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Le Devoir - Un pavé dans la mare des antioxydants

Depuis des dizaines d'années, on vante les vertus des antioxydants qui nous protégeraient de la toxicité des radicaux libres, ces molécules censées accélérer le vieillissement.

Published: 13 Dec 2010

Montreal Gazette - Welcome hall mission puts smiles on faces of about 2,000 children at annual Christmas event

The Welcome Hall food bank distributes 65 tonnes of goods to 1,200 needy Montrealers every week. The client list has swelled by more than 12 per cent this year.

Published: 13 Dec 2010

Radio-Canada - La propagation des cellules cancéreuses mieux comprise

La surface de cellules tumorales agressives est dépourvue de la substance forte en protéines qui lie les cellules normales ensemble, ont découvert des chercheurs de l'Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal de l'Université McGill.

Published: 13 Dec 2010

IEEE Spectrum - Robotic drone flies itself by looking at landscape below

Robotic aircraft have taken to the skies, finding increasing use in military applications, law enforcement, environmental monitoring, and also becoming popular among hobbyists who want to build their own drones.

Published: 12 Dec 2010

Postmedia - Cross-border baby business booms

Popularity of 'reproductive tourism' raises legal, moral, ethical concerns.

Published: 12 Dec 2010

Montreal Gazette - Thoughtful shopper or shameless re-gifter? Richard Hyland and the fine art and law of gift giving

The latest issue of inFocus, the McGill Faculty of Law newsletter, features an interesting story by Victoria Leenders-Cheng about the legal and social implications of gift-giving - and what it says about who we are, and the people we buy presents for.

Published: 10 Dec 2010

Financial Times - Karl Moore, professor of the week

Karl Moore is an associate professor at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management, Montreal, Canada, where he teaches graduate courses in globalisation and leadership.

Published: 9 Dec 2010

La Presse - Pfizer: création d'une chaire de recherche à McGill

La nouvelle a soulevé l'enthousiasme à l'Université McGill: Pfizer a versé hier 2 millions de dollars pour créer une nouvelle chaire de recherche sur la maladie d'Alzheimer.

Published: 8 Dec 2010

IO9 - Canada building rover to survive lunar 'pot holes'?

Despite being out shined by its rowdy neighbor to the south, Canada has its own plans of conquering the lunar frontier. In an attempt to easily navigate upon the cratered surface of the Moon, a Canadian university is developing wheels for their upcoming rover that could enable to country to literally drive almost anywhere off world.

Published: 8 Dec 2010

University Affairs - A forgotten scourge

The world’s neglected tropical diseases debilitate or kill more than one billion people worldwide. But there is hope as a small number of researchers in Canada and elsewhere join the battle to reduce the heavy burden of illness…

Published: 8 Dec 2010

CBC - Mutant worms defy aging theory

Worms that were genetically modified by McGill University researchers not only survived exposure to a banned poison, they lived even longer than normal worms, challenging scientists' understanding of the aging process.

Published: 8 Dec 2010

CTV - Spirit of giving: 'Share the Warmth' tutors students

For years, Share the Warmth has been giving underprivileged families in Montreal's Pointe St. Charles, Little Burgundy and St. Henri neighbourhoods a hand up. The organization operates a food bank and youth programs. This year, a tutoring program pairing neighborhood children with McGill students is really taking off.

Published: 8 Dec 2010

La Presse - Docteurs honoris causa à McGill

Deux éminents diplômés de l'Université McGill se sont vus octroyer des diplômes honorifiques lors de la collation des grades de l'automne, qui a eu lieu le lundi 29 novembre, à la Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier de la Place des Arts.

Published: 7 Dec 2010

Wall Street Journal - Decoding a new disease culprit

Cholesterol has long been in scientists' sights, particularly when it comes to the link between high levels and heart disease. Now, researchers are looking at substances created when the body breaks down cholesterol. Known as oxysterols, these molecules may contribute to illnesses as varied as Alzheimer's disease and osteoporosis…

Published: 7 Dec 2010

BusinessWeek - Fed Avoiding Deflation May Rest on Canada Experiment

Montreal undergraduates may help reshape the Bank of Canada’s monetary policy and give Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke and Bank of Japan Governor Masaaki Shirakawa clues about how to ward off deflation.

Published: 6 Dec 2010