Newsroom - News releases en McGill University’s redesigned MBA program equips students to lead in shifting business climate <p>The Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University announced the launch of a newly redesigned MBA program that prepares students to confront the challenges of a rapidly evolving business environment.</p> Thu, 19 Nov 2020 21:04:14 +0000 McGill University Vertebrate biodiversity- a glimmer of hope <p>Vertebrate populations - from birds and fish to antelope - are not, in general, declining. Despite what has previously been thought and said.</p> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 14:05:46 +0000 McGill University McGill celebrates 14 researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List <p><em>By Meaghan Thurston (Office of Research and Innovation)</em></p> Wed, 18 Nov 2020 12:58:17 +0000 McGill University The McGill Redbirds: new name for a new era to wear, and cheer for with pride <p>McGill University has chosen a new name that will take its men’s varsity teams into the University’s third century. The name — chosen with the aim of paying homage to Athletics and Recreation’s tradition and history while simultaneously uniting our community — is <b>the McGill Redbirds</b>.</p> Mon, 16 Nov 2020 22:53:16 +0000 McGill University Six early-career researchers receive leadership grants <p><em>By Shawn Hayward</em></p> <p>Six McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences researchers — <strong>Boris Bernhardt, Mark Brandon, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jean-Francois Poulin, Jo Anne Stratton and Masha Prager-Khoutorsky</strong> — have received grants to support their work in the early-career stage, after being chosen from 150 talented applicants.</p> <p>Brain Canada’s Future Leaders in Canadian Brain Research Program, anchored by a $5M gift from the Azrieli Foundation, enables paradigm-changing research of the brain to improve the lives of all Canadians.</p> Thu, 12 Nov 2020 17:56:51 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers awarded $2.5M for COVID-19 infrastructure <p>Five projects led by McGill University researchers are included among the 79 receiving a total of $28 million in research infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Exceptional Opportunities Fund. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry during a news conference this morning.</p> Fri, 06 Nov 2020 16:30:12 +0000 McGill University McGill teams win big in new ‘Omics’ cancer competition <p>Earlier today, a Quebec based consortium of research institutes (Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO) announced the winners of their first-ever “Omics Data Against Cancer” competition, and McGill research teams were dominant. In fact, of the five selected teams no less than four of them included professors from McGill.</p> Thu, 05 Nov 2020 18:41:24 +0000 McGill University McGill Professor earns Quebec’s highest honour for research in biomedicine <p>Earlier today, the Quebec government announced the winners of its annual Prix du Quebec competition, a series of 15 awards in science and culture. Among them was Professor William Foulkes, Head of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Lady Davis Institute, a member of the Cancer Research Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and Director of the Program in Cancer Genetics at McGill University. Dr.</p> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 15:13:49 +0000 McGill University Detection of a short, intense radio burst in Milky Way could help resolve origins of mysterious phenomenon <p>New data from a Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from the McGill <a href="">Space Institute</a> and McGill University <a href="">Department of Physics,</a> strongly suggest that magnetars - a type of neutron star believed to have an extremely powerful magnetic field - could be the source of some fast radio bursts (FRBs). Though much research has been done to explain the mysterious phenomenon, their source has thus far remained elusive and the subject of some debate.</p> Sun, 01 Nov 2020 19:37:33 +0000 McGill University Transforming coronavirus proteins into nanoparticles may hold the key to an effective COVID-19 vaccine <p align="center"><i>Changing makeup of a specific protein has the potential to neutralize the virus</i></p> <p>Researchers from McGill University are part of an international team led by the University of Buffalo, which has discovered a technique that could help increase the effectiveness of vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. The group’s study was published recently online in the journal <a href=""><i>Advanced Materials</i></a>.</p> Wed, 04 Nov 2020 14:37:41 +0000 McGill University Supersonic winds, rocky rains forecasted on lava planet <p>Among the most extreme planets discovered beyond the edges of our solar system are lava planets: fiery hot worlds that circle so close to their host star that some regions are likely oceans of molten lava. According to scientists from McGill University, York University, and the Indian Institute of Science Education, the atmosphere and weather cycle of at least one such exoplanet is even stranger, featuring the evaporation and precipitation of rocks, supersonic winds that rage over 5000 km/hr, and a magma ocean 100 km deep.</p> Tue, 27 Oct 2020 21:31:10 +0000 McGill University Mind the gap: Discrepancies in walking assessments for people with Multiple Sclerosis <p>Significant gaps in how walking capacity and performance is assessed for people with Multiple Sclerosis (MS) could be harming therapy and treatment development according to McGill University researchers. The study, published in the <a href="">International Journal of MS Care</a>, examined the differential between measurement tools for clinical walking capacity and real-world performance.</p> Mon, 02 Nov 2020 15:04:10 +0000 McGill University What do breast cancer cells feel inside the tumour? <p>Using a new technique, a team of McGill University researchers has found tiny and previously undetectable ‘hot spots’ of extremely high stiffness inside aggressive and invasive breast cancer tumours. Their findings suggest, for the first time, that only very tiny regions of a tumor need to stiffen for metastasis to take place. Though still in its infancy, the researchers believe that their technique may prove useful in detecting and mapping the progression of aggressive cancers.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 15 Oct 2020 15:28:06 +0000 McGill University COVID-19 vaccines: McGill researchers track the global race <p>McGill University professor Nicole Basta and her team have created an interactive <a href="">online COVID-19 vaccine tracker</a>, that provides real-time updates on progress in developing a safe and effective vaccine.</p> Mon, 26 Oct 2020 17:09:01 +0000 McGill University McGill co-founded grassroots organization receives major gift to continue COVID-19 fight <p>COVID-19 Resources Canada, a grassroots organization co-founded by a McGill researcher, today announced it received a donation of $250,000 from the <a href="">Trottier Family Foundation</a> to facilitate Canada’s response to the pandemic. Since its launch in March 2020, the organization has developed two of the most comprehensive databases in Canada with more than 600 COVID-19 funded research projects and experts from over 25 Canadian institutions.</p> Mon, 26 Oct 2020 15:03:35 +0000 McGill University Bat-winged dinosaurs that could glide <p>Despite having bat-like wings, two small dinosaurs, <i>Yi</i> and <i>Ambopteryx, </i>struggled to fly, only managing to glide clumsily between the trees where they lived, according to a new study led by an international team of researchers, including McGill University Professor <a href="">Hans Larsson</a>. Unable to compete with other tree-dwelling dinosaurs and early birds, they went extinct after just a few million years.</p> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:49:44 +0000 McGill University Mandatory vaccinations required in only half of all countries <p>As countries struggle to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination uptake is a public health priority now more than ever. Efforts to increase vaccinations vary greatly around the globe. A new McGill-led study comparing policies around the world finds broad implementation of mandatory vaccination mandates. However, the penalties for failing to vaccinate differ significantly by country, ranging from fines to jail time.</p> Mon, 19 Oct 2020 22:05:54 +0000 McGill University How are emerging technology and media shaping democracy? <p>The <a href="">Max Bell School of Public Policy</a> is launching a new <a href="">Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy</a> at McGill University. Collaborating with leading researchers, policy thinkers, and journalists, the Centre works to understand the impact of emerging technology and media on policy and public life.</p> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 16:05:51 +0000 McGill University McGill University provides job opportunities for students amid pandemic <p>As many students struggle to find work amid the pandemic, McGill University launches new Work Integrated Learning (WIL) opportunities for students to develop important digital skills for the future, with the support of the Government of Canada’s Student Work Placement Program and TECHNATION, Canada’s leading national technology association.</p> Wed, 14 Oct 2020 18:52:14 +0000 McGill University Next level training for retail leaders of the future <p>Calling retail leaders of the future: McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management is launching a unique <a href="">Master of Management in Retailing</a> (MMR) designed to equip students with the tools they need to thrive in the rapidly evolving post-COVID retail industry.</p> Fri, 09 Oct 2020 16:59:47 +0000 McGill University McGill receives $15-million gift commitment from agri-food entrepreneur Marc Bieler <p>As a man whose career as a successful agri-food entrepreneur has spanned sectors as diverse as cattle breeding, apple growing, maple syrup production and French vineyards, and who almost single-handedly built Quebec’s cranberry industry into one of the largest and most highly regarded in the world, Marc Bieler, DipAgr’58, BA’64, has always had a profound attachment to the land and a deep respect for the natural environment.</p> Tue, 13 Oct 2020 21:18:22 +0000 McGill University Network science study of Montreal bilinguals could deepen understanding of real-world language use <p>Psychology researchers at McGill University have used network science – a mathematical technique for revealing connections and patterns – to gain novel insights into Montrealers’ experience of using French and English.</p> <p>The unique approach has brought to light subtle differences as to which social settings Montreal bilinguals discuss certain topics and whether they use French, English or both languages to discuss those topics.</p> Thu, 08 Oct 2020 17:57:38 +0000 McGill University Discovery of a new key player in long-term memory <p>A McGill-led multi-institutional research team has discovered that during memory consolidation, there are at least two distinct processes taking place in two different brain networks – the excitatory and inhibitory networks. The excitatory neurons are involved in creating a memory trace, and the inhibitory neurons block out background noise and allow long-term learning to take place.</p> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:32:41 +0000 McGill University Trust and income inequality fueling spread of COVID-19 <p>Trust in public institutions is linked to fewer COVID-19 deaths, but trust and belonging to groups is associated with more deaths, according to a wide-ranging, McGill-led study of 30-day COVID-19 mortality rates in 84 countries. Greater economic inequality is also associated with COVID-19 mortality.</p> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 15:56:50 +0000 McGill University Polycystic ovary syndrome increases risk for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders <p>A recent study by researchers at McGill University has identified polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) as an independent risk factor for gestational diabetes and hypertensive disorders of pregnancy. The condition, known to lead to multiple reproductive complications, including infertility, affects 1 in 10 women of childbearing age.</p> <p>PCOS was already known for its association to other adverse perinatal conditions, such as insulin resistance. However, there remains significant gaps in understanding the correlation between the syndrome and neonatal complications.</p> Tue, 06 Oct 2020 14:17:28 +0000 McGill University Holidays bring severe spike in nut allergies for children <p>A new study examining the link between peanut and tree-nut anaphylaxis in children and holidays found spikes at Halloween and Easter. The <a href="">study</a>, led by a team of researchers from the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MCH-MUHC), found that most were previously unknown allergies, calling for increased awareness.</p> Fri, 02 Oct 2020 22:16:30 +0000 McGill University Expert opinion: COVID-19 vaccine rollout unlikely before fall 2021 <p>Experts working in the field of vaccine development tend to believe that an effective vaccine is not likely to be available for the general public before the fall of 2021. In a paper published recently in the <a href=""><i>Journal of General Internal Medicine</i></a>, a McGill-led team published the results of a recent survey of 28 experts working in vaccinology.</p> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 15:30:00 +0000 McGill University Investing in our most vulnerable: The COVID-19 Immunity Task Force funds comprehensive new SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence study focused on aging Canadians <p>MONTREAL, October 1, 2020 –  Canada’s COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF) announces its support for a new SARS-CoV-2 seroprevalence study focused on aging Canadians, a population that has been shown to be at greatest risk for severe outcomes from COVID-19 disease.  This $4 million investment will be carried out by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), a national platform for research on aging in Canada, led by McMaster University.</p> Thu, 01 Oct 2020 14:37:26 +0000 McGill University Disastrous duo: heatwaves and droughts <p>Simultaneous heatwaves and droughts are becoming increasingly common in western parts of the United States, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University. Periods of dry and hot weather, which can make wildfires more likely, are becoming larger, more intense, and more frequent because of climate change.</p> Mon, 28 Sep 2020 16:46:20 +0000 McGill University Long-term COVID-19 containment will be shaped by strength and duration of natural, vaccine-induced immunity <p>New research suggests that the impact of natural and vaccine-induced immunity will be key factors in shaping the future trajectory of the global coronavirus pandemic, known as COVID-19. In particular, a vaccine capable of eliciting a strong immune response could substantially reduce the future burden of infection, according to a study recently published in the journal <i>Science</i>.</p> Mon, 28 Sep 2020 14:26:16 +0000 McGill University Social isolation causing psychological distress among university students <p>Surprisingly, university students <u>without </u>pre-existing mental health concerns seem to be suffering greater psychological distress during the pandemic than their peers <u>with</u> pre-existing mental health problems according to a study of close to 800 university students in Toronto carried out by researchers from McGill and University of Toronto.</p> Fri, 25 Sep 2020 14:58:54 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers part of international team awarded NIH grant to study causes and predictors of emerging psychosis <p>Researchers at McGill University are part of a major international study to better understand the cause and effect of psychosis in adolescents and young adults who are at risk for this condition. The research, which is being led by the Department of Psychiatry at Yale University, will be funded by a $52 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).</p> Thu, 24 Sep 2020 15:15:29 +0000 McGill University McGill and Trafalgar School forge new partnership to transform education <p>McGill University’s Faculty of Education and Trafalgar School for Girls are partnering to establish a transformative partnership - the CoLab. A first of its kind in Canada, the CoLab will integrate teacher training, classroom practice and cutting-edge pedagogical research under one roof.</p> Tue, 22 Sep 2020 19:35:28 +0000 McGill University First genetic sequencing of COVID in Quebec shows roots of outbreak <p><i>Initial results of study show that an estimated 250 independent events following spring break travel in March led to 60,000 people being infected </i></p> Mon, 21 Sep 2020 16:55:06 +0000 McGill University $12.5 million awarded to Montreal team to study Parkinson’s Disease <p>A group of scientists at University of Montreal, The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital), and McGill University has been awarded a major research grant of over $12.5 million from the Aligning Science Across Parkinson’s (ASAP) initiative over the next three years to study Parkinson’s disease. ASAP’s implementation partner The Michael J Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research issued the grant.</p> Fri, 18 Sep 2020 14:10:36 +0000 McGill University McGill University researchers working to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2 on high-touch metallic surfaces <p>McGill University professor Stephen Yue and Dr. Chen Liang, a researcher at the McGill AIDS Centre and Lady Davis Institute, received an NSERC Alliance COVID-19 grant to produce a cost-effective, production-ready antiviral coating that could significantly reduce the rate of SARS-CoV-2 transmission on high-touch metallic surfaces in public spaces such as schools, office buildings, and clinics. The work will be carried out in collaboration with a team of researchers from the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) and industry partners Polycontrols, Hatch, and 5N Plus.</p> Thu, 17 Sep 2020 14:59:37 +0000 McGill University Vulnerable groups affected by public transit cuts amid pandemic <p>In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport agencies across North America have made significant adjustments to services, including cutting trip frequency in many areas while increasing it in others. In many cases, these changes, especially service cuts, have disproportionately affected areas where lower-income and more vulnerable groups live, according to a new study from McGill University.</p> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 19:17:33 +0000 McGill University Royal Society of Canada medal and award winners <p>Four McGill researchers are among the sixteen eminent Canadian scientists, scholars and researchers that have been <a href="">recognized</a> by the Royal Society of Canada</p> <p>Read their stories in <em>The McGill Reporter</em>:<br /><br /><strong>Alfonso Mucci</strong><br /> Willet G. Miller Medal / Médaille Willet G. Miller<br /><a href="">McGill Reporter stor</a>y</p> Tue, 15 Sep 2020 13:13:58 +0000 McGill University Mutation leading to biological changes may play role in cancer <p style="text-align:center"><strong>McGill research team generates the first mouse expressing Estrogen Receptor mutation early on in development </strong></p> <p><em>By Marie Moucarry</em><br />  </p> Thu, 10 Sep 2020 15:56:08 +0000 McGill University Ten McGill researchers honoured by the Royal Society of Canada <p>On September 8, the Royal Society of Canada announced 87 new Fellows and 50 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Amongst this year’s RSC cohort are ten McGill researchers, including six scholars who will become RSC Fellows and four researchers who will become new members of the college. The 2020 cohort of RSC Fellows and members of the college will be officially inducted to the RSC at the annual RSC Celebration of Excellence and Engagement on Friday, November 27.</p> Tue, 08 Sep 2020 13:58:26 +0000 McGill University Origin of a complex life form revealed <p>Researchers from McGill University have revealed the steps by which two very distinct organisms – bacteria and carpenter ants – have come to depend on one another for survival to become a single complex life form. The study, published today in <a href=""><i>Nature</i></a><i>, </i>shows that the two species have collaborated to radically alter the development of the ant embryo to allow this integration to happen. Understanding how such grand unifications originate and evolve is a major puzzle for biologists.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 19:42:22 +0000 McGill University Keeping the beat – it’s all in your brain <p>How do people coordinate their actions with the sounds they hear? This basic ability, which allows people to cross the street safely while hearing oncoming traffic, dance to new music or perform team events such as rowing, has puzzled cognitive neuroscientists for years. A new study led by researchers at McGill University is shining a light on how auditory perception and motor processes work together.</p> Tue, 01 Sep 2020 20:22:58 +0000 McGill University Six McGill Students Receive Canada’s Largest Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM) Scholarships <p>A record number of McGill students have been named recipients of Canada’s largest scholarship program, Schulich Leader Scholarships. This year, the program has doubled in size from 50 to 100 annual scholarships. In total, six Schulich Leader scholars will begin their studies at McGill in September (up from two last year) with the majority coming from high schools in Western Canada.</p> Thu, 27 Aug 2020 12:29:16 +0000 McGill University Housing-First strategy proves cost effective especially for the most-vulnerable homeless group <p>Canadians spend big money dealing with the consequences of homelessness, but the money spent could be far more effective. According to a new McGill-led analysis, housing homeless people with severe mental illness is even more cost-effective than housing homeless people with moderate needs. A Housing-First strategy aimed at helping these individuals regain and keep permanent housing generates savings equal to about two-thirds of its cost.</p> Mon, 24 Aug 2020 20:14:06 +0000 McGill University CFI invests $9.3M in McGill research <p><strong><em>By Amanda Testani, Office of VP Research &amp; Innovation</em></strong></p> Tue, 18 Aug 2020 19:57:27 +0000 McGill University Gene targeting helps overcome the resistance of brain cancer to therapy <p>New insight into a gene that controls energy production in cancer stem cells could help in the search for a more effective treatment for glioblastoma. A McGill-led study published in <i>Nature Communications</i> reveals that suppressing the OSMR gene can improve the effectiveness of radiation therapy.</p> <p>This approach, led by the laboratory of Arezu Jahani-Asl, Assistant Professor of Medicine at McGill University, was successful in preclinical mouse models where the deletion of the OSMR gene resulted in a significant improvement of tumour response to therapy and expanded lifespan.</p> Fri, 14 Aug 2020 22:10:41 +0000 McGill University Unlocking how cellular proteins control cancer spread <p>A new insight into cell signals that control cancer growth and migration could help in the search for effective anti-cancer drugs. A McGill-led study reveals key biochemical processes that advance our understanding of colorectal cancer, the third most common cancer among Canadians.</p> Wed, 12 Aug 2020 14:33:05 +0000 McGill University Some dinosaurs could fly before they were birds <p>New research using the most comprehensive study of feathered dinosaurs and early birds has revised the evolutionary relationships of dinosaurs at the origin of birds.</p> Sat, 08 Aug 2020 02:07:50 +0000 McGill University Molecular alterations in neuronal trophic regulation in Alzheimer’s pathology begin decades before detectable cognitive impairments <p style="text-align:center"><strong>Findings could lead to development of pre-clinical stage therapeutics</strong></p> <p><em>By Jason Clement</em></p> <p>For decades researchers have known that Alzheimer’s disease (AD) causes the atrophy of a system of neurons and synapses highly involved in memory, learning and attention, which is highly dependent on a molecule known as nerve growth factor (NGF). The disease causes dysregulation of NGF’s metabolism, leading to the loss of the synapses and neurons that depend on it, akin to plants being deprived of light.</p> Thu, 06 Aug 2020 20:10:01 +0000 McGill University Statement: Events in Beirut <p>McGill University is saddened by the tragic events that took place in Beirut yesterday. Our most heartfelt thoughts are with the victims and their families, as well the global Lebanese community, during this difficult time. Support is available to our community members. Students can reach out to the Office of the Dean of Students, the Student Wellness Hub, the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life and International Student Services. Faculty and staff can seek support through McGill’s Employee and Family Assistance Program.</p> Wed, 05 Aug 2020 17:47:44 +0000 McGill University May the force be with you: detecting ultrafast light by its force <p>A McGill research team has developed a new technique to detect nano-sized imperfections in materials. They believe this discovery will lead to improvements in the optical detectors used in a wide range of technologies, from cell phones to cameras and fiber optics, as well as in solar cells.</p> Tue, 04 Aug 2020 21:45:40 +0000 McGill University Inappropriate prescriptions sending hospitalized seniors back to the ER <p>Two in three hospitalized seniors are prescribed drugs that should be avoided by older adults, increasing the risk of injury and adverse drug reactions. Improving hospital prescribing practices can reduce the frequency of inappropriate medications and resulting harm, according to a new study led by McGill University researchers.</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 17:55:00 +0000 McGill University Implications of serology testing in Canada <p>Serology testing for severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) will be useful for public health decisions and research but will not have wide application for clinical care, according to a <a href="" target="_blank">review article </a>in <em>CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal)</em>.</p> Tue, 04 Aug 2020 18:05:38 +0000 McGill University $2-million gift from Montreal philanthropist Stephen Jarislowsky to explore the impact of new technology on society <p>As society grapples with myriad technology-related issues, including biases in facial recognition software, algorithms to identify hate speech and misinformation, as well as growing concerns over privacy and data protection, a new Chair in McGill’s Department of Philosophy seeks to bridge the gap between technology and pressing ethical, social and political questions. The Chair will be supported by a $2-million gift from The Jarislowsky Foundation to undertake ground-breaking research and study about technology and its impact on individuals and societies.</p> Thu, 30 Jul 2020 16:43:14 +0000 McGill University COVID-19: Social media users more likely to believe false information <p>A new study led by researchers at McGill University finds that people who get their news from social media are more likely to have misperceptions about COVID-19. Those that consume more traditional news media have fewer misperceptions and are more likely to follow public health recommendations like social distancing.</p> Tue, 28 Jul 2020 20:15:35 +0000 McGill University COVID-19 pandemic causes a seismic noise quiet period in 2020 <p>Research published in the journal <a href=""><i>Science</i> </a>has shown that lockdown measures to combat the spread of COVID-19 led to a 50% reduction in seismic noise observed around the world in early to mid 2020.</p> Thu, 23 Jul 2020 18:41:31 +0000 McGill University New study offers first glimpse into how widespread COVID-19 antibodies are in Canada’s adult population <p>Today, <a href="">Canadian Blood Services</a> and Canada’s <a href="">COVID-19 Immunity Task Force (CITF)</a> are releasing initial results of the first 10,000 blood donor samples assessed for SARS-CoV-2 antibodies. This analysis reveals that over the period May 9 through June 8, 2020, fewer than 1 per cent of the 10,000 samples from blood donors tested positive for antibodies to the novel coronavirus.</p> Wed, 22 Jul 2020 21:33:27 +0000 McGill University Specialized cellular compartments discovered in bacteria <p>Researchers at McGill University have discovered bacterial organelles involved in gene expression, suggesting that bacteria may not be as simple as once thought. This finding could offer new targets for the development of new antibiotics.</p> <p>The study, published in <i><a href="">Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</a></i>, is the first to show that <i>E. coli </i>uses similar strategies to regulate gene transcription as other more complex cell types.</p> Thu, 16 Jul 2020 19:45:14 +0000 McGill University Dobson Centre receives $3M gift to bolster entrepreneurship at McGill <p>As the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship plans to scale up its programming, it has announced a new $3-million gift from the John Dobson Foundation to help drive innovation and entrepreneurship at McGill University.</p> <p>The Dobson Centre provides a launching pad for budding entrepreneurs at McGill University. From helping ideas get off the ground to accelerating later-stage startups, the Dobson Centre offers programming and mentorship that has helped shape and create nearly 1,000 startups—with more than 400 still in development.</p> Thu, 16 Jul 2020 14:35:46 +0000 McGill University SSHRC invests over $17 million to McGill research <p>The Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) recently unveiled the recipients of its October 2019 Insights Grant competition where they awarded $91 million in funding to more than 1,253 researchers from 60 different Canadian institutions. Among the recipients are 38 McGill-led projects, totalling $17.8 million.</p> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:49:54 +0000 McGill University Canada Research Chairs Program announces new and renewed chairs for McGill Profs <p>The Canada Research Chairs Program (CRC) stands at the centre of a national strategy to make Canada one of the world's top countries in research and development. The CRCs aim to achieve research excellence in engineering and the natural sciences, health sciences, humanities, and social sciences. This season’s cohort reflects Canada’s diverse research talent and ushers on a new era of discovery.</p> Fri, 10 Jul 2020 02:44:09 +0000 McGill University Sodium found to regulate the biological clock of mice <p>A new study from McGill University shows that increases in the concentrations of blood sodium can have an influence on the biological clock of mice, opening new research avenues for potentially treating the negative effects associated with long distance travel or shift work.</p> Tue, 07 Jul 2020 16:59:50 +0000 McGill University Feeling insecure about your relationship? Your biology may play a role <p>Imagine tracking your feelings during daily interactions with your romantic partner. What would you learn? That’s what approximately 100 heterosexual couples in Montreal did each day for 3 weeks during a study run by researchers from McGill University. They were interested in whether a fairly common genetic variant in the opioid system, seen in about a quarter of the population, was associated with feelings of insecurity in romantic relationships.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:37:42 +0000 McGill University New Canadian headquarters for global biodiversity research network <p>The Group on Earth Observations - Biodiversity Observation Network (GEO BON), a global research network and community of practice dedicated to improved monitoring of Earth’s biodiversity, announces the relocation of its headquarters from Leipzig, Germany, to Montreal, Canada.</p> <p>GEO BON responds to the urgent need for the best possible data and knowledge to support decisions to avoid unsustainable biodiversity loss. The information it provides will support international and national actions to meet biodiversity targets and Sustainable Development Goals.</p> Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:12:37 +0000 McGill University New laboratory to advance research in 3D brain modelling <p>Launching on June 26, 2020, the <a href="">Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics Learning Laboratory</a> (HIBALL) will work to create 3D brain models at an unprecedented cellular-level resolution.</p> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 21:58:41 +0000 McGill University New species of Ichthyosaur discovered in museum collection <p><i>Hauffiopteryx altera</i> (Latin for <i>different from</i>) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in Germany.</p> <p>Ichthyosaurs (‘fish lizards’), a group of tuna-shaped reptiles that inhabited Earth’s seas during the Mesozoic Era, were discovered by scientists in the early 19<sup>th</sup> century. Similar to the modern-day dolphin, ichthyosaurs underwent profound adaptions to aquatic environments including limbs transformed into flippers, a dorsal fin, and a tail fin.</p> Thu, 02 Jul 2020 14:37:17 +0000 McGill University Hydroxychloroquine shortages: when the enthusiasm for a potential cure affects patients <p>Amid initial public and scientific optimism for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a potential treatment for COVID-19, health care professionals raised concerns about shortages of this inexpensive drug, which is widely used in the treatment of several rheumatic diseases such as arthritis. A new national survey of rheumatologists led by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) shows that most of them reported difficulties accessing or renewing the drug.</p> Tue, 23 Jun 2020 20:53:35 +0000 McGill University Environmental activists: at high risk of violence and assassination <p>Activists protesting against environmental injustices around the world suffer from high rates of criminalization, physical violence and murder, according to a study published this week in <a href=""><i>Global Environmental Change</i></a>. Indeed, despite the fact that they primarily use nonviolent forms of protest, activists are victims of violence in 18% of environmental conflicts, and of murder in 13% of these conflicts. When Indigenous Peoples are involved, violence is especially frequent.</p> Wed, 24 Jun 2020 22:00:29 +0000 McGill University Smart phones are empowering women worldwide <p>By giving women access to information they otherwise wouldn’t have, mobile phones are transforming lives. Putting smart phones in women’s hands could be a powerful tool to support sustainable development goals in the developing world, according to researchers from McGill University, University of Oxford and Bocconi University.</p> Tue, 16 Jun 2020 18:40:12 +0000 McGill University Skin cancer: men are genetically more prone <p>As COVID-19 restrictions loosen this summer, Canadians will spend more time outdoors and make the most of the sunshine. A new study from McGill University suggests why men may be more genetically prone to develop skin cancer.</p> Mon, 22 Jun 2020 15:01:05 +0000 McGill University McGill and other Canadian universities unite to address climate change <p>Today, a group of 15 leading universities across Canada, spearheaded by McGill University and the University of Toronto, are uniting to tackle the global challenge of climate change by pledging to follow responsible investment practices. Their efforts are outlined in <i><a href="">Investing to Address Climate Change: A Charter for Canadian Universities</a></i>.</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 16:57:40 +0000 McGill University McGill’s Spring 2020 Virtual Convocation <p>Graduation is a pivotal event, whatever the circumstances may be—and while we know there’s no replacement for crossing the stage, McGill University will mark this once-in-a lifetime occasion by celebrating all of our graduates’ accomplishments. That’s why McGill will be hosting <b>10 virtual ceremonies, one for each Faculty, on a rolling basis over June 18th and 19th, 2020. </b>During the ceremonies in this exceptional year, the Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, and Mr.</p> Thu, 18 Jun 2020 11:43:48 +0000 McGill University Discovery of a fast radio burst that pulses at regular intervals <p>A Canadian-led team of astronomers, including researchers from McGill University, has discovered that a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) originating from a nearby galaxy pulses at regular intervals.</p> <p>Researchers within the <a href="">Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment</a> (CHIME) Fast Radio Burst Collaboration used the CHIME telescope in British Columbia to show that the repeating radio source known as FRB 180916.J0158+65 – first discovered in 2018 by the same group - pulsates apparently every 16.35 days.</p> Wed, 17 Jun 2020 20:03:22 +0000 McGill University McCall MacBain Scholarships to fund interdisciplinary global leaders announced at McGill University <p><a href="//">Announced in 2019</a> as the first comprehensive leadership scholarship at the master’s level in Canada, the McCall MacBain Scholarships will enable students to broaden their perspective and develop leadership skills while pursuing a graduate education at McGill University.</p> Mon, 15 Jun 2020 12:50:30 +0000 McGill University Why do some non-smokers get COPD while many heavy smokers don’t? <p>Smoking is the best-known risk factor for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a debilitating lung condition that can severely limit a person’s day-to-day activities. But curiously, only a minority of lifelong smokers develops the disease, while non-smokers represent more than 25% of all COPD cases. A new study published today in <i>The Journal of the American Medical Association </i>suggests that a developmental mismatch between airway and lung size—a condition called dysanapsis—could answer why.</p> Tue, 09 Jun 2020 12:55:51 +0000 McGill University The neurobiology of social distance <p>Never before have we experienced social isolation on a massive scale as we have during the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. A new paper published in the journal <a href=""><em>Trends in Cognitive Sciences</em></a> explores the wide-ranging, negative consequences that social isolation has on our psychological well-being and physical health, including decreased life span.</p> Mon, 08 Jun 2020 19:06:20 +0000 McGill University McGill-led training program receives $1.65M NSERC CREATE grant <p>An inter-university collaboration led by Dr. <a href="">Mark Lefsrud</a>, Associate Professor in the Department of Bioresource Engineering, has received a $1.65 million research grant, to be distributed over six years, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) Program.</p> Tue, 02 Jun 2020 13:50:38 +0000 McGill University Environmental groups moving beyond conservation <p>Although non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have become powerful voices in world environmental politics, little is known of the global picture of this sector. A new study shows that environmental groups are increasingly focused on advocacy in climate change politics and environmental justice. How they do their work is largely determined by regional disparities in human and financial resources.</p> Wed, 27 May 2020 21:01:59 +0000 McGill University Quality of continuing education for psychotherapists questioned, unsupported by research <p>New research from McGill University has found that nearly half of psychotherapies promoted in workshops approved by <i>l’Ordre des Psychologues du Québec</i> are not supported by scientific research, raising questions with regards to accreditation and legitimacy.</p> <p>To ensure that psychologists and psychotherapists maintain and develop their professional skills, the <i>Ordre des Psychologues du Québec</i> (OPQ) requires that accredited therapists follow 90 hours of continuing education activities over the course of a five-year period.</p> Wed, 27 May 2020 15:09:41 +0000 McGill University Two McGill professors awarded prestigious Killam Research Fellowships <p>The Canada Council for the Arts recently announced the recipients of the prestigious 2020 Killam Research Fellowship, including two from McGill. Professors Myriam Denov and Nathalie Tufenkji were awarded Killam Research Fellowships in support of their outstanding research excellence and their commitment to pursue trail-blazing projects in their field. In addition to the fellowships, the Council also awarded the Killam Prize to Professor <a href="">Alan Evans</a>.</p> Tue, 26 May 2020 14:02:28 +0000 McGill University COVID-19 pandemic uniting Canadians like no other event in decades <p>A new study by researchers from McGill University and the University of Toronto finds a cross-partisan consensus on battling COVID-19 in Canada. Unlike in the U.S., this consensus is fostering broad agreement on the threats posed by the pandemic and the actions necessary to contain it – all of which is crucial to efforts to fight the virus.</p> Fri, 22 May 2020 20:09:16 +0000 McGill University Sex bias in pain research <p>It is increasingly clear that male and female humans and rodents process pain in different ways. And that there are important differences in the underlying mechanisms involved at genetic, molecular, cellular, and physiological levels. Despite this fact, according to a review paper from McGill University published today in <a href=""><i>Nature Reviews Neuroscience</i></a>, most pain research remains overwhelmingly based on the study of male rodents, continuing to test hypotheses derived from earlier experiments on males.</p> Thu, 21 May 2020 14:04:36 +0000 McGill University Team of Canadian and Italian researchers breaking new ground in materials science <p>A study by a team of researchers from Canada and Italy recently published in <a href=""><i>Nature Materials</i></a> could usher in a revolutionary development in materials science, leading to big changes in the way companies create modern electronics.</p> <p>The goal was to develop two-dimensional materials, which are a single atomic layer thick, with added functionality to extend the revolutionary developments in materials science that started with the discovery of graphene in 2004.</p> Wed, 20 May 2020 13:35:01 +0000 McGill University Ancient reptile had mammal-like tooth enamel, study shows <p>A new study by McGill University and the University of Alberta (UofA) paleontologists shows that one type of ancient reptiles evolved a special type of tooth enamel, similar to that of mammals, with high resistance to wear and tear. The <a href="">study</a> is the first to report this kind of enamel in a fossil reptile.