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The long, cold slog

Published: 21Jan2013

(Michael Becker, a doctoral student at McGill University, was a scientific diver on an expedition to Lake Untersee, Antarctica - this the third of 6 blog posts): There are no helicopters on this...

Music to your ears

Published: 21Jan2013

(Abstract of article by McGill grad Adam Gopnik) …Perhaps the densest concentration of sound scholars in the world can be found in Montreal, at McGill University, where the writer went to school....

How fit is your neighbourhood?

Published: 21Jan2013

(Athletics' Jill Barker) As a young psychologist, James Sallis was interested in exploring the motivation behind getting people to exercise. But it wasn’t long before he discovered that existing...

Drug combination linked to kidney failure

Published: 18Jan2013

A new study showing a triple combination of blood pressure drugs and common painkillers can increase the risk of serious kidney problems means doctors will have to be extra vigilant when...

Researchers say discovery could fight immune disorders

Published: 18Jan2013

Researchers at McGill University and the Austrian Academy of Sciences claim to have discovered the molecular blueprint behind the IFIT protein. This key protein enables our immune system to detect...

Message to Ottawa: Equality: Gay marriage is settled?

Published: 18Jan2013

(Op-ed - Robert Leckey teaches family law at McGill): President of Egale Canada This spring will mark 10 years since the Ontario Court of Appeal allowed the first legal same-sex marriages in Canada...

What idle no more tells us about the need for change

Published: 18Jan2013

(Op-ed by Vandna Sinha, an assistant professor at the Centre for Research on Children and Families at McGill and Jennifer Nutton, a PhD student in the School of Social Work): Recent actions by...

Ontario court grants same-sex divorce

Published: 18Jan2013

An Ontario Superior Court judge has taken the novel step of granting a divorce to a same-sex couple over legal objections from the federal Crown. Madam Justice Ruth Mesbur ruled that same-sex civil...

Warm weather forcing rink operators to think artificial

Published: 18Jan2013

An extended January thaw in parts of Quebec and Ontario has put a major dent in the outdoor hockey season. But an increasing number of municipalities, responding to fluctuating temperatures, are...

Some doctors have done more than just providing care

Published: 18Jan2013

(Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz): “I will prescribe regimen for the good of my patients according to my ability and my judgment and never do harm to anyone. To please no one will I prescribe a...

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