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BBC News - Marijuana effective in reducing pain, study shows

A team of Montreal researchers has lent scientific credibility to the view that smoking marijuana can ease chronic neuropathic pain and help patients sleep better.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

The Globe and Mail - A push for human rights

A few years ago, after retiring from a law practice, Gordon Echenberg and his wife, Penny, donated $1-million to McGill to establish regular conferences on human rights.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - A big new beginning; The excitement of the next level of school outweighs the anxiety

In the first month of school, university students have to buy books, start classes, and get a handle on the workload and reading expectations, said Leslie Copeland, the first-year coordinator at McGill University.

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Published on : 30 Aug 2010

CJAD News - Ex-CFLer Proudfoot works to tackle Lou Gehrig's disease as his health fades

The ex-sportscaster and college professor has made his struggle a public one. His goal is to raise awareness about the fatal disease and attract much-needed cash for research.

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Published on : 29 Aug 2010

Le Devoir - Centre de recherche sur la douleur Alan-Edwards

Ils sont plus d'une centaine à oeuvrer conjointement à l'Université McGill; Un questionnaire sur la douleur a été traduit en de multiples langues

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Published on : 28 Aug 2010

Le Devoir - Laboratoire sur la douleur de l'université McGill - Physique et... psychologique!

«Il est curieux que, dans toutes les langues, il n'existe qu'un seul mot pour désigner la douleur. Pourtant, que vous vous cogniez un orteil, que vous ayez mal à la tête ou que vous souffriez d'une douleur chronique, vous vivez dans chaque cas quelque chose de différent.» Celle qui parle ainsi est une spécialiste de renommée mondiale de la douleur. Catherine Bushnell, du Centre de recherche Alan-E

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Published on : 28 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - Ghoulish work laid foundation for neurology

(Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University's Office for Science and Society): Professor Aldini began by swabbing the ears with salt water. He then attached a metal wire to each ear and proceeded to connect these to a battery. Almost immediately the subject's face contorted into a grimace and his eyelids began to flutter uncontrollably. The onlookers were absolutely horrified.

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Published on : 28 Aug 2010

cyberpresse.ca - Du papier journal pour isoler les murs

Le journal que vous tenez actuellement entre vos mains et que vous mettrez demain dans votre bac de recyclage pourrait être converti en fibre (ouate) de cellulose isolante et insonorisante, se retrouver bientôt sur les tablettes de votre marchand de matériaux et, finalement, dans les murs de votre maison. Ce n'est pas de la fiction…. Professeur et chercheur de réputation mondiale à la faculté d'ar

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Published on : 24 Aug 2010

ACSH - Innocent Plastics Wrongly Blamed For Belly Bulge

Chemist Dr. Joe Schwarcz at McGill University’s Office for Science and Society further debunks claims that the trace levels of chemicals found in foods have an effect on obesity. “Every day people are exposed to hundreds of thousands of natural and artificial chemicals which would show very similar effects if run through these sensitive tests,” he tells the Journal.

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Published on : 20 Aug 2010

The Gazette (Montreal) - Science doesn't back miracle cures

"Malaria, AIDS, hepatitis, herpes, cancer. Now, ask yourself this question: What is the chance of a gold prospector, with no training in the health sciences, tackling a problem and finding an answer that has eluded the world's most renowned researchers?"

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Published on : 20 Aug 2010

The Gazette (Montreal) - Pecking away at lopsided food studies

McGill's Dr. Joe Schwarcz takes on boisterous advocacy based on flimsy science.

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Published on : 11 Aug 2010

Radio-Canada - Estuaire du Saint-Laurent : Le fleuve suffoque

Selon une équipe de scientifiques, qui rentre d'une mission de recherche à bord du Coriolis 2, le taux d'oxygène des eaux profondes de l'estuaire est toujours en diminution.

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Published on : 04 Aug 2010

CTV - Aging hearts: Over-80s may benefit from angioplasty, bypass surgery tools

More octogenarians are surviving heart attacks and part of the credit may rest with revascularization procedures such as bypass surgery and angioplasty, a new Canadian study suggests.

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Published on : 03 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - McGill's Nancy Adler and the Art of Management

McGill management prof Nancy Adler teaches with broad strokes - the brush strokes of an artist. Adler, a professor of organizational behavior and international management at McGill's Desautels Faculty of Management, has been painting for the last two decades.

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Published on : 02 Aug 2010

Montreal Gazette - Fish will be on the menu if we make it to Mars

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "We've been to the moon. Next stop: Mars. But the trip to the moon was a small step. The one to Mars will take a giant leap."

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Published on : 01 Aug 2010