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McGill's "Redpath Mansion Mystery" unveiled

Wed, 2008-03-26 12:00

Student sleuths challenged to crack 1901 Montreal shooting in "Great Unsolved Mysteries in Canadian History" web project

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Cells from the Research Institute of the MUHC on the road to China

Thu, 2008-03-27 09:00

The diabetes epidemic is devastating many areas of the world. In China, approximately 20 million people suffer from the disease - and the number keeps growing.

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Sweet little liars

Wed, 2008-04-02 09:00

Victoria Talwar and her team's research on children and lying was featured on an ABC Nightline segment. Talwar, an assistant professor in the Faculty of Education, specializing in developmental psychology, says "It is a natural, normal behavior that children will occasionally tell lies."

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High rate of autism signs found in children born prematurely

Wed, 2008-04-02 09:00

About a quarter of babies born very prematurely had signs of autism on an early screening test, a study has found. The research is preliminary since formal autism testing wasn’t done. But the results are provocative, suggesting that tiny preemies may face greater risks of developing autism than previously thought. That suggests autism may be an under-appreciated consequence of medical advances enabling the tiniest of premature babies to survive, said lead author Catherine Limperopoulos, a researcher at McGill University and Children’s Hospital in Boston.

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The technology gap in the climate debate

Wed, 2008-04-02 12:00

A commentary in this week’s issue of the journal Nature adds to the chorus of economists, climate scientists and experts in energy policy saying that the major approaches to combating global warming are deeply flawed. The Nature commentary is by Roger A. Pielke, Jr., a political scientist at the University of Colorado, Thomas Wigley, a climatologist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Christopher Green, an economist at McGill University. The scientists argue that the IPCC, the pre-eminent body engaged in crystal-ball gazing about future climates, has sent out the wrong signals about the need for new technology to curb emissions.

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Sustainability not just for tree huggers

Thu, 2008-04-03 04:00

The 7th annual Rethink conference produces concrete plans to keep greening McGill.

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Poli Psych 101

Thu, 2008-04-03 04:00

Professor Emeritus Blema Steinberg launches a fascinating new book looking at the pyschodynamic explanations for our leaders' behaviour.

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Turning ideas into innovation

Thu, 2008-04-03 04:00

McGill receives CFI support for 10 research projects.

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P.O.V.: En tout respect de l'accord France-Québec

Thu, 2008-04-03 04:00

McGill's VP of Public Affairs weighs in on the uproar over the Quebec-France pact.

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Headliners: Voice from the past, predictor of the future

Thu, 2008-04-03 04:00

Water woes, old recordings and autism warnings.

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