</p> Tue, 19 May 2020 19:37:24 +0000 McGill University Indigenous Peoples around the globe are disproportionately affected by pollution <p>Indigenous Peoples around the world are suffering disproportionately from the impacts of pollution. After surveying close to 700 articles covering different disciplines and regions of the world, a research team led by Helsinki University and involving McGill has highlighted key factors that contribute to this situation.</p> Tue, 19 May 2020 14:08:43 +0000 McGill University McGill welcomes support for research system <p>McGill University welcomed the <a href="">announcement by the Prime Minister</a> of $450M to ensure continuity in Canada’s academic research system, as well as the <a href="">announcement by Minister Mendicino</a> granting flexibility in post-graduation work permit rules to help attract international students to our programs.</p> Sat, 16 May 2020 21:09:42 +0000 McGill University T. rex was a champion walker, super-efficient at lower speeds <p>While smaller dinosaurs needed speed, huge predators like T. rex were optimized for energy-efficient walking, according to a <a href="">study</a> published in PLOS ONE.</p> Wed, 13 May 2020 18:19:54 +0000 McGill University McGill's Fall 2020 Semester <p>McGill University, like universities worldwide, has been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. During these past months of uncertainty, McGill academic leadership and teaching staff have been fully dedicated to developing robust and high-quality programs and courses that will offer the needed flexibility to all its students during the Fall 2020 semester, with the objective of ensuring the least possible disruption to their educational experiences.  </p> Mon, 11 May 2020 13:35:00 +0000 McGill University Better understanding of nature’s nanomachines may help in design of future drugs <p>Many of the drugs and medicines that we rely on today are natural products taken from microbes like bacteria and fungi. Within these microbes, the drugs are made by tiny natural machines – mega-enzymes known as nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs). A research team led by McGill University has gained a better understanding of the structures of NRPSs and the processes by which they work.</p> Thu, 30 Apr 2020 14:15:11 +0000 McGill University New partnership to unravel genetic sequence of SARS-CoV-2 virus in Quebec <p>The <a href="">Institut national de santé publique du Québec</a> (INSPQ) and the McGill Genome Centre today announced they will partner to sequence the viral genomes of Quebec patients with COVID-19 disease. The collaboration, termed “Coronavirus Sequencing in Quebec,” (CoVSeQ) is led by Profs Sandrine Moreira, Hugues Charest and Michel Roger at the Laboratoire de santé publique du Québec (LSPQ) of the INSPQ. The viral samples are taken from a Quebec viral biobank, termed the CoVBanQ, which is hosted in LSPQ.</p> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 13:53:45 +0000 McGill University New study finds connection between fault roughness and the magnitude of earthquakes <p>A new study led by McGill University has found that tectonic plates beneath the Earth’s surface can show varying degrees of roughness and could help explain why certain earthquakes are stronger than others.</p> <p>Earthquakes happen when the rocks beneath the Earth’s surface break along geological fault lines and slide past each other. The properties of these faults - such as the roughness of their surface - can have an influence on the size of seismic events, however their study has been challenging because they are buried deep beneath the Earth’s surface.</p> Fri, 24 Apr 2020 16:01:27 +0000 McGill University McGill University to accelerate the carbon footprint reduction of its endowment investments <p>McGill University announced today a series of impactful measures and timelines designed to accelerate the responsible decarbonisation of the McGill Investment Pool (MIP), a collection of more than 60 investment mandates and fund investments. These measures were recommended by the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR) to the University’s Board of Governors last week to operationalize the carbon footprint reduction of its endowment investments.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 21:43:24 +0000 McGill University McGill Genome Centre to share in $20M funding for COVID-related DNA research <p>The McGill Genome Centre today announced it has received funding from the Canadian government to sequence the genomes of people affected by COVID-19. The Federal Government is committing $40 million to support Genome Canada’s launch of the newly formed Canadian COVID Genomics Network (CanCOGeN). The McGill Genome Centre and the other members of CGEn, the national facility for genome sequencing and analysis, will join this network and receive $20 million to support human sequencing as part of this program.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 20:31:30 +0000 McGill University Canada launches serological testing initiative to help manage COVID-19 <p>The Government of Canada <a href="">is launching a task force</a> to measure the scope of coronavirus infection in Canada and rapidly provide information needed to manage the COVID-19 pandemic and safely get Canadians back to work.</p> <p>The COVID-19 Immunity Task Force will generate this vital information, drawing on experts from universities and hospitals across Canada and working closely with provincial and territorial public health officials.</p> Thu, 23 Apr 2020 18:22:38 +0000 McGill University COVID 19 treatments and vaccines: the importance of rigorous science <p>Ethicists from Carnegie Mellon and McGill universities are calling on the global research community to resist treating the urgency of the current COVID-19 outbreak as grounds for making exceptions to rigorous research standards in pursuit of treatments and vaccines. Their paper, published online today in <a href="">Science</a>, provides recommendations for conducting clinical research during times of crises.</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2020 17:25:04 +0000 McGill University National study to collect data on aging adults’ experiences during COVID-19 pandemic <p>How does a pandemic affect the physical and psychological health of adults as they age? Does COVID-19 have an impact on the delivery of regular health-care services? Does a COVID-19 infection lead to long-term health problems affecting the lungs or brain?</p> Wed, 22 Apr 2020 13:53:18 +0000 McGill University North pole will be ice-free in summer <p>Summer Arctic sea-ice is predicted to disappear before 2050, resulting in devastating consequences for the Arctic ecosystem. The efficacy of climate-protection measures will determine how often and for how long. These are the results of a new study involving 21 research institutes from around the world, including McGill University.</p> Tue, 21 Apr 2020 13:25:00 +0000 McGill University International consortium investigates overactive immune cells as cause of COVID-19 deaths <p>In the urgent battle to treat COVID-19 patients, a group of eleven international medical research organizations is investigating whether overactive immune cells that produce Neutrophil Extracellular Traps (NETs) cause the most severe cases. The consortium, called the NETwork, includes Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, the Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2020 22:03:36 +0000 McGill University McGill Board of Governors receives proposed action plan to accelerate the carbon footprint reduction of its endowment investments <p>McGill University’s Board of Governors received today recommendations for an ambitious action plan to reduce significantly the carbon footprint of its endowment investments, as part of a report from the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR).</p> Fri, 17 Apr 2020 20:13:44 +0000 McGill University With a heavy heart: how men and women develop heart disease differently <p>A new study by researchers from McGill University has uncovered that minerals causing aortic heart valve blockage in men and women are different, a discovery that could change how heart disease is diagnosed and treated.</p> <p>Using the Canadian Light Source (CLS) at the University of Saskatchewan, <a href="">Marta Cerruti</a>, an Associate Professor in McGill’s Department of Materials Engineering, and her team analyzed damaged heart valves from patients who had undergone transplants.</p> Thu, 16 Apr 2020 15:42:39 +0000 McGill University Over $1 million for students at McGill affected by the COVID-19 crisis <p>The McGill University community has come forward in a remarkable way to assist students who are being seriously affected financially by the COVID-19 crisis, with donors contributing over $650,000 on the strength of more than 1,500 gifts to the McGill Student Emergency Support Fund within the last two weeks. </p> Wed, 15 Apr 2020 18:33:34 +0000 McGill University Volcanic CO2 emissions helped trigger Triassic climate change <p>A new study finds volcanic activity played a direct role in triggering extreme climate change at the end of the Triassic period 201 million year ago, wiping out almost half of all existing species. The amount of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere from these volcanic eruptions is comparable to the amount of CO<sub>2</sub> expected to be produced by all human activity in the 21st century.</p> Tue, 14 Apr 2020 14:54:46 +0000 McGill University Together for our parks <p>City parks provide priceless green space for citizens living in metropolitan areas. In these challenging times, not only do they offer a place to relax and renew with nature, they are essential to our health and well-being.</p> <p>Today, local park groups, sports clubs and public interest organizations are joining together to appeal to all Montrealers:</p> <p> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 20:50:30 +0000 McGill University FRQS to fund new structural biology centre at McGill University <p>The health sciences research arm of the Quebec government [Fonds de recherche du Québec – santé (FRQS)] today announced it will provide $2 million to assist in the establishment of the Centre de Recherche en Biologie Structurale (CRBS) at McGill University. The new centre will become the premiere Structural Biology facility in Quebec and a leading centre in Canada, and aims to facilitate structural biology and biophysics for the broader scientific community for the next wave of scientific breakthroughs</p> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 20:27:51 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers identify correlation between mild behavioural impairment and Alzheimer’s <p>New research from McGill University has found that the presence and severity of mild behavioural impairment (MBI) in cognitively healthy individuals is strongly associated with the presence of amyloid plaques deposits in the brain, a hallmark of Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Wed, 08 Apr 2020 17:21:43 +0000 McGill University Promising advance in depression research <p>Depression is a common psychiatric disorder and one of the leading causes of disability worldwide. Antidepressants are the first-line treatment for moderate to severe major depressive episodes. Despite their effectiveness, only 40% of patients respond to the first antidepressant they try. A recent paper in <a href="">Nature Communication</a> strongly suggests that a particular protein, GPR56, is involved in the biology of depression and the effect of antidepressants.</p> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:20:23 +0000 McGill University New video game enlists players to help advance scientific research <p>McGill researchers are turning to video games to harness the power of citizen scientists in order to map the gut microbiome.</p> Tue, 07 Apr 2020 16:39:55 +0000 McGill University Innovative birds are less vulnerable to extinction <p>Bird species that have the capacity to express novel foraging behaviors are less vulnerable to extinction than species that do not, according to a collaborative study involving McGill University and CREAF Barcelona and published today in <a href=""><i>Nature Ecology &amp; Evolution</i></a>.</p> Mon, 06 Apr 2020 14:18:33 +0000 McGill University McGill University receives Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) Award <p>The Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s (CIHR) Institute of Indigenous Peoples’ Health has awarded a CAD$3.5 million operating grant to Dr. Treena Wasontí:io Delormier of McGill University’s School of Human Nutrition. The grant will help to establish a Network Environment for Indigenous Health Research (NEIHR) over the next five years in the province of Quebec</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 15:56:53 +0000 McGill University COVID-19 and labour constraints: Recalling former health care workers not enough <p>While the COVID-19 pandemic has already resulted in mass layoffs in several industries, other essential industries will instead face critical workforce shortages, according to a <a href="">new report</a>. Social distancing, school and daycare closures, and measures to protect those people who are most at-risk limit the pool of workers firms can draw upon. How important will these constraints turn out to be, especially in essential industries?</p> Thu, 02 Apr 2020 12:30:44 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers help create COVID-19 Resources Canada <p> McGill University announced it has joined the network of senior researchers, students, and web developers, in the launch of the national <b><u><a href="">COVID-19 Resources Canada</a></u> </b>portal, a central hub designed to help those involved in COVID-19 R&amp;D in Canada to locate expertise and equipment in a timely manner. Since launching, over 1,800 volunteers have already signed up via the portal to help in the fight against COVID-19.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:29:13 +0000 McGill University The placebo effect and psychedelic drugs: tripping on nothing? <p>There has been a lot of recent interest in the use of psychedelic drugs to treat depression. A new study from McGill suggests that, in the right context, some people may experience psychedelic-like effects from placebos alone. The researchers reported some of the strongest placebo effects (these are effects from “fake” medication) on consciousness in the literature relating to psychedelic drugs. Indeed, 61% of the participants in the experiment reported some effect after consuming the placebo.</p> Mon, 30 Mar 2020 18:56:53 +0000 McGill University FRQ to create a province-wide COVID-19 Biobank <p>The Fonds de recherche du Québec (FRQ) and Genome Québec today announced the launch of the Québec COVID-19 Biobank, a Province-wide initiative to enable the collection, storage and sharing of samples and data related to the COVID-19 crisis. The task force that has been mobilized to take on this role is led by McGill University’s <b>Dr. Vincent Mooser</b>, with additional medical and scientific expertise from McGill and several other Quebec institutions. The Biobank will begin operations on April 1, 2020.</p> Fri, 27 Mar 2020 18:33:10 +0000 McGill University Increasingly mobile sea ice risks polluting Arctic neighbours <p>The movement of sea ice between Arctic countries is expected to significantly increase this century, raising the risk of more widely transporting pollutants like microplastics and oil between neighbouring coastal states, according to new research from McGill University in collaboration with University of Colorado Boulder, Columbia University, and Arizona State University.</p> Thu, 19 Mar 2020 16:53:17 +0000 McGill University McGill24 raises $2.95 million in just one day <p>On March 11, the McGill University community rose to the challenge to make a difference on McGill24, the University’s fifth annual day of giving, by contributing $2,956,106 for causes across the University. The final tally, which comes on the strength of 5,379 donations, demonstrated the collective power of bringing people together to give what they can. It represents a new high-water mark for the annual campaign and sets another record for the largest one-day fundraiser of its kind in Canadian university history.</p> Thu, 12 Mar 2020 18:28:01 +0000 McGill University Homeless Health Research Network releases evidence-based clinical guideline <p>A collaborative approach is required to build healthcare pathways that will end homelessness in Canada, says the Homeless Health Research Network, a pan-Canadian team of experts including researchers from McGill University. Clinicians can play a role by tailoring their interventions using a comprehensive new clinical guideline on homelessness published in the <a href=""><i>Canadian Medical Association Journal</i></a><i>.</i></p> Mon, 09 Mar 2020 12:22:33 +0000 McGill University Seismic biomarkers in Japan Trench fault zone reveal history of large earthquakes <p>In the aftermath of the devastating Tohoku-Oki earthquake that struck off the coast of Japan in March 2011, scientists were stunned by the unprecedented 50 meters of displacement along the fault, which ruptured all the way to the surface of the seafloor. This extreme slip at shallow depths exacerbated the massive tsunami that, together with the magnitude 9.1 earthquake, caused extensive damage and loss of life in Japan.</p> Fri, 06 Mar 2020 16:53:07 +0000 McGill University Using molecules to draw on quantum materials <p>Over millennia, civilizations progressed through the Stone, Bronze, and Iron Ages. Now the time has come for quantum materials to change the way we live, thanks in part to research conducted at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) and McGill University.</p> Wed, 04 Mar 2020 14:50:09 +0000 McGill University Widely used weed killer harming biodiversity <p>One of the world’s most widely used glyphosate-based herbicides, Roundup, can trigger loss of biodiversity, making ecosystems more vulnerable to pollution and climate change, say <a href="">researchers from McGill University</a>.</p> Fri, 28 Feb 2020 15:29:15 +0000 McGill University Adaptation: Competition and predation may not be the driving force scientists thought <p>Species adapt to their local climates, but how often they adapt to their local communities remains a mystery. To find answers, researchers at McGill University and the University of British Columbia examined over 125 studies testing local adaptation in over 100 species of plants and animals in an article published in <a href=""><i>The American Naturalist</i></a>.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 14:44:41 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers end decade-long search for mechanical pain sensor <p>Researchers at McGill University have discovered that a protein found in the membrane of our sensory neurons are involved in our capacity to feel mechanical pain, laying the foundation for the development of powerful new analgesic drugs.</p> <p>The study, published in <a href=""><i>Cell</i></a>, is the first to show that TACAN, a highly conserved protein among vertebrates whose function remained unclear, is in fact involved in detecting mechanical pain by converting mechanical pressures into electric signals.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2020 15:38:07 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers claim three spots in demanding AI funding competition <p>Earlier today, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) announced the results of the competition for the Canada-UK Artificial Intelligence (AI) Initiative, and three McGill teams were among the selected projects. The initiative supports the development of collaborations in AI projects between researchers in Canada and in the UK. Each winning project will receive up to $173,333 per year up to three years, for a total of $520,000 CAD per project.</p> Sat, 22 Feb 2020 14:27:15 +0000 McGill University Fossilized wing gives clues about Labrador’s biodiversity during the Cretaceous <p>A fossilised insect wing discovered in an abandoned mine in Labrador has led palaeontologists from McGill University and the University of Gdańsk to identify a new hairy cicada species that lived around 100 million years ago.</p> <p><i>Maculaferrum blaisi</i>,<i> </i>described in a study published in <i><a href="">Acta Palaeontologica Polonica</a></i>, is the first hemipteran insect (true bug) to be discovered at the Redmond Formation, a fossil site from the Cretaceous period near Schefferville, Labrador.</p> Fri, 21 Feb 2020 15:11:44 +0000 McGill University Prospects of new treatments for diabetes through metabolic products of the intestinal flora <p>In a study published in the journal <a href=""><i>Cell Reports</i></a>, researchers at McGill University, Kyoto University and INSERM/University of Paris show that an organic compound produced by the intestinal flora, the metabolite 4-Cresol, exhibits protective effects against type 1 and type 2 diabetes by stimulating the proliferation and function of insulin-producing beta cells in the pancreas. These results pave the way for new therapeutic options that could improve the situation of millions of patients.</p> Wed, 19 Feb 2020 19:03:25 +0000 McGill University Boys with inattention-hyperactivity face increased risk for traumatic brain injuries <p>McGill-led research shows that boys exhibiting inattention-hyperactivity at age 10 have a higher risk for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in adolescence and adulthood. Treatments to reduce these behaviours may decrease the risk for TBIs. </p> Tue, 18 Feb 2020 17:08:52 +0000 McGill University Love matters: how parents' love shapes children’s lives <p>Parents often put their own relationship on the back burner to concentrate on their children, but a new study shows that when spouses love each other, children stay in school longer and marry later in life.</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 19:16:47 +0000 McGill University Pediatric researchers in Montreal unite to tackle infection and immunity on two different fronts <p>Researchers at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre – the Children’s - and the CHU Sainte-Justine are coming together within the scope of two new projects, funded under the auspices of the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4): improving the diagnosis and treatment of bacterial pneumonia and better understanding rare immune disorders.</p> <p><b>Improving the appropriateness of antibiotic use to treat pneumonia</b></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2020 15:21:21 +0000 McGill University Bacteriophages may play a role in childhood stunting… and be able to help treat it <p>New research spearheaded by McGill University has discovered that bacteriophages (viruses that infect bacteria) found in the intestinal tracts of children may play a role in childhood stunting, a significant impediment to growth that affects 22% of children under the age of five around the world.</p> Wed, 12 Feb 2020 16:25:03 +0000 McGill University Three McGill researchers among 2020 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows <p><b>By Amanda Testani</b></p> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 17:59:18 +0000 McGill University McGill University partners with the Université du Québec en Outaouais to offer its Medicine Preparatory Program as of September 2020 <p>McGill University is partnering with the Université du Québec en Outaouais (UQO) to offer the McGill Faculty of Science’s Medicine Preparatory (Med-P) Program in Gatineau. In September 2020, the program will welcome its first cohort of approximately 20 CEGEP graduates. With the addition of the program, McGill and its partners now offer the full range of its medical training programs in Outaouais: Med-P, Undergraduate Medical Education and Postgraduate Medical Education in Family Medicine. All programs will be offered 100% in French.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 23:29:33 +0000 McGill University Bridging the gap between AI and the clinic <p>The power of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine lies in its ability to find important statistical patterns in large datasets. A study published today is an important proof of concept for how AI can help doctors and brain tumour patients make better treatment decisions.</p> Fri, 07 Feb 2020 19:25:14 +0000 McGill University Is it possible to reduce political polarization? <p>In the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, an unusual experiment suggested that it might be possible to influence American voters to adopt less polarized positions.</p> <p>Posing as political researchers, a research team from McGill and Lund Universities approached 136 voters at the first Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton presidential debate in New York. Participants were asked to compare Trump and Clinton on various <b>leadership traits </b>(such as courage, vision, and analytic skills) by putting an X on a sliding scale.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 19:45:45 +0000 McGill University Most comprehensive map of cancer genome to date <p>An international team, that includes researchers from McGill, has completed the most comprehensive study of whole cancer genomes to date, significantly improving our fundamental understanding of cancer and signposting new directions for its diagnosis and treatment.</p> Wed, 05 Feb 2020 13:19:51 +0000 McGill University February 2 | World Wetlands Day: Fostering global biodiversity and mitigating climate change <p>Though they make up less than 6% of Earth’s surface, wetlands burst with biodiversity and play a key role in cleaning waterways, preventing floods, and sequestering carbon. For World Wetlands Day on February 2, researchers from McGill University are launching interactive story maps to illustrate the valuable contributions these ecosystems make to our planet.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2020 22:20:03 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers lay foundation for next generation aortic grafts <p>A new study by researchers at McGill University has measured the dynamic physical properties of the human aorta, laying the foundation for the development of grafts capable of mimicking the native behaviour of the human body’s largest artery.</p> Wed, 29 Jan 2020 18:59:31 +0000 McGill University Male fertility after chemotherapy: new questions raised <p>A pilot study conducted by INRS and McGill researchers highlights the effect of chemotherapy on male fertility before and after puberty.</p> <p>"It is often thought that cancer treatments for prepubescent boys will have no effect on their fertility because their testicles would be "dormant". But in fact, the prepubertal testis are not immune to chemotherapy that affects dividing cells and it is now well recognized that there can be long-term effects," explains Géraldine Delbès, a professor at the Institut National de la Recherche Scientifique (INRS) in Laval.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2020 19:31:04 +0000 McGill University Our biological clock plays crucial role in healing from surgery <p>If you have just had knee, shoulder or hip surgery, you may want to take anti-inflammatories in the morning or at noon, but not at night. A McGill-led study shows, for the first time, that circadian clock genes are involved in healing from surgery. Indeed, the researchers demonstrated that<b> </b>anti-inflammatory medications are most effective in promoting post-operative healing and recovery when taken during the active periods of our biological clocks.</p> Tue, 21 Jan 2020 15:26:20 +0000 McGill University Street network patterns reveal worrying worldwide trend towards urban sprawl <p>New research from McGill University and the University of California, Santa Cruz has found that the local streets of the world’s cities are becoming less connected, a global trend that is driving urban sprawl and discouraging the use of public transportation.</p> Tue, 14 Jan 2020 15:25:01 +0000 McGill University New technique nets scientists haul of key proteins <p>Using a new microscopic "fishing" technique, scientists from the Montreal Clinical Research Institute (IRCM), Université de Montréal and McGill University have successfully snagged thousands of proteins that play a key role in the formation of the cell skeletons or cytoskeletons. Cell skeletons, whose primary function is to give the cells their shapes, are also involved in things like muscle contraction. They are made up of an interlocking network of protein filaments that connect the cell nucleus to the cell membrane.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:07:32 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers honoured in Québec Science 2019 list of top discoveries <p>Research from McGill University topped <i><a href="">Québec Science</a></i>’s annual list of the 10 most important scientific breakthroughs. This year, Günther Grill, Bernhard Lehner, Tomislav Friščić, Heidi M. McBride, Samantha Gruenheid, and Ehab Abouheif were recognized for their trailblazing work, by a jury of researchers and journalists reviewing the most influential discoveries made in Quebec.</p> <p>Here is a closer look at the selected discoveries:</p> Wed, 08 Jan 2020 15:56:19 +0000 McGill University Oil companies' ad spending: Driven by climate change legislation & media coverage <p>Spending on advertising by major oil corporations has reached an all-time high over the past decade. In a recent paper in <i><a href="">Climatic Change</a></i>, researchers from McGill, Brown and Rutgers Universities tried to determine the factors that might explain this increase (from an average total annual expenditure of $35 million between 1986-1996 for the five biggest companies together to an average of $217 million annually between 2008-2016 for the same companies).</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2020 12:11:14 +0000 McGill University A fast radio burst tracked down to a nearby galaxy <p>Astronomers in Europe, working with members of Canada’s CHIME Fast Radio Burst collaboration, have pinpointed the location of a repeating fast radio burst (FRB) first detected by the CHIME telescope in British Columbia in 2018. The breakthrough is only the second time that scientists have determined the precise location of a repeating source of these millisecond bursts of radio waves from space.</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2020 14:59:24 +0000 McGill University McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease <p>For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE <i>ꜫ4</i>) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia.<br /><br /></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2019 14:57:15 +0000 McGill University Perpetual predator-prey population cycles <p>How can predators coexist with their prey over long periods without the predators completely depleting the resource that keeps them alive? Experiments performed over a period of 10 years by researchers from McGill University and the Universities of Oldenburg and Potsdam have now confirmed that regular oscillations in predator-prey populations can persist over very long periods</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2019 16:10:27 +0000 McGill University Quebec government gearing up to face income inequality head on <p>The arrival of the holiday season often signals joy and celebration but for many it is a painful demonstration of the growing inequality in North American society. While online sales have soared to levels never seen before, food banks are struggling to meet demand, and despite being in a so-called ‘full-employment’ situation, the proportion of food bank users who are employed is also on the rise.</p> Tue, 17 Dec 2019 02:58:14 +0000 McGill University Nine McGill researchers selected in newest round of Canada CIFAR AI Chairs <p>CIFAR today announced its newest cohort of Canada CIFAR AI Chairs, which includes nine researchers from McGill University, bringing the total number of McGill researchers named to the program to 17. These top academic researchers are part of the $125 million Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, the world’s first national strategy of its kind. The Canada CIFAR AI Chair Program represents an investment of $30 million at nine universities, and mobilizes over 150 researchers across the country.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2019 17:09:29 +0000 McGill University World’s most detailed database maps characteristics of Earth’s rivers and catchments <p>Two researchers and friends from opposite ends of the Earth have created a world-first high spatial resolution atlas that maps the environmental characteristics of all the globe's rivers and catchments.</p> <p>HydroATLAS was co-developed by Bernhard Lehner and his team from McGill University’s Department of Geography and Simon Linke from Griffith University’s Australian Rivers Institute.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2019 16:12:17 +0000 McGill University Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity - a global overview <p><b>Cities and their rising impacts on biodiversity </b>versity. To gain a clearer picture of the situation, an international group of scientists, including <a href="">Professor Andrew Gonzalez</a> from McGill’s Biology Department, surveyed over 600 studies on the impacts of urban growth on biodiversity. They published their findings today in <i>Nature Sustainability</i>.</p> Mon, 09 Dec 2019 15:37:53 +0000 McGill University McGill University to decrease carbon intensity of investment portfolio <p>McGill University is moving forward to reduce the overall carbon footprint of its investment portfolio, as part of its ongoing commitment to fighting climate change and its own stewardship role with respect to sustainability.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 22:45:36 +0000 McGill University As rural China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional wood and coal stoves persists <p>Old habits are hard to break. A McGill-led study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without a better understanding of the reasons behind people’s reluctance to give up traditional stoves, it will be difficult for policies in China and elsewhere in the world to succeed in encouraging this shift towards clean energy. The study was published recently in <i><a href="">Nature Sustainability</a></i>.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2019 15:02:13 +0000 McGill University McGill University project on zero-carbon metal fuels launches into space <p>Recently, a project testing metal combustion led by the Alternative Fuels Laboratory at McGill University launched on a European Space Agency rocket.</p> <p>The project, an international collaboration between the Alternative Fuels Laboratory at McGill, the European Space Agency, the Canadian Space Agency, and Airbus Defence and Space, aims to improve scientific understanding of metal flames, laying the groundwork for a new type of green engine that burns iron powder, with only rust as a by-product.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2019 21:28:22 +0000 McGill University McGill Board of Governors receives recommendations to decrease carbon footprint of investment portfolio <p>McGill University’s Board of Governors received today recommendations to reduce the overall carbon footprint of the University’s investments, as part of a report from the Committee to Advise on Matters of Social Responsibility (CAMSR).</p> <p>Prepared for the Board in response to a McGill Senate resolution on divestment from the fossil fuel industry, the CAMSR report and recommendations support the continued evolution of the University’s investment portfolio towards a more sustainable and less carbon-intensive investment strategy.</p> Tue, 03 Dec 2019 20:50:45 +0000 McGill University McGill-led research unravels mystery of how early animals survived ice age <p>How did life survive the most severe ice age? A McGill University-led research team has found the first direct evidence that glacial meltwater provided a crucial lifeline to eukaryotes during Snowball Earth, when the oceans were cut off from life-giving oxygen, answering a question puzzling scientists for years.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2019 14:27:54 +0000 McGill University Ensuring a respectful debate <p><em>This message is sent on behalf of Fabrice Labeau, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning).</em><br />  </p> <p>Dear members of the McGill community,</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2019 19:19:54 +0000 McGill University Puffins stay cool thanks to their large beak <p>Tufted puffins regulate their body temperature thanks to their large bills, an evolutionary trait that might explain their capacity to fly for long periods in search for food.</p> <p>In a new <a href="">study</a> published in the <em>Journal of </em><i>Experimental Biology</i>, researchers from McGill University and the University of California, Davis, used thermal imaging cameras to measure heat dissipation off the bodies and beaks of wild tufted puffins in the minutes after flying.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 21:18:23 +0000 McGill University McGill team awarded contract to advance potential Canadian contribution for LiteBIRD space telescope <p><b>November 7, 2019 (MONTREAL, Quebec)</b> - A team of researchers from the McGill Space Institute has secured a Phase 0 contract with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) to advance a proposed Canadian contribution – including technology deliverables and scientific know-how -- for the LiteBIRD (Light satellite for the studies of B-mode polarization and Inflation from cosmic background Radiation Detection) mission.</p> Tue, 26 Nov 2019 18:55:47 +0000 McGill University Artificial turf crumb rubber leaches environmental toxins <p>New research spearheaded by scientists at McGill University reports that exposing chicken embryos, a model of higher vertebrate development, to leachate from crumb rubber used for example in artificial turf infill allowed to assess the toxicity of environmental pollutants contained in such material.</p> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 17:55:55 +0000 McGill University Cellular origins of pediatric brain tumors identified <p>A research team led by Dr. Claudia Kleinman, an investigator at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, together with Dr. Nada Jabado, of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), and Dr. Michael Taylor, of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), discovered that several types of highly aggressive and, ultimately, fatal pediatric brain tumors originate during brain development. The genetic event that triggers the disease happens in the very earliest phases of cellular development, most likely prenatal.</p> Mon, 25 Nov 2019 14:08:27 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers among the world’s most cited: Web of Science <p>In the world of research, one of the most meaningful measures of success is the number of times a paper has been cited by another researcher. Based on this yardstick, McGill researchers are among the most influential in the world, according to the respected research news website, <a href="">Web of Science</a>. The annual list identifies scientists and social scientists who produced multiple papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for their field and year of publication, demonstrating significant research influence among their peers.</p> Fri, 22 Nov 2019 14:43:42 +0000 McGill University Human song is universal <p>Music, including songs with words, appears to be a universal phenomenon according to a paper published this week in Science. An international team of researchers involving musicians, data scientists, psychologists, political scientists and linguists, including one from McGill University, reached this conclusion after five years of collaboration, bringing together a broad range of skills and tools to the question of whether music is universal.</p> <p><b>Using broad datasets to arrive at deep conclusions about music</b></p> Thu, 21 Nov 2019 18:04:31 +0000 McGill University An ancient snake's cheekbone sheds light on evolution of modern snake skulls <p>New research from a collaboration between Argentinian and University of Alberta and McGill University palaeontologists adds a new piece to the puzzle of snake evolution.</p> <p>The researchers examined a strikingly well-preserved fossil of the rear-limbed snake Najash rionegrina, found in Argentina. The study shows that nearly 100 million years ago, these legged snakes still had a cheekbone—also known as a jugal bone—that has all but disappeared in their modern descendants.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2019 18:09:28 +0000 McGill University Pollution from Athabasca oil sands affects weather processes <p>Scientists have been looking at pollution affecting the air, land and water around the Athabasca Oil Sands for some time. After looking at contaminants in snow taken from up-to 25 km away from the oil sands, a McGill-led scientific team now suggests that oil sand pollution is also affecting the weather patterns in the surrounding regions.</p> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 14:03:30 +0000 McGill University Julia Lovell wins 2019 Cundill History Prize <p>Julia Lovell, China expert and translator of Chinese literature has been named the winner of the 2019 Cundill History Prize for Maoism: A Global History, published by The Bodley Head (UK) and Knopf (US). At a time when tensions between China and the west are on the rise, Lovell’s sweeping work of history provides a re-evaluation of Maoism as a force that played out around the world – and continues to shape political practice in China today.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2019 20:22:07 +0000 McGill University Air pollution nanoparticles linked to brain cancer <p>New research from McGill University links air pollution nanoparticles to brain cancer.</p> Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:11:08 +0000 McGill University Promising discovery could lead to a better, cheaper solar cell <p>McGill University researchers have gained tantalizing new insights into the properties of perovskites, one of the world’s most promising materials in the quest to produce a more efficient, robust and cheaper solar cell.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 31 Oct 2019 14:15:04 +0000 McGill University Abrupt shifts in Arctic climate projected <p>Researchers from McGill University project that as the permafrost continues to degrade, the climate in various regions of the Arctic could potentially change abruptly, in the relatively near future. Their research, which was published today in <em><a href="">Nature Climate Change</a></em>, also suggests that as the permafrost degrades, the severity of wildfires will double from one year to the next and remain at the new and higher rate for regions in the Northwestern Territories and the Yukon.</p> Mon, 28 Oct 2019 20:41:36 +0000 McGill University Scientists identify key knowledge gaps in sustainability research <p>The loss of biodiversity continues at an alarming rate despite decades of research and international policies setting out clear goals in the area. In an article published this week in Nature Sustainability, an international team of scientists including researchers from McGill identified seven key areas for future research in order to tackle, effectively, the root causes of the problem.