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Wired: Human size consistency baffles scientists

Wed, 2009-09-02 12:00

Evolutionary biologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University. Hendry and Queens University biologist Ann McKellar combed through the scientific literature on body size and length in more than 200 species, from insects to fish to birds and, of course, humans. The results were published Tuesday in Public Library of Science ONE and picked up by Wired News.

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Le Devoir: Pollution: in my neighbourhood and in yours

Thu, 2009-08-20 11:00

A McGill study shows that air quality on the Island of Montreal is better in Montréal-Nord than in Westmount or on the Plateau Mont-Royal.

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Maclean's: The quest to build a dinosaur

Thu, 2009-08-20 09:15

Scientists are working to bring dinosaurs back to life and they think they’re getting close. Paleontologist and scientific advisor to Jurassic Park Jack Horner has the vision, and McGill University paleontologist Hans Larsson is working to make it happen.

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PLoS Genetics: Walking on water?

Sat, 2009-08-15 12:00

McGill and University of Toronto scientists discover the gene that makes water striders glide across the water.

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Wall Street Journal: What managers really do

Mon, 2009-08-17 12:00

Managers, to Henry Mintzberg's way of thinking, don't get enough respect. When they aren't dealing with interruptions, says Henry Mintzberg, they have three basic ways to exert their influence.

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Globe & Mail: 'We aren't stardust, we aren't golden'

Fri, 2009-08-14 12:00

Associate professor in the Faculty of Education, Shirley Steinberg, searching for vibes during a Woodstockian revisit.

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Research shows reversal of MS in mice

Tue, 2009-08-11 12:00

A team of Montreal doctors say they have found an experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis that reverses the disorder in mice and could do the same for humans.

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Do redheads really feel more pain? The jury's still out

Wed, 2009-08-12 12:00

On the heels of recent research suggesting that redheads do feel more pain, Time magazine interviews McGill's Jeffrey Mogil to discuss the somewhat contradictory results of Mogil's research, showing that the redhead group has HIGHER pain tolerance, reacting less strongly to pain. Those scientists also found a heightened sensitivity to painkillers among the redheads.

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Temp workers more likely to be depressed: Study

Tue, 2009-08-11 12:00

Workers hired on short-term contracts show more depressive symptoms than do those who are employed on a permanent basis, according to research by medical sociologist Amélie Quesnel-Vallée.

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Alcohol consumption linked to increased cancer risk

Tue, 2009-08-04 12:00

Heavy drinkers of beer and spirits have significantly higher risks of developing multiple cancers, a Montreal study by a group of epidemiologists and cancer researchers shows.

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