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(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): "It's a cancer killing dynamo! It attacks cancer safely and effectively without extreme nausea, weight loss and hair loss!"
Des chercheurs des universités McGill et Harvard ont trouvé une signature génétique qui permettrait de dépister les femmes dont le cancer du sein risque de récidiver. Cette découverte devrait aboutir à la mise au point d'un test prédictif qui épargnera à un bon nombre de patientes une chimiothérapie qui comporte de nombreux effets indésirables, voire néfastes.
It would seem that society is seething with anger. You can see it in your neighbour's face, the driver behind you and politicians on the Hill. People are being squeezed by a lack of opportunity, shrinking paycheques and conflicts around the world, David Sherman writes…
Montreal Gazette - An infectious love for science; Joe Schwarcz's brain sparks was a hit at high school
Who could write a book about 179 facts and make it a page-turner? The man who started making science quizzes for his friends when he was in high school. That's Joe Schwarcz, PhD, professor and director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society.
On Feb. 11, the last day before the first day of what protesters are billing as the “Algerian Revolution,” Lotfi Maamir succumbed to his burns, dying in a hospital in Douera, a suburb of Algiers.
A few years ago Karl Moore, an associate business professor at McGill University, launched a program called Five Hot Cities of the World Tour. Each year for five years, a group of business students visits one emerging international business centre to meet local executives and tour various companies.
"Faithful readers will remember the great [hullabaloo] last winter over Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock's lucky McGill tie, and its purported role in the victory of the Canadian team at the Vancouver Olympics…"
Peter Radziszewski, professeur de génie mécanique à l'université McGill, dirige une importante équipe de professeurs et d'étudiants affairés à mettre au point, pour l'Agence spatiale canadienne, une roue qui pourrait équiper le nouveau véhicule léger d'exploration lunaire.
On the heels of the people's revolutions unfolding in Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen and Algeria, it's obviously time to reflect on the role which social networking site, Google and the Internet in general are playing in changing the world in the time it takes to send a Tweet.
(Op-ed by Manjit Singh, director of the chaplaincy service and lecturer in Sikh studies at the Faculty of Religious Studies at McGill University): "In Quebec, the new buzzword is interculturalism, meaning facilitating the settlement of new immigrants."
(Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies at McGill): "It's been Diplomacy in the batter's box and Community on the pitcher's mound. The count is two strikes against Diplomacy."
Karl Moore, talking management for The Globe and Mail, speaks to one of the leading business scholars in the world, Michael Jensen, who is a senior professor at the Harvard Business School.
(Op-ed by Christopher Ragan, David Dodge Chair in Monetary Policy at the C.D. Howe Institute and associate professor of economics at McGill): "The Canadian government will soon unveil two crucial economic documents: the annual budget and a renewal of the inflation-targeting agreement with the Bank of Canada."