</p> Fri, 25 Oct 2019 12:54:52 +0000 McGill University Greater local earthworm diversity in temperate regions than in the tropics <p>Surprisingly, in any single location, there are typically more earthworms and more earthworm species found in temperate regions than in the tropics, according to a study published this week in Science. Global climate change could lead to significant shifts in earthworm communities worldwide, threatening the many functions they provide.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:17:09 +0000 McGill University Mapping international drug use by looking at wastewater <p>Wastewater-based epidemiology is a rapidly developing scientific discipline with the potential for monitoring close to real-time, population-level trends in illicit drug use. By sampling a known source of wastewater, such as a sewage influent to a wastewater treatment plant, scientists can estimate the quantity of drugs used in a community from the measured levels of illicit drugs and their metabolites excreted in urine.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:36:19 +0000 McGill University Are humans changing animal genetic diversity worldwide? <p>Human population density and land use is causing changes in animal genetic diversity, according to researchers at McGill University.</p> <p>The findings reported in the journal <em>Ecology Letters</em>, show that environmental changes caused by humans are leading to changes in genetic variation in thousands of species of birds, fish, insects, and mammals. The evidence for human impacts was most clear for insects and fish species.</p> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:05:14 +0000 McGill University Mapping global biodiversity change <p>A new study, published in Science, which focuses on mapping biodiversity change in marine and land ecosystems shows that loss of biodiversity is most prevalent in the tropic, with changes in marine ecosystems outpacing those on land. The research, led by scientists from the University of St Andrews, in collaboration with leading universities across Europe, the USA and Canada, including McGill, aimed at reaching a consensus about variation in biodiversity change.</p> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:22:46 +0000 McGill University Interactive map shows nature’s contributions to people <p>Nature supports people in critical ways, often at a highly local level. A wild bee buzzes through a farm, pollinating vegetables as it goes. Nearby, wetlands remove chemicals from the farm’s runoff, protecting a community drinking water source. In communities all around the world, nature’s contributions are constantly flowing to people. A team of international scientists including from McGill University, have mapped these contributions at local levels for years, but a new Stanford-led study closes a critical gap in how this information can be used to drive global policy and development.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2019 14:23:23 +0000 McGill University UNAIDS likely not to meet its HIV targets among gay men in Africa <p>Despite improvements in HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa, they are missing out on HIV treatment.</p> <p>This is the finding of research, published in <i>The Lancet HIV, </i>led by Imperial College London, which analysed data from 75 independent studies involving 44,993 MSM across 28 African countries, between 2004 and 2018.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:08:13 +0000 McGill University Big data reveals extraordinary unity underlying life’s diversity <p>The diversity of life is staggering. From microscopic algae to elephants, life has devised countless ways to thrive in every environment on the planet. But while biologists have tended to focus on the many varied forms that species have evolved, the age of ‘big data’ offers an unprecedented view of some surprisingly common features shared by all creatures, great and small.</p> Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:59:51 +0000 McGill University Students, researchers, and future-ready global leaders are at the core of McGill University’s $2-billion fundraising campaign <p>McGill University today unveiled a $2-billion fundraising campaign designed to propel McGill into its third century by boosting resources for financial aid and scholarships, equipping students with the skills they need to become “future-ready” global leaders, and supporting research and innovation in some of the most pressing societal challenges. </p> <p>Made by McGill: the Campaign for Our Third Century is the most ambitious fundraising drive in McGill’s history. It comes as the University prepares to mark its 200th anniversary in 2021. </p> Mon, 23 Sep 2019 19:44:16 +0000 McGill University Some plastic with your tea? <p>A cup of tea may be a cure for rainy days, but the soothing cup of the brewed beverage may also come with a dose of micro- and nano-sized plastics shed from plastic bags, according to researchers at McGill University. While the possible health effects of ingesting these particles are currently unknown, the new research published in the American Chemical Society journal Environmental Science &amp; Technology suggests further investigation is needed.</p> Tue, 24 Sep 2019 12:58:53 +0000 McGill University Jane Goodall, Irving Ludmer, and Stuart (Kip) Cobbett to receive honorary degrees <p> Thu, 19 Sep 2019 19:04:26 +0000 McGill University $5.5M support for new Canadian ecosystem service network <p>Protecting Canada’s vast wealth of natural resources, which contribute significantly to our national economy, will depend on our ability to manage ecosystems and all the services they provide for human well-being now and in the future. Leading sustainability scientist, Elena Bennett, a professor in the School of the Environment and Department of Natural Resource Sciences at McGill University, has assembled a network of researchers to ensure that Canada’s working landscapes—land actively used for production of resources such as food—remain biologically diverse, resilient, and adaptive.</p> Wed, 04 Sep 2019 18:36:01 +0000 McGill University McGill to host Harvard in Covo Cup Classic on Sept. 7 to mark anniversary of historic 1874 rugby-football game <p>The McGill University men’s rugby team will celebrate the 145th anniversary of the first rugby-football game ever played in the United States when they host Harvard in the annual Covo Cup confrontation on Saturday (Sept. 7). Kickoff is slated for 6:30 p.m. at Percival Molson Stadium (475 Pine Avenue West).</p> <p>Advance tickets are available online at: <a href=""></a></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2019 14:55:42 +0000 McGill University Government of Canada funds Collaborative Research to Clean Arctic Oil Spills <p>Today, the Honourable David Lametti, Minister of Justice, Attorney General of Canada and Member of Parliament for LaSalle-Émard-Verdun, announced on behalf of the Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, that McGill University will receive more than $3.7 million for two research projects that will help minimize the environmental impact of oil spills. Minister Lametti also announced funding for two research projects led by Concordia University. Together, this investment will top $8.2 million and support 19 scientific trainee positions.</p> Thu, 29 Aug 2019 17:45:56 +0000 McGill University Students at McGill University receive Canada’s largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship <p>Cyril Mani and Marin Schultz have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarship. </p> <p>Out of a pool of more than 300,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of whom 50 received this celebrated award. </p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 20:46:36 +0000 McGill University Canadian astronomers determine Earth’s fingerprint in hopes of finding habitable planets beyond the Solar System <p>Two McGill University astronomers have assembled a “fingerprint” for Earth, which could be used to identify a planet beyond our Solar System capable of supporting life.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2019 18:32:43 +0000 McGill University The dark side of extrasolar planets share surprisingly similar temperatures <p>A new study by McGill University astronomers has found that the temperature on the nightsides of different hot Jupiters is surprisingly uniform, suggesting the dark side of these massive gaseous planets have clouds made of minerals and rocks.  </p> <p>Using data from the Spitzer Space and the Hubble Space telescopes, the researchers from the McGill Space Institute found that the nightside temperature of 12 hot Jupiters they studied was about 800°C. </p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:51:32 +0000 McGill University Move to single-patient rooms at MUHC’s Glen site resulted in immediate and long-lasting decrease of infection rates <p>The move to single-patient rooms at the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Glen site in 2015 resulted in significantly reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections, suggests a study published today in the highly respected journal <a href=";utm_source=For_The_Media&amp;utm_medium=referral&amp;utm_campaign=ftm_links&amp;utm_content=tfl&amp;utm_term=081919">JAMA: Internal Medicine</a>published by the American Medical Association.</p> Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:26:08 +0000 McGill University Glitch in Neutron Star Reveals Its Hidden Secrets <p>If parts of the neutron star interior start to move outwards, the star spins faster. This is called a “glitch,” and it’s providing astronomers with a brief insight into what lies within these mysterious objects.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2019 14:29:45 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers receive $6.5M in funding from the CFI and the Government of Quebec <p><em>By Amanda Testani</em></p> <p>Twelve McGill researchers have received federal grants through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, made the announcement today at the University of Alberta. Each McGill recipient will also receive matching funds from the Quebec government for their research endeavours. </p> Mon, 12 Aug 2019 16:10:25 +0000 McGill University Two McGill professors lead new Stand Up to Cancer Canada Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team <p>Marc Miller, Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs, Quebec) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced today at McGill an investment of up to $6 million for a scientific task force of top researchers to develop new and improved approaches to cancer treatment and care. The funding will be distributed over four years to the new pan-Canadian program, the Stand Up to Cancer (SU2C) Canada Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2019 14:01:38 +0000 McGill University Professor Maryam Tabrizian receives Collaborative Health Research Project Grant <p>Funding from the country’s three federal granting councils—the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council, and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council— was awarded to Professor Maryam Tabrizian and a multidisciplinary team composed of Professors Reggie Hamdy, Monzur Murshed, Bettina Willie (Shriners Hospitals for Children) and Dr. Vahab Soleimani(Lady Davis Research Institute). With the $767,184 received over three years, the researchers will continue developing an innovative, non-invasive solution for bone regeneration.</p> Fri, 09 Aug 2019 17:33:02 +0000 McGill University Puzzling shapes: unlocking the mysteries of plant cell morphology <p>The discovery of the mechanics and molecular mechanism that dictate cell shape formation in plants by a team of McGill researchers offers new clues about the fundamental processes governing tissue formation in multicellular organisms. </p> <p>Plants are made of cells that come in a wide array of shapes and sizes, each of which is closely related and essential to the function of a specific tissue. </p> Mon, 05 Aug 2019 20:38:21 +0000 McGill University Newly discovered Labrador fossils give clues about ancient climate <p>The discovery of fossilized plants in Labrador, Canada, by a team of McGill directed paleontologists provides the first quantitative estimate of the area’s climate during the Cretaceous period, a time when the earth was dominated by dinosaurs. The specimens were found in the Redmond no.1 mine, in a remote area of Labrador near Schefferville, in August 2018. Together with specimens collected in previous expeditions, they are now at the core of a recent study published in Palaeontology.</p> Thu, 01 Aug 2019 14:40:22 +0000 McGill University ComSciCon Launches in Canada <p>The first national science communications workshop for graduate students launched in Canada on July 18th-20th, 2019. For two and a half days, fifty graduate students, selected from over 400 applicants, and heralding from twenty-six institutions across Canada, gathered at McMaster University for ComSciConCAN – a fully immersive experience in science communications.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2019 17:21:35 +0000 McGill University Time heals all wounds, but this adhesive can help <p>Cuts, scrapes, blisters, burns, splinters, and punctures - there are a number of ways our skin can be broken. Most treatments for skin wounds involve simply placing a barrier over them (usually an adhesive gauze bandage) to keep it moist, limit pain, and reduce exposure to infectious microbes, but do not actively assist in the healing process.</p> Tue, 23 Jul 2019 15:06:50 +0000 McGill University Big Sugar and neglect by global health community fuel oral health crisis <p> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:49:40 +0000 McGill University SSHRC invests $8.9M in McGill research <p><em>By Amanda Testani</em></p> <p>On July 17, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of more than $285 million through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) to support research in social sciences and humanities across Canada. In addition to 35 SSHRC Insight Development Grants, McGill faculty were awarded 34 Insight Grants, and four Partnership Development Grants. Cumulatively, these grants bring a total of $8.9 million to the University’s research community.</p> Thu, 18 Jul 2019 19:59:20 +0000 McGill University Two McGill Researchers receive $3.3M from NSERC CREATE program funding <p><a href="">Hanadi Sleiman</a> of the Department of Chemistry and <a href="">Jaswinder Singh</a>of the Department of Plant Science have each received $1.65 million in research grants, to be distributed over six years, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) <a href="">Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE)</a>Program.</p> Thu, 11 Jul 2019 20:38:07 +0000 McGill University Government of Canada Promotes Equity and Invests in Discovery Research at McGill <p>In conjunction with a $35 million <a href="">research funding announcement</a> to support 128 researchers through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) <a href="">Discovery Grants program</a>, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, was on campus today to sign the <a href="">Dimensions Charter.</a></p> Wed, 10 Jul 2019 17:57:21 +0000 McGill University Airbnb is removing rental housing in Canadian cities and rural areas <p>The American online marketplace Airbnb has likely removed approximately 31,100 units from Canada’s long-term rental markets. This could make it difficult for Canadian cities and provinces to prevent growing housing affordability issues.</p> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 20:12:25 +0000 McGill University Serotonin linked to somatic awareness, a condition long thought to be imaginary <div> <p>An international team spearheaded by researchers at McGill University has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain heightened somatic awareness, a condition where patients experience physical discomforts for which there is no physiological explanation.</p></div> Wed, 19 Jun 2019 14:30:27 +0000 McGill University 26 New and Renewed Canada Research Chairs for McGill <p>Today in Victoria, British Columbia, the Honourable <a href="">Kirsty Duncan</a>, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada. The <a href="">Canada Foundation for Innovation</a> also made an important investment towards these Chairs in providing more than $5.2 million in new funding for research infrastructure, supporting 30 Chairs at 18 institutions.</p> Tue, 18 Jun 2019 13:46:19 +0000 McGill University Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child <p>Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life because of the benefits for both mom and baby. In Canada, approximately 32% of women meet this recommendation.</p> Mon, 17 Jun 2019 17:44:22 +0000 McGill University McGill receives its largest gift for Indigenous education <p>The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a US$1.25-million grant to McGill University, in support of a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative. The Initiative will be implemented over the next five years.</p> Fri, 14 Jun 2019 19:04:20 +0000 McGill University McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy Receives Funding to Create Ethics and Governance Resources for the Human Cell Atlas Initiative <p>The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Klarman Family Foundation today announced $468,860 in collaborative funding to support ethical biomedical research and responsible data sharing for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort to map all cells in the human body. The Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) at McGill University will help guide and inform the approach and governance of data sharing to assist participating investigators to collect and share data.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2019 19:53:03 +0000 McGill University To study invasive predators, watch the prey <p> Wed, 05 Jun 2019 19:09:01 +0000 McGill University Towards a new era of small animal imaging research <p>Have you ever spent half an hour trying to take the best photo of your pets but they won't stay still in the perfect angle? This is also true for small animal imaging research using positron emission tomography (PET). Because of this, the use of anesthesia is a widespread practice in animal imaging. It’s one of the biggest limitations to imaging studies because anesthesia alters the animal’s normal physiological state, blurring the answers to the questions that many researchers have been asking.</p> Thu, 30 May 2019 14:40:08 +0000 McGill University Chandra finds stellar duos banished from galaxies <p>Astronomers use the term "binary" system to refer to pairs of stars orbiting around each other. These stellar pairs can consist of combinations of stars like our Sun, or more exotic and denser varieties such as neutron stars or even black holes.</p> Tue, 28 May 2019 15:43:37 +0000 McGill University Cranberries join forces with antibiotics to fight bacteria <p> Mon, 27 May 2019 18:59:09 +0000 McGill University Thirteen early-career researchers explore new frontiers <p><em>By Meaghan Thurston</em></p> Thu, 23 May 2019 10:51:50 +0000 McGill University Detecting bacteria in space <p>Scientists at the University of Montreal and McGill University have pioneered and tested a new genomic methodology which reveals a complex bacterial ecosystem at work on the International Space Station.</p> <p>Until now, relatively little was known about the different types of microbes found on the space station. The new approach enables researchers to identify and map different species inside the ISS, which will ultimately help safeguard astronauts’ health and be key to future long-term space travel.</p> Wed, 22 May 2019 18:24:35 +0000 McGill University Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain <p>Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.</p> Wed, 22 May 2019 17:50:07 +0000 McGill University Canadian researchers on promising path towards developing flu treatment using lipid target <p>For most people, the influenza A virus (IAV), commonly known as the flu, is cleared from the body by our own immune system. In some cases, however, the immune response becomes dysregulated and if left uncontrolled, the inflammation caused by our own immune cells can lead to extensive lung tissue damage and enhanced morbidity and mortality.</p> <p>How can we help our immune system to balance the two main host defense strategies: attacking pathogens (called <i>host resistance</i>) and preserving our own tissue (called <i>disease tolerance</i>)?</p> Wed, 22 May 2019 15:59:07 +0000 McGill University NSERC awards $35 M to McGill-led research projects <p>Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of more than $588 million through the <a href="">Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC)</a> <a href="">Discovery Grants program.</a> Nearly $35 million of this investment will go to 128 McGill-led projects. McGill’s early career researchers, those who have held an independent academic position for 5 years or less, lead thirty of these projects.</p> Fri, 17 May 2019 14:52:29 +0000 McGill University Children in Quebec are not diagnosed early enough with type 1 diabetes <p>Elwyn was a healthy 13 month-old toddler when she started drinking water from the bathtub. Over time, she became increasingly thirsty and demanded more and more breast milk. For her parents, this seemed like typical behaviour related to a growth spurt. One day, however, they noticed that she was abnormally weak and rushed her to the emergency department. She was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and had already developed a life-threatening complication of the disease known as diabetic ketoacidosis.</p> Tue, 14 May 2019 17:04:33 +0000 McGill University A Governor General’s Innovation Award for AI Pioneer Joelle Pineau <p><em>By Meaghan Thurston </em></p> Mon, 13 May 2019 18:39:36 +0000 McGill University A cautionary tale for researchers working on selective drug delivery <p>Many studies indicating that DNA nanostructures can enter cells more readily than simple DNA strands are flawed, according to researchers at McGill University. In a paper published in the American Chemical Society journal <i>ACS Central Science, </i>the McGill scientists demonstrate that many DNA cage nanostructures aren’t taken up by cells to a significant extent.</p> Fri, 10 May 2019 18:46:15 +0000 McGill University New Study in Nature: Just One-Third of the World’s Longest Rivers Remain Free-Flowing <p> Tue, 07 May 2019 13:46:21 +0000 McGill University NSERC awards $3.7M to McGill-led research projects <p>On May 3, the <a href="">Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)</a> announced the recent recipients of the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants program. Six McGill-led projects in the Faculty of Engineering and one in the Faculty of Medicine are receiving more than $3.7 million to conduct research in collaboration with a supporting organization.</p> Fri, 03 May 2019 13:11:34 +0000 McGill University More in-depth tumor analysis presents new therapeutic options for patients with advanced cancer <p> Mon, 29 Apr 2019 13:56:12 +0000 McGill University Béluga: The latest supercomputer for Canadian researchers <p>Imagine a computer 300,000 times faster than a PC, and with 67,000 times more storage space. Such is Béluga, a supercomputer now serving McGill, Québec, and Canadian researchers.</p> Fri, 26 Apr 2019 14:55:05 +0000 McGill University Government of Canada announces funding for training to enhance access to justice in both official languages <p>Canadians expect that their official language should not be a barrier to accessing justice. This is why the Government of Canada is working to enhance the capacity of Canada’s justice system to offer legal services and information to French-speaking and English-speaking communities across the country.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 15:26:23 +0000 McGill University Québec siblings with rare orphan disease lead to discovery of rare genetic diseases <p>Mutations in a gene involved in brain development have led to the discovery of two new neurodevelopmental diseases by an international team led by researchers at McGill University and CHU Sainte-Justine Research Center.</p> <p>The first clues about the rare disorder arose after doctors were unable to diagnose why two siblings from Québec City were experiencing seizures and neurodevelopmental deficits. Desperate, the children’s family turned to Carl Ernst at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal for answers.</p> Thu, 25 Apr 2019 14:07:42 +0000 McGill University Matt Dobbs awarded 2019 Killam Research Fellowship in Natural Sciences <p>McGill University astrophysicist <a href=""><strong>Matt Dobbs</strong></a> is the recipient of the 2019 Killam Research Fellowship in Natural Sciences.</p> <p>The announcement was made today by the Canada Council for the Arts, which revealed this year's winners of the prestigious Killam Program, composed of the Killam Prizes and the Killam Research Fellowships. </p> Wed, 24 Apr 2019 15:44:19 +0000 McGill University Global warming hits sea creatures hardest <p>The greater vulnerability of sea creatures may significantly impact human communities that rely on fish and shellfish for food and economic activity, according to the study published in the journal Nature. </p> Tue, 23 Apr 2019 22:07:28 +0000 McGill University Discovery made at Polytechnique Montréal in partnership with McGill University paves the way for new automated biological-sample analysis sytems <p><strong>From conventional microfluidics to open-space microfluidics</strong></p> Thu, 18 Apr 2019 16:25:05 +0000 McGill University Advancing genomic medicine for next generation therapies <p>The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, this morning announced a new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Genomic Medicine: Genes to Drug Targets for Next-Generation Therapies</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:45:29 +0000 McGill University Maternal gestational diabetes linked to diabetes in children <p>Children of mothers who had gestational diabetes during pregnancy could be at increased risk of type 1 diabetes themselves, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) that was published in the <a href=""><em>Canadian Medical Association Journal</em> (CMAJ)</a>.</p> Tue, 16 Apr 2019 15:35:11 +0000 McGill University McGill’s Honorary Degree recipients for Spring Convocation 2019 <p>Alain Bouchard, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Michel de la Chenelière,  The Honourable Irwin Cotler, Dame Ann Dowling, Paul Farmer,  Giuliana Elena Garzone, Michael Harris, Agnes Kalibata, John Michael Kosterlitz,  Margaret MacMillan, Pat Metheny, Charles Mulli, Alfred Sommer </p> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 20:53:30 +0000 McGill University Same-sex marriage legalization associated with reduced anti-gay bias in the U.S. <p>A new study of evolving attitudes toward gay marriage across the U.S. suggests that state legislation has had a significant impact in reducing anti-gay bias in many parts of the country.</p> <p>The findings, published in <i>PNAS</i>, provide evidence that public policy can shape social norms and alter individuals’ attitudes, says senior author Eric Hehman, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychology.</p> Mon, 15 Apr 2019 18:11:50 +0000 McGill University Celebrity fat shaming has ripple effects on women’s implicit anti-fat attitudes <p>Celebrities, particularly female celebrities, are routinely criticized about their appearance—indeed, celebrity “fat-shaming” is a fairly regular pop-cultural phenomenon. Although we might assume that these comments are trivial and inconsequential, the effects of these messages can extend well beyond the celebrity target and ripple through the population at large.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 18:47:34 +0000 McGill University Decision about Redmen name <p>Principal Suzanne Fortier has announced her decision regarding the name of McGill’s men’s varsity sports teams. <a href="">Read her statement</a></p> <hr /><p>La principale Suzanne Fortier a rendu publique sa décision par rapport au nom des équipes sportives masculines de l’Université McGill.<a href=""> Lisez son message</a></p> <p> </p> Fri, 12 Apr 2019 13:57:12 +0000 McGill University Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole <p>The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) — a planet-scale array of eight ground-based radio telescopes forged through international collaboration — was designed to capture images of a black hole. Today, in coordinated press conferences across the globe, EHT researchers reveal that they have succeeded, unveiling the first direct visual evidence of a supermassive black hole and its shadow.</p> Wed, 10 Apr 2019 10:14:13 +0000 McGill University Rocket fuel that’s cleaner, safer and still full of energy <p></p><div class="mediaelement-video"><video src="//" class="mediaelement-formatter-identifier-1606027678-3" controls="controls" height="385" width="640"></video></div> Tue, 02 Apr 2019 18:09:46 +0000 McGill University McGill University announces the naming of the McCall MacBain Arts Building <p>At a ceremony this evening, McGill University announced that its Arts Building, a landmark at the centre of its downtown campus, will be named after <a href="//">alumnus John McCall MacBain and Dr. Marcy McCall MacBain</a>, in recognition of the recent $200-million gift from the McCall MacBain Foundation.</p> <p>The new name will be the McCall MacBain Arts Building.</p> Thu, 04 Apr 2019 19:27:16 +0000 McGill University McGill’s New Survivor-Focused Sexual Violence Policy Reinforces Prevention, Support and Response <p>McGill University’s Board of Governors has adopted its new <a href="">Policy against Sexual Violence</a>, confirming the University’s commitment to ensuring that its campuses are free of acts of sexual violence. To support the Policy, the University has dedicated substantial resources – including three full-time staff members and an independent special investigator – dedicated to fostering safe, respectful, and inclusive learning and work environments for all.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 19:04:21 +0000 McGill University The bigger the evolutionary jump, the more lethal cross-species diseases could be <p>Some diseases which are fatal in one species can cause only mild discomfort in another—but it’s hard for scientists to predict how lethal a disease will be if it leaps across species.</p> <p>However, a new paper published this week in PNAS indicates that the evolutionary relationship between infected hosts can predict the impact of diseases.</p> Thu, 28 Mar 2019 18:34:56 +0000 McGill University Using laser light to study how epilepsy arises in the healthy brain <p>Scientists at McGill University have developed a new method to study how seizures arise in the healthy brain. Using laser light guided through ultra-thin optic fibers in the brain of rodents, the researchers “turned on” light-sensitive proteins in selective brain cells and were able to eventually cause seizures through repeated laser stimulation. These findings were published March 27, 2019 in the journal Scientific Reports.</p> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 18:52:15 +0000 McGill University Bengio co-recipient of A.M. Turing Award <p><em>by Daniel McCabe</em></p> <p>Congratulations to McGill graduate Yoshua Bengio, BEng’86, MSc’88, PhD’91, on being named a co-recipient of the 2018 A.M. Turing Award. Frequently referred to as the “Nobel Prize of Computing,” the Turing Award, presented by the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), recognizes individuals for major contributions of lasting importance to computing. </p> Wed, 27 Mar 2019 10:12:31 +0000 McGill University Anti-TB drugs can increase risk of TB re-infection <p>Current treatments for tuberculosis (TB) are very effective in controlling TB infection caused by <i>Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb).</i> They don’t, however, always prevent reinfection. Why this happens is one of the long-standing questions in TB research.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 17:56:54 +0000 McGill University Montreal and McGill University Become Blue Communities <p>The Ville de Montréal and McGill University today received Blue Community certification on the occasion of World Water Day. To obtain this certification, they have undertaken to recognize water and sanitation as human rights, to promote publicly managed water services and to ban or phase out the sale of bottled water in their buildings and at their events. Hence Montreal has joined some forty Blue Communities worldwide, including major cities like Paris, Berlin, Madrid and Victoria. For its part, McGill has become the fourth university in the world to obtain this certification.</p> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 13:15:38 +0000 McGill University Bartha Knoppers awarded 2019 Friesen Prize <p>McGill University Professor Bartha Knoppers, a global leader in the study of legal, social and ethical issues related to biomedical research in human genetics and genomics, has been awarded the 2019 Henry G. Friesen International Prize in Health Research by the Friends of Canadian Institutes of Health Research (FCIHR).</p> Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:22:43 +0000 McGill University Rising global shipping traffic could lead to surge in invasive species <p>Rising global maritime traffic could lead to sharp increases in invasive species around the world over the next 30 years, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.</p> <p>The findings, published in the journal <i>Nature Sustainability</i>, suggest that shipping growth will far outweigh climate change in the spread of non-indigenous pests to new environments in coming decades.</p> Mon, 18 Mar 2019 14:35:01 +0000 McGill University New cause for concern over weedkiller glyphosate <p>New research from McGill University reveals an overlooked impact that the widely used herbicide glyphosate may be having on the environment.</p> <p>First commercialized by Monsanto under the name Roundup, glyphosate has come under scrutiny in the past, mostly in relation to its potential toxicity. This new research, published recently in the Ecological Society of America’s Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, focuses not on direct health risks associated with the herbicide, but on its contribution to environmental phosphorus levels, an issue that has yet to receive much attention.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 16:08:50 +0000 McGill University Canadian researchers and international collaborators seek to improve the care of people living with dementia and their families <p>Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a disorienting experience for the person diagnosed and their families. A diagnosis often leaves the person and their families searching for information and guidance on health and social services that are available to assist them in their daily lives.</p> <p>The Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, today announced funding from the Government of Canada to support Canadian researchers who will work with international collaborators to improve health and social services for people living with dementia and their families.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 20:19:55 +0000 McGill University 
Impostor Cities exhibition to represent Canada at the 2020 Venice Biennale in Architecture <p>Impostor Cities explores how Canadian cities double as other places on screen. 
The exhibition will represent Canada at the 17th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia 
in 2020.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2019 14:34:27 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers receive $3.7M in funding from the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the Government of Quebec <p><em>By Amanda Testani</em></p> <p>Fifteen McGill researchers have received federal grants through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, made the announcement today at the University of Western Ontario. Each McGill recipient will also receive matching funds from the Quebec government for their research endeavors.</p> Wed, 13 Mar 2019 15:13:54 +0000 McGill University European-Canadian Cancer Network chosen as a driver project of the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health <p>The <a href="">Global Alliance for Genomics and Health</a> (GA4GH) has selected the <a href="">European-Canadian Cancer Network</a> (EUCANCan) as one of seven 2019 Driver Projects to advance and pilot standards for sharing genomic health-related data.</p> Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:46:14 +0000 McGill University Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy selected as 2019 Sloan Research Fellow <p>An Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Cell Information Systems group at McGill’s Life Sciences Complex, Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy was recently included among the 126 outstanding early-career researchers selected for 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships. Yang Chai, formerly an Assistant Professor and William Dawson Scholar in the School of Computer Science—now at Yale University—was also the recipient of a Sloan Fellowship for his work on algorithmic mechanism design and tools. </p> Thu, 28 Feb 2019 16:42:17 +0000 McGill University International team of scientists detect cause of rare pediatric brain disorder <p>Mathilde came into the world with chubby cheeks and a full head of auburn hair. But she was a very sick baby, and was immediately transferred on January 19, 2013 to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the McGill University Health Centre (MCH-MUHC). By the time she arrived, she was sicker than initially expected; Mathilde’s small head was of particular concern to doctors. She underwent neurological tests, and sadly, they came back abnormal: her brain hadn’t developed properly and her brain white matter (or myelin) was found to be atypical.</p> Tue, 26 Feb 2019 15:05:32 +0000 McGill University Mega-experiment shows species interactions stronger towards tropics and lowlands <p>An international research team led by a McGill University researcher used a simple experiment that mimics how plants and animals interact with each other—leaving seeds out for 24 hours to see how many get eaten. Seven thousand seed beds were deployed across a huge geographic scale, with 70 sites cutting across 18 mountains from Alaska to the equator.</p> Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:47:05 +0000 McGill University Citizenship ceremony at McGill University celebrates new citizens and Black History Month <p>The Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC), in partnership with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, and McGill University, tomorrow will celebrate 50 citizens from 22 countries in a special citizenship ceremony marking Black History Month.</p> <p>The ICC will host roundtable discussions during which the new Canadian citizens will share their journeys to citizenship and reflect on what Canadian citizenship means to them. McGill University staff and students will join in the discussions.</p> Mon, 18 Feb 2019 18:59:05 +0000 McGill University Single-largest gift in Canadian history to create a flagship graduate scholarship program at McGill University <p>Today, John and Marcy McCall MacBain announced the creation of the McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill through a landmark gift of $200 million (Canadian), the single-largest gift in Canadian history.</p> <p>The McCall MacBain Scholarships at McGill will provide outstanding students from Canada and internationally with the opportunity to pursue a master’s or professional degree, combined with a world-class enrichment program.</p> Mon, 11 Feb 2019 17:08:23 +0000 McGill University Classes cancelled, University open / Annulation des cours, l’Université est ouverte <p>Classes scheduled for today, Wednesday, February 13, 2019, have been cancelled at both campuses due to difficult conditions following yesterday’s blizzard. Evening classes are cancelled.</p> <p>The University will remain open, but we are urging staff to make safety their priority when trying to get to work. Employees who cannot make it in today should notify their supervisors as soon as possible. We ask that supervisors be understanding about employee absences and lateness today.</p> <p>If you have off-campus activities, please consult with your host institution.</p> Wed, 13 Feb 2019 11:17:50 +0000 McGill University Viral communications hacking boosts Leishmania infections <p>New research from McGill University has found that a virus infecting the <i>Leishmania</i> parasite spreads by exploiting a mechanism used for cell-to-cell communication, a discovery that could pave the way to new vaccines against infections that cause severe disfiguration.</p> Wed, 06 Feb 2019 21:46:36 +0000 McGill University Melting ice sheets may cause ‘climate chaos’ according to new modelling <p>The weather these days is wild and will be wilder still within a century. In part, because the water from melting ice sheets off Greenland and in the Antarctic will cause extreme weather and unpredictable temperatures around the globe. A study published today in <i>Nature</i> is the first to simulate the effects, under current climate policies, that the two melting ice sheets will have on ocean temperatures and circulation patterns as well as on air temperatures by the year 2100.</p> <p><b>Consequences for</b><b> ocean circulation and water and air temperatures</b></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 16:39:50 +0000 McGill University McGill genomics research projects to receive $10M in federal, provincial funding <p><em>Major federal and provincial investments in genomics research were announced this week following three recent Genome Canada competitions. The announcement, made at University of Guelph, includes over $10 million in funding to seven projects led by McGill researchers. Here's a quick look at one of those projects. (A complete list follows.)</em></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:02:42 +0000 McGill University Infertility treatment linked with slightly higher risk of pregnancy complications <p>Women who become pregnant using infertility treatments, such as in vitro fertilization, have a slightly higher risk of a complication according to a new study by researchers at ICES, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and St. Michael’s Hospital. These complications can include bleeding, serious infections and admission to the intensive care unit (ICU) around the time of delivery.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2019 20:31:57 +0000 McGill University Global well-being in coming decades hinges on non-material factors <p>To improve people’s well-being as much as possible in coming decades, policy makers should look beyond narrow economic calculations and prioritize non-material factors when making big decisions.</p> Mon, 04 Feb 2019 20:07:03 +0000 McGill University McGill-led EpiShare project named a 2019 GA4GH Driver Project <p>EpiShare will join the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) as a 2019 Driver Project. GA4GH, an international group of 22 leading genomic data initiatives, works collaboratively to develop and pilot standards for sharing genomic and health-related data.</p> <blockquote> <p>“EpiShare represents a unique opportunity to contribute to the field of epigenomics by extending global standards and tools, which have so far been developed only for genetic and genomic information.” --Guillaume Bourque, Project Champion and Associate Professor of Human Genetics at McGill University.</p></blockquote> Sat, 02 Feb 2019 15:25:59 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers to receive over $10 M for thirty projects and SSHRC doctoral, master and postdoc awards <p>Social sciences and humanities research plays an important role in building a healthier, stronger and more prosperous Canada. To create a thriving economy powered by homegrown discoveries and innovations, and for Canada to be world-renowned as a research leader, we need to continue to invest in talented graduate students, scholars and researchers.</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 16:06:51 +0000 McGill University McGill University recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers for 2019 <p>First published in 2006, Montréal's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. This year's winners, including McGill University, were announced on January 31, 2019 in a special magazine published in the Montreal Gazette. This is the 11th year in a row McGill has been included in the annual list.<br /><br /></p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:34:19 +0000 McGill University Evolution, illustrated <p>What do you get when you put together several tons of steel plates, hundreds of mice, a few evolutionary and molecular biologists and a tiny Nebraska town near the South Dakota border?</p> <p>Would you believe one of the most complete pictures ever of vertebrate evolution?</p> Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:47:54 +0000 McGill University Measuring stress around cells <p>Tissues and organs in the human body are shaped through forces generated by cells, that push and pull, to “sculpt” biological structures. Thanks to a new tool developed at McGill University, scientists will now be able to watch, and map these forces.</p> Tue, 29 Jan 2019 20:11:04 +0000 McGill University Mila inaugurates its new premises in Mile-Ex <p>Mila – Quebec Institute of Artificial Intelligence officially inaugurated its new premises at the O Mile-Ex complex this week, in the presence of the Minister of Economy and Innovation for the government of Quebec, Pierre Fitzgibbon, and more than 200 partners and players in the Quebec artificial intelligence ecosystem.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2019 14:54:15 +0000 McGill University Student mental health services at McGill transformed by new 
