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Free fertility treatments for Quebecers who want a test tube baby are to be delivered by Premier Jean Charest. "We'll be able to help people who couldn't afford it before," said Dr. Hananel Holzer of the McGill Reproductive Centre at McGill University. The centre "is currently doing about 1,000 (embryo-implantation) cycles per year, which is more than half the cycles in Quebec," he said.
Dozens of worshippers bow in prayer at the downtown Al-Omah Al-Islamiah mosque as they do five times a day, but on this day they have some interested observers. At the back of the room a small group of McGill students are looking on as part of a program called My Neighbour's Faith. The series of get-togethers introduce McGill university students to the various religions practiced in Montreal.
The red silk necktie worn by coach Mike Babcock when the Canada's Olympic men's hockey team beat the U.S. winning gold in nailbiting overtime has captured attention throughout the Games. By Tuesday the tie, with its conservative diagonal stripes and McGill University shields, was sold out.
Cancer expert Professor Michael Pollak from McGill University, Montreal, Canada, teamed up with diabetes expert Professor David Russell-Jones from The Royal Surrey County Hospital, Guildford, UK, to research the inter-relationships between cancer and insulin.
Neurophysiologists Eric Trudel and Charles Bourque at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre propose a mechanism by which the body's circadian system, or internal clock, controls water regulation.
It can soothe, trigger memories, temper pain, aid sleep & make the heart beat faster or slower. It, of course, is music... Just why music seems to have these effects, though, remains elusive. There's a lot to learn, said Robert Zatorre, a professor at McGill University in Montreal, where he studies the topic at the Montreal Neurological Institute.
Land, at the very heart of security and survival, looms behind most of the African conflicts we've all heard of and dozens of others we have not. … "In Africa, most of the population has no documents. They believe they own the land as a group because they have been there for millennia," says John Unruh, a land tenure expert at McGill University in Montreal.
"Dr. Joe Schwarcz is well known for being able to bring science down to the understandable level, and in his latest book he asks and answers the question posed by my friend. Along the way, he exposes many misconceptions, urban myths and outright fallacies that have been spun about chemistry in recent years..."
In a new study published in the Global Environmental Change journal, James Ford and colleagues have concluded that Inuit must adapt to coming environmental changes that are inevitable and unavoidable. Climate change, they report, is threatening many aspects of Inuit life, including access to food, the integrity of local infrastructure and the ability to maintain their traditional lifestyles.