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The Gazette: Studies on diet feed confusion over weight loss

Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz's column in The Gazette: Want to weigh less, be healthier and live longer? Just watch your fat intake, particularly those nasty saturated fats that lurk in meat, dairy products and rich pastries. They're artery-cloggers and will kill you.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2010

Science News: Keeping time

Scientists are discovering how tiny clocks inside each cell can march to the beat of a master drummer in the brain. Bourque’s team has deciphered some of the chemical messages the SCN uses to regulate a circadian rhythm that keeps the body from dehydrating during sleep.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2010

Justin Darlington: high-flying track star and slam dunk sensation

By Jim Hynes McGill track and field star Justin Darlington needs to jump seven centimetres higher if he wants to get to the next level in his sport. And while that less-than-three-inch difference can be pretty significant in a sport like high jumping, somehow it doesn’t sound like too big a stretch for the guy they [...]

Published on : 31 Mar 2010

The Gazette: Protection for caregivers focus of McGill forum

McGill University's faculty of law hosts an international seminar that will bring together experts from government, academia and workers' associations from around the world seeking better ways to protect domestic workers by ensuring they have decent working conditions and the legal rights to fight back if they don't.

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Published on : 29 Mar 2010

Charlie Rose Show: Episode 6

On Episode Six of the Charlie Rose Brain Series, a discussion of the Aging Brain with Brenda Milner of McGill University, Larry Squire of the University of California San Diego, John Hardy of University College London, and Scott Small of Columbia University.

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Published on : 25 Mar 2010

The Gazette: Ski for a cure raises $40,000 plus for cancer research

This year the 11th Annual Rob Lutterman Ski for a Cure day, held March 13 at Mont Sutton in the Eastern Townships, raised more than $40,000 for the Cancer Research Society.

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Published on : 30 Mar 2010

A legend comes to life

Video celebrating Mike Babcocks McGill tie a hit on Youtube By Jim Hynes The greatness of Sidney Crosby is as good a place as any to begin the legend of the Babcock tie. For without Sid the Kid’s gold medal-winning shot through the pads of Team USA goalie Ryan Miller, there would be no lucky tie tale [...]

Published on : 31 Mar 2010

McGill adds to the ranks of CRCs

University researchers awarded 18 Canada Research Chairs

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Published on : 31 Mar 2010

Cullen to science students: join the political debate

By William Raillant-Clark. As the Arctic melts and the petrodollars roll in to Alberta, scientists, politicians and big business are increasingly finding themselves in a policy face-off – and the researchers usually lose, according to Nathan Cullen, the NDP’s deputy environment critic. “These guys suck at this – they’ve come into politics from academia, and [...]

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Published on : 31 Mar 2010

Quebec to levy health fee, raise sales tax

Quebecers will be paying a new "health contribution" and 9.5% in provincial sales tax by 2012 under the budget Finance Minister Raymond Bachand brought down yesterday, as the province struggles to contain a projected $4.5-billion deficit.

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Published on : 31 Mar 2010

McGill students brace for subatomic collisions

University offers students rare opportunity to work with Large Hadron Collider

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Published on : 30 Mar 2010

Alzheimer’s rat created for human research

McGill University researcher and international collaborators genetically manipulate rat to create ideal model for studying Alzheimer's disease in humans

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Published on : 29 Mar 2010

New understanding of protein’s role in brain

Researchers discover that a modified protein plays a key role in memory processes

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Published on : 25 Mar 2010

Purple Day for Epilepsy

A project to automate lesion detection in drug resistant therapy may lead to improved treatment for people with epilepsy. Approximately one-third of epilepsy patients suffer from seizures that do not respond to drug treatments, making surgery the only effective treatment for these individuals.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2010

Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers

On Monday, March 29, McGill's faculty of Law will host Regulating Decent Work for Domestic Workers: International and Comparative Dialogue Celebrating the ILO at 90 & Preparing for Standard-setting into the Future

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Published on : 25 Mar 2010