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Redheads and painkillers
They may never get over the pain of being called "carrot top" in their youth, but psychology professor Jeffrey Mogil has proved that women with red hair do respond better to certain kinds of analgesics. It's a significant step forward in pain research.
The illth of nations
Herman Daly says that economics has to change. The ecological economist came to deliver the second of the Rachel Carson Beatty Lectures. It's all about determining scale.
Experiment with reality
Each year the chemical engineering students of Martin Weber's Project Lab are consulted by local and multinational companies who need problems solved. The companies get solutions, and the students get to tackle "real world" engineering problems.
Foundations: Nervy art
My god, what is that? The Montreal Neurological Institute has some... er... "interesting" and scientifically inspired art inside and outside its walls.
Management shows social side
Daddy Warbucks would be appalled. The faculty of management, rather than training the rapacious capitalists of tomorrow, is a hotbed of social responsibility. Welcome to the Social Innovation Initiative.
The invasion of Iraq meant business as usual for the panelists of McGill's GulfWatch. The five speakers continued to provide informed context for the dramatic events in the Middle East. And they're prepared to keep it up for the duration of the war.
Small changes, large consequences
What's going to do more damage to a river system: a hydroelectric dam, or a highway culvert? Seems obvious, but what about 1,000 culverts? McGill biologists are studying the effect of roadway culverts on trout.
The associate dean beat
What the heck does an associate dean do? The easier question might be what don't they do? These little-seen administrators enforce the rules, develop curricula, help students, liaise with other departments, the provincial government, community organizations and hospitals -- some of them even clean your teeth.