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Success with lab mice could have big impact on breast cancer

Scientists from McGill University and the University of California have discovered a way to reverse breast cancer in lab mice, paving the way for drugs that could eradicate the disease.

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Published on : 04 Nov 2003

The Amazing Spiderman

Professor Chris Buddle says our eight legged friends are an important indicator of the world's ecological health. Charlotte would be pleased.

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Published on : 23 Oct 2003

Sonenberg the science of translation

Nahum Sonenberg's work in translation control mechanisms -- the means by which our genes make proteins -- has taken him in interesting and unexpected directions, from cancer, to obesity to virology.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Chaos in the rain

Shaun Lovejoy is singing a different tune about the rain. The physics professor has shown how those raindrops that keep fallin' on your head do so in a chaotic pattern.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003

Good Dome Makes Good Neighbours

Not to be confused with those inflatable jumping castles for kiddie parties, the new manure dome on the Macdonald Campus landscape has area residents breathing a bit easier. The hog herd at the Macdonald Farm may be happy pigs but their manure generates quite a smell in the summer months. Now a double-layered, green inflatable dome takes care of the unpleasant odour from the manure tank.

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Published on : 09 Oct 2003