Rossy Student Wellness Hub <p>McGill University announced today a new approach to student mental health and well-being that includes the Rossy Student Wellness Hub. The ambitious $14-million initiative reimagines the way health services are provided, with a newly integrated, campus-wide approach to physical and mental health and wellness, and a greater emphasis on awareness, prevention and earlier intervention. McGill’s Faculties will also play a role in developing on-site wellness and mental health programs specific to the needs of their students.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 19:57:00 +0000 McGill University Four Burning Questions for Harriet Kuhnlein, Professor Emerita, Commissioner, Lancet Report on Obesity <p>The Lancet commission on Obesity published a report today on the joint pandemics of obesity, undernutrition, and climate change. In the report, the commissioners point to the fact that malnutrition in all its forms, including undernutrition and obesity, is by far the biggest cause of ill-health and premature death globally. Excess body weight affects 2 billion people worldwide, 2 billion people suffer from micronutrient deficiency, and both are expected to be made significantly worse by climate change.</p> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 21:01:06 +0000 McGill University COMMENTARY: ‘CRISPR babies’: What does this mean for science and Canada? <p>In the wake of the announcement in China last November of the first ‘CRISPR babies’, Prof. Bartha Knoppers and researcher Erika Kleiderman from McGill’s Centre of Genomics and Policy (CGP) have published a commentary article in the Canadian Medical Association Journal on the use of CRISPR gene-editing techniques.</p> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:14:50 +0000 McGill University Canada, EU, and Africa combine to allow researchers to analyze health data on the largest, most diverse scale <p>A patient develops a rare condition and needs answers, so their clinician searches frantically to find patients with similar, rare, symptoms and similar possible causes. To understand the mechanisms of one debilitating disease, a medical researcher tries to separate the “signal” of causes of that disease, in particular, from the “noise” of natural biological variation of human lives and conditions.</p> Thu, 24 Jan 2019 02:17:53 +0000 McGill University Creating attraction between molecules deep in the periodic table <p>Imagine a waterproof computer. It’s not going to happen tomorrow, but it may no longer be a pipedream since a McGill-led international research team has shown for the first time that it is possible to form strong, stable attractions between some of the heavier elements in the periodic table.</p> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 15:08:15 +0000 McGill University Landmark gift to McGill’s Faculty of Engineering deepens support for doctoral students and graduate research <p>A landmark $15-million gift from McGill alumnus Les Vadasz, a founding member of Intel Corporation, and his wife Judy Vadasz, will enhance the prestigious doctoral fellowship program that bears their name in McGill’s Faculty of Engineering, deepening their support for outstanding PhD students who pursue innovative research at McGill.</p> <p>Their gift also aims to strengthen Montreal as an engineering and technology hub by attracting more top talent to McGill.</p> Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:02:02 +0000 McGill University Men and women remember pain differently <p>Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain—the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research published today in <i>Current Biology</i> suggests that there may be variations, based on sex, in the way that pain is remembered in both mice and humans.</p> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 19:25:48 +0000 McGill University Canada’s CHIME telescope detects second repeating fast radio burst <p>A Canadian-led team of scientists has found the second repeating fast radio burst (FRB) ever recorded. FRBs are short bursts of radio waves coming from far outside our Milky Way galaxy. Scientists believe FRBs emanate from powerful astrophysical phenomena billions of light years away.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 17:29:39 +0000 McGill University McGill University helps to inform understanding of cancer risk <p>McGill University has helped develop a global resource that includes data on thousands of inherited variants in the <i>BRCA1</i> and <i>BRCA2</i> genes. The BRCA Exchange was created through the BRCA Challenge, a long-term demonstration project initiated by the Global Alliance for Genomics and Health (GA4GH) to enhance sharing of <i>BRCA1/BRCA2</i> data.</p> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 14:32:28 +0000 McGill University A new 'atlas' of genetic influences on osteoporosis <p>A ground-breaking new study led by researchers from the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) has succeeded in compiling an atlas of genetic factors associated with estimated bone mineral density (BMD), one of the most clinically relevant factors in diagnosing osteoporosis. The paper, published in Nature Genetics, identifies 518 genome-wide loci, of which 301 are newly discovered, that explain 20% of the genetic variance associated with osteoporosis.</p> Thu, 03 Jan 2019 15:36:56 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers honoured in Québec Science list of top discoveries <p> Fri, 21 Dec 2018 15:25:50 +0000 McGill University Undergraduate student Juan Fernández González makes math discovery <p>One year ago, the Bulletin AMQ of the Association Mathématique du Québec published the article Le polygone du cercle d’Euler (The Polygon of Euler’s Circle). Written by third-year student Juan Fernández González, it defines and explores a convex polygon that can be associated to any triangle.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 16:33:36 +0000 McGill University Suboptimal, inconsistent treatment for anaphylaxis due to unknown cause <p>A new Canadian study, led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), is shedding light on anaphylaxis due to an unknown trigger (AUT)—an unpredictable and potentially fatal allergic reaction, about which surprisingly little is known.</p> Thu, 20 Dec 2018 15:37:06 +0000 McGill University The importance of ‘edge populations’ to biodiversity <p>More than two-thirds of Canada’s biodiversity is made up of species that occur within the country’s borders only at the very northern edge of their range. Biologists have long debated how much effort should be dedicated to conserving these “edge populations.” One argument in their favour is that they may be especially well suited to lead northward range shifts for their species as the climate warms.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 16:40:18 +0000 McGill University Wound care revolution: Put away your rulers and reach for your phone <p>Monitoring a wound is critical, especially in diabetic patients, whose lack of sensation due to nerve damage can lead to infection of a lesion and, ultimately, amputation. New research from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and McGill University shows that the use of a new app, called Swift Skin and Wound™, which accurately measures and charts the progression of skin wounds, could potentially have a significant impact on clinical management and patient outcomes.</p> Mon, 17 Dec 2018 15:37:53 +0000 McGill University Tomislav Friščić awarded Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences <p>Professor <a href="">Tomislav Friščić</a> is the recipient of the prestigious <a href="">Steacie Prize for Natural Sciences</a> for his exceptional contributions to Green Chemistry research in Canada. He is the third McGill professor to win the Steacie Prize, and the first ever McGill professor to win it for chemistry. The two previous winners from McGill are Vicky Kaspi, Physics and Astronomy (2006) and Phil Gold, Medicine (1973).</p> Fri, 14 Dec 2018 16:01:27 +0000 McGill University How does cancer spread? <p>How does cancer spread?<b> </b>While studying human brain tumour cells, a team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) found some answers to this crucial, yet so far unanswered question. They looked at a gene called EGFRvIII, which is present in patients with glioblastoma – a highly aggressive form of brain cancer that spreads quickly and that is difficult to treat.</p> Mon, 10 Dec 2018 18:48:58 +0000 McGill University ​​​​​​​Predicting the transmission of rare, genetically based diseases <p>There are only 25 people in the whole of Quebec at the moment who have a rare recessive genetic disease called chronic atrial and intestinal dysrhythmia (CAID). It is a serious disease that affects both heart rate and intestinal movements. A McGill-led research team has been able to trace the gene mutations underlying the disease back to two European founding families who arrived in the province in the 17th century.</p> Wed, 05 Dec 2018 19:54:35 +0000 McGill University Another Medical Cold Case Cracked by the MUHC’s ‘Dr. House’ <p>A team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) led by Dr. Donald Vinh, the RI’s so-called “Dr. House” because of his research into rare diseases, has discovered a new human disease and the gene responsible for it, paving the way for the proper diagnosis of patients globally and the development of new therapies. Their findings are published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine.</p> Thu, 06 Dec 2018 17:18:20 +0000 McGill University Are scientists studying the wrong kind of mice? <p>Mice represent well over half of the non-human subjects of biomedical research, and the vast majority of those mice are inbred. Formed by generation after generation of mating between brothers and sisters, inbred mice are genetically identical to each other, like twins or clones. Inbreeding is well known to reduce health and vigor across species; this biological fact is the reason that incest is a universal taboo.</p> Tue, 04 Dec 2018 15:45:15 +0000 McGill University Six McGill researchers named Canada CIFAR AI (CCAI) Chairs <p>The Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR) today announced the inaugural cohort of 29 Canada CIFAR AI (CCAI) Chairs, including six from McGill. These top academic researchers—including Doina Precup and Joëlle  Pineau—are named as part of the $125 million Pan-Canadian AI Strategy, and will help maintain Canada’s leadership in artificial intelligence research. The CCAI Chair Program represents an investment of $30 million at nine universities across the country.  </p> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 21:36:06 +0000 McGill University Can a smart app encourage HIV-self testing in Canada? <p>HIV self-testing strategies have been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 2016, as they empower people to find out HIV their status at their convenience. However, home-based testing kits have yet to be approved for sale in Canada.</p> Fri, 30 Nov 2018 20:28:45 +0000 McGill University When a city feels good, people take more risks <p>What makes people take risks? Not stunt women or formula 1 drivers. Just ordinary people like you and me. Research published this week in PLOS ONE suggests that unexpected improvements in everyday life (sunshine after many days of rain or a win by a local sports team) are correlated with a change in a city’s mood and an increased likelihood that it’s citizens will do risky things like gamble.</p> <p><strong>Social media and city mood</strong></p> <p>Cities seem to have moods that fluctuate from day to day. Now, thanks to social media, these city moods are also measurable.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:20:14 +0000 McGill University Digital Democracy Project to examine online disinformation <p><em>Source: <a href="">Max Bell School of Public Policy</a></em></p> <p>Public Policy Forum President &amp; CEO Edward Greenspon and recently appointed Max Bell School of Public Policy professor Taylor Owen announced the launch of a multi-year project to analyze and respond to the increasing amounts of disinformation and hate in the digital public sphere.</p> Tue, 27 Nov 2018 23:48:40 +0000 McGill University McGill and Ubisoft join forces to create believable virtual characters <p><em>By Meaghan Thurston</em></p> Mon, 26 Nov 2018 18:31:29 +0000 McGill University Nahum Sonenberg honoured with a Prix du Québec <p>By Jason Clement</p> <p>“My father, who inspired me very much, would tell me ‘You must study and make a contribution to science’,” says renowned McGill Professor Nahum Sonenberg reflecting back beyond the beginning of his remarkable career. “My exact career path of course I couldn’t predict, but I knew that I wanted to better understand how the human body works, how to cure disease, and that’s what I’m doing.”</p> Thu, 22 Nov 2018 12:39:14 +0000 McGill University Two brains prove better than one in the inaugural round of 
the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant program <p>The first round of the McGill-Western Collaboration Grant awards were announced today, showcasing the unique research partnership between <a href="">Western University’s BrainsCAN</a> and <a href="">McGill University’s Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL)</a> initiative.</p> Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:36:51 +0000 McGill University Alfonso Mucci awarded Prix Acfas Michel-Jurdant <p>By Fergus Grieve, Communications Strategist, Faculty of Science</p> <p>Alfonso presented with the Prix Acfas Michel-Jurdant in recognition of his outstanding work on the health of the St. Lawrence Estuary and the world’s oceans Hombeline Dumas<br /> Alfonso Mucci, professor in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, was among nine of Quebec’s leading academics honoured by the Association francophone pour le savoir (Acfas) for their exceptional contribution to research at the Acfas Gala held in Montreal on November 13.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 19:17:04 +0000 McGill University Fish can detox too – but not so well, when it comes to mercury <p>It takes six months to get really good at accurately gauging the age of yelloweye rockfish. Because they can live for up to 120 years, this species is of particular interest to Benjamin Barst and scientists like him who study the effects of toxic chemicals on living organisms. Over the course of their lifetime, the fish can accumulate high levels of mercury and other trace elements in their tissues. But it wasn’t known how much of those elements accumulate in sensitive sites within yelloweye cells.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 15:27:24 +0000 McGill University Scientists identify new genetic causes linked to abnormal pregnancies and miscarriages <p>A team of scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University have identified three genes responsible for recurrent molar pregnancies, a rare complication that occurs when a non-viable pregnancy with no embryo implants in the uterus. The results of this study could have important implications, since until now very little is known about the genetic causes of all forms of fetal loss. Their study has recently been published in The American Journal of Human Genetics.</p> Tue, 20 Nov 2018 15:59:30 +0000 McGill University McGill University’s Dobson Cup receives $4-million contribution from National Bank <p>The Dobson Cup, McGill University’s flagship startup competition and fertile training ground for students and professors with bold business dreams, has received a significant financial injection on its 10th anniversary in the form of a $4-million contribution from National Bank, one of its long-time supporters.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 21:32:16 +0000 McGill University McGill Chemistry researchers find cleaner, easier way to make biaryls <p>Researchers from McGill University’s Department of Chemistry have found a cleaner, easier way to make biaryls, an important ingredient in synthetic chemistry with applications across a wide range of fields including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, pigments, natural products and polymers. Conventional processes for making biaryls rely on stoichiometric metal reagents, resulting in large amounts of metal waste. In their paper published in Nature Communications in November 2018, the McGill scientists describe a new method for synthesizing biaryls using hydrazine (N2H4) as a metal surrogate.</p> Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:28:59 +0000 McGill University Open for Business: McGill University’s Bensadoun School of Retail Management dedicated to the future of retail <p>At a time of significant transformation in the retail industry worldwide, the newly opened Bensadoun School of Retail Management (BSRM) at McGill University will act as a hub in the heart of Montreal for students, researchers and practitioners to work collaboratively towards addressing the host of real-world challenges facing retailers today. An interdisciplinary, forward-looking school dedicated to all facets of the retail industry, its researchers will focus on fostering sustainable consumption and healthy societies.</p> Thu, 15 Nov 2018 16:37:13 +0000 McGill University Walking in Joseph Conrad's footsteps, Maya Jasanoff Wins 2018 Cundill History Prize <p><em>The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World</em> blends history, biography, travelogue, and literary criticism into a unique work of scholarship that identifies Conrad as a pioneer in understanding the modern world, as he grapples with issues such as migration, terrorism, and a communications revolution.</p> Wed, 14 Nov 2018 16:28:42 +0000 McGill University Parents shouldn’t worry if their infant doesn’t sleep through the night by 6-12 months of age <p>New parents often expect their baby to start sleeping through the night by around six months of age. Indeed, they often receive messages from paediatricians and others about the importance of early sleep consolidation. But authors of a study in the December 2018 issue of <em>Pediatrics</em> found that a large percentage of healthy babies don’t reach that milestone by six months of age, or even at a year old.</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2018 18:10:29 +0000 McGill University Key molecule responsible for learning and memory discovered <p>Unlike old dogs, old adults can indeed learn new tricks thanks to a protein molecule called netrin.</p> <p>Netrin is known to help set up the healthy nervous system in an infant’s developing brain by directing brain cells to make appropriate connections with other brain cells. New research conducted by scientists at The Neuro has found that netrin in the adult brain can make neural connections stronger, which is crucial not only for learning new tricks but also for maintaining a good memory.</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2018 16:07:31 +0000 McGill University Music improves social communication in autistic children <p>Engaging in musical activities such as singing and playing instruments in one-on-one therapy can improve autistic children’s social communication skills, improve their family’s quality of life, as well as increased brain connectivity in key networks, according to researchers at Université de Montréal and McGill University.</p> Fri, 02 Nov 2018 18:37:01 +0000 McGill University Cundill History Prize jury pushes the boundaries of history writing with finalists that are "Great Literature" <p>Three exceptional American historians – writing passionate, innovative works of history about new frontiers at times when the world was undergoing dramatic change – have been named as finalists for the world’s leading history prize, run by McGill University.</p> <p>Making the announcement on behalf of the jury at an exclusive event in Toronto this evening, eminent Canadian journalist and author Jeffrey Simpson said:</p> Wed, 31 Oct 2018 15:50:18 +0000 McGill University Scientific breakthrough: promising new target for immunotherapy <p>Following the 2018 Nobel Prize for Medicine, global attention is now more than ever turned toward the promise of immunotherapy in oncology. An international team’s work has shed new light on a molecule called TIM-3 that might play a key role in the regulation of the immune response.</p> Tue, 30 Oct 2018 14:45:24 +0000 McGill University Alterations to seabed raise fears for future <p>The ocean floor as we know it is dissolving rapidly as a result of human activity.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2018 15:48:34 +0000 McGill University The spiders who came in from the cold <p>A sprawling study of spiders across northern Canada has turned up more than 100 species in provinces or territories where they had never before been recorded. The findings, by researchers from McGill University, provide a valuable new benchmark for monitoring biodiversity across Canada’s vast northern expanses.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:26:49 +0000 McGill University Safe cannabis pain relief without the “high” <p>In the wake of cannabis legalization, a team of scientists at the <a href="">Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre</a> (MUHC) and McGill University have delivered encouraging news for chronic pain sufferers by pinpointing the effective dose of marijuana plant extract cannabidiol (CBD) for safe pain relief without the typical “high” or euphoria produced by the THC. The findings of their study have been published in the journal PAIN.</p> <p> </p> Thu, 25 Oct 2018 19:58:16 +0000 McGill University Naomi Azrieli, Ken Dryden to receive honorary degrees <p>Naomi Azrieli, a passionate champion of support for brain research, and hockey great-turned-public servant Ken Dryden will be honoured at McGill University’s Fall Convocation ceremonies.</p> <p>The two honorary doctorate recipients will address graduating students at the Nov. 26 ceremonies at the Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, Place des Arts. In all, more than 1,640 students will be graduating this fall.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2018 18:04:41 +0000 McGill University Good spatial memory? You’re likely to be good at identifying smells too <p>People who have better spatial memory are also better at identifying odors, according to a study published this week in <a href="">Nature Communications</a>. The study builds on a <a href="">recent theory</a> that the main reason that a sense of smell evolved was to aid in navigation, since most animals rely primarily on smell to find food and avoid predators.</p> Thu, 18 Oct 2018 16:06:11 +0000 McGill University Bone cell response to mechanical force is balance of injury and repair <p>Scientists have revealed the intricate process that bone cells use to repair themselves after mechanical injury, according to a study in the open-access journal eLife.</p> <p>The research provides new insight on how the body adapts to all kinds of mechanical stresses – from pressure placed on bones during simple walking, to extreme forces experienced during intense exercise.</p> Wed, 17 Oct 2018 19:19:34 +0000 McGill University How Brexit Can Transform the Governance of Global Civil Aviation <p>The McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law has released a detailed new paper by its Director, Professor Brian F. Havel, that comprehensively analyses the legal and policy consequences of Brexit for the airline industries of the United Kingdom (UK), the European Union (EU), and the United States (US).</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 18:00:56 +0000 McGill University VIU And McGill Partner To Create Learning And Research Opportunities In Indigenous Studies <p>A deep and shared commitment to supporting the recommendations of Canada’s <a href="">Truth and Reconciliation Commission</a> (TRC) have led McGill University and Vancouver Island University (VIU) to form a unique collaboration to create new opportunities in Indigenous studies.</p> Tue, 16 Oct 2018 17:35:45 +0000 McGill University Youth violence lower in countries with complete ban on corporal punishment <p>A study published today in the BMJ Open shows that in countries where there is a complete ban on all corporal punishment of children there is less fighting among young people. There was 31% less physical fighting in young men and 42% less physical fighting in young women in countries where corporal punishment was banned in all settings, compared with those where corporal punishment was permitted both at school and at home.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 18:58:08 +0000 McGill University Why heart contractions are weaker in those with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy <p>When a young athlete suddenly dies of a heart attack, chances are high that they suffer from familial hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Itis the most common genetic heart disease in the US and affects an estimated 1 in 500 people around the world. A protein called myosin acts as the molecular motor which makes the muscles in the heart contract. Researchers had suspected for some time that the R403Q mutation in some of the myosin genes is among those that play a role in causing HCM. But experiments using mice models failed to show that this was indeed the case.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 19:03:54 +0000 McGill University Expanded financial support for new and returning Indigenous students at McGill <p>McGill University’s Indigenous students can now rely on dedicated financial support thanks to a new partnership with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of Indigenous peoples. Indspire will manage the awarding process through its Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program to secure matching funds from the Government of Canada. This nearly doubles McGill’s $500,000 investment towards its prospective and enrolled Indigenous students over the next two years.</p> Mon, 15 Oct 2018 17:50:58 +0000 McGill University Young Canadians face heightened crash risk after consuming cannabis, new study finds <p>Young Canadians are more at risk of a vehicle crash even five hours after inhaling cannabis, according to results of a clinical trial conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, and funded by the Canadian Automobile Association (CAA).</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 20:38:55 +0000 McGill University Quantifying evolutionary impacts of humans on the biosphere is harder than it seems <p>Are human disturbances to the environment driving evolutionary changes in animals and plants? A new study conducted by McGill researchers finds that, on average, human disturbances don’t appear to accelerate the process of natural selection. While the finding may seem reassuring, this unexpected pattern could reflect the limited number of species for which data were available.</p> Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:03:06 +0000 McGill University Cognitive Aging Research: Agreeing on Key Terms’ Definitions <p>Interpreting age-related changes and differences in brain structure, activation and functional connectivity is an ongoing challenge. Ambiguous terminology is a major source of this challenge. For example, the terms “compensation”, “maintenance”, and “reserve” are used in different ways by researchers. Most of the time, they disagree about the kind of evidence or patterns of results required to interpret findings related to these concepts.</p> <p> </p> Thu, 11 Oct 2018 16:06:59 +0000 McGill University Seemingly 'useless' organ makes huge soldier ants <p></p> Wed, 10 Oct 2018 17:11:41 +0000 McGill University $5-million gift to McGill’s global food security institute supports efforts to understand and reverse world hunger and malnutrition <p>Every night, some 800 million people – one in nine people on earth – go to bed hungry. And projections suggest that unless creative solutions are found, the world will need to increase food production by an additional 50% in the next 30 years, when the planet’s population is expected to exceed 9 billion.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:46:10 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers share in largest investment in discovery science in Canadian history <p>Today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced more than $558 million in discovery research funding across Canada, including the largest investment in research from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) this year. Through the 2018 Discovery Grants, Scholarships and Fellowships competition, 130 McGill researchers received funding totaling more than $30 million.</p> <p> </p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 16:50:17 +0000 McGill University Sibling rivalry: When the fighting crosses the line <p>Sibling rivalry. Every parent and every sibling understands what this means. Siblings fight. A lot. And sometimes those fights escalate to involve physical, verbal, and psychological aggression. Aggression between siblings is so common that people often believe that these behaviors are part of the normal process of growing up, but recent research shows us that sibling aggression can cross the line and parents need to know when to seek help.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2018 14:24:20 +0000 McGill University Existing cancer drugs could prove beneficial for more patients <p>A set of targeted cancer drugs, known as BRAF and MEK inhibitors, have proven to be beneficial for some metastatic melanoma patients whose tumours include a specific mutation in the BRAF gene, known as V600E. A recent study conducted in the lab of Dr. Peter Siegel at McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre suggests that these same drugs may prove beneficial for a broader range of cancer patients.</p> Fri, 05 Oct 2018 18:30:58 +0000 McGill University No-Nonsense Approach to Genetic Kidney Disease in Children <p>The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre’s (RI-MUHC) push to treat a rare genetic disease in children – with a higher percentage found in French Canadians – has received $2 million as part of a <a href=";page=1&amp;year=2018&amp;tri=H">national genomic contest</a> led by Genome Canada.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:34:56 +0000 McGill University AI Could Predict Cognitive Decline Leading to Alzheimer’s Disease in the Next 5 Years <p>A team of scientists has successfully trained a new artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm to make accurate predictions regarding cognitive decline leading to Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Thu, 04 Oct 2018 15:16:31 +0000 McGill University ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. to fund major mining research collaboration at McGill University <p>ArcelorMittal Mining Canada G.P. announced today a long-term funding programme to support mining and materials engineering R&amp;D in the Faculty of Engineering at McGill University. The strategic partnership pledges to provide $360,000 over four years to create the ArcelorMittal Mining and Mineral Processing Fund, which will finance research projects and program development in the University’s Mining Department.</p> Wed, 03 Oct 2018 14:52:20 +0000 McGill University Mixed-metal catalysts split up water <p>An inexpensive new catalyst for water splitting could support the development of a future hydrogen economy by enabling hydrogen to be produced readily and inexpensively, according to researchers from McGill University in Canada and Queen Mary University of London in the UK [Merle et al., Materials Today Energy 9 (2018) 247].</p> <p><strong><a href="">Read More</a></strong></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2018 18:17:22 +0000 McGill University Habit change is key to success for weight loss <p>Can experts in behaviour change help boost weight loss for overweight people? McGill University researchers think so: they report significant results -- up to 10% of body-mass loss with this approach.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 18:00:09 +0000 McGill University Podcast: An interview with Prof. Merve Emre, author of The Personality Brokers <p>The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is the most popular personality test in the world. It’s used regularly by Fortune 500 companies and lots of other organizations. Its language of personality types has inspired TV shows and online-dating platforms. Yet, experts in the field of psychometric testing have struggled to validate its results – let alone account for its success.</p> Thu, 27 Sep 2018 14:56:20 +0000 McGill University McGill receives $5-million gift from noted Canadian geologist Bob Wares <p>As an entrepreneurial geologist, Bob Wares, (BSc’79, DSc’12), became a mining rock star when he discovered one of Canada’s largest gold deposits in the Abitibi region of Quebec. Now, he is bringing that Midas touch to his alma mater in the form of a landmark $5-million gift that will support research programs, fellowships, innovative research, a lecture series and outreach efforts in McGill University’s Faculty of Science, with a particular focus on his home department, Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS).</p> Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:57:10 +0000 McGill University New study uncovers vast variation and significant deficits in tuberculosis care in urban India <p>On September 26, Heads of State will gather in New York at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to accelerate efforts to end TB and reach all affected people with prevention and care.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2018 18:12:59 +0000 McGill University Sex in plants requires thrust <p>Plant sex relies on a combination of prodding and a lot of communication and guidance suggests a study published in the September 2018 issue of Technology. Read more: <a href=""></a></p> Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:57:21 +0000 McGill University A $3.5-million gift to McGill aims to level playing field for female athletes <p>McGill alumni and long-time Athletics benefactors Sheryl Kerr (BCom'67) and David Kerr (BSc'65) are chalking up another important "assist" for Team McGill with a $3.5-million gift to create the Kerr Family Women in Sport program. This "WIS" initiative aims to advance the role of women as athletes, coaches and decision-makers by increasing the number of full-time female coaches and helping female athletes become future leaders.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 20:22:29 +0000 McGill University World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions <p>The 4th Industrial Revolution topped the agenda at The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting of New Champions as leaders met to shape the impact and use of sci &amp; tech on geopolitical, economic &amp; social agendas. McGill Principal Suzanne Fortier co-chaired the Meeting which took place in Tianjin, People’s Republic of China</p> <p><strong>On video: </strong></p> <p><a href="">Panel with the co-chairs</a> </p> Thu, 20 Sep 2018 14:28:23 +0000 McGill University McGill University to partner with Xebec to develop Power-to Gas process for renewable energy storage <p>McGill University today announces it will co-develop with Xebec Adsorption Inc. (TSXV: XBC) a prototype reactor to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) using the Power-to-Gas (P2G) process which combines electricity generated by renewable sources and CO2 generated from waste. The project is being partially funded by a Collaborative Research and Development grant from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC). The value of the grant is $360,000 for a period of three years.</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 17:42:36 +0000 McGill University Do we trust people who speak with an accent? <p>You are in a strange neighbourhood, your cell phone’s dead, and you desperately need to find the closest garage. A couple of people on the street chime in, each sending you in opposite directions. One person sounds like a local and speaks in a nonchalant manner, while the other uses a loud, confident voice but speaks with a strong accent. Who are you going to trust?</p> Wed, 19 Sep 2018 15:16:15 +0000 McGill University Wild African monkeys are infected with the bacterium causing yaws in humans <p><em>By Katherine Gombay</em></p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:49:49 +0000 McGill University Nuclear pasta, the hardest known substance in the universe <p>A team of scientists has calculated the strength of the material deep inside the crust of neutron stars and found it to be the strongest known material in the universe.</p> <p>Matthew Caplan, a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University, and his colleagues from Indiana University and the California Institute of Technology, successfully ran the largest computer simulations ever conducted of neutron star crusts, becoming the first to describe how these break.</p> Tue, 18 Sep 2018 13:38:49 +0000 McGill University New means to fight ‘un-killable’ bacteria in healthcare settings <p>Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria, a growing global threat as menacing as drug-resistant microbes. Little is known about the mechanisms leading to tolerance, a strategy that makes bacteria “indifferent” to antibiotics and almost “un-killable,” which results in chronic infections extremely difficult to treat and cure.</p> Thu, 13 Sep 2018 14:39:23 +0000 McGill University Eleven McGill scholars honoured by the Royal Society of Canada <p>Today, the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced the induction of 89 new Fellows, five of which are McGill researchers and scholars. The RSC also announced 52 new members to the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, including six McGill scholars. The new cohorts of Fellows and Members will be formally inducted into the RSC in November, in Halifax.</p> Tue, 11 Sep 2018 15:56:11 +0000 McGill University Complete make-over in fight of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis <p>Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study led by Dr. Dick Menzies, senior scientist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal. These findings precipitated a complete overhaul of worldwide TB treatment guidelines, with the results of this work published today in the British medical journal <i>The Lancet</i>.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 19:59:02 +0000 McGill University Life-saving epinephrine underused during anaphylaxis outside of hospital, study finds <p>Fewer than half of adults and children experiencing food-induced anaphylaxis use their epinephrine autoinjector (EAI) before being treated at a hospital emergency room, according to a new Canadian study.</p> <p>“It’s a disappointing reality that epinephrine is seriously underused,” says lead researcher Dr. Moshe Ben-Shoshan, a pediatric allergist and immunologist at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of Pediatrics at McGill University.</p> Fri, 07 Sep 2018 17:56:19 +0000 McGill University Preterm birth: The "Nodal" gene under the microscope <p>Preterm birth is a major global public health problem. Every year, 15 million babies are born prematurely and many will suffer from neurodegenerative disorders, including cerebral palsy, learning disabilities, impaired vision, and behavioural problems.</p> Tue, 04 Sep 2018 14:33:59 +0000 McGill University Students at McGill University receive Canada’s largest Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) scholarship <p>Miasya Bulger and Raphael Hotter have been named McGill’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leaders Scholarship.</p> <p>This year, out of a pool of 350,000 potential candidates across Canada, 1,400 students were nominated, of which 50 received this celebrated award.