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CQDM announces the results of its 2009-2010 competition

Quebec Consortium for Drug Discovery (CQDM) has chosen 5 exceptional projects for a total investment of $7.8 M distributed among 4 companies and 4 universities in Québec. Two McGill projects were chosen.

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Published on : 05 May 2010

eScience: The bivalve effect

Explaining and understanding life cycles is on many people's minds in spring and McGill Biologist Dr. Frédéric Guichard is no exception – in fact, he's made a fascinating discovery relating to the life, death, reproduction and communication … of mussels.

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Published on : 04 May 2010

Omaha World Herald: Corn science meets Darwin

Researchers have discovered a savvy adaptation by the European corn borer, widespread across American cornfields, to harvesting. The finding would be familiar to Darwinism.

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Published on : 04 May 2010

National Post: Don't leave IT to the techies

Businesses around the world are suffering from a chronic disease that has been vastly overlooked and misdiagnosed. It's called Information Systems Failure, and almost all businesses at some point in time have fallen victim to its effects…

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Published on : 04 May 2010

USA Today: Cancer risks prompt doctors to try to lower imaging scan radiation

Doctors are exploring ways to reduce the amount of radiation exposure from medical imaging tests in light of renewed concerns about the cancer risk, according to research presented at a radiology conference this week...

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Published on : 04 May 2010

Times of India: Future in the past

While McGill researchers reveal that warm and moderate climate allowed dinosaurs to expand into a massive homogeneous community across North America, we get a peek into the mysteries of the little known habits of dinosaurs.

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Published on : 03 May 2010

CBC: Northern food banks, soup kitchens examined

Marie-Pierre Lardeau, a doctoral student with McGill University, said she is interviewing people who use the soup kitchen, food bank and the Tukisigiarvik centre, a first stop for people seeking social services in the city of about 6,200. [She] is studying the true value of food banks and soup kitchens in fast-growing northern centres such as Iqaluit, where more people are using the services.

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Published on : 03 May 2010

Télé-Québec: La clé de l'harmonie sociale des fourmis découverte dans le code génétique de la reine

La recherche de Ehab Abouheif et Abderrahman Khila de l'Université McGill Code Chastenay (video - from March 2010).

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Published on : 03 May 2010

La Presse: La biodiversité perd des plumes

La biodiversité continue de décliner dans le monde malgré la signature en 2002 de la Convention sur la biodiversité, selon une nouvelle étude internationale. Près des deux tiers des grandes rivières du monde sont fragmentées par des barrages, 80% des forêts bordant l'océan Atlantique font moins d'un demi-kilomètre carré et le quart des animaux utilisés par l'agriculture sont menacés d'extinction…

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Published on : 03 May 2010

Stock Market News: Solidaires are awarded to eight corporations and four agencies

Centraide presented the Antoinette Robidoux Award, Youth Volunteer category to Steven Roy of Santropol Roulant. This young McGill University neuroscience student donated about 1,000 hours of volunteer work. Among other things, he created a data base to better support the 900 annual volunteers who every day deliver some 100 meals to isolated seniors.

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Published on : 03 May 2010

McGill grad Kelly Nobes appointed head coach of Hockey Redmen

Kelly Nobes, a McGill University graduate, has been appointed head coach of the McGill men's hockey team. The 36-year-old native of West Hill, Ont., becomes the 28th coach in team history and the 11th former Redmen player to guide the squad.

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Published on : 03 May 2010

Times of India: Gene’s role in breast-tumour growth unlocked

New research helps explain why breast-milk cells lose their structure, causing them to clump up in strange ways and sometimes become cancer tumours. With the support of Chen Ling and Dongmei Zuo at McGill’s Goodman Cancer Centre, McGill Biochemist Dr. William Muller has discovered how one particular gene regulates epithelial cells...

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Published on : 02 May 2010

The Gazette: History marked by ebb and flow of amphetamines

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): It was the '60s. I don't remember the exact year, but I sure remember the event. It was a "poetry reading" in the McGill Student Union. Poetry wasn't my thing, but I'd heard this particular poet might generate some sparks - and sparks I was into...

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Published on : 02 May 2010

The Gazette: Study shows men more emotional than women in business

If you're old enough, you might remember how women were believed by some bosses to be unsuited for high-stakes decision making. After all, they were just too emotional. Now science is turning that notion upside down. It's men, not women, who seem most vulnerable to mood swings…

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Published on : 01 May 2010

Montreal Mirror: Bunk and debunk

A McGill speaking series tackles the alarming pervasiveness of pseudoscience, from creationism to the dangers of cell phones. Scientists and their supporters are not all meek, bespectacled Poindexters. Some of them, like McGill evolution education expert Brian Alters, are highly articulate, quite funny and increasingly combative.

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Published on : 30 Apr 2010