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PBS - New life for the ghost in your genes

Is DNA destiny? NOVA's Ghost In Your Genes, which will be rebroadcast this Tuesday on many PBS stations, provides fresh hope that our fate isn't inscribed in our genes.

Published: 27 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Relax. Your java whitener is not about to explode

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "[...] And then I'm ready to tackle the interesting stuff -like questions about whether coffee whitener can really explode. Well, the answer to that, perhaps surprisingly, is yes!"

Published: 25 Sep 2010

National Post - On this day, Sept. 24 1906

Social scientist Leonard Marsh, who pioneered research into the Canadian class system, was born at London, England. Marsh came to Canada in 1930. He was director of an interdisciplinary social science research program at McGill 1930-'41 and an early member of the League for Social Reconstruction.

Published: 24 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Dementia: Confronting the crisis, part 6

Insulin may hold key to 'diabetes of the brain.' Conventional wisdom has drawn a blank, Carolyn Abraham reports, so researchers are pursuing other ways to attack Alzheimer's. One that shows perhaps the most promise follows a trail blazed by medical science's most celebrated Canadians.

Published: 24 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill grad touted for Nobel in physiology

A native Montrealer, Ralph Steinman, is among three Canadians being touted as possible winners of the Nobel Prize in Physiology and Medicine by Thomson Reuters, a company that uses research data to predict Nobel winners.

Published: 23 Sep 2010

Spinner Canada - College rankings of rock: Top 20 universities rated for their musical alumni

"It's college rankings time, so we at Spinner evaluated universities near and far, ordering them according to their matriculation of musicians." [...] McGill rocks in at 11th position with Arcade Fire alums Win Butler and Regine Chassagne, Leonard Cohen, Burt Bacharach, Chuck Comeau of Simple Plan.

Published: 15 Sep 2010

National Post - Professing truths about management

Today's teaching is overly obsessed with leadership and making management into a science that can be dissected, professor says. The names of Canadian business schools are well known. But those who teach in those schools less so.

Published: 14 Sep 2010

National Post - Facing a good death without fear

John Zucchi, professor and chair of the Department of History and Classical Studies at McGill University. He addressed the Dying with Dignity Special Commission with Dr. Gerald Batist, representing 54 McGill University professors who have submitted a brief opposing euthanasia and assisted suicide.

Published: 13 Sep 2010

New York Times - The Public's Quiet Savior From Harmful Medicines

She is unlikely to be mentioned at any 50th-birthday parties this year, but she is the reason many of those celebrations will take place. Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey is 96 now, nearly deaf and barely mobile, as modest as her faded house in this Washington suburb. And though her story is nearly forgotten, she was once America’s most admired civil servant.

Published: 13 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - Sweet science satisfies me

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz discusses artificial sweeteners.

Published: 11 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Talking Management

Karl Moore talks to Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines.

Published: 10 Sep 2010

The Globe and Mail - Patients in Pisa put under anesthetic from Montreal; Long-distance procedure a medical first

A team from Montreal's McGill University has pioneered a medical first by administering anesthesia via remote teleconferencing for surgery that was taking place in Pisa, Italy.

Published: 10 Sep 2010

Montreal Gazette - BIXI green effect 'exaggerated'; Only two per cent of rides replace trips by car

Bixi's environmental benefits have been "grossly exaggerated," with the vast majority of trips taken on the bike-sharing service actually replacing other "green modes" of transportation, McGill University researchers have found.

Published: 9 Sep 2010

CBC - QS World University Rankings

McGill University has slipped a notch in the latest international rankings of universities, but that's still good enough to claim to be the top-rated school in Canada.

Published: 8 Sep 2010

Nature.com - Neuroscience: In their nurture

Can epigenetics underlie the enduring effects of a mother's love? Lizzie Buchen of Nature investigates the criticisms of a landmark study and the controversial field to which it gave birth. (With a look at the pioneering work of McGill's Moshe Szyf and Michael Meaney).

Published: 8 Sep 2010