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:55:31 +0000 McGill University New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis <p>The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength – play a potentially causal role in the risk of suffering osteoporotic fracture, a major health problem affecting more than 9 million people worldwide very year. Other clinical risk factors like vitamin D levels and calcium intake, historically considered to be crucial mediators of fracture, were not found to directly predispose people in the general population to fracture. This research was published in the BMJ.</p> Wed, 29 Aug 2018 15:42:36 +0000 McGill University How we judge personality from faces depends on our pre-existing beliefs about how personality works <p><em>PHOTO: In a series of experiments, NYU researchers tested how much we believe different traits co-occur in other people's personalities—for instance, how much we think competence co-occurs with friendliness in others. They then used a method able to visualize the subjects’ mental image of a personality trait, allowing them to see if subjects who believe competent people tend to also be friendly have mental images of a competent face and friendly face that are physically more resembling. (Image courtesy of Ryan Stolier and Jonathan Freeman, New York University.)</em></p> Mon, 27 Aug 2018 14:00:35 +0000 McGill University Analyzing extreme weather and climate: a new statistical tool <p>Due to processes occurring over vast ranges of scale, from fast to slow and from small to large, extreme weather and climate events aren’t as rare as scientists have thought – and that could complicate efforts to determine when extreme events signal perilous climate change, according to a new analysis published in the journal <em>Scientific Reports</em>.<br /><br /></p> Thu, 23 Aug 2018 13:58:54 +0000 McGill University Carbon reserves in Central American soils still affected by ancient Mayan deforestation <p><span>Deforestation is suspected to have contributed to the mysterious collapse of Mayan civilization more than 1,000 years ago. A new study shows that the forest-clearing also decimated carbon reservoirs in the tropical soils of the Yucatan peninsula region long after ancient cities were abandoned and the forests grew back.</span></p> <p>The findings, published in the journal <em>Nature Geoscience,</em> underscore how important soils and our treatment of them could be in determining future levels of greenhouse gases in the planet’s atmosphere.</p> Tue, 14 Aug 2018 15:49:25 +0000 McGill University New technology can detect hundreds of proteins in a single sample <p>New technology developed by a team of McGill University scientists shows potential to streamline the analysis of proteins, offering a quick, high volume and cost-effective tool to hospitals and research labs alike.</p> <p>Proteins found in blood provide scientists and clinicians with key information on our health. These biological markers can determine if a chest pain is caused by a cardiac event or if a patient has cancer.</p> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:59:03 +0000 McGill University NSERC awards $9.9M to McGill-led research projects <p><em><span>By Amanda Testani</span></em></p> <p><span>On August 10, the <a href="">Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)</a> announced the recipients of the 2018 NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants program. Eight McGill-led projects are receiving more than $4.4 million to collaborate with a supporting organization on strategic research in hopes of enhancing Canada’s economy, society, and environment within the next 10 years.</span></p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 19:17:36 +0000 McGill University Nordic nations, North Americans and Antipodeans rank top in navigation skills <p>People in Nordic countries, North America, Australia, and New Zealand have the best spatial navigational abilities, according to a new study led by UCL and the University of East Anglia.</p> <p>Researchers assessed data from over half a million people in 57 countries who played a specially-designed mobile game, which has been developed to aid understanding into spatial navigation, a key indicator in Alzheimer’s disease.</p> <p>With so many people taking part the team were able to reveal that spatial navigation ability across all countries declines steadily across adulthood.</p> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 14:51:21 +0000 McGill University “Citizen Science” field observations yield updated predicted distributions for rare species <p>Online “citizen science” data initiatives may be able to help map the distribution of rare species in the wild, according to a study published August 8 in the open access journal <em><a href="">PLOS ONE</a></em> by Yifu Wang of McGill University and colleagues. </p> Wed, 08 Aug 2018 14:25:22 +0000 McGill University Paul Gérin-Lajoie 1920 - 2018 <p>The University Flag is lowered August 9, 2018, on the day of the state funeral, for The Honourable Paul Gerin-Lajoie; C.C., G.O.Q., L.L.D. honoris causa.</p> <p>Mr. Gérin-Lajoie put forward several principles: free public education, the obligation to attend school until age 16 for all Quebec youth, the establishment of the secondary education network, exchanges of higher-level students with France and improved teacher training. He created CEGEPs in 1967 and established the Université du Québec in 1968.</p> Sun, 05 Aug 2018 20:01:10 +0000 McGill University Update: McIntyre Medical Building <p>Following the July 13 <a href="//">McIntyre fire</a>, regular activities have gradually resumed in roughly half of the building. Floors 7 and up have largely seen a return to normal operations.</p> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 17:49:30 +0000 McGill University Latent TB Treatment: Shorter is Better <p>Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) revealed that a shorter treatment was safer and more effective in children and adults compared to the current standard. These findings are published today in the New England Journal of Medicine.</p> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 13:38:58 +0000 McGill University Chirality switching in biomineral structures <p align="left">Researchers at McGill University have discovered a mechanism by which helical biomineral structures can be synthesized to spiral clockwise or counterclockwise using only either the left-handed or right-handed version of a single acidic amino acid.</p> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 14:10:40 +0000 McGill University Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections <p>A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just minutes.</p> <p>The device designed by Sara Mahshid, Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering at McGill, is made of nano-sized “islands,” about one tenth of the thickness of a single human hair, which act as bacterial traps or snares.</p> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 14:09:44 +0000 McGill University AACR Announces New Editors-in-Chief of Cancer Prevention Research <p><span>PHILADELPHIA — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) is pleased to announce the appointments of Raymond N. DuBois, MD, PhD, and <strong>Michael N. Pollak</strong>, MD, as editors-in-chief of Cancer Prevention Research, one of eight highly esteemed journals published by the AACR. DuBois and Pollak began their tenures as editors-in-chief July 1, 2018.</span></p> Thu, 26 Jul 2018 16:55:10 +0000 McGill University Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours <p><span>The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists published today in </span><em>Science</em><span> suggests that the reverse may also be true – that abnormal inflammation triggered by the immune system may underlie the development of stomach tumours in patients with a hereditary cancer syndrome known as Peutz-Jeghers Syndrome (PJS). The findings are likely to prompt a re-thinking of how gastric tumours form in patients with this syndrome and in others with gastrointestinal cancers.</span></p> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 11:00:49 +0000 McGill University Bystanders in cyberbullying <p>Your child is in elementary school and is begging you to buy them a cell phone, an iPod and iPad.  Anything, as long as they can communicate with their friends, either by texting or through social media.  As a parent, you’re worried about cyberbullying.  Indeed, up to 30% of children and adolescents admit to cyberbullying others, while 25% of students report being victimized on electronic platforms.  You rationalize that your child has lots of friends and that they will stand up for them in a bullying situation.  Do they?  What is the role of the bystander/friend during a bullying incident?</p> Wed, 25 Jul 2018 15:29:01 +0000 McGill University McIntyre Update <p> </p> <p>Following the fire at the McIntyre Medical Building on Friday, July 13, teams of McGill and external experts have been working around the clock to return the building to normal operations as soon as possible. We are taking occupants’ research, work, studies, and safety extremely seriously.</p> <p>The McIntyre will remain closed until at least the morning of Wednesday, July 25, as further assessment, remediation, and preparation take place. However, we hope to potentially begin reopening portions of the building as early as mid-next week.</p> Fri, 20 Jul 2018 17:19:23 +0000 McGill University Billion-year-old lake deposit yields clues to Earth’s ancient biosphere <p>A sample of ancient oxygen, teased out of a 1.4 billion-year-old evaporative lake deposit in Ontario, provides fresh evidence of what the Earth’s atmosphere and biosphere were like during the interval leading up to the emergence of animal life. </p> Tue, 17 Jul 2018 18:05:54 +0000 McGill University McIntyre Medical Building Closed <p>Following the weekend <a href="//">fire at the McIntyre Medical Building</a>, McIntyre will remain closed until further notice. We are working around the clock to verify the integrity of the structure, replace damaged fire systems, and complete other crucial assessments and remediations. We may be able to re-open some unaffected portions of the building in the coming days. Other areas may remain off-limits longer.</p> Sun, 15 Jul 2018 19:57:33 +0000 McGill University McIntyre fire damage: building closed <p style="margin-left:36pt">(July 14, 2018 - 12:15 pm - <em>updated 9:25 pm</em>) On the evening of July 13, a fire was reported on the outdoor terrace of the McIntyre Medical Building. Authorities arrived quickly and the fire was soon extinguished. No one was injured. We ask that people continue to avoid the area.</p> Sat, 14 Jul 2018 16:16:36 +0000 McGill University 15-minutes of exercise creates optimal brain state for mastering new motor skills <p>If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s because a recent study in <a href="">NeuroImage</a> demonstrates that exercise performed immediately after practicing a new motor skill improves its long-term retention. More specifically, the research shows, for the first time, that as little as a single fifteen-minute bout of cardiovascular exercise increases brain connectivity and efficiency.</p> Fri, 06 Jul 2018 15:24:51 +0000 McGill University Towards a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease <p>A new study, published today in <a href="">Nature Structural &amp; Molecular Biology</a>, moves researchers closer to understanding one of the crucial proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2018 18:33:34 +0000 McGill University Canada to lead ‘coldbox’ technology for Large Hadron Collider upgrade with $10M from Government of Canada <p>The <a href="">Large Hadron Collider </a>(LHC) at the <a href="">European Organization for Nuclear Research</a> (CERN), the most massive and complex science experiment in human history, is a prime example of global achievement through collaboration. Driven by a multinational community of researchers, engineers, and technicians from over 100 countries, the LHC has enabled us to push the boundaries of scientific knowledge.</p> Wed, 27 Jun 2018 16:06:37 +0000 McGill University New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain <p>In a study published in <em>Stem Cell Reports</em>, a McGill University team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may play a role in the development of autism.</p> <p>By taking skin cells from patients and reprogramming those cells to become brain cells through genetic engineering, Dr. Ernst, graduate student Scott Bell, and Edward A. Fon and Thomas M. Durcan, colleagues at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, tracked how a brain cell with the patient’s own mutation develops improperly.</p> Tue, 26 Jun 2018 18:41:18 +0000 McGill University Quebec funds next steps in RVH project <p><span>The Government of Quebec is investing $37 million for McGill University to continue its plans to transform the old Royal Victoria Hospital into a global hub for learning, research and innovation in environmental sustainability and public policy. The <a href=";type=1&amp;idArticle=2606223238">announcement was made at McGill </a>on Friday, June 22, by three cabinet ministers: Hélène David, Minister responsible for Higher Education; Dr.</span></p> Thu, 21 Jun 2018 20:24:33 +0000 McGill University $10-million gift strengthens McGill's commitment to brain research, young researchers and faster results for patients <p><span>A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics &amp; Mental Health will expand the Centre’s internationally renowned role in brain research and establish a Global Brain Consortium of leading research institutions. The consortium will focus on sharing research methodologies and results, with the goal of accelerating the finding of novel and ground-breaking solutions to mental health and neurodegenerative diseases.</span></p> Tue, 19 Jun 2018 18:36:37 +0000 McGill University Rare mutation of gene carried by Québec family gives insight into how the brain is wired <p>The study of a Québec family with an unusual gene provides novel insight into how our brain is built and, according to the McGill led team of scientists, offers a better understanding of psychiatric disorders such as depression, addictions and schizophrenia.</p> <p>Very little is known about how the human brain wires itself. Mouse studies conducted by Cecilia Flores, Professor in McGill’s Department of Psychiatry, have previously shown that the gene, <em>DCC</em>, helps dopamine producing cells in the developing adolescent brain make specific connections.</p> Mon, 18 Jun 2018 14:24:27 +0000 McGill University McGill University to partner with industry in developing virtual-reality training platform for spinal surgery <p>McGill University today announces an agreement with CAE Healthcare, and DePuy Synthes Products, Inc., part of the Johnson &amp; Johnson Medical Devices Companies, to develop a Virtual Reality (VR) platform to train orthopedic and neurosurgeons in advanced spinal surgery techniques. The new platform will leverage Graphic Processing Unit (GPU) technology and Finite Element Method (FEM) modeling to create a real life surgical simulation environment using haptics with the potential to drastically reduce the training time for spine surgeons.</p> Sun, 10 Jun 2018 20:18:55 +0000 McGill University AIDS and aging focus of research study <p><em><span>By Neuro Staff</span></em></p> <p>When the general public thinks of HIV, they do not think of a neurological disease, yet people living with HIV infection know they need to worry about their brain health.</p> <p>Untreated, HIV can cause severe dementia. Even with good control of the infection, a third or more of patients have problems with thinking or concentration, and many have mental health challenges. These issues are of particular concern in those over 50, a rapidly expanding group given the success of modern antiretroviral treatment.</p> Fri, 08 Jun 2018 19:51:33 +0000 McGill University No grain self-sufficiency in China without changes to land policies <p>If China is to achieve its target of 95% grain self-sufficiency by 2030 it will need to restrict the conversion of arable land to other uses say researchers from McGill. This may prove challenging in a country with a population of almost 1.4 billion, but with just under 13% of arable land, close to half of which is suffering from soil degradation. After analyzing the potential impacts of various current trade-related food policies, the researchers have arrived at the conclusion that the current Red Line arable land protection policy is insufficient to reach the government’s desired goal.</p> Thu, 07 Jun 2018 15:28:52 +0000 McGill University Male guppies grow larger brains in response to predator exposure <p><span>Male guppies exposed to predators in the wild or in captivity have heavier brains than those living in relatively predator-free conditions, according to new research published in the journal <em>Functional Ecology</em>.</span></p> <p>Behavioural ecologists at McGill University in Montreal sampled guppies from two rivers in northern Trinidad. In each river, guppies live both above a waterfall, a location that only guppies and a few other small species of fish have managed to colonize, and below the fall, where many predators including pike cichlids live.</p> Mon, 04 Jun 2018 17:48:51 +0000 McGill University Bright warning colours on poison dart frogs also act as camouflage <p><span>Poison dart frogs are well known for their deadly toxins and bright colours, which have made them a classic example of warning coloration.</span></p> <p>The Dyeing Dart Frog, for example, is highly toxic and warns its predators with a bright yellow-and-black pattern.</p> <p>However, new research led by scientists at the University of Bristol has revealed that the colour pattern does more than simply signal “danger”. Counterintuitively, it also works as camouflage.</p> <hr /><p><a href="//">Gallery</a> </p> Fri, 01 Jun 2018 18:10:04 +0000 McGill University Older men with higher levels of sex hormones could be less religious <p>The level of sex hormones such as testosterone in a man's body could influence his religiosity. A new study by Aniruddha Das of McGill University in the Springer journal <em>Adaptive Human Behavior and Physiology</em> adds to the growing body of evidence that religiosity is influenced not only by upbringing or psychological makeup, but that physiological factors could also play a role.</p> Thu, 31 May 2018 20:54:41 +0000 McGill University Canadians are aging well, but … <p>It's not every day that one receives a call from a researcher asking if they want to participate in a study on aging for the next 20 years of their lives. That's what 50,000 Canadians aged 45 to 85 have agreed to do in taking part of the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA), one of the largest and most comprehensive studies on the health and well-being of the country’s aging population.</p> Thu, 31 May 2018 19:25:06 +0000 McGill University The secret to longevity is in the microbiome and the gut <p>You are what you eat. Or so the saying goes. Science now tells us that we are what the bacteria living in our intestinal tract eat and this could have an influence on how well we age. Building on this, McGill University scientists fed fruit flies with a combination of probiotics and an herbal supplement called Triphala that was able to prolong the flies’ longevity by 60 % and protect them against chronic diseases associated with aging.</p> Wed, 30 May 2018 18:42:07 +0000 McGill University Pain-induced changes in the brain’s opioid system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain <div><span>Pain-induced changes in the brain’s opioid receptor system may explain the limited effectiveness of opioid therapy in chronic pain and may play a role in the depression that often accompanies it, according to a study from the NIH’s Intramural Research Program and McGill University. Although the study, published in the journal Pain, was conducted in rats, and the results of animal studies may not be directly applicable to people, the findings provide new insights into how the brain may respond to pain and opioids.</span></div> <div> </div> Sun, 27 May 2018 16:19:57 +0000 McGill University As harmful as dehydration? <p>We are all familiar with the drawbacks of dehydration, but we rarely hear about the harmful effects of overhydration. It is known that excess fluid accumulation can lead to dangerously low sodium levels in the blood or hyponatremia – a life-threatening condition that can result in brain swelling. Similarly, more is known about the mechanisms in the body that detect and drive thirst while little is known about how the brain detects a state of overhydration.</p> Tue, 22 May 2018 19:59:32 +0000 McGill University New approach to global-warming projections could make regional estimates more precise <p>A new method for projecting how the temperature will respond to human impacts supports the outlook for substantial global warming throughout this century – but also indicates that, in many regions, warming patterns are likely to vary significantly from those estimated by widely used computer models.</p> Tue, 15 May 2018 15:01:54 +0000 McGill University Climate change = a much greater diversity of species + a need to rethink conservation paradigms <p>A team of researchers believe that Quebec’s protected areas are poised to become biodiversity refuges of continental importance. They used ecological niche modeling to calculate potential changes in the presence of 529 species in about 1/3 of the protected areas in southern Quebec almost all of which were under 50 km2 in size. Their results suggest that fifty - eighty years from now (between 2071–2100) close to half of the protected regions of southern Quebec may see a species turnover of greater than 80 %.</p> Tue, 08 May 2018 19:13:57 +0000 McGill University Beyond Killing Tuberculosis <p>Historically, our view of host defense against infection was that we must eliminate pathogens to eradicate disease. However, this perspective has recently been challenged as scientists have taken a lesson from plant biologists about an ancient strategy involving the ability to “tolerate” rather than “resist” infection to maintain health. This concept, referred to as “disease tolerance”, provides an opportunity to develop new strategies that mitigate the consequences of infection.</p> Fri, 11 May 2018 19:03:57 +0000 McGill University How heart tissue combines mechanical strength and electrical reliability <div><span>The human heart can be viewed as both a mechanical and an electrical device – one that contracts and pumps billions of times over an average lifespan. How does it manage to achieve this feat without lapsing into dangerous irregularities?</span></div> <div> </div> Thu, 10 May 2018 15:40:16 +0000 McGill University Hanadi Sleiman, C.J. Li awarded Killam Research Fellowships <hr /><div>McGill chemistry professors <a href=""><strong>Hanadi Sleiman</strong></a> and <a href=""><strong>Chao-Jun Li</strong></a> are among the six recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships. The two-year fellowships, awarded to exceptional researchers working on groundbreaking projects of broad significance, are valued at $70,000 a year.</div> <div> </div> Mon, 07 May 2018 23:08:15 +0000 McGill University The effect of night shifts: gene expression fails to adapt to new sleep patterns <p>Have you ever considered that working night shifts may, in the long run, have an impact on your health? A team of researchers from the McGill University affiliated Douglas Mental Health University Institute (DMHUI) has discovered that genes regulating important biological processes are incapable of adapting to new sleeping and eating patterns and that most of them stay tuned to their daytime biological clock rhythms.</p> Mon, 07 May 2018 19:28:49 +0000 McGill University A new molecular target identified in depression <p>The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants -- provides new understanding of this illness and could pave the way for treatments with fewer side effects.</p> Mon, 07 May 2018 14:23:36 +0000 McGill University Nine McGill experts named new Canada Research Chairs <p><em>By Meaghan Thurston</em></p> <p>New chair holder Sarah Harrison, who holds joint appointments in the Departments of Mathematics and Statistics, and Physics, will continue her investigations in string theory, a theoretical framework that proposes a unified description of all particles and forces in nature, including gravity. Among the questions Professor Harrison explores, the mysterious relationship in mathematics between finite groups and modular forms (ominously named “monstrous moonshine”), which appears to have deep connections to physics and string theory.</p> Thu, 03 May 2018 20:50:39 +0000 McGill University NEOMED Institute partners with McGill University to identify small molecule inhibitors of a novel oncology target: Cut-Like Homeobox 1 (CUX1) <p>The NEOMED Institute announced today that it has entered into a development collaboration with McGill University. Kemal Payza, Senior Project Director at NEOMED Institute will collaborate with Professor Alain Nepveu, Professor at the Goodman Cancer Research Centre and Departments of Oncology, Biochemistry and Medicine at McGill University, to discover new therapeutic small molecules to inhibit the protein target, <strong>Cut-Like Homeobox 1 (CUX1)</strong>.</p> Wed, 02 May 2018 17:44:46 +0000 McGill University Garvin Brown & Steffanie Diamond Brown boost public policy at McGill, endowing Chair in Democratic Studies <p><span>A $5-million gift from McGillians G. Garvin Brown IV, BA’91, and his wife Steffanie Diamond Brown, will make a major contribution to research and teaching at McGill’s Max Bell School of Public Policy by establishing an endowed Chair in Democratic Studies. The Chair will promote further scholarship and public outreach, encourage public discussion of key challenges facing the world’s democracies, and contribute to evidence-based policy decision-making.</span></p> Wed, 02 May 2018 19:41:16 +0000 McGill University Nurses’ care of young mothers leaves traces in babies’ DNA <div><span>Researchers have known for a couple of decades that early life adversity can affect the way that particular genes function through a process called epigenetics - a bit like a dimmer switch on a light, pushing gene activity up or down. What they haven’t been able to show until now is that POSITIVE early life experiences can have a similar effect, and that these effects can be seen over thirty years later.  </span></div> <div> </div> Tue, 01 May 2018 19:24:32 +0000 McGill University Jozsef Kövecses awarded NSERC Synergy Award for Innovation <p>By Meaghan Thurston</p> Tue, 01 May 2018 14:24:33 +0000 McGill University Joelle Pineau awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship <p>By Meaghan Thurston</p> <p>For Joelle Pineau, becoming a medical doctor was—in her words—not in the cards. However, this Associate Professor from McGill`s School of Computer Science is now the driving force behind promising research whose aim is to use AI to improve the treatment of cancer and heart disease.</p> Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:57:33 +0000 McGill University Introducing McGill’s Honorary Degree recipients for Spring Convocation 2018 <p><span> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:44:06 +0000 McGill University Extraordinary $15-million gift will create unique powerhouse initiative to fight infections and immune threats to human health <p> Thu, 26 Apr 2018 14:08:08 +0000 McGill University Major funding awarded to RI-MUHC scientists for innovative genomics geared to Quebec patients <p>Pioneering work to advance genomics and precision health treatments at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has been rewarded by Génome Québec. Dr. Nada Jabado and Dr. Ruth Sapir-Hichhadze, the RI-MUHC scientists who received the reward, were among the winners of a nation-wide competition emphasizing precision treatments in genomics.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:39:29 +0000 McGill University Suicide and homicide rates show large racial disparities across U.S. states <p>Southern and Western states have the highest rates of white firearm suicide, while Midwestern states have highest rates of black firearm homicide, according to new research from McGill University. The findings place a spotlight on states where firearm policies may help reduce homicide and suicide rates.</p> <p>Gun violence has a long history in the U.S. Less understood is how homicide or suicide varies amongst black and white men across US states and how household gun ownership influences them.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:44:19 +0000 McGill University Potential gender bias against female researchers in peer review of research grants <p>Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada's major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in the <a href="">Canadian Medical Association Journal</a>.</p> <p>Applicants who had not been previously funded also received lower scores, making them less likely to be funded.</p> Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:02:21 +0000 McGill University Low-Income HIV Patients Suffer with Healthcare Access <div><span>Quebeckers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with clinics and university health centres in Montreal, has revealed. Researchers observed that HIV-infected persons who count on social assistance and other income security programs in Quebec do not have early access to ART due to their presumed lower socio-economic status. </span></div> <div> </div> Thu, 19 Apr 2018 10:34:57 +0000 McGill University Safety concerns over tungsten <p> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:00:34 +0000 McGill University UPDATE: Freezing rain warning <p>UPDATE:</p> Sun, 15 Apr 2018 23:16:58 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers to get $2.2M in CFI funding <div>Eleven McGill researchers have received grants totaling $2.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The announcement was made earlier today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC. The McGill recipients will receive matching funds from the Quebec government.</div> <div> </div> Wed, 11 Apr 2018 20:22:21 +0000 McGill University Protecting young adults’ sexual health <p><em><span>Gilla Shapiro studies clinical psychology at McGill. She earned her BA and MA in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and dual degrees in public policy and public administration at the Hertie School of Governance and London School of Economics and Political Science. Gilla became interested in understanding and promoting sexual health during her doctoral research examining the relationship between sexually transmitted diseases (such as HPV) and cancer prevention. </span></em></p> <p> </p> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 14:23:02 +0000 McGill University Like babies, eggs send signals when “hungry” <div> Mon, 09 Apr 2018 13:45:48 +0000 McGill University Cracking eggshell nanostructure <p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 18:06:09 +0000 McGill University Jonathan Sievers and Jennifer Welsh named Canada 150 Research Chairs <p><span>Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the <a href="">24 Chairs announced t</a>oday at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.  </span></p> Wed, 28 Mar 2018 15:18:53 +0000 McGill University Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land <p><span>Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from McGill University and Université de Montréal.</span></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 18:36:37 +0000 McGill University Tackling adherence to treatment on several fronts <p><span>Learning to become self-sufficient and responsible is part of life’s journey through the teen and young adult years. Mistakes are often made, and lessons are learned. However, for young kidney-graft patients, any mistake or failure in keeping to their strict immunosuppressive therapy can lead to tragic results. In fact, low-adherence to medication remains a major contributor to the high level of organ rejection in this age group.</span></p> Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:14:28 +0000 McGill University Workplace wellness programs yield positive effects for Canadian employees <p>Employee wellness programs in the workplace have been shown to work with some success in the United States, particularly when participation is tied to substantial incentives like a reduction in health insurance premiums for participating employees. In Canada, as a result of the publicly funded health care system, incentives for employers and their employees to participate in such programs are primarily focused on the goal of becoming healthier -- and the programs are few and far between, despite evidence showing their effectiveness.</p> Fri, 23 Mar 2018 19:48:06 +0000 McGill University Bank of Canada announces recipients of 2018 Fellowship and Governor’s awards <p>The Bank of Canada has announced that <a href="">Markus Poschke</a>, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Governor’s Award. Professor Poschke is an increasingly prominent member of the Canadian economics community. His research, which focuses on inequality and economic growth, has been published in some of the top journals in macroeconomics.</p> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 20:16:04 +0000 McGill University Pushing screening of ovarian and endometrial cancers one step further <div>A team from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has joined forces with researchers at Johns Hopkins to bring screening and early detection of ovarian and uterine cancers one step closer to clinical implementation. Researchers developed a test that provides a safe and minimally invasive method for earlier diagnosis of ovarian and endometrial cancers.</div> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:23:46 +0000 McGill University Time for bed: Bad sleep habits start early in school-age children <p>Bad sleep habits in children begin earlier than many experts assume. That’s the takeaway from a new study led by McGill University researchers. The findings suggest that official sleep guidelines for young school children should be revisited – and that parents ought to maintain firm bedtime rules throughout children’s primary-school years.</p> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 14:23:44 +0000 McGill University Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds <p>Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food  have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by McGill University researchers.  The findings could provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals.</p> <p>The study, published in <em>Science Advances</em>, was conducted by McGill biologists Jean-Nicolas Audet and Louis Lefebvre, in collaboration with researchers from Duke and Harvard universities.</p> <p><strong>Barbados birds</strong></p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 00:21:10 +0000 McGill University Clinical trial reveals that aspirin is effective at preventing venous thromboembolism following major orthopedic surgeries <p><em>Montreal, March 12, 2018 </em>– A multicentre, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients who underwent total hip or knee replacement surgery showed that aspirin was as effective as rivaroxaban, the standard anti-coagulation medication, at preventing post-operative venous thromboembolism (VTE). Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) was among the participating institutions. The results were published in the prestigious <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>.</p> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 17:01:58 +0000 McGill University Canadian researchers open a new front in the fight against MS <p>By Ross Neitz, University of Alberta</p> <p>A discovery led by scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University is providing hope of a new therapeutic target in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, which could one day be used to prevent the symptoms and progression of the disease.</p> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 15:14:25 +0000 McGill University A near-universal way to measure enzyme inhibition <p>Researchers at McGill University have invented a new technique for measuring how quickly drugs interact with their molecular targets. The discovery provides scientists with a new way to investigate the effectiveness of drug candidates that might otherwise have been overlooked.</p> <p>The new method centres on the principle of enzyme inhibition. Countless pharmaceuticals, ranging from antibiotics to chemotherapy drugs, work by blocking the action of enzymes, and the search for new enzyme-inhibiting substances remains a major focus of drug development.</p> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 14:26:43 +0000 McGill University McGill welcomes major injection of federal funds to support research <div><span>The federal government’s announcement of a major investment in research in Tuesday’s 2018 budget was welcomed by McGill University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier.</span></div> <div> </div> <div>“I am delighted to see increased federal support for fundamental research,” Prof. Fortier said. “This investment will open up opportunities for our country’s talented researchers to explore new areas of knowledge and train the next generations of researchers.”</div> <div> </div> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 15:32:57 +0000 McGill University Building bridges: Ashukin program connects McGill Nursing students with Quebec Indigenous communities <p><em>By Christina Kozakiewicz, <a href="">Ingram School of Nursing</a></em></p> <p>Source: <a href="">Med-e-News</a></p> Fri, 23 Feb 2018 15:25:54 +0000 McGill University McGill Dobson Centre ranked among world’s top incubation programs <p><em><span>By Rosalie Nardelli</span></em></p> <p><span>UBI Global has released its World University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator Ranking and has placed the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the eight position of the </span><em>World Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University</em><span> category.</span></p> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 21:48:25 +0000 McGill University McGill-led genomics centres win $9.8 M, three-year funding support from Genome Canada <p><span>The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre and the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics will receive a total of $9.8 million in funding over three years through Genome Canada awards announced Feb. 21.</span></p> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:23:59 +0000 McGill University National study to shed light on aging <div> </div> <div><em>by Brenda Branswell</em></div> <div> </div> <div>Source: <a href=";gid=2&amp;pgid=1885">McGill News Magazine</a></div> <div> </div> <div>Imagine getting a phone call asking if you’d like to take part in a study … for the next 20 years.</div> <div> </div> <div>It’s a pitch that makes telemarketing look like child’s play.</div> <div> </div> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:18:00 +0000 McGill University Products derived from plants offer potential as dual-targeting agents for experimental cerebral malaria <p>Malaria, a life-threatening disease usually caused when parasites from the Plasmodium family enter the bloodstream of a person bitten by a parasite-carrying mosquito, is a severe health threat globally, with 200 to 300 million cases annually and 445,000 deaths in 2016.</p> <p>With pregnant women and children most vulnerable from infection, complications including anemia and cerebral malaria, the most severe neurological complication from malaria, are responsible for approximately 25% of the infant mortality rate in some regions of Africa.</p> Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:49:29 +0000 McGill University Media advisory: Who Pays for Canada? Taxes and Fairness <p>Are Canadians fair or is that just a story we tell ourselves? Can we reason our way to lessened inequality or are violent cataclysms the only levelling power, as Thomas Piketty and Walter Schiedel argue? How do we maintain a sense and an approximation of fairness in our globalizing and polarizing world? Certainly there can be no fairness without tax fairness: tax policy is where we negotiate the relationship between wealth and poverty.</p> Fri, 16 Feb 2018 19:06:33 +0000 McGill University McGill to participate in two of Canada’s five new ‘superclusters’ <p>McGill University will participate in two of the five “<a href="">superclusters</a>” selected by the Government of Canada for funding under its <a href="">Innovation Superclusters Initiative</a>:</p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:37:29 +0000 McGill University Not being aware of memory problems predicts onset of Alzheimer’s disease <p>Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University clinician scientists.</p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 15:02:05 +0000 McGill University Najafabadi, Trenholm named Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellows <p> Thu, 15 Feb 2018 13:53:43 +0000 McGill University Canadian Genomics Cloud launched to provide widespread access to genomics infrastructure for Canada <p><span>A national consortium of industry and academic collaborators announced today the launch of the Canadian Genomics Cloud (</span><a href=""></a><span>), an integrated software platform to manage, analyze, and share genome sequence and clinical data. This public cloud computing platform, the first of its kind in Canada, promises to give every scientist in the country unfettered access to award-winning technology empowering precision medicine and other applications in genome research.</span></p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:10:02 +0000 McGill University Meet RIPK3: Good Cop, Bad Cop, all in one <p><span>Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 children have died in the United States during the current flu season. Aside from getting the flu shot and employing smart hand hygiene, there are no other methods of prevention. However, a team of scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, led by Immunologist Dr.</span></p> Wed, 14 Feb 2018 15:08:59 +0000 McGill University Global project to reduce health inequalities in cities around the world <div><span>A major new research partnership has been launched to explore ways of reducing health inequalities in cities around the world.</span></div> <div> </div> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:02:56 +0000 McGill University We’re not addicted to smartphones, we’re addicted to social interaction <p>We all know people who, seemingly incapable of living without the bright screen of their phone for more than a few minutes, are constantly texting and checking out what friends are up to on social media.</p> <p>These are examples of what many consider to be the antisocial behaviour brought on by smartphone addiction, a phenomenon that has garnered media attention in the past few months and led  investors and consumers to demand that tech giants address this problem.</p> <p>But what if we were looking at things the wrong way? Could smartphone addiction be hyper-social, not anti-social?