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Reuters, et al. - Drug studies not showing funding ties, report says; perception of bias

Doctors may be making decisions based on incomplete information published in some of the most prestigious medical journals because conflicts of interest between researchers and drug companies are not being fully disclosed, a new Canadian study has found.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

The Scientist - Improving risk/benefit estimates in new drug trials

It's all too familiar: researchers announce the discovery of a new drug that eradicates disease in animals. Then, a few years later, the drug bombs in human trials.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Vancouver Sun (opinion) - Small CPI inaccuracies add up to hundreds of millions of dollars

The feds spend way more than they should and they take in way less revenue - many hundreds of millions of dollars in total - as a result of what sounds like a small flaw in the way they measure inflation.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Montreal Gazette (blog) - When Jackie Robinson came to play - John Thompson explores baseball and race at McGill

On the heels of last week's tribute to Jackie Robinson, historian John H. Thompson comes to McGill to talk about race, baseball and the Montreal Royals player who broke the colour ban in professional baseball.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Globe and Mail - Talking Management: Desjardins' Monique Leroux on co-operative management

Karl Moore of the Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University, Talking Management for the Globe and Mail speaks with Monique Leroux who is the Chair and CEO of the Desjardins Group.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Globe and Mail - Scientists study relationship between genes and concussions

In Montreal, Boston and Toronto, scientists are trying to understand the relationship between genes and concussions, but the work is still in its infancy… Dr. Scott Delaney at McGill University says the boxing studies have created discussion that boxers should undergo blood testing to see if they should be allowed to step into the ring.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Financial Post - MBA: Baby boom managers reinvent retirement

Baby Boomers have been bucking social conventions and defining new market trends since the 1960s. Now they’re reinventing retirement as well, a new McGill study shows.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2011

Montreal Gazette (opinion) - U.S. needs to stay on the sidelines of the Arab revolution

(Op-ed) Imad Mansour teaches Department of Political Science at McGill University: "While civilian deaths in Libya are regrettable, the Libyans need to carry this revolt through on their own."

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

The Tyee - Better information sharing needed in fight against money laundering, says report

An evaluation of Canada's anti-money laundering and anti-terrorist financing regime over the past decade suggests government institutions still don't share enough information among themselves.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

Montreal Gazette (blog) - Honouring Carrie Derrick, Canada's first female professor on International Women's Day

Carrie Derrick was a botanist, gardener, suffragette, social reformer and founder of McGill's Genetics Department.

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Nunatsiaq News - Law student cooks up fundraiser for aboriginal shelter

When Joey Flowers heard about funding cuts at the Native Women’s Shelter of Montreal, he wanted to help.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

Toronto Star - Ten women who made a difference

On the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day, Jennifer Hunter of the Star's editorial board selects the 10 most influential Canadian women of the past century…

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Published on : 08 Mar 2011

Times of India - Researchers feature on MIT tech review list

On the eve of International Womens Day, two women researchers Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan and Alefia Merchant have made it to Massachusetts Institute of Technology's prestigious India Technology Review 35 list for 2011 for their innovative work…

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Globe and Mail - Folic acid fights cancer

A diet that is low in folic acid - a B vitamin also known as folate - could set the stage for colorectal cancer, according to researchers at McGill University in Montreal.

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Published on : 07 Mar 2011

Globe and Mail - Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan suffer high rate of brain trauma

Canadian soldiers in Afghanistan were hospitalized for traumatic brain injury between 2006 and 2009 at almost three times the rate of Americans fighting there in earlier years before the war escalated, according to a National Defence study obtained by The Globe and Mail…

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Published on : 07 Mar 2011