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New Scientist - Unzipped chromosomes pass on parental stress

Mon, 2011-06-27 12:00

Mutant fruit flies have helped solve one of the biggest puzzles in genetics: how the stress of starvation or drug addiction can pass on its ill effects to the sufferer's children and grandchildren.

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Montreal Gazette - Supervising kids in the digital playground

Sat, 2011-07-02 12:00

It's becoming common for parents to supply their children with a cellphone when they begin travelling to and from school alone. Suddenly kids can text, and if they've got a smart phone, they can surf the Internet, connecting them to Facebook and other social networking sites.

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Mother Jones - Overworked America: 12 charts that will make your blood boil

Tue, 2011-06-28 12:00

Why "efficiency" and "productivity" really mean more profits for corporations and less sanity for you. (Maps provided by McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy compare global policies on family-work balance issues).

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Globe and Mail - Get well soon, guys: 'Man flu' is real, study finds

Mon, 2011-06-27 12:00

Just because a guy cowers in bed with aches and chills, while his girlfriend barely catches the sniffles, doesn’t make him a wuss.

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Globe and Mail - Canada: A trading nation, but not a nation of traders

Mon, 2011-06-27 12:00

The rise of China, India, Brazil and other emerging economies in the global economy are transforming the competitive dynamics driving industry today.

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Montreal Gazette, National Post - Pfizer awards McGill researchers neuropathic pain research awards

Wed, 2011-06-22 12:00

Montreal-based Pfizer Canada Wednesday named two McGill University researchers among the 2010 recipients of its Neuropathic Pain Research Awards that recognize new approaches and advances in prevention and treatment.

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Psychology Today - Consciousness and the brain: Do we use only 10% of our brain?

Tue, 2011-06-21 12:00

It is quite remarkable that a handful of ideas from the field of neuroscience spread like wildfire through the popular media, thereby becoming part of our culture and worldview, while other ideas remain neglected, known only to a small group of experts.

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Scientific American, Time et al. - City living changes brain's stress response

Wed, 2011-06-22 12:00

In an international study, researchers at University of Heidelberg and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University report in the journal Nature that people who live or were raised in cities show distinct differences in activity in certain brain regions than those who aren't city dwellers…

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Montreal Gazette - Conference gathers experts in epidemic

Wed, 2011-06-22 12:00

After Chernobyl, what did public health officials learn about dealing with Japan's nuclear meltdown?

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National Post - Pre-schoolers prefer same-ethnicity playmates

Tue, 2011-06-21 12:00

Along with finger painting and story time, Canadian preschools are also spilling over with ethnic tension, according to a study released by Concordia University.

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