</p> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 16:43:51 +0000 McGill University Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease <p><span>The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by researchers at McGill University and the </span><a href="">Columbia University Irving Medical Center</a><span> has found.</span></p> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 20:27:41 +0000 McGill University How viruses disarm the immune system <p>How do viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis C virus, manage to outsmart their hosts’ immune systems?</p> <p>The answer to that question has long eluded scientists, but <a href="">new research from McGill University</a> has uncovered a molecular mechanism that may be a key piece of the puzzle. The discovery could provide new targets for treating a wide range of diseases.</p> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 15:53:43 +0000 McGill University McGill benefactor Richard Tomlinson made history <p><span>Dr. Richard Tomlinson made philanthropic history for Canadian universities in 2000 when he donated $64 million to McGill. At the time, it was the largest gift ever made in support of higher education in Canada by an alumnus, and still ranks as the largest single gift McGill has ever received from an individual.</span></p> Fri, 02 Feb 2018 18:24:07 +0000 McGill University McGill University recognized as one of Montreal's Top Employers for 2018 <div>First published in 2006, Montréal's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by  the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers. This special designation recognizes the employers in Greater Montréal that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work. This year's winners, including McGill University, were announced on February 1, 2018 in a special magazine published in the Montreal Gazette.</div> <div> </div> <div>Here are some of the reasons why <strong>McGill University </strong>was selected as one of <em>Montreal's Top Employers (2018)</em>:</div> <div> </div> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 14:31:12 +0000 McGill University Misery does not love company <div><span>Comparing to a role model may help reduce burnout among teachers. </span></div> <div> </div> <div><span>With as many as four in 10 Canadian teachers leaving the field within their first five years, what can be done to keep more of them in the classroom?</span></div> <div> </div> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:56:11 +0000 McGill University Misery does not love company <div><span>With as many as four in 10 Canadian teachers leaving the field within their first five years, what can be done to keep more of them in the classroom?</span></div> <div> </div> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 18:54:01 +0000 McGill University McGill research team studies how calcium compounds accumulate in the arteries <p><span>Team leader Marta Cerruti, using the tools of the Canadian Light Source, has examined the mineralized arteries of genetically modified laboratory mice and found that the pathway in the body that leads to what laypeople call “hardening of the arteries” is not what medical experts previously assumed.</span></p> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 16:07:08 +0000 McGill University Epigenetic alteration of a vitamin B12 processing gene shines new light on our understanding of rare diseases <p>Rare hereditary recessive diseases were thought to be expressed in offspring only when both parents carry a mutation in the causal gene, but a new study is changing this paradigm. An international research team led by scientists at the University of Lorraine in France along with McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Canada discovered a new cause of a rare condition known as<em> cblC</em>, that they named “epi-<em>cblC</em>”. They reported it in patients from Europe and the United States.</p> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 19:16:41 +0000 McGill University The high cost of short-term rentals in New York City <div>A <a href="//">new report</a> from McGill Urban Planning professor <a href="">David Wachsmuth</a> and his team provides an analysis of Airbnb activity in New York City and the surrounding region in the last three years (September 2014 - August 2017). Relying on new methodologies to analyze big data, here are <span>some of the findings:</span></div> <div> </div> Tue, 30 Jan 2018 15:00:46 +0000 McGill University Nutritionally speaking, soy milk is best plant-based milk <p>How healthy is your almond milk really? It may taste good and may not cause you any of the unpleasant reactions caused by cow’s milk. But though plant-based milk beverages of this kind have been on the market for a couple of decades and are advertised as being healthy and wholesome for those who are lactose-intolerant, little research has been done to compare the benefits and drawbacks of the various kinds of plant-based milk.</p> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 18:28:02 +0000 McGill University Financial Times Global MBA rankings place Desautels MBA #1 in Canada <p>McGill's Desautels MBA program is ranked #1 in Canada and 78th in the world by the <a href="">2018 Financial Times Global MBA Ranking</a>—one of only three Canadian schools which made the list, released January 29, 2018.<br /> Every year, the FT ranks the world’s best 100 MBA programs using multiple criteria. Read more about the <a href="">methodology here</a>. The MBA Class of 2014 was surveyed for this ranking.<br />  <br /><em> Mon, 29 Jan 2018 11:46:12 +0000 McGill University A greener way to make ketones <p>Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new, more environmentally friendly way to make ketones, an important chemical ingredient in pharmaceuticals.  While ketones are found in a wide range of useful chemicals, they are commonly prepared through energy-intensive, multi-step technologies that create significant chemical waste.  In an article published online last month in <em>Nature Chemistry</em>, the McGill scientists demonstrate how carbon monoxide, a widely available by-product of combustion, can instead be used to form high-energy chemicals that react directly with benzene to</p> Fri, 26 Jan 2018 20:22:13 +0000 McGill University Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease <p>More than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and over live with diagnosed dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of cases. The cause of this degenerative brain disease is largely unknown and no effective treatment exists. The disease has a devastating effect on individuals and their families.</p> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 17:07:54 +0000 McGill University Discovery of a 'pioneer' that opens the genome <p>Our genome contains all the information necessary to form a complete human being. This information, encoded in our DNA, stretches over one to two metres long but still manages to squeeze into a cell about 100 times smaller than a green pea. To do so, the genome has to be compacted.</p> Tue, 23 Jan 2018 16:26:28 +0000 McGill University A ‘hot Jupiter’ with unusual winds <p>The hottest point on a gaseous planet near a distant star isn’t where astrophysicists expected it to be – a discovery that challenges scientists’ understanding of the many planets of this type found in solar systems outside our own.</p> <p><span>Unlike our familiar planet Jupiter, so-called hot Jupiters circle astonishingly close to their host star -- so close that it typically takes fewer than three days to complete an orbit.  And one hemisphere of these planets always faces its host star, while the other faces permanently out into the dark.</span></p> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 21:53:02 +0000 McGill University More than $59 million awarded by the CFI and the Government of Quebec to six McGill research projects <div><em>By Meaghan Thurston</em></div> <div> </div> <div>New labs and equipment through the CFI’s Innovation Fund will help six transformative McGill research projects to collaborate, innovate and train the next generation of scientists for the jobs of tomorrow.</div> <div> </div> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:05:17 +0000 McGill University New technique for finding life on Mars <p>Researchers demonstrate for the first time the potential of existing technology to directly detect and characterize life on Mars and other planets. The study, published in <a href=";utm_medium=WEXT&amp;utm_campaign=ECO_FMICB_20180119_mars">Frontiers in Microbiology</a>, used miniaturized scientific instruments and  new microbiology techniques to identify and examine microorganisms in the Canadian high Arctic — one of the closest analogs to Mars on Earth.</p> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 17:16:00 +0000 McGill University Neutron-star merger yields new puzzle for astrophysicists <p>The afterglow from the distant neutron-star merger <a href="//">detected last August</a> has continued to brighten – much to the surprise of astrophysicists studying the aftermath of the massive collision that took place about 138 million light years away and sent gravitational waves rippling through the universe.</p> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 21:56:53 +0000 McGill University Flawed research methods exaggerate the prevalence of depression <p>An over-reliance on self-report screening questionnaires, wherein patients essentially define their own condition, in place of diagnostic interviews conducted by a health care professional, has resulted in over-estimation of the prevalence of people with depression in many research studies – often by a factor of two to three times. This is according to a study published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. The study found that over 75% of recent research on depression prevalence has been based exclusively on patient completed questionnaires.</p> Thu, 18 Jan 2018 14:28:57 +0000 McGill University Alzheimer’s disease: neuronal loss very limited <p>Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer’s is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve endings, or synapses. A joint French and Canadian study published in Scientific Reports now challenges this view.</p> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 21:09:32 +0000 McGill University Being bilingual may help autistic children <p>Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.</p> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 19:04:30 +0000 McGill University Re-programming innate immune cells to fight tuberculosis <p align="center"> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:59:57 +0000 McGill University Progression of Parkinson’s disease follows brain connectivity <p>A study by a group of researchers including those from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University has tested the theory that brain degeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD) originates in subcortical regions and spreads along neural networks to the cerebral cortex. By analyzing data on PD patients and healthy controls collected over one year, the researchers found that brain regions closely connected to subcortical regions showed the most degeneration over the one-year period in PD patients, and that this happens earlier than previously thought.</p> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 15:37:18 +0000 McGill University A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environment <p>New detections of radio waves from a repeating fast radio burst have revealed an astonishingly potent magnetic field in the source’s environment, indicating that it is situated near a massive black hole or within a nebula of unprecedented power.</p> <p><span>The findings by an international team of astronomers, including Victoria Kaspi and Shriharsh Tendulkar of McGill University, appear in the January 11 edition of <em>Nature</em> and are highlighted on the cover of the journal.</span></p> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 21:23:56 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers contribute to three of 10 ‘discoveries of year’ selected by Quebec Science for 2017 <p>Québec Science magazine has selected its <a href="">10 Discoveries of the Year</a> for 2017, including three involving McGill researchers. The annual list has highlighted top scientific research from across Quebec for the past 25 years, and McGill has been cited more than any other institution during that quarter-century.</p> <p>Here are the selected discoveries involving McGill scientists for the past year:</p> Thu, 04 Jan 2018 17:20:56 +0000 McGill University Clinical trial of novel approach to treating osteoporosis represents “significant breakthrough,” according to clinician-scientist at the Lady Davis Institute <p>A regimen of a novel bone anabolic medication (which builds bone mass) followed by an antiresorptive agent (which maintains bone mass) has been shown to significantly reduce the risk of fracture among post-menopausal women with severe osteoporosis, according to results of a clinical trial published in <em>The New England Journal of Medicine</em>.</p> Thu, 21 Dec 2017 20:06:47 +0000 McGill University Origins of photosynthesis in plants dated to 1.25 billion years ago <p>The world’s oldest algae fossils are a billion years old, according to a new analysis by earth scientists at McGill University. Based on this finding, the researchers also estimate that the basis for photosynthesis in today’s plants was set in place 1.25 billion years ago.</p> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 20:00:28 +0000 McGill University A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease <p>New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide a sensitive but non-invasive test for AD before cognitive symptoms appear.</p> <p>Scientists have known for some time that one of the first signs of AD is buildup of amyloid-Beta and tau proteins in the brain. They have also known that the hippocampus atrophies and loses volume in some AD patients years before cognitive decline.</p> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 19:21:00 +0000 McGill University Using DNA strands to design new polymer materials <p>McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands – a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from biomedicine to the promising field of “soft robotics.”</p> <p>In a study published in <em>Nature Chemistry</em>, the researchers describe a method to create asymmetrical polymer particles that bind together in a spatially defined manner, the way that atoms come together to make molecules.</p> Mon, 18 Dec 2017 21:56:12 +0000 McGill University Does Chagas disease present a health risk to Canadians? <p>Believe it or not, a tropical blood parasite native to Latin America could be harmful to Canadians. Infectious diseases like malaria or Zika may have dominated recent headlines but Chagas – the “Kissing Bug” disease – is in the spotlight following the publication of a new case study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ). Tropical and laboratory medicine experts from Winnipeg and Montreal warn natives of specific Central and South American nations and their offspring are at risk of contracting Chagas disease - even after they have moved to Canada.</p> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 16:57:50 +0000 McGill University American cities with large Hispanic populations are less likely to police the police <p><span>How individual police forces treat those that they suspect of being illegal immigrants varies greatly from one city to the next in the U.S. In Albuquerque, New Mexico, the police department has a policy that states clearly, “Officers shall not stop, question, detain or arrest any person on the ground that they may be undocumented and deportable foreign nationals.” But this is unusual. Local police departments across the U.S. have become increasingly involved in enforcing federal immigration laws since the mid-1990s.</span></p> Thu, 14 Dec 2017 14:53:01 +0000 McGill University Borrowing a leaf from biology to preserve threatened languages <p>One of the world’s 7,000 languages vanishes every other week, and half – including scores of indigenous North American languages -- might not survive the 21st century, experts say. To preserve as much linguistic diversity as possible in the face of this threat, McGill University scientists are proposing to borrow a leaf from conservation biology.</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:53:52 +0000 McGill University Being a musician can help you decipher language in loud environments <p>A study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has shown that musical training helps people hear speech syllables in loud environments, and has shown how this happens. Using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), researchers Yi Du and Robert Zatorre monitored brain function as musicians and non-musicians listened to speech fragments and varying background noise levels.</p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 17:57:48 +0000 McGill University Get up and boogie <p> Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:54:26 +0000 McGill University Clinical trial reveals risky clot busters do not benefit most patients suffering from deep vein thrombosis <p>A clinical trial almost ten years in the making has revealed that risky, but powerful, clot busting drugs and medical devices do not improve outcomes for patients experiencing deep vein thrombosis (DVT), nor do they prevent the development of post-thrombotic syndrome (PTS) when compared with conventional blood thinning medications. The results of the Acute Venous Thrombosis: Thrombus Removal with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT) study are published in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>.</p> Fri, 08 Dec 2017 18:36:55 +0000 McGill University Digging in the dirt – history revealed and shared <p><em>By Jennifer Bracewell</em></p> Thu, 07 Dec 2017 17:23:49 +0000 McGill University Lotteries Join Campaign Urging Adults to Give Responsibly this Holiday Season <p><span>For the past ten years, the International Centre for Youth Gambling Problems and High-Risk Behaviors at McGill University and the National Council on Problem Gambling (NCPG) in Washington, D.C. have come together for the annual Holiday Lottery Campaign, a corporate social responsibility program designed to help lotteries make adults aware of the risks of giving lottery products as holiday gifts to minors.</span></p> Tue, 05 Dec 2017 16:07:16 +0000 McGill University McGill study finds people infected with HIV more likely to develop fatty liver <p>Fatty liver is among the most frequent causes of liver disease in Canada and in Western countries and is one of the main indications for liver transplant. For some time, researchers have suspected that people living with HIV could be at higher risk of developing liver disease, which, as a result of longer life expectancy thanks to antiretroviral therapy, has become the major cause of their mortality in North America.</p> Thu, 30 Nov 2017 18:43:25 +0000 McGill University Why some European countries are more hostile to immigrants than others <p><em>By Katherine Gombay</em></p> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 19:13:24 +0000 McGill University McGill commits to carbon neutrality by 2040 <p>McGill University is committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2040, under its new <a href="">Climate &amp; Sustainability Action Plan (2017-2020)</a>, released today.</p> Tue, 28 Nov 2017 15:21:54 +0000 McGill University Caroline Palmer receives 2017 NSERC CREATE program funding <p><em><span>By Amanda Testani</span></em></p> <p>Professor Palmer is one of the few researchers to receive two CREATE training grants to date. From 2009-2015, Professor Palmer led an NSERC funded CREATE program in auditory cognitive neuroscience, training over 180 students and postdoctoral fellows. Her significant findings from that program informed her training program application in Complex Dynamics. </p> Mon, 27 Nov 2017 17:37:36 +0000 McGill University As climate warms, mice morph <p>New research by McGill University biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example of the consequences of climate change for small mammals.</p> <p>The findings also reveal a stark reversal in the proportions of the two mice populations present in the area, adding to evidence that warming temperatures are driving wildlife north.  </p> Fri, 24 Nov 2017 19:20:29 +0000 McGill University Mindfulness training shows promise for maintaining weight loss <p>Can mindfulness training help overweight people shed pounds and keep them off?  McGill University researchers surveyed the growing body of studies investigating that question, and came away encouraged.</p> <p>Kimberly Carrière, Bärbel Knäuper and Bassam Khoury examined 19 studies conducted over the past decade. Mindfulness interventions in these studies involved either formal meditation, informal mindfulness strategies that focused on eating activity, or some combination of these two approaches.</p> <p>The researchers found that:</p> Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:29:28 +0000 McGill University Do birdsong and human speech share biological roots? <p>Do songbirds and humans have common biological hardwiring that shapes how they produce and perceive sounds?</p> <p>Scientists who study birdsong have been intrigued for some time by the possibility that human speech and music may be rooted in biological processes shared across a variety of animals. Now, research by McGill University biologists provides new evidence to support this idea.</p> Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:32:11 +0000 McGill University Imagining the cities of the future through a better understanding of Montreal today <p>Montreal, with its multilingual, multiethnic population, is an ideal living laboratory for researchers and students from the city’s four universities and many specialized research centres. How can Montreal be designed to better accommodate the needs of its children? What measures need to be put in place to accommodate people of different cultures and religions living in close proximity? How is the city’s nighttime economy different from that of the daytime and what are the implications?</p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 19:45:15 +0000 McGill University British historian Daniel Beer wins US$75,000 International Cundill History Prize <p><span>The international Cundill History Prize today announced the British historian <strong>Daniel Beer</strong> as the 2017 winner of the US$75,000 prize – the richest in non-fiction for a single work in English. The London-based historian was awarded for his ground-breaking study of Siberian penal colonies, <em><strong>The House of the Dead: Siberian Exile Under the Tsars (Allen Lane)</strong></em></span></p> Thu, 16 Nov 2017 15:51:59 +0000 McGill University Better data for governments <p>Today, the <a href="">Center for Government Excellence (GovEx)</a><u>,</u> part of Johns Hopkins University, and GeoThink, a part of <a href="">McGill University</a>, launched a new <a href="">open data standards directory</a> that will identify standards for open data regularly shared by governments. The directory will ensure reliability and coordinated information for many city government data sets on services ranging from public safety, to building permits, to public transit, and budgets.</p> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:59:50 +0000 McGill University Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms – and dads – at risk <p>Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later. Now, a new study from a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University shows that the risk of developing those conditions post pregnancy is drastically higher if the women had both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy. The study, published today in the <em>American Journal of Epidemiology</em>, doesn’t end with the mother’s risks.</p> Tue, 14 Nov 2017 18:51:30 +0000 McGill University Breastfed babies are less likely to develop eczema as teenagers, study shows. <p><span>A new study, which is published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, and was led by researchers from King’s College London, Harvard University, University of Bristol and McGill University,</span><span> examined more than 13,000 Belarussian teenagers enrolled in the PROmotion of Breastfeeding Intervention Trial (PROBIT) and found a 54% reduction in cases of eczema amongst teenagers whose mothers had received support to breastfeed exclusively.</span></p> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 17:19:28 +0000 McGill University A $10-million donation establishes a new school of public policy at McGill University <p><span>In a world of political polarization, environmental threats, a changing labour market and growing gaps between rich and poor, there has never been a greater need to engage in a thoughtful examination of public policy and train a new generation of policy leaders.</span></p> <p>Against this backdrop, McGill University is pleased to announce that it has received a $10-million donation from Max Bell Foundation to establish a new school of public policy at McGill. The School will reside in McGill’s Faculty of Arts.</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:23:20 +0000 McGill University Statistical tool reveals climate change impacts on plants <p>Early flowering, early fruiting: Anecdotal evidence of climate change is popping up as quickly as spring crocuses, but is it coincidence or confirmation that plants’ timing is shifting in response to warming temperatures?</p> Mon, 06 Nov 2017 18:08:05 +0000 McGill University Identification of a new gene causing scoliosis and bone malformations <p>A unique collaboration among Shriners Hospital for Children – Canada, CHU Sainte-Justine and McGill University has enabled researchers to identify genetic mutations involved in a rare disease that causes scoliosis and bone malformations.</p> <p>The findings, published in <em>The American Journal of Human Genetics,</em> are likely to help doctors recognize the genetic disease, and could someday lead to therapies for the condition.</p> Thu, 02 Nov 2017 16:53:22 +0000 McGill University Giving rookie dads the online info they really need <p>Expectant and new parents often turn to the internet for parenting prep, but it turns out that dads often don’t seem to find the information they say they need about pregnancy, parenthood and routes to their own mental health and well-being. Now, a new study from a Canadian team led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) with funding from global men’s health charity the Movember Foundation highlights just what soon-to-be and new fathers want to see in a dad-focused website and how best to meet those needs.</p> Tue, 31 Oct 2017 18:07:37 +0000 McGill University Three historians shortlisted for international Cundill History Prize <p>Montreal-based historian Christopher Goscha, US-based historian Walter Scheidel and British historian Daniel Beer are the three contenders for the international Cundill History Prize.   </p> <p>Run by McGill University, the Cundill History Prize rewards the best history writing in English. The jury of world-class historians and authors has chosen the finalists from a longlist spanning the globe and covering issues ranging from religion to race relations. The winner will be awarded US$75,000; the two runners-up receive US$10,000 each.</p> <p>The 2017 finalists are:</p> Wed, 25 Oct 2017 17:16:42 +0000 McGill University Transformative donation of $16 million establishes new autism research centre at the Montreal Neurological Institute <p>A new research centre in Montreal will help lift the shroud of mystery surrounding autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and lead to the development of better diagnostic tools and more effective therapies for people with autism.</p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:49:47 +0000 McGill University Pollution linked to nine million deaths each year worldwide, equivalent to 1 in 6 deaths <p><strong>Prof. Niladri Basu</strong>, McGill University, is one of the Commissioners on <em>The Lancet </em>Commission on Pollution and Health which was released today.</p> <p>Nil Basu’s research, mainly in Africa, is on:</p> <p>1.     artisanal and small-scale gold mining (there are approximately 100 million people worldwide practicing mining like this in very unsafe conditions)</p> <p>2.     electronic waste recycling (E-waste). Does work on the world’s largest e-waste dump in Agbogbloshie, Ghana.</p> <p><strong>Report highlights</strong></p> Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:27:51 +0000 McGill University Latest gravitational-wave detection opens new era for astronomy <p><span>The discovery of a gravitational wave caused by the merger of two neutron stars, reported today by a collaboration of scientists from around the world, opens a new era in astronomy. It marks the first time that scientists have been able to observe a cosmic event with both light waves -- the basis of traditional astronomy -- and gravitational waves, the ripples in space-time predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity.</span></p> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:26:19 +0000 McGill University New mechanism detected in Alzheimer’s disease <p><em>By Chris Chipello</em></p> <p>McGill University researchers have discovered a cellular mechanism that may contribute to the breakdown of communication between neurons in Alzheimer’s disease.</p> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 17:02:42 +0000 McGill University Take two: McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars <div><span>By Meaghan Thurston</span></div> <div> </div> Thu, 12 Oct 2017 15:43:34 +0000 McGill University McGill to honour two trailblazing Canadian leaders <p>McGill will confer honorary doctorates upon two remarkable women during the Fall 2017 convocation ceremonies. Heather Munroe-Blum and Heather Reisman will be awarded the University’s highest honour for their dedication to the advancement of education and literacy.</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 15:20:28 +0000 McGill University Predicting when a sound will occur relies on the brain’s motor system <p><em>By Shawn Hayward</em></p> <p>Whether it is dancing or just tapping one foot to the beat, we all experience how auditory signals like music can induce movement. Now new research suggests that motor signals in the brain actually sharpen sound perception, and this effect is increased when we move in rhythm with the sound.</p> Fri, 06 Oct 2017 14:02:36 +0000 McGill University Q&A with Doina Precup <div><em><a href="">DeepMind</a>, the AI company famous for its Go-playing AlphaGo program, is setting up an office in Montreal, making it the latest high-profile company to join the city’s artificial-intelligence research community. Doina Precup, an Associate Professor in McGill’s School of Computer Science, will lead DeepMind’s office here, while continuing to teach and do research at the University. We spoke with Prof. Precup about her new role at DeepMind, her ongoing work at McGill, and the rapidly evolving AI scene in Montreal.</em></div> <div> </div> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:37:51 +0000 McGill University Illustrious Chinese architect invests in future of education: landmark $12-million gift to transform teaching and research, build stronger academic ties to China <p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:37:19 +0000 McGill University RI-MUHC scientist takes HIV self-testing global with HIVSmart!™ <p><em>By Julie Robert</em></p> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 15:50:59 +0000 McGill University US$75,000 Cundill History Prize reveals longlist that spans the globe <p> Mon, 25 Sep 2017 19:15:27 +0000 McGill University Child abuse affects brain wiring <p><em>By Katherine Gombay</em></p> Tue, 05 Sep 2017 16:11:42 +0000 McGill University Mitochondria drive cell survival in times of need <p><em>By Cynthia Lee</em></p> <p>McGill University researchers have discovered a mechanism through which mitochondria, the energy factory of our body’s cells, play a role in preventing cells from dying when the cells are deprived of nutrients – a finding that points to a potential target for next-generation cancer drugs.</p> <p>The research, published in <em>Molecular Cell</em>, builds on previous work by McGill professor Nahum Sonenberg, one of the senior authors of the new study.</p> Thu, 21 Sep 2017 15:09:24 +0000 McGill University Claudia Mitchell named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow <p><em><span>By Meaghan Thurston</span></em></p> <p><span>Professor Claudia Mitchell was in an Ethiopian airport on her way to Russia when she received an email from the Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation asking her to give them a call. With no phone in sight, Mitchell waited anxiously until landing some hours later to learn that she had garnered a prestigious Fellowship. “They said, ‘you clearly walk the talk because you are traveling from one girl-led project to another’”.</span></p> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:40:56 +0000 McGill University McGill duo honoured by the Royal Society of Canada <div><span>The Royal Society of Canada (RSC) announced today that <strong>Professor Michel Tremblay</strong> (Department of Biochemistry and the Director of the McGill Cancer Institute) has been awarded the McLaughlin Medal for important research of sustained excellence in medical science. Recognized for his leading-edge work on the role and function of particular enzymes in the development of cancer, Professor Tremblay is among the 12 Canadian researchers honoured with an RSC medal or award this year. Also among the RSC 2017 award winners is <strong>Dr.</strong></span></div> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 20:00:24 +0000 McGill University Teenage aggression linked to neglect <p><em>By Katherine Gombay</em></p> Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:39:06 +0000 McGill University McGill researcher to head Facebook’s new Montreal AI lab <p><span>Facebook is opening a new Artificial Intelligence Research Lab in Montreal — FAIR Montreal. This is the company’s first research and development investment in Canada, and only its fourth AI research lab in all. Prof. Joelle Pineau, from the School of Computer Science and co-director of McGill’s Reasoning &amp; Learning Lab, will head the new Montreal AI lab while maintaining her academic position at the university.</span></p> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 16:49:12 +0000 McGill University NASA's Hubble Captures Blistering Pitch-Black Planet <p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has observed a planet outside our solar system that looks as black as fresh asphalt because it eats light rather than reflecting it back into space. This light-eating prowess is due to the planet's unique capability to trap at least 94 percent of the visible starlight falling into its atmosphere.</p> Thu, 14 Sep 2017 15:13:06 +0000 McGill University Royal Society of Canada elects seven McGill scholars to The College <p><span>Today, the Royal Society of Canada announced 70 new members to The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, including seven McGill scholars. With seven members, McGill has more new inductees this year than any other university in the country. The new members of the College will address issues of particular concern to Canadian society, including mental health and environmental management, taking advantage of the interdisciplinary approaches fostered by the College.</span></p> Mon, 11 Sep 2017 19:21:44 +0000 McGill University Message from Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier on the passing of Chancellor Emerita Gretta Chambers <p><span>I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our Chancellor Emerita, Gretta Chambers. On behalf of the McGill University community, I extend my condolences to her family and pay homage to the many ways she supported McGill throughout her life. She has made an immense contribution to our university and to the society in which she lived.</span></p> Sat, 09 Sep 2017 23:26:20 +0000 McGill University NSERC awards over $35M to McGill scientists and engineers <blockquote> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:48:44 +0000 McGill University Meeting a microbe in the morning or in the evening: is it all the same? <p>Does the time of day matter when our body is infected by a parasite? According to new research from McGill University, it matters a great deal.</p> Fri, 08 Sep 2017 14:20:21 +0000 McGill University New Canadian telescope will map largest volume of space ever surveyed <p>A Canadian effort to build one of the most innovative radio telescopes in the world will open the universe to a new dimension of scientific study. The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today installed the final piece of this new radio telescope, which will act as a time machine allowing scientists to create a three-dimensional map of the universe extending deep into space and time.</p> Wed, 06 Sep 2017 20:22:42 +0000 McGill University The “reality” of accent change <p> Fri, 01 Sep 2017 17:47:30 +0000 McGill University Students at McGill University receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship <p>Katherine Sirois of Quebec and Iveta Demirova of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.</p> Thu, 31 Aug 2017 18:54:09 +0000 McGill University Hydro-Québec to sponsor TeamMTL’s entry in Solar Decathlon China <p> Wed, 30 Aug 2017 15:53:05 +0000 McGill University Pinpointing the origins of autism <div>The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in Biological Psychiatry bring us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain. Such knowledge will allow earlier interventions in the future and better outcomes for autistic children.</div> <div> </div> Tue, 29 Aug 2017 15:41:55 +0000 McGill University New understanding of how muscles work <p>Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.</p> <p><strong>Talk about finicky work</strong></p> Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:24:05 +0000 McGill University Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms <p>Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment and care. Thanks to artificial intelligence research conducted at McGill University, this kind of predictive power could soon be available to clinicians everywhere.</p> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:16:47 +0000 McGill University Searching for the “signature” causes of BRCAness in breast cancer <p><em>By Tom Ulrich from the <a href="">Broad Institute</a></em></p> Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:18:47 +0000 McGill University Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women’s long-term cardiovascular health <div> <div> <p>Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.</p></div></div> Mon, 21 Aug 2017 20:37:47 +0000 McGill University MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care <p>Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes, this transition phase also brings about other challenges as they assume an increased responsibility for their overall health. A new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) sheds light on gaps in transition care practice in Quebec, pointing out a lack of standardized policies across pediatric diabetes centres.</p> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 14:38:44 +0000 McGill University CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects with cutting-edge labs and equipment <p>At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) <a href="">John R. Evans Leaders Fund</a> for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally. Among the 51 universities across the country with funded projects, McGill leads the pack with an impressive number—23 projects totaling $4.2 million—in this latest round of the funding competition.</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:18:11 +0000 McGill University Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer’s disease? <p>By the time you start losing your memory, it's almost too late. That's because the damage to your brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may already have been going on for as long as twenty years. Which is why there is so much scientific interest in finding ways to detect the presence of the disease early on. Scientists now believe that simple odour identification tests may help track the progression of the disease before symptoms actually appear, particularly among those at risk.</p> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 16:26:14 +0000 McGill University Airbnb’s impact on Canadian housing markets <p> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 17:51:45 +0000 McGill University Stress heightens fear of threats from the past <p>Recognizing threats is an essential function of the human mind — think “fight or flight” — one that is aided by past negative experiences. But when older memories are coupled with stress, individuals are likely to perceive danger in harmless circumstances, according to a paper published today in the <em>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</em>.</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 22:00:38 +0000 McGill University Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments <p>The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at McGill University.</p> <p>Because many therapeutic options, such as opioids, for patients with chronic pain carry the risk of addiction and undesirable side effects, this breakthrough offers promising lines of research into chronic pain treatment, says Luda Diatchenko, professor at McGill’s Faculty of Dentistry and co-lead author of the new study</p> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 14:20:15 +0000 McGill University Playing with your brain <p>Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in <em>Molecular Psychiatry</em>. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?</p> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 15:31:22 +0000 McGill University Speeding up SSRIs <p>For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.</p> Thu, 03 Aug 2017 19:14:11 +0000 McGill University Costs associated with homelessness are high, suggesting need for shift to programs to end homelessness <p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 19:07:44 +0000 McGill University New MUHC study calls for targeted screening of high-risk healthcare workers for tuberculosis <p> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 17:48:51 +0000 McGill University Sticky when wet: strong adhesives for wound healing <p> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 16:16:51 +0000 McGill University UAlberta and McGill scientists uncover a hidden calcium cholesterol connection <p>By Ross Neitz, University of Alberta</p> <p>It’s well known that calcium is essential for strong bones and teeth, but new research shows it also plays a key role in moderating another important aspect of health—cholesterol.