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Montreal Gazette - Japan's resilience will prevail again

(Op-ed by Henry R. Shibata, professor emeritus at McGill University): "Despite what has happened in Japan, there are many nuclear power plants in the world like the one in Fukushima providing energy that is cleaner than fossil fuels. I believe we should not give up on nuclear power."

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Published on : 22 Mar 2011

Montreal Gazette - Warning: drinking 7 litres of cola a day may harm your health; the right chemistry

(Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz): "I've always considered the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) to be a trustworthy source of nutrition information."

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Published on : 21 Mar 2011

La Presse - Tous les scénarios à l'étude

Une "course contre la montre". C'est ainsi que le directeur général de l'Agence internationale de l'énergie atomique (AIEA), Yukiya Amano, a qualifié l'urgence de refroidir les réacteurs nucléaires abîmés par le séisme du 11 mars."

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Published on : 21 Mar 2011

Droit-Inc - McGill : Bon prix, bonne réputation

La faculté de droit de McGill suscite un fort sentiment d’appartenance chez certains étudiants. Le président de l’association étudiante, Stefan Hoffman, en est un bon exemple. Entretien.

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Published on : 21 Mar 2011

Globe and Mail - Return of Aristide risks further election turmoil

Former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide was poised to return to his homeland on Friday after seven years of exile, a stunning and potentially destabilizing twist that comes only 48 hours before a vote to pick the country’s next president…

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

La Presse - Le tiers de la population vulnérable au fast-food

Mange-t-on plus souvent dans les restaurants de fast-food quand il y en a plusieurs à 500 mètres de chez soi? Oui, mais seulement si on fait partie des 33% de gens qui répondent le plus fortement aux stimulis présents dans l'environnement.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

La Presse - La musique, un vrai médicament!

"A court terme, la musique a des effets bénéfiques pour la santé et diminue la sensation de douleur, c'est démontré par la science."

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

Radio-Canada - Des neurones multi-taches

Un phénomène qui permet à un même neurone d'employer deux modes de communication différents pour transmettre de l'information a été observé par des chercheurs de l'Université de Montréal et de l'Université McGill.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

Fox News - Brain games: Is 'Limitless' a glimpse of our future?

Memory enhancing drugs intended for those with brain impairments are actually being developed by scientists.

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Published on : 18 Mar 2011

The Economist - How to disguise red blood cells so that their blood group is invisible

There are 29 possible combinations of human blood groups, and for a patient to be given a safe transfusion the right one needs to be available.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011

Times of India - Alcohol medication works best in some people

A new study has found that naltrexone (Revia), one of the only medications approved for treating people with alcohol abuse problems, might only be effective in women and those with a specific genetic variation.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011

Montreal Gazette (blog) - TD Green win

"Bravo to McGill chemical engineering students Omer Dor and David Morris. Their scathingly brilliant scheme to redirect and transform energy from the Ferrier power station to a rooftop greenhouse picked up first prize this week in the TD Go Green Challenge."

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011

CityAM - Philosophers and the fine art of business

Do businesses that are trusted make more money? Is it ever morally acceptable to lie? Is a corporation a moral agent? If so, who does that mean is responsible if it does bad things?

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011

Rue Frontenac - Ces bruits de marteau en provenance d'Ottawa

Le Canada et le Québec ressemblent à un vieux couple qui fait chambre à part. Ils se croisent dans le corridor et partagent un repas de temps en temps, mais n’ont surtout pas envie d’une nouvelle lune de miel…

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011

Radio-Canada - Une clinique dentaire mobile

Dans certains quartiers défavorisés de Montréal, le taux de carie chez les enfants atteint 70 %, alors qu'il n'est que de 10 % dans le West Island. Or, 30 % de la population n'a pas accès aux soins dentaires.

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Published on : 17 Mar 2011