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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.
(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!"
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.
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.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz discusses artificial sweeteners.
Karl Moore talks to Jim Parker, former CEO of Southwest Airlines.
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.
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.
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.
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).