</p> <p>Scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University have discovered a direct link between calcium and cholesterol, a discovery that could pave the way for new ways of treating high blood cholesterol. </p> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 16:58:46 +0000 McGill University Fear, fearlessness and animal extinction <p>Too much fear can be dangerous for species’ survival. In fact, fear alone, even in the absence of a live predator, can lead to species’ extinction if the population size is small enough suggests a recent study from McGill and Guelph universities. To read: <a href="//">“How fear alone can cause animal extinction”</a></p> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 17:14:36 +0000 McGill University “Rebalancing society” module launched <p>On the occasion of the High Level Political Forum held on 18 and 19 July at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, PRME in collaboration with McGill University and KEDGE Business School are pleased to announce the launch of a new <a href="">Sustainability Literacy Test (Sulitest)</a> module based on Henry Mintzberg’s book <em>Rebalancing Society.</em></p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:02:25 +0000 McGill University Brains are more plastic than we thought <p>Practice might not always make perfect, but it’s essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It's also the basis of brain training, an approach that holds potential as a non-invasive therapy to overcome disabilities caused by neurological disease or trauma.</p> <p>Research at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University (The Neuro) has shown just how adaptive the brain can be, knowledge that could one day be applied to recovery from conditions such as stroke.</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 15:32:12 +0000 McGill University John Dobson Foundation makes its largest donation to McGill to support X-1 entrepreneurs <p>The John Dobson Foundation has announced a donation of $2 million dollars – its largest gift to McGill yet – to fund the McGill X-1 Accelerator program run by the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship. The donation will support the program now in its third year, as it grows to support entrepreneurs across McGill University.</p> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 14:14:09 +0000 McGill University Detecting long-term concussion in athletes <p>Lawyers representing both sides in concussion lawsuits against sports leagues may eventually have a new tool at their disposal: a diagnostic signature that uses artificial intelligence to detect brain trauma years after it has occurred. </p> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 15:43:39 +0000 McGill University Lost in translation: To the untrained zebra finch ear, jazzy courtship songs fall flat <p>Zebra finches brought up without their fathers don’t react to the singing of potential suitors in the same way that female birds usually do, hinting that the environment in which the birds are raised can have a determining effect on their behaviour.</p> <p>The finding, published in the <em>Proceedings of the Royal Society B</em> by McGill researchers, highlights how learning and experience, including developmental auditory experience, can shape how the brain perceives vocal signals.</p> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:06:30 +0000 McGill University Crafting better beer <p>Canada’s extensive malting and brewing industry could get a further boost from new insight into the science of malting.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:48:18 +0000 McGill University Differences in U.S. infant mortality rates among black and white babies <p>A new research letter published by <em>JAMA Pediatrics</em> examined trends in overall and cause-specific infant mortality rates between non-Hispanic black and white infants because infant mortality is an important indicator of population health.</p> <p>Corinne A. Riddell, Ph.D., of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, and coauthors analyzed data from the U.S. National Vital Statistics System from 2005 to 2015. The infant mortality rate was calculated as the number of deaths divided by the number of births. Rates for the top four causes of death also were calculated.</p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:06:48 +0000 McGill University How a few drops of blood led to a breakthrough in immunology <p>Scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) may have cracked the code to understanding the function of special cells called regulatory T Cells. Treg cells, as they are often known, control and regulate our immune system to prevent excessive reactions. The findings, published in <em>Science</em> <em>Immunology</em>, could have a major impact in our understanding and treatment of all autoimmune diseases and most chronic inflammatory diseases such as arthritis, Crohn’s disease as well as broader conditions such as asthma, allergies and cancer. </p> Wed, 05 Jul 2017 17:21:06 +0000 McGill University Cancer researchers overestimate reproducibility of preclinical studies <p>Cancer scientists overestimate the extent to which high-profile preclinical studies can be successfully replicated, new research from McGill University suggests.</p> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:40:17 +0000 McGill University No detectable limit to how long people can live <p>Emma Morano passed away last April. At 117 years old, the Italian woman was the oldest known living human being.</p> <p>Super- centenarians, such as Morano and Jeanne Calment of France, who famously lived to be 122 years old, continue to fascinate scientists and have led them to wonder just how long humans can live. A study published in <em>Nature</em> last October concluded that the upper limit of human age is peaking at around 115 years.</p> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 15:04:07 +0000 McGill University Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality <p>Scientists have known for some time that a memory is stored in the brain through changes in the strength of particular synapses, the structures that pass signals between neurons. However, how the change in strength persisted remained a mystery. Solving this mystery has important implications for remedying neurological and psychological disorders.</p> Tue, 27 Jun 2017 18:16:14 +0000 McGill University Biofilms—the eradication has begun <p>Canadian scientists take a step forward in the fight against microbial armour‎.<br /> Read more <a href="//">here</a>.</p> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 15:16:36 +0000 McGill University $3 million for research to help farmers cut greenhouse gas emissions <p>Two McGill University research projects aimed at helping farmers mitigate greenhouse gas emissions will receive nearly $3 million in funding from the Government of Canada, federal officials announced. </p> <p>Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, Jean-Claude Poissant, and Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, made the announcement today at McGill’s Macdonald Campus in Ste. Anne de Bellevue, Que.</p> Fri, 09 Jun 2017 18:45:43 +0000 McGill University Kidney graft success — does age and sex matter? <p> Thu, 08 Jun 2017 13:37:56 +0000 McGill University A more sustainable way to refine metals <div>A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and reagents. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques, could greatly shrink the environmental impact of producing metals from raw materials or from post-consumer electronics.</div> <div> </div> Tue, 06 Jun 2017 17:56:20 +0000 McGill University We’re on the brink of mass extinction — but there’s still time to pull back <p> Tue, 30 May 2017 20:18:46 +0000 McGill University Brain area involved in addiction activated earlier than previously thought in recreational cocaine users <p>Even among non-dependent cocaine users, cues associated with consumption of the drug lead to dopamine release in an area of the brain thought to promote compulsive use, according to researchers at McGill University.</p> <p>The findings, published in <em>Scientific Reports</em>, suggest that people who consider themselves recreational users could be further along the road to addiction than they might have realized.</p> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:19:58 +0000 McGill University Teaching practices could play an important role in preventing bullying <p>Classrooms that encourage competition between students may inadvertently be creating settings where bullying is more likely to take place. That’s one of the conclusions that can be drawn from work led by McGill University researchers Maria Di Stasio and Robert Savage, who recently published a paper on the subject in the <a href=""><em>Journal of Adolescence.</em></a> But it’s only part of the story.</p> Fri, 19 May 2017 18:51:39 +0000 McGill University Turning skin cells into brain cells <p> Wed, 17 May 2017 17:42:06 +0000 McGill University Diabetes drug may help symptoms of autism-associated condition <p>Metformin, the most widely used drug to treat type 2 diabetes, could potentially be used to treat symptoms of Fragile X syndrome, an inherited form of intellectual disability and a cause of some forms of autism.</p> <p>A new study led by researchers at McGill University, the University of Edinburgh and Université de Montréal has found that metformin improves social, behavioural and morphological defects in Fragile X mice.</p> Mon, 15 May 2017 15:43:15 +0000 McGill University McGill University set to become world leader in retail management education thanks to a $25-million gift from the Bensadoun Family Foundation <div> <div><span>Retail icon and philanthropist Aldo Bensadoun has stepped forward with a visionary gift to his alma mater, McGill University, aimed at creating new knowledge and developing leaders for the rapidly changing retail industry. Thanks to a donation of $25 million from the Bensadoun Family Foundation, announced today, McGill will work on developing the </span><strong>Bensadoun School of Retail Management</strong><span>: an inter-disciplinary, state-of-the-art school dedicated to all facets of the retail industry.</span></div> <div> </div> </div> Thu, 11 May 2017 14:59:29 +0000 McGill University Protecting life’s tangled ecological webs <p>Ecosystems are a complex web of interactions. These ecological networks are being reorganized by extinctions and colonization events caused by human impacts, such as climate change and habitat destruction. In a paper published this week in <em>Nature Ecology &amp; Evolution</em>, researchers from McGill University and University of British Columbia have developed a new theory to understand how complex ecological networks will reorganize in the future.</p> Tue, 09 May 2017 13:31:04 +0000 McGill University Faculty of Engineering Dean Nicell elected vice chair of NCDEAS <div><span>The National Council of Deans of Engineering and Applied Science | Conseil canadien des doyens d'ingénierie et des sciences appliquées (NCDEAS│CCDISA) met on April 29, 2017 for its biennial meeting in Ottawa. This national council, comprised of all forty-four engineering deans in Canada, is committed to the continuous improvement of engineering education and research that enhances the innovation and leadership skills of Canadian engineering graduates.</span></div> <div> </div> Tue, 09 May 2017 15:12:23 +0000 McGill University [UPDATED] Flooding update: Classes will resume on Tuesday, May 9 <p><strong><span>[UPDATE - Monday 3:30 pm]</span></strong></p> <p>Day and evening summer classes and exams will resume on Tuesday, May 9, 2017, at both McGill’s Macdonald Campus and its downtown campus.</p> <p><span>Some employees and some students may still be dealing with flooding issues, so we ask supervisors and instructors for their continued understanding.</span></p> <p>The University will send updates as required.</p> <p>---------</p> <p>[SUNDAY, May 7, 11:00 pm]</p> Mon, 08 May 2017 02:35:14 +0000 McGill University New theory on how Earth’s crust was created <p>More than 90% of Earth’s continental crust is made up of silica-rich minerals, such as feldspar and quartz. But where did this silica-enriched material come from? And could it provide a clue in the search for life on other planets?</p> Wed, 03 May 2017 22:40:34 +0000 McGill University Scientists scan horizon for future invasive species challenges <p><span>Shipping and mining in the Arctic. The spread of invasive microbial pathogens around the world. Changing agricultural practices. Use of genomic-modification tools. Those are among the 14 most significant issues that could affect the science and management of invasive species over the next two decades, according to an international team of ecologists, who published their findings in the journal <em>Trends in Ecology and Evolution</em>.</span></p> Thu, 04 May 2017 14:11:54 +0000 McGill University New hope in the fight against superbugs <p><span>Antibiotic resistance is a growing global health threat. So much so that a 2014 study commissioned by the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom predicted that, if the problem is left unchecked, in less than 35 years more people will die from antibiotic resistant superbugs than from cancer. It is critical that researchers develop new antibiotics informed by knowledge of how superbugs are resistant to this medication.</span></p> Wed, 03 May 2017 19:16:34 +0000 McGill University McGill Honorary Doctorates 2017 <div>Each year McGill University is proud to confer honorary degrees to highly talented and engaged individuals who serve as an inspiration for our community of students, professors, researchers and staff.</div> <div> </div> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:14:32 +0000 McGill University Bright future for self-charging batteries <p>Who hasn’t lived through the frustrating experience of being without a phone after forgetting to recharge it? This could one day be a thing of the past thanks to technology being developed by Hydro-Québec and McGill University.</p> <p>Lithium-ion batteries have allowed the rapid proliferation of all kinds of mobile devices such as phones, tablets and computers. These tools however require frequent re-charging because of the limited energy density of their batteries.</p> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:27:50 +0000 McGill University McGill and Schulich School of Music award honorary doctorate to Yannick Nézet-Séguin <p>McGill University is proud to present the degree of doctor <em>honoris causa</em> to a great name on the Quebec cultural scene, Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin.</p> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:46:11 +0000 McGill University 85th Acfas Annual Congress: May 8 to 12, 2017 at McGill University <p>For the third time in its history, the Acfas Annual Congress, the largest multidisciplinary research event in the<em> Francophonie,</em> will be hosted by McGill University.</p> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 14:42:32 +0000 McGill University When children see war as better than peace <p>For most people, the end of a war offers relief, hope, and an end to violence. This may not be the case for children born of wartime rape, however, who often endure continued brutality in the post-war period.</p> <p>That finding emerges from a new study of children born to mothers who were abducted, held captive, and sexually violated by members of the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), a rebel group led by Joseph Kony during the civil war in northern Uganda from 1986 to 2007.</p> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 15:02:16 +0000 McGill University Students receive $50K from Ottawa for innovative urban green housing design <p><span>Canada’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change, the Honourable Catherine McKenna announced a $50,000 grant from Natural Resources Canada’s Program for Energy Research and Development (PERD) to help TeamMTL participate in the international Solar Decathlon, to be held next year in Dezhou, China.</span></p> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:38:49 +0000 McGill University Solving medical “cold cases” through genetics <div> <div> <div> <p style="text-align:left"><span>Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient's serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, the researcher developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.</span></p></div></div></div> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 14:17:44 +0000 McGill University Melting snow contains a toxic cocktail of pollutants <p>With spring finally here and warmer temperatures just around the corner, snow will slowly melt away, releasing us from the clutches of winter. However, that’s not the only thing that the melting snow will release. Researchers from McGill University and École de technologie supérieure in Montreal have found that urban snow accumulates a toxic cocktail from car emissions - pollutants that are in turn unleashed into the environment as the weather warms up.</p> Tue, 04 Apr 2017 15:30:16 +0000 McGill University Nearly $3.8 Million for Macdonald Campus’ Farm Management and Technology program <div><span>The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced today on behalf of the Government of Quebec $3,772,000 in funding over three years for the Farm Management and Technology Program (FMT), a three-year academic and practical college program offered on the Macdonald campus and taught by the staff of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.</span></div> <div> </div> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 18:55:10 +0000 McGill University $5 Million for agri-food innovation <div><span>The Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food, Laurent Lessard, and Geoffrey Kelley, MNA for Jacques-Cartier and Minister responsible for Native Affairs, announced on behalf of the Government of Quebec $5 million for the Consortium de recherche précompétitive en transformation alimentaire at McGill University’s Macdonald campus today. The funds will be awarded in five annual instalments of $1 million</span></div> <div> </div> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 15:23:31 +0000 McGill University Improving memory with magnets <p>The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.</p> Tue, 28 Mar 2017 18:30:41 +0000 McGill University Message from the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University <p><span>Dear members of the McGill community,</span></p> <p><span>Professor Andrew Potter resigned from his position as Director of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC). He made his <a href="">letter of resignation</a> public on social media.</span></p> <p>I would like to acknowledge the contributions of Professor Potter and his courage in making this very difficult and painful decision.</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 21:00:03 +0000 McGill University Encouraging results for patients with aggressive brain cancer <p>Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most common and aggressive brain tumors – are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis. Patients diagnosed with this type of cancer, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months.</p> Thu, 23 Mar 2017 17:33:26 +0000 McGill University Long-term limitations imposed on patients with pulmonary embolism <p>A multi-centre clinical study, led by Dr. Susan Kahn at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH), determined that nearly half of the patients who suffer a pulmonary embolism (PE) – a blood clot in the lung – experience long term limitations to their capacity for physical activity and that this had a negative impact on their quality of life. This research, published in <em>Chest</em>, is the first to demonstrate that PE may have a lasting effect on patients.</p> Mon, 20 Mar 2017 18:10:22 +0000 McGill University March 16: Back to business as usual <p><span>UPDATE: Thursday, 6:00 am</span></p> <p><span>Back to business as usual today, after our very rare snow day. Students should consult with professors about rescheduled tests, exams, assignments and so on. Thanks to all staff who made it in yesterday. Now, let’s look forward to Spring!</span></p> <p><span> </span>-------</p> <p> </p> <p><span>UPDATE: Wednesday, 10:45 am</span></p> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:45:21 +0000 McGill University Child marriage remains widespread in many countries of sub-Saharan Africa <p> Mon, 13 Mar 2017 20:25:45 +0000 McGill University A lawyer and a philosopher on “us and them” – the migrant question <p>Global migration has stirred questions of human rights, democracy, of living together, of ‘us and them.’ The philosopher Charles Taylor and the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants, and McGill law professor, François Crépeau, explore these and other questions at a time of rising populism and what may be called the fear of others.<br /><a href="">Watch</a><br /><a href="">Listen</a></p> <p> </p> <p> </p> Thu, 09 Mar 2017 18:31:10 +0000 McGill University Why guillemot chicks leap from the nest before they can fly <p>Before they have the wing span to actually permit them to fly, young guillemots (also known as murres) leap hundreds of metres off towering cliffs and flutter down towards the sea, guided by their fathers. Scientists have long wondered why these tiny chicks make this remarkable leap, hoping to avoid the rocks below them, in what seems an unlikely survival strategy for a species.</p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 18:03:53 +0000 McGill University Molecule shown to repair damaged axons <p>A foray into plant biology led one researcher to discover that a natural molecule can repair axons, the thread-like projections that carry electrical signals between cells. Axonal damage is the major culprit underlying disability in conditions such as spinal cord injury and stroke. </p> Wed, 08 Mar 2017 20:26:31 +0000 McGill University McGill ranked world’s 3rd best university for study of Anatomy & Physiology <p>McGill University is the world’s third-best university for the study of Anatomy &amp; Physiology, behind only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject. </p> <p>The seventh edition of QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance, released today, lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects. Anatomy &amp; Physiology is one of four new subject categories introduced in this year’s listing.</p> Tue, 07 Mar 2017 20:54:58 +0000 McGill University Ottawa to provide $70 M to McGill for research-facility upgrades, energy-saving renovations <p>The Government of Canada announced today in Montreal that McGill University and two of its affiliated hospitals will receive $70.7 million through the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, for upgrades to research facilities and energy-saving renovations. The Quebec government will provide an additional $5.1 million toward the cost of the work. </p> Wed, 01 Mar 2017 19:57:14 +0000 McGill University Access to cutting-edge research equipment, laboratories and tools <p><span>At the University of New Brunswick this morning, The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced $51,968,051 for 223 projects at 39 universities across the country, including over $4.5 million across 14 projects at McGill, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI)<strong> John R. Evans Leaders Fund</strong>. The Fund was established to help universities like McGill innovate, as well as to attract and retain top research talent, by giving them access to cutting-edge research equipment, laboratories and tools.</span></p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:18:08 +0000 McGill University Woodstoves are good for the soul, bad for the heart <p><span>The risk of acute myocardial infarction for the elderly living in and around small cities is increased by air pollution caused by biomass burning from woodstoves.  </span></p> <p>It is well documented that air pollution in big cities causes heart and lung problems. But what are its consequences on people in smaller urban centres?</p> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:35:54 +0000 McGill University Addressing sexual violence <p>Media reports of events involving an executive of one of McGill's student associations have raised questions from some members of the community about whether the University’s <a href="">Policy against Sexual Violence</a>, approved by Senate and Board last fall, applies to members of student societies. This Policy was drafted with the deliberate intention of applying universally across the University.</p> Sat, 25 Feb 2017 14:18:16 +0000 McGill University Mouse Model Could Shed New Light on Immune System Response to Zika Virus <p>A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments, according to a study published in <em>PLOS Pathogens</em>.</p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:56:02 +0000 McGill University A prescription with legs <p> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:40:14 +0000 McGill University Nine innovative projects backed by NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants <p>During an announcement at the University of Ottawa today, 94 research projects in universities across the country were awarded funding from the NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants program. Nine McGill projects are together receiving more than $4.1 million from the funding envelope to partner with a supporting organization on strategic research, including highly innovative research in green energy storage.</p> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 18:54:51 +0000 McGill University Targeting the biological clock could slow the progression of cancer <p>Does the biological clock in cancer cells influence tumour growth? Yes, according to a study conducted by Nicolas Cermakian, a professor in McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry.</p> <p>Published in the journal <em>BMC Biology</em>, these results show for the first time that directly targeting the biological clock in a cancerous tumour has an impact on its development.</p> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 19:02:51 +0000 McGill University Montreal named world’s best student city <div><span>Montreal has ended Paris’s five-year stint as the world’s best student destination, according to global higher education analysts QS Quacquarelli Symonds. </span><a href="" target="_blank">The fifth edition</a><span> of the </span><em>QS Best Student Cities </em><span>ranking, featuring a ‘Student View’ indicator for the first time, provides further evidence of Canada’s increasing popularity and desirability as a student destination, particularly following recent political events in the United States and United Kingdom.</span></div> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 19:54:06 +0000 McGill University Big Plans for Big Classes <p>McGill University was one of 12 recipients of a mini-grant awarded today by the American Association of Universities (AAU) to support reform in undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education. </p> <p>McGill was the only Canadian institution to receive an award and, in addition to being one of only two Canadian members of the AAU Network, will now join the AAU’s STEM Education Network along with such peer American universities as Yale University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the California Institute of Technology, and Cornell University.</p> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:27:59 +0000 McGill University A call for respect <p>Dear members of the McGill community,<br />  <br /> The community received a <a href="//">message last week</a> from Provost Christopher Manfredi regarding a disturbing communication on social media that was sent by one of our students. I was shocked to read that Twitter post and want to make it clear that the University condemns all expressions of hatred and attempts to incite violence, including any that have been made in reaction to the post.<br />  <br /></p> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 20:54:12 +0000 McGill University McGill steadfast in support for respectful discourse <p>McGill recently became aware of a disturbing communication on social media by a student. The University strongly condemns expressions of hatred or incitement to violence against any individual or group. Such statements do not represent the views or the values of the University and we believe they violate a number of our policies, including the <a href="">Code of Student Conduct and Disciplinary Procedures</a>.</p> Thu, 09 Feb 2017 20:59:04 +0000 McGill University Sex, drugs, and rock & roll chemistry in the brain <p>The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University researchers published today in the <em>Nature</em> journal <em>Scientific Reports</em>.</p> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 20:49:25 +0000 McGill University Response to U.S. Executive Order restricting travel to the U.S. by citizens of seven countries <p>McGill is responding to U.S. President Donald Trump’s Executive Order restricting travel to the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries, Provost and Vice-Principal (Academic) Christopher Manfredi said Tuesday, Feb. 7.</p> <p>More: <a href=""></a></p> <p> </p> Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:02:50 +0000 McGill University Tomislav Friščić awarded NSERC’s Steacie Memorial Fellowship <p>The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has awarded an E.W.R Steacie Memorial Fellowship to Prof. Tomislav Friščić, to support his work in an innovative branch of chemistry that aims to develop environmentally friendly alternatives to solvent-based chemical processes.  </p> <p><span>NSERC awards up to six of these two-year, $250,000 fellowships annually to enhance the career development of outstanding and highly promising scientists and engineers.</span></p> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 21:51:22 +0000 McGill University The making of Antarctica <p>One of the big mysteries in the scientific world is how the ice sheets of Antarctica formed so rapidly about 34 million years ago, at the boundary between the Eocene and Oligocene epochs.</p> <p>There are 2 competing theories:</p> <p>The first explanation is based on <strong>global climate change</strong>: Scientists have shown that atmospheric carbon dioxide levels declined steadily since the beginning of the Cenozoic Era, 66 million years ago. Once CO2 dropped below a critical threshold, cooler global temperatures allowed the ice sheets of Antarctica to form.</p> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:20:06 +0000 McGill University Why the bar needs to be raised for human clinical trials <p>Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, McGill University researchers argue in a paper published today in <em>Nature</em>.</p> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 15:02:45 +0000 McGill University Protective wear inspired by fish scales <p>They started with striped bass. Over a two-year period the researchers went through about 50 bass, puncturing or fracturing hundreds of fish scales under the microscope, to try to understand their properties and mechanics better. “The people at the fish market must have wondered what we were up to,” says François Barthelat smiling ruefully.” He teaches in the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering at McGill, and is one of a growing number of scientists who look to nature for inspiration as they search for solutions to engineering problems they see around them today.</p> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 18:40:07 +0000 McGill University We need to talk about school start times <p> Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:52:09 +0000 McGill University Bell Let’s Talk support for the Neuro will enhance mental health access for multicultural communities <p>Bell Let’s Talk today announced a donation of $250,000 to McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – known as The Neuro – to fund the development of online mental health resources focused on the needs of multicultural communities.</p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:26:32 +0000 McGill University A boost for artificial-intelligence research in Montreal <p><span>To help spur artificial-intelligence research in Montreal, Microsoft will provide a gift of $1 million to McGill University.</span></p> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:45:10 +0000 McGill University A surprise advance in the treatment of adult cancers <p>A team of researchers at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has found an epigenetic modification that might be the cause of 15% of adult cancers of the throat linked to alcohol and tobacco use. This is a first in the field of epigenetics and the researchers are hopeful that the discovery can blaze a path in the development of new, targeted, more effective treatments that could arise over the next few years.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:52:55 +0000 McGill University Breakthrough in MS treatment <p>In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression in primary progressive MS.</p> <p>Three studies conducted by an international team of researchers, which included Amit Bar-Or and Douglas Arnold from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University, have discovered that ocrelizumab can significantly reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing MS, as well as slow the progression of symptoms caused by primary progressive MS.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 15:47:38 +0000 McGill University Homing in on source of mysterious cosmic radio bursts <p>Astronomers have pinpointed for the first time the home galaxy of a Fast Radio Burst, moving scientists a step closer to detecting what causes these powerful but fleeting pulses of radio waves. FRBs, which last just a few thousandths of a second, have puzzled astrophysicists since their discovery a decade ago.</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 17:25:53 +0000 McGill University Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection <div>Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population.</div> <div> </div> <div>Researchers at the University of Barcelona and the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University have discovered that people with this condition showed reduced functional connectivity between cortical regions responsible for processing sound and subcortical regions related to reward.</div> <div> </div> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 15:38:40 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers contribute to six of 10 discoveries of year picked by Quebec Science <p><em>Québec Science</em> magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2016, and McGill researchers figure in six of them. The annual list highlights top scientific research from across Quebec.</p> <p>Two of the discoveries were led by researchers at McGill:</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 14:48:47 +0000 McGill University McGill University announces a transformative $20 million donation to the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital <p> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 15:51:24 +0000 McGill University Bacteria control levels of dangerous pollutant in seabirds <p>Despite ongoing global pollution, researchers have discovered that levels of mercury in seabirds off the coast of B.C. have remained relatively stable over the past 50 years. Surprisingly, mercury in seabirds is now actually slightly lower. This might appear to be good news, but unfortunately it is due to a decline in fish stocks near the surface which has forced seabirds to change their diet, and in the process to feed in areas low in bacteria (known as sulfate-reducing bacteria) which act to control the levels of mercury in their bodies.</p> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:06:46 +0000 McGill University Fast track control accelerates switching of quantum bits <p>From laptops to cellphones, today’s technology advances through the ever-increasing speed at which electric charges are directed through circuits. Similarly, speeding up control over quantum states in atomic and nanoscale systems could lead to leaps for the emerging field of quantum technology.</p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:32:26 +0000 McGill University Taking stock of the world’s lakes <p>The total shoreline of the world’s lakes is more than four times longer than the global ocean coastline. And if all the water in those lakes were spread over the Earth’s landmass, it would form a layer some four feet (1.3 metres) deep.<br />  <br /></p> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 02:04:57 +0000 McGill University Lottery tickets aren’t child’s play <p>Lottery tickets may be fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors. Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.</p> Tue, 06 Dec 2016 18:30:38 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers lead development of tool to assess environmental risks of chemicals <p><span>Assessing the risks that toxic chemicals pose to natural ecosystems is a huge challenge, given the thousands of chemicals that require testing. But the task is expected soon to become less daunting, thanks to a new tool being developed by McGill University researchers. </span></p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:39:57 +0000 McGill University McGill announces Dr. Thomas Robinson as the 2016 winner of the Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health <p>McGill University, in association with Lawrence and Frances Bloomberg and Manulife, is pleased to announce that Dr. Thomas Robinson, a Stanford University professor of Pediatric Medicine and pioneer in using novel motivational techniques to combat childhood obesity, is the winner of the 2016 Bloomberg Manulife Prize for the Promotion of Active Health.</p> Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:12:40 +0000 McGill University Fast evolution affects everyone, everywhere <p>Rapid evolution of other species happens all around us all the time – and many of the most extreme examples are associated with human influences.</p> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 17:44:35 +0000 McGill University 4-week prehabilitation prepares cancer patients for surgery <p><span>Just four weeks of prehabilitation (pre-surgery preparation) may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. That’s according to a recent study of close to 120 colorectal cancer patients in Montreal. This potentially means that, barring unforeseen circumstances that stem from the surgery itself, their recovery is likely to be speedier too, according to earlier research from the same McGill-led team.</span></p> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:01:09 +0000 McGill University Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease <p>Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. </p> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:13:15 +0000 McGill University Major ALS Research Funding Announced <p><strong><em>By Shawn Hayward, <a href="">Montreal Neurological Institute</a></em></strong></p> <p>Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS and will share in $3.9 million, part of $4.5 million in research funding announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada. </p> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 16:25:26 +0000 McGill University Olfactory perception influenced by background and semantic information <p>When two people smell the same thing, they can have remarkably different reactions, depending on their cultural background. Researchers at the Neuro have found that even when two cultures share the same language and many traditions, their reactions to the same smells can be different.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:23:21 +0000 McGill University Newly created Jean Béliveau Award recognizes achievements and community leadership of McGill athletes <p>A new athletic financial award -- known as the <strong>Jean B</strong><strong>é</strong><strong>liveau Award</strong> -- has been established at McGill University to recognize outstanding student-athletes and honour the memory of the legendary Montreal Canadiens captain and inspirational community leader.</p> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:08:41 +0000 McGill University Prof. Claudia Mitchell receives SSHRC’s top research honour <p><span>The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) today awarded its 2016 Gold Medal to </span><a href="">Prof. Claudia Mitchell</a><span> of McGill’s Department of Integrated Studies in Education, in recognition of her work to strengthen HIV/AIDS education and prevention. </span></p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:04:22 +0000 McGill University Two for the Rhodes <p>Source: <a href="">McGill Reporter staff</a></p> <p>(UPDATED: 6:30 PM NOV. 22)</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:18:27 +0000 McGill University Men have a lot to learn about their own fertility <p>The first large-scale study of its kind has revealed that Canadian men generally lack knowledge about the risk factors contributing to male infertility. Research led by Dr. Phyllis Zelkowitz, head of psychosocial research at the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital, found that men could only identify about 50% of the potential risks and medical conditions that are detrimental to their sperm count and, thus, their prospects to father children.</p> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 17:09:01 +0000 McGill University The Work of the Dead wins Cundill Prize in Historical Literature <p><span>The winner of the 2016 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced tonight at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. Now in its ninth year, the Cundill Prize is one of the world’s most lucrative international awards for a nonfiction book. The Work of the Dead/ The Invention of Science/ The Invention of Nature took home the top prize of US$75,000.</span></p> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 12:03:12 +0000 McGill University International Human Epigenome Consortium studies mark major step forward for epigenetics research <p><span>One of the great mysteries in biology is how the many different cell types that make up our bodies are derived from a single cell and from one DNA sequence, or genome. We have learned a lot from studying the human genome, but have only partially unveiled the processes underlying cell determination. The identity of each cell type is largely defined by an instructive layer of molecular annotations on top of the genome – the epigenome – which acts as a blueprint unique to each cell type and developmental stage.</span></p> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 17:00:28 +0000 McGill University Montreal universities unite to host the 2017 Conference of the Americas on International Education <p>Montreal, November 15, 2016 – The <a href="">Université du Québec à Montréal</a> (UQAM), <a href="">Concordia University</a>, <a href="">McGill University</a>, <a href="">Université de Montréal</a> and <a href="">ÉTS</a> (<em>École de technologie supérieure</em>) will host the <a href="">Conference of the Americas on International Education</a> (CAIE) in Montreal from October 11 to 13, 2017.