race had proceeded," an associate professor of law at McGill University in Montreal wrote in a 2008 study of Myriad.

Published: 19 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Festival Shows Books Have Future

McGill professor Andrew Piper participates in the panel Reading the World: The Future of the Book as part of the five-day Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival.

Published: 19 Apr 2010

Fox News: North American dinosaurs were one big happy family

Dinosaurs may have roamed and mingled more freely in the western interior of North America than previously thought, according to a new study. PhD student Matthew Vavrek and Professor Hans Larsson of McGill University now report that dinosaur ranges were more extensive than previous estimates suggested.

Published: 19 Apr 2010

LA Times Blogs: Metformin: New 'wonder drug' may help prevent lung cancer in smokers

Metformin, a safe and inexpensive drug widely used to lower blood glucose in Type 2 diabetics, may have a variety of other uses, researchers are finding. The newest, reported Monday at a Washington meeting of the American Assn. for Cancer Research, is to prevent lung cancer in smokers…

Published: 19 Apr 2010

La Presse: How to neautralize nuclear bombs

This week, Barack Obama held a world-wide summit to reduce nuclear risks caused by wars. In order to better understand how the materials for creating a nuclear bomb can be neutralized, The Press interviewed Dominic Ryan, a nuclear physicist at McGill Universite.

Published: 17 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Montreal students among 1,300 heading for meeting of minds in Miami

Shannon Lockhart, U3 World Religions and Biological Sciences, will be among 1,300 students, drawn from 318 schools in 83 countries, invited to Clinton Global Initiative University.

Published: 16 Apr 2010

The Gazette: McGill student creates free legal search engine

A final-year law student at McGill University has invoked the Greek god of law to help people find Canadian legal decisions easier online. Kent Mewhort worked on and off for about a year developing Nomus, the country's second free legal search engine. Mewhort, 28, said he was motivated to create a system that better ties together citations from judgments across the land.

Published: 16 Apr 2010

Globe and Mail: What Iceland's volcano means for the world

Volcano expert Dr. John Stix of McGill University held an online chat with Globe and Mail readers to discuss Iceland's spewing volcano and its ash cloud that grounded flights across Europe.

Published: 16 Apr 2010

Northern News Service: Shine a light on homelessness

McGill student, Julia Christensen is lauded for her work on homelessness in the North: "I would like to applaud the work of people like McGill University student Julia Christensen, formerly of Yellowknife, who has been working on her three-year doctorate study on homelessness..."

Published: 15 Apr 2010

Radio-Canada: A clearer picture of the brain

The collaborated efforts of the University of Montreal and McGill have allowed us, for the first time, to combine two techniques of cerebral imaging in order to trace a more detailed and precise picture of the brain of autism patients.

Published: 14 Apr 2010

Toronto Sun: Canadian scientist helps discover long-lost species

A Canadian researcher is among a group of scientists who have discovered the only known living population of Sibree's Dwarf Lemurs in eastern Madagascar. Mitchell Irwin, a research associate at Montreal's McGill University, along with colleagues from the German Primate Centre in Göttingen, the University of Antananarivo in Madagascar and the University of Massachusetts, found about 1,000 lemurs.

Published: 14 Apr 2010

The Gazette: Fertile garden offers oasis in urban jungle

The garlic is already up, its green shoots poking out of the mulch in garden beds next to a concrete tower on McGill University’s downtown campus. It’s an urban garden that provides people, mainly seniors, with locally-grown herbs and vegetables, run by Santropol Roulant, Alternatives and McGill.

Published: 14 Apr 2010