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Le Devoir: L'émergence d'un Iran nouveau

(Op-ed by Law professor Payam Akhavan): En Iran, ce 12 juin marque le premier anniversaire des élections contestées qui ont incité des millions de personnes à manifester, lançant un appel sans précédent à la démocratie et aux droits de la personne...

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Published on : 12 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Genes linked to Vitamin D deficiency

In the era before vitamins and cod-liver oil, children suffering from rickets got the "sunshine cure" to rid them of the deforming condition caused by soft, weak bones... Now, an international study co-authored by McGill University researcher Brent Richards explains why sunshine and certain foods aren't always enough to ward off a Vitamin D deficiency.

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Published on : 12 Jun 2010

IEEE Spectrum - A balance for measuring electrons

A new way to measure electron movement may be a precursor to building better quantum computers ieee spectrum. A team of researchers at McGill University, in Montreal, has found a way that allows them to measure the movement of individual electrons going in and out of semiconductor structures called quantum dots—a trick that could help make future quantum computers possible.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2010

National Post: Bodychecking triples concussions in peewee-level players, study finds

A new study from the University of Calgary has found that bodychecking in peewee level hockey triples the risk of concussions and other injuries sustained by players age 11 and 12… The research, done in collaboration with McGill and Laval universities, will be published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

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Published on : 09 Jun 2010

The Gazette University City Blog: Kudos to Brassard, Doyon, Kaspi and Mysak -- Everybody gets a prize!

Convocations are pretty much over and the conventioneers have gone home. Graduates have turned in their gowns and are strapping bicycles to the roof and leaving battered chairs and mattresses in the lanes of the ghetto. Before everyone disappears, here's a short, belated update of this spring's big prize winners among top university researchers...

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

National Post: Creating wealth in the Google Age

(William Polushin, Founding Director of the Program for International Competitiveness at the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill): In this, the fifth of FP Executive's five-part series on Competing to Win in the Global Economy, William Polushin discusses creating wealth and prosperity in the Google Age.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

Boulder Daily Camera: In Google we trust, a bit too much

Just before dawn on the morning of Jan. 19, 2009, a Los Angeles woman named Lauren Rosenberg was hit by a car while crossing a four-lane highway in Park City, Utah. Last month, more than a year after the accident, she filed a lawsuit against Google, claiming that the route for her walk had been suggested by Google Maps...

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

Huffington Post: The top countries with the best universities

The landscape of the best and brightest universities is diverse and widespread. Using U.S. News and World Report data, determined which countries have the highest-rated universities in the world. Heading up the Canadian schools? 'Colleges like McGill University push Canada's ranking into a top echelon...'

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

UPI: Continuing coverage: Methane-eating bacteria may presage ET life

"Researchers have discovered that methane-eating bacteria survive in a unique spring located on Axel Heiberg Island in Canada's extreme north. The subzero water is so salty that it doesn't freeze despite the cold, and it has no consumable oxygen in it. There are, however, big bubbles of methane that come to the surface..."

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

The Mark News: Canada must compete where the world economy is heading

(Karl Moore, Desautels Faculty of Management): Innovation is the lifeblood of today’s global economy. What used to take five years to be adopted in advanced economies now takes two or three. New ideas are sourced in many countries, spread faster, and die a quicker death. All this puts greater pressure on Canada to be a critical source of innovation if we want to retain our standard of living...

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

Discovery News: World Cup 2010: Can abstinence affect athletic performance?

After four years of anticipation and endless hours of training, soccer players from 32 countries are doing everything they can to play their best at the World Cup. Among their last-minute preparations in South Africa, the athletes are eating well and sleeping enough. They might also be abstaining from sex — or not...

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Published on : 08 Jun 2010

Physorg: Stroke recovery goes 3-D: Canadian video game takes rehab to the next level

An innovative use of virtual reality is emerging as a major technique in brain recovery for stroke patients, Dr. Mindy Levin told the Canadian Stroke Congress today. "Our brains have an extraordinary plasticity which can limit the damage caused by some types of stroke," says Dr. Mindy Levin, professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy at McGill University...

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

The Mark News: The facts on abortion

(Margaret Somerville, Founding Director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law, McGill University): Two myths - that late-term abortion is rare, and that there is consensus in Canada on abortion policy - cloud the debate over the procedure.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

CBC: Economic Forum

Desautels Professor Karl Moore comments for CBC on how Quebec has weathered the economic storm at the Economic Forum held on Sunday.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

The Gazette: Poll studies bike-transit links

Montrealers are increasingly being encouraged to use public transit and bicycles, but a McGill researcher says it's unclear how best to integrate the two modes of transport. McGill's School of Urban Planning is asking people what they think of connections between cycling and transit in Montreal, and how more intermodal transport can be encouraged...

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010