</p> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:31:02 +0000 McGill University Keeping our balance - a tale of two systems <p>The transition from being sea creatures to living on land, even if it happened over 300 million years ago, seems to have left its traces on the way we keep our balance today.</p> <p>“It’s a discovery that is likely to be controversial,” says Kathy Cullen, the senior researcher on a paper on the subject that was published recently in <em><a href="">Nature Communications</a>.</em> She has been working on this problem for over a decade with her colleague Maurice Chacron who also teaches in McGill’s Department of Physiology.</p> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 16:04:22 +0000 McGill University Measuring protection of the world’s rivers <p>To  what extent are the world’s rivers protected?  </p> <p><span>In 2010, the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), an international treaty for the conservation of biodiversity, </span><a href="">set a 17% target</a><span> for the protection of ‘inland waters,’ including rivers. But there was a problem: there was no good way to measure progress toward that target.  </span></p> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 18:16:17 +0000 McGill University Towards better hip replacements <p><span><em>By Katherine Gombay</em><br /> Some potentially good news for aging Baby Boomers: researchers believe that they have developed a hip replacement that will last longer and create fewer problems for the people who receive them than those currently in use. The secret? An implant that “tricks” the host bone into remaining alive by mimicking the varying porosity of real bones.</span></p> <p><span>Interestingly, the key factor that distinguishes the new implant is that is LESS rather than more solid than those in current use, while still being just as strong.</span></p> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:52:16 +0000 McGill University Murray Humphries named McGill Northern Research Chair <p>Institut nordique du Québec (INQ)’s founding partners have unveiled the first foundational elements of the Institute’s scientific program by simultaneously announcing three northern research chairs and introducing its newly recruited director of science and innovation, Louis Fortier. </p> <p>Representatives from INQ’s three founding universities made a joint announcement of funding for three research chairs supported by INQ, allocated to INRS, McGill University, and Université Laval—a historic first for northern research.</p> Tue, 01 Nov 2016 15:39:08 +0000 McGill University Researchers identify gene associated with intracranial aneurysm in French-Canadian population <p><span>Scientists have identified a gene in the French-Canadian population that predisposes them to the development of intracranial aneurysm (IA), a potentially life threatening neurological condition that is responsible for approximately 500,000 deaths worldwide per year, half of which occur in people less than 50 years of age.</span></p> <p>Using genetic analysis, the team of researchers found rare variations of one gene, RNF213, that appeared more frequently in IA patients than in the control group. Both patients and the control group came from French-Canadian families. </p> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:42:17 +0000 McGill University AMUSE/Casuals plan to strike Saturday <p>McGill has received an official notice from the Association of McGill University Support Employees (AMUSE/Casuals)/Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) indicating that the union has called a five-day strike effective Saturday, Oct. 29, at 7 a.m. until Wednesday, Nov. 2, at 11:59 p.m.</p> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 11:58:47 +0000 McGill University It’s what's underneath that counts <p>To the naked eye, ancient rocks may look completely inhospitable, but in reality, they can sustain an entire ecosystem of microbial communities in their fracture waters isolated from sunlight for millions, if not billions, of years. New scientific findings discovered the essential energy source to sustain the life kilometres below Earth’s surface with implications for life not only on our planet but also on Mars. </p> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:36:05 +0000 McGill University McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for 12th straight year <p>McGill once again ranked first in the “medical-doctoral” category in scholarships and bursaries for students, as well as in social sciences and humanities grants relative to faculty size. <a href="">Maclean’s published the results</a> online Wednesday evening.</p> <p>“Our leading position in scholarships and bursaries in this ranking underscores our commitment to ensuring accessibility to education for all talented students, regardless of their financial means,” said Principal Suzanne Fortier.</p> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 20:34:02 +0000 McGill University Why some dental implants work and others don’t <p>Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. And to stop taking heartburn pills.</p> <p>A body of research from McGill led-teams indicates that in order to raise the odds that dental implants will attach properly, there are clear benefits to taking certain common medications and avoiding others.</p> <p><strong>Bone cell growth, healing and death</strong></p> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:49:59 +0000 McGill University A key to unlocking the mystery of triple negative breast cancer <p>A study conducted at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) suggests screening breast cancer patients for the prolactin receptor could improve the prognosis for patients and may help them avoid unnecessary and invasive treatments. Using a database of 580 women with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC), the researchers found that survival was prolonged in patients who expressed the prolactin receptor and that prolactin hormone was able to reduce the aggressive behavior of cancerous cells. It does so by decreasing their ability to divide and form new tumors.</p> Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:04:44 +0000 McGill University Essential tremor sufferers needed for groundbreaking study <p>You probably know someone who has it. It is the most common movement disorder, yet most people don’t even know its name.</p> <p>Essential tremor affects nearly one per cent of the world’s population, increasing to four per cent of those over 40. The involuntary shaking of hands is the most common symptom, but symptoms can also include shaking of the head and legs.</p> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 16:02:01 +0000 McGill University Is there such a thing as “rape culture” on campuses in Canada? <p>Who are the key players and actors on the issue of sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally?</p> <p>Shaheen Shariff, Associate Professor with the Faculty of Education, Director of Define the Line Projects at McGill University has been awarded a $2.5 million Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) Partnership Grant to address sexual violence on university campuses across Canada and internationally.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:55:23 +0000 McGill University Easing the burden of terminal illness <p><span>The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is pleased to announce the launch of a new clinical program designed to ease the suffering of seriously ill patients through specialized consultation and comprehensive care. </span></p> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 15:49:40 +0000 McGill University Public Forum on Electoral Reform (Oct. 20) <p>The Centre for the Study of Democratic Citizenship at McGill University and the Research Chair in Electoral Studies at the Université de Montréal will be hosting a <a href="">public forum on the Canadian electoral reform</a> on October 20.</p> <p><strong>When</strong>: October 20, 2016 from 19h30 to 21h30<br /><span><strong>Where</strong>: McGill New Residence Hall, 3625 Av du Parc, Montréal</span></p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 20:02:40 +0000 McGill University How migratory cells find their way through body tissue <p>A new study published in Nature Communications could help biologists understand how various types of migratory cells, such as immune cells, find their way through tissues in the human body.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:39:59 +0000 McGill University 11 new invasive species detected in Canadian ports <p>A mussel never reported in Canada was identified in the port of Montreal, a soft shell clam never seen in the Arctic was discovered in the Hudson Bay in Churchill, Manitoba, and a barnacle that was not thought to occur north of San Francisco was detected in Nanaimo, British Columbia. These are invasive species and researchers from McGill University detected 24 of these non-indigenous species across 16 major ports in Canada, including 11 that were identified in previously unreported locations. Their findings were published Biodiversity Research.</p> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:33:48 +0000 McGill University Science and the media <p>There is widespread worry today about the health effects of just about everything around us -- from the food we eat and water we drink, to the plastics we use and medications we take. A journalist’s task of sorting through all the latest studies and reporting the findings in a responsible fashion is more critical than ever.</p> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 19:24:45 +0000 McGill University Pair of proteins found to drive neuroinflammation <p><span>McGill researchers have identified two proteins that work together to drive neuroinflammation in acute conditions such as microbial or autoimmune encephalitis, and in chronic conditions such as multiple sclerosis. </span></p> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:22:54 +0000 McGill University Joanne Liu, Bertrand Cesvet to receive honorary degrees from McGill <p>Two inspirational McGill alumni -- Bertrand Cesvet, of the award-winning creative agency Sid Lee, and Joanne Liu, of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders -- will receive honorary doctorate degrees at the university’s fall convocation ceremonies.</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 20:27:04 +0000 McGill University Short list announced for 2016 Cundill Prize in historical literature <p>Today the jury for the world’s most lucrative award for historical non-fiction writing announced this year's short list. Antonia Maioni, Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts and Chair of the Cundill Prize, said, “With this year's finalists for the Cundill Prize in History, the jury has identified three books that combine tremendous erudition, insight and élan.</p> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 16:26:08 +0000 McGill University Our future doesn’t have to be dismal <p><strong><em>By  Katherine Gombay, <a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 16:04:04 +0000 McGill University The truth about lying? Children’s perceptions get more nuanced with age <p>Parents don’t like it when children lie. But what do the kids themselves think about it? New research suggests truth telling isn’t black and white.</p> <p>As children get older, their moral evaluations of both lies and truths is increasingly influenced by whether they think this behaviour will cause harm to either others or themselves.</p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:41:32 +0000 McGill University KalGene gears up to manufacture and test promising Alzheimer’s treatment with NRC, McGill and CIMTEC <div> <div> <div> <p>KalGene Pharmaceuticals and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are proud to announce the signature of an agreement worth over $1M to develop, scale up, and transfer the technology needed to manufacture a promising novel Alzheimer’s treatment in Canada that the parties have been co- developing since 2015.</p> <p>The treatment, a biologic molecule made up of a peptide that fights Alzheimer’s and an antibody-based carrier molecule designed to shuttle the peptide into the brain, is a custom- engineered therapeutic developed at NRC.</p></div></div></div> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:20:08 +0000 McGill University Socioeconomics play key role in Arctic Search and Rescue <p><span>Traveling and harvesting on the land and sea is of vital importance to Indigenous communities in the Canadian Arctic and subarctic, with links to food security, cultural identity, and wellbeing. A new study by the Climate Change Adaptation Research Group at McGill University however, finds that economic transitions, social shifts, and climate change are dramatically affecting the safety of Inuit during these activities.</span></p> <p><img align="right" src="//" style="padding-right:10px; padding-bottom:10px; padding-top:10px" /></p> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 16:24:03 +0000 McGill University Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep <p>The brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst in the hours before sleep, according to a study published in the journal <em>Nature</em> by McGill University researchers.</p> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 16:02:45 +0000 McGill University Long List Announced For 2016 Cundill Prize In Historical Literature <p> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:13:28 +0000 McGill University McGill launches Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Education <p>McGill University launches its Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education, mandated by Provost and Vice Principal Academic, Christopher Manfredi, with a public event to be held on September 22 at the new site of the Hochelaga Rock. The Task Force will propose initiatives aimed at integrating indigenous perspectives into the academic curriculum and research, as well as the retention and recruitment of Indigenous students and faculty members.</p> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:44:10 +0000 McGill University Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1.1M for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill <div>McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) Cyberinfrastructure Initiative.</div> <div> </div> <div>Marc Miller, Member of Parliament for Ville-Marie — Le Sud-ouest — Île-des-sœurs, made the announcement at McGill on behalf of the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, the Minister of Science.</div> <div> </div> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:08:52 +0000 McGill University Could quality of sleep have to do with sex differences? <p>You may have noticed that women are more prone to sleep disturbances than men. They are, for instance, up to twice as likely to suffer from insomnia than men. Could there be a link between the body clock that regulates sleep and being a female or a male? Yes, according to an original study conducted by Dr. Diane B. Boivin of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.</p> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 16:25:23 +0000 McGill University Campus-wide consultation launched on sexual-violence policy <div><span>Sexual violence on campus is a matter of preeminent importance, meriting a clear response and commitment to action. The adoption of a university policy and protocol is a significant step in ensuring a safe campus environment for all members of the McGill community. </span></div> <div> </div> Sat, 10 Sep 2016 12:10:12 +0000 McGill University McGill University welcomes Martine Alfonso as Interim President and Executive Director of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC). <p>In the context of the MUHC’s <a href="">recent announcement</a> regarding Ms. Alfonso’s appointment and the MUHC’s strategic direction, McGill University is very supportive of any proposal that has as its primary goals to improve patient care and strengthen the academic mission in its affiliated health network.</p> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:39:23 +0000 McGill University Critical information missing in fight to save wildlife <p><span>With global temperatures continuing to rise at an alarming rate, predictions for the impact of climate change on plants and wildlife must improve to give scientists a clearer picture of which species are most at risk of extinction.</span></p> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:52:33 +0000 McGill University Mammals, spiny plants and the savanna story <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>The evolution and distribution of spiny plants holds clue to spread of African savanna</em></p> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 17:25:18 +0000 McGill University Medication against schizophrenia inhibits pancreatic cancer <p>A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer -- and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumor growth and metastatic spread in mice, according to researchers at McGill University and the German Cancer Research Center.</p> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:22:40 +0000 McGill University Aerosol emissions in East Asia driven by consumption in developed countries <p>Much of the influence on climate from air pollution in East Asia is driven by consumption in the developed countries of Western Europe and North America, according to research co-led by McGill University atmospheric scientist Yi Huang.</p> <p><span>In a paper published online this week in <em>Nature Geoscience,</em> Huang and colleagues from China, the U.S. and U.K. report that international trade shifts the climate impacts of aerosols -- solid or liquid particles suspended in air -- from net consuming countries to net producing countries.</span></p> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 19:44:07 +0000 McGill University McGill maintains its position as top Canadian university in QS rankings <p><span>McGill remains Canada’s top university according to the QS World University Rankings 2016/17, which were released yesterday.</span></p> <p><span>McGill University is ranked 30th globally, among the almost 1,000 universities surveyed for the annual report. McGill has been ranked as the top Canadian university for eleven of the thirteen years that the QS/THE rankings have been published, apart from in 2013 and 2014.</span></p> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 18:50:38 +0000 McGill University McGill wins $84 million grant for neuroscience <p>McGill University will launch an ambitious effort to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders, thanks to an $84 million, seven-year grant announced today under the federal government's <strong>Canada First Excellence Research Fund (CFREF)</strong>.</p> <p>The program, <strong>Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives</strong>, will build on McGill's leading position in neuroscience to make the university a global hub for brain research – one of the major frontiers for 21st century medicine.</p> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:59:44 +0000 McGill University McGill University moving forward with Faculty of Medicine satellite medical campus in Outaouais <p><span>The funding, announced by Quebec Premier Philippe Couillard, who was joined by Minister of Health and Social Services Gaétan Barrette, Minister of Higher Education Hélène David and Minister of Justice and Minister responsible for the Outaouais region Stéphanie Vallée, is earmarked to develop the operational plan for the McGill satellite medical campus and to break ground on construction of the required infrastructure.</span></p> Tue, 06 Sep 2016 11:15:39 +0000 McGill University Seeing Evolution in Fast Motion <p><span>A new outdoor laboratory will serve as a facility for studying the effects on our lakes of climate change and chemicals commonly used in Quebec. It features a series of 96 experimental ponds containing 1,000 litres of water from Lac Hertel on McGill University’s Gault Nature Reserve in Mont St. Hilaire. This network of ponds, named LEAP (Large Experimental Array of Ponds), was opened on September 2, 2016.</span> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 18:01:44 +0000 McGill University Ferring Canada Donates $2 Million to McGill University <p>TORONTO – September 1, 2016 – Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.</p> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 13:49:54 +0000 McGill University Gaming for gut research <p><span>You may not think of yourself in this way – but in some ways your body is just a host for hundreds of trillions of microbes (including bacteria) that colonize us in fairly unique combinations in our guts, inside our various orifices and on the surface of our skin. These tiny creatures are essential to our survival – we couldn’t digest anything without them, for instance.</span> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:16:40 +0000 McGill University McGill University, in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, becomes FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence site <p>During a ceremony held August 29, 2016 at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the School of Physical &amp; Occupational Therapy (SPOT), in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, was officially recognized as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Joining the University of British Columbia as one of only two such sites accredited by FIFA in Canada, the primary focus of the Centre will be to educate the soccer community about different aspects of athletic performance from training principles, to nutrition and sport specific skills. </p> Tue, 30 Aug 2016 13:23:30 +0000 McGill University Launch of Roddick Roast, McGill’s Unique Coffee Blend <p>On Tuesday, August 30th, at the McGill a la Carte event, Student Housing and Hospitality Services will launch McGill’s unique Fairtrade coffee blend. This new coffee will be available across both campuses in all non-branded SHHS food service locations as of August 29th, 2016. The price of the coffee will range from $1.79 to $2.19.</p> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:57:33 +0000 McGill University Researchers find new role for cannabinoids in vision <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>Chemicals found to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells</em></p> <p>A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates.</p> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 11:38:22 +0000 McGill University Simulated patient study sheds new light on antibiotic use in India <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>As a result of the overuse or misus<span>e of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.</span></em></p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:43:10 +0000 McGill University Students at McGill receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>Universities announce their 2016 Schulich Leader Scholarship winners</em></p> <p>Ontario high school student Abtin Ameri and Mana Moshkforoush of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious <em>Schulich Leader</em> Scholarships.</p> Wed, 24 Aug 2016 01:31:39 +0000 McGill University McGill duo named CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars <p><b><i>By  James Martin</i></b></p> <p><em>McGill professors Corinne Maurice and Kieran O’Donnell have been appointed to the CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program, a new initiative that helps outstanding early-career researchers develop the leadership and communication skills, and network connections, they’ll need to solve some of our most pressing problems</em></p> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 10:54:51 +0000 McGill University Novel therapy holds promise of remission in relapsed patients with diffuse large B-cell lymphoma <p> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 18:07:14 +0000 McGill University Gaming camera could aid MS treatment <p><a href="//"><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties</em></p> <p>A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.</p> <p>The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.</p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 10:40:05 +0000 McGill University Legions of nanorobots target cancerous tumours with precision <p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 15:10:06 +0000 McGill University Don’t scan so close to me <p><span>What does the 1960s Beatles hit “Girl” have in common with Astor Piazzolla’s evocative tango composition “Libertango”?</span></p> <p><span>Probably not much, to the casual listener. But in the mind of one famously eclectic singer-songwriter, the two songs are highly similar. That’s one of the surprising findings of an unusual neuroscience study based on brain scans of the musician <strong>Sting</strong>.</span></p> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 14:35:34 +0000 McGill University Hot ‘new’ material found to exist in nature <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>Rare minerals from Siberia found to have same structure as some man-made metal-organic frameworks</em></p> <p>One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them as molecular sponges for applications such as hydrogen storage, carbon sequestration, or photovoltaics.</p> Mon, 08 Aug 2016 14:10:57 +0000 McGill University DJI and McGill Go Live with Fish + Forest Project <p>DJI is proud to present, together with Canada's McGill University and Brazil's Federal University of Pará - Altamira Campus, the Fish + Forest Project. Tune in to watch a special livestream from the Amazonian Xingu River in northern Brazil, a home to up to 600 unique species of fish, many found nowhere else, narrated by experts in the river's flora and fauna.You will also have the opportunity to ask questions live on Twitter.</p> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 12:46:03 +0000 McGill University Dot-drawing with drones <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>Flying robots could someday help artists create outdoor murals</em></p> <p>You may have heard of plans to use drones for delivering packages, monitoring wildlife, or tracking storms. But painting murals?</p> <p><span>That’s the idea behind a project in Paul Kry’s laboratory at McGill University’s School of Computer Science. Prof. Kry and a few of his students have teamed up to program tiny drones to create dot drawings – an artistic technique known as stippling.</span></p> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 15:17:38 +0000 McGill University En route for Rio! <div><a href="//"><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></div> <div> <p><em>Three athletes are among a 23-member entourage of McGill University students and graduates headed to Rio de Janeiro to serve in an official capacity at the Summer Olympic Games, Aug. 5-21. </em></p></div> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 17:35:27 +0000 McGill University Search and rescue in the Arctic <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>Minimum daily temperature -3 C increases need of search and rescues in Nunavut, affecting culturally valued hunting activities of Inuit</em></p> <p>Search and rescue operations in Nunavut have more than doubled over the past decade. In the communities of the vast northern Canadian territory, it’s commonly felt that climate change is one factor making hunting riskier in the spring and fall. </p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 13:55:17 +0000 McGill University Depression screening in children and adolescents <p><a href="//"><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Researchers find tools inaccurate and advise against routine screening in this age group</em></p> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:23:23 +0000 McGill University Adverse effects and incretin-based drugs for diabetes <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Extensive population-based studies on a popular group of drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes revealed no association with acute pancreatitis, but increased risk of bile duct and gallbladder disease</em></p> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:19:07 +0000 McGill University McGill in global top 50 of Nature Index Rising Stars <p><a href="//"><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Ranks first in Canada for increase in high-quality research publications from 2012 to 2015</em></p> <p>McGill University ranks first in Canada and 37th globally in the <a href="">Nature Index 2016 Rising Stars</a> supplement, which identifies institutions showing the most significant growth in high-quality scientific research publications over the past four years.</p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:51:56 +0000 McGill University Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids <p><a href=""><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></p> <p><em>Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis</em></p> <p><span>Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.</span></p> Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:10:57 +0000 McGill University Preventable deaths of children with HIV <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Reducing opportunistic infections such as TB in children with HIV could save both lives and money</em></p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:28:45 +0000 McGill University What hibernating toads tell us about climate <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>24-year study of sp</em><em>ring emergence of Fowler’s Toads creates model for predicting climate-change effects</em></p> <p>The ability to predict when toads come out of hibernation in southern Canada could provide valuable insights into the future effects of climate change on a range of animals and plants.</p> Tue, 19 Jul 2016 06:15:31 +0000 McGill University Understanding bone death <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Researchers discover new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip</em></p> <p><span>Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.</span></p> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 15:36:55 +0000 McGill University Great performance of Québec researchers at last GAPP <p><a href=""><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></p> <p><em>Génome Québec is happy to report that Québec has achieved excellent results in the 5th cycle of the Genomic Applications Partnership Program (GAPP).</em></p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 15:19:33 +0000 McGill University Middle-age memory decline a matter of changing focus <p><a href=""><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></p> <p><em>Research sheds new light on what constitutes healthy aging of the brain</em></p> <p>The inability to remember details, such as the location of objects, begins in early midlife (the 40s) and may be the result of a change in what information the brain focuses on during memory formation and retrieval, rather than a decline in brain function, according to a study by McGill University researchers.</p> Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:24:07 +0000 McGill University “Big Data” study discovers earliest sign of Alzheimer’s <p><a href=""><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></p> <p><em>Research underlines importance of computational power in future neurological breakthrough</em></p> <p>Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs.</p> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 15:12:54 +0000 McGill University Dr. Mark Ware, vice-chair of task force on cannabis <p>World-renowned pain specialist and medical cannabis researcher Dr. Mark Ware, director of clinical research at the Alan Edwards Pain Management Unit of the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), has been nominated vice-chair of an important federal task force that will provide guidance to the Canadian government as it prepares to introduce legislation to legalize marijuana in spring 2017.</p> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 18:54:04 +0000 McGill University New path of discovery in Parkinson’s disease <p><em><b>McGill Newsroom</b></em></p> <p><em>Neuron cell death may be caused by overactive immune system </em></p> <p>A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease.</p> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 14:27:43 +0000 McGill University $4 million for research on intellectual disabilities <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Couche-Tard founder gives $4 million to McGill for groundbreaking research on intellectual disabilities</em></p> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 13:35:09 +0000 McGill University Decoding connectivity <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>It’s all math: How Professor Alan Evans is using cutting-edge statistics to unravel the complexity of brain disorders.</em></p> <p>When Alan Evans was starting out in the 1970s, researchers didn’t ask the boss to foot their bar tab. But that’s exactly what some of the coders in his Montreal Neurological Institute lab recently proposed: a 9-to-5 Saturday hackathon, held in an Irish pub a few blocks from the McGill University campus.</p> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:25:56 +0000 McGill University Creation of neuroscience research hub <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>EMC working with McGill to support data storage and visualization technologies to help with the NeuroHub project</em></p> <p>The Canadian research team that helped spearhead the international brain-mapping project known as BigBrain is about to get a major boost in its effort to produce sharply higher-resolution brain maps, thanks to technology from EMC Corporation.</p> Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:01:25 +0000 McGill University The impact of night work on our immune system <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Study reveals the impact of night work</em></p> <p>You cross paths with him at the break of dawn in the corridors of the Metro. He looks bleary-eyed and pallid. This worker’s night shift just ended. His body clocks are out of sync with one another, and, imperceptibly, they’re also out of sync with his environment. In the long run, this night owl could be at greater risk of developing cardiovascular, autoimmune diseases or certain types of cancer.</p> Tue, 14 Jun 2016 14:22:50 +0000 McGill University New name for McGill Department of Oncology <p><a href="//"><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Newly named Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology recognizes family’s enduring support</em></p> <p>In recognition of the Bronfman family’s enduring support for oncology programs and research at McGill University, the Faculty of Medicine’s Department of Oncology has been named the Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, in honour of one of the family’s major benefactors.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:31:05 +0000 McGill University New vision, model for genomic and clinical data sharing <p><a href="//"><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 14:02:38 +0000 McGill University A molecular on/off switch for antibiotic resistance <p><em><a href="//"><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></a></em></p> <p><em>Antibiotic resistance represents a major challenge in treating pathogenic bacterial infections.</em></p> <p>Now, researchers at McGill University have discovered a possible target for fighting back against resistant bacteria.</p> Thu, 09 Jun 2016 13:11:31 +0000 McGill University Goodman Cancer Research Gala raises $2.1 million <p><a href=""><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></p> <p><em>Pioneering research at McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre gets boost</em></p> <p>The 4th Goodman Cancer Research Gala has raised more than $2.1 million to fund foundational research, more effective diagnostic tools and the development of new treatments and therapies for cancer patients.  The Gala was held on Sunday, June 5 in Montreal, bringing together more than 800 guests in support of McGill University’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.</p> Mon, 06 Jun 2016 14:32:04 +0000 McGill University $17 Million to shape the future of music <p><strong><em><a href="">​McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong><span> </span></p> <p>This significant investment of public and private support will redefine the future of music research in Canada by transforming the way musicians compose, listen and perform music.</p> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:04:26 +0000 McGill University Are EEG neurofeedback benefits due to placebo effects? <p>Neurofeedback using electroencephalograpy boasts thousands of practitioners and appears to both improve normal brain function and alleviate a wide variety of mental disorders – from anxiety to alcoholism. But after examining the scientific literature and consulting experts in Europe and the U.S., McGill University researchers Robert Thibault and Amir Raz conclude that clinical improvements from this increasingly popular alternative therapy are due to placebo effects.</p> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 14:29:41 +0000 McGill University Podcast: Pedro Valdes-Sosa <p><strong><em>By the Media Relations Office, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Spotlight on neurosciences </em></p> <p>Neuroinformatics stands at the intersection of neuroscience and information science. One of the world leaders in this discipline is Prof. Pedro Valdes-Sosa, General Vice-Director for Research of the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO) which he co-founded in 1990.</p> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 13:49:13 +0000 McGill University ‘Baby talk’ can help songbirds learn their tunes <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>The research has implications for understanding human developmental disorders such as autism</em></p> <p><span>Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting brain activity in young birds could shed light on speech learning and certain developmental disorders in humans, according to a study by McGill University researchers.</span></p> Tue, 31 May 2016 14:46:05 +0000 McGill University Impact of minimum wage on child health varies <p><a href=""><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></p> <p><em>Study of low-, middle-income countries shows increase in minimum wage not always linked to better health</em></p> <p>Raising the minimum wage in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) does not necessarily lead to better health for young children, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 14:07:10 +0000 McGill University Great Migration and African-American genomic diversity <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Study examines genetic data to analyze regional differences in ancestry</em></p> <p><span>A new study of genomic diversity in the U.S. clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic diversity among African-American communities. The research by McGill University professor Simon Gravel and colleagues, was published May 27 in PLOS Genetics.</span></p> Fri, 27 May 2016 19:04:23 +0000 McGill University McGill installs inaugural Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>McGill alumnus tagged to boost capacity and discovery in growing field</em></p> <p>Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was officially announced as the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1<sup>st</sup>) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology during an event held May 26 at McGill.</p> Fri, 27 May 2016 14:16:19 +0000 McGill University Victor Phillip Dahdaleh supports neuroscience research <p><a href="//"><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>Gift expands scholarship program at McGill with $3.5 million gift</em></p> <p><span>$3.5 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Victor Phillip Dahdaleh, will make a major contribution to the field of brain research at the University and provide expanded support to the Victor Dahdaleh-Clinton Foundation Scholarship program.  </span></p> Thu, 26 May 2016 17:18:53 +0000 McGill University Why is there no Labor Party in the United States? <p><a href=""><em><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></em></a></p> <p><em>McGill Sociologist uses historical data to provide a new take on an old question</em></p> Tue, 24 May 2016 14:02:32 +0000 McGill University Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescriptions <p><strong><em><a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p>Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care physicians are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for nondepressive indications, including unapproved (off-label) indications that have not been evaluated by regulatory agencies.</p> Tue, 24 May 2016 13:45:21 +0000 McGill University Your friends have more friends than you do <p><em><strong>By Katherine Gombay, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>Research uncovers the inherently hierarchical nature of social media</em></p> Wed, 18 May 2016 14:32:09 +0000 McGill University Converting cells to burn fat, not store it <p><strong><em><a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>McGill-led discovery could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders</em></p> <p>Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.</p> Mon, 16 May 2016 13:23:49 +0000 McGill University Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation <p><em><strong>By Bruno Geoffroy </strong></em></p> <p>For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation.</p> <p><span>Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.</span></p> Fri, 13 May 2016 15:52:18 +0000 McGill University New global guidelines for stem cell research <p><strong><em><a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Guidance addresses key scientific, ethical, social, and policy challenges raised by new technologies and emerging areas of stem cell discovery and application</em></p> Thu, 12 May 2016 14:09:05 +0000 McGill University Brain cells that aid appetite control identified <p><em><strong><span>By Katherine Gombay, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></span></strong></em></p> <p><em><span>​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity</span></em></p> <p><span>It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.</span></p> Wed, 11 May 2016 14:35:00 +0000 McGill University Exploring the mathematical universe <p>A team of more than 80 mathematicians from 12 countries is charting the terrain of rich, new mathematical worlds, and sharing their discoveries on the Web. The mathematical universe is filled with both familiar and exotic items, many of which are being made available for the first time. The “<a href="">L-functions and Modular Forms Database</a>” abbreviated LMFDB, is an intricate catalog of mathematical objects and the connections between them.</p> Wed, 11 May 2016 20:08:04 +0000 McGill University Scientists create a new way to categorize music <p>A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