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Montreal Gazette - Key to ancient carpet's magic was bugs, plants

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz in The Gazette: "There really is a magic carpet, you know. It doesn't fly, but it can let your imagination soar."

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Published on : 18 Jul 2010

Montreal Gazette - These two doctors are unforgettable

In The Gazette, Mike Boone looks at the work of Dr. Nora Kelner and Dr. Lennie Babins at the Jewish General Hospital's Memory Clinic. Launched with McGill in 1991, the clinic is a leading centre for research and treatment of degenerative neurological illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease.

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Published on : 14 Jul 2010

Globe and Mail - Talking Management: Stepping down doesn't have to mean slowing down

Paul Tellier, former CEO of CN and of Bombardier and Dick Evans who just retired recently as the CEO of Rio Tinto Alcan talk to Desautels Faculty of Management's Karl Moore.

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Published on : 13 Jul 2010

Washington Post - Stepping Outside the Corner Office

McGill's Jody Heymann in The Washington Post on the need for a new kind of private sector leadership.

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Published on : 13 Jul 2010

PCWorld - Researchers find privacy flaws in ChatRoulette

Researchers say that users of the popular video-chat site may not be as anonymous or as private as they think. In a paper posted online this week, researchers from the University of Colorado at Boulder and McGill University outline three different types of attacks that could be launched against Chatroulette users.

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Published on : 13 Jul 2010

Radio-Canada - Brenda Milner ou l'activité cérébrale renouvelée

Elle est généralement reconnue comme une des fondatrices des neurosciences cognitives, le domaine qui combine le cerveau et le comportement. Pour certains, Brenda Milner est à la neuropsychologie ce qu'était Pasteur à la bactériologie. À près de 92 ans, la chercheuse de l'Institut neurologique de l'Université McGill est surtout une mémoire vivante.

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Published on : 08 Jul 2010

Times of India - Red wine, vitamins don't really boost longevity

Thought taking antioxidants via red wine and vitamins would increase your chances of living longer? Well, not really — a new study casts doubt on the theory that oxidative stress to our tissues shortens lifespan.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2010

La Presse - Le Royal Victoria honore les donneurs

Rosa Shields n'aurait pas manqué l'événement pour tout l'or du monde. "Une greffe, c'est un cadeau inestimable. Ça n'a pas de prix", dit-elle avec un large sourire. Depuis 16 ans, elle vit grâce à une greffe du rein et du foie. Et elle participera pour la cinquième fois cette année aux Jeux canadiens des greffés, notamment dans les épreuves de marche. "J'ai été sous dialyse durant deux ans et...

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Published on : 07 Jul 2010

Chemistry World - Roadblock on memory lane

The ability to wipe out traumatic memories is just around the corner. Katrina Megget looks into the science of forgetting. '...we are still on the cusp with this research,' explains Karim Nader, neuroscientist at Canada's McGill University in Montreal.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2010

Toronto Sun - Swimming robot showcased at G20 Summit

While protesters trashed downtown Toronto streets outside the security fence, and politicians met inside at the recent G20 Summit, Canadian scientists took the opportunity to showcase a Canadian first to visitors - the world's first and only swimming robot.

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Published on : 07 Jul 2010

Hindustan Times - Smitten by the international flavour

An article in The Hindustan Times (New Delhi): "Having recently graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering and a minor in Management, I cannot help but look back five years ago when I was vacillating over which university to choose. I had admissions from INSA France, SMU Singapore, some institutes from USA and Canada and SRCC in India. Now in hindsight, I guess, my choice had to be McGill.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2010

Yahoo! News - In search of the bugs

Canadian researchers have scattered across the North this summer to study insects not normally found in the region, like wasps and hornets, and figure out how those bugs got to the Arctic in the first place.

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Published on : 06 Jul 2010

Montreal Gazette - Gases are key to how fruits, veggies ripen

Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz: "It's alive! The banana's alive. So is the broccoli and the asparagus and the melon."

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Published on : 04 Jul 2010

Science Magazine - The Seductive Allure of Behavioral Epigenetics

Recent work suggests that so-called epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation, which alter the activity of genes without changing their DNA sequence, could explain how early life experiences can leave an indelible mark on the brain and influence both behavior and physical health later in life. These effects may even carry over to subsequent generations.

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Published on : 02 Jul 2010

Reuters - McGill study: Mom's age at puberty may influence kids' size

Why are some children taller than others? It seems their height might be linked at least partly to how old - or young - their mom was when she got her first menstrual period. A new study suggests that the earlier a woman reached this milestone of puberty, called menarche, the slightly faster her kids will grow.

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Published on : 01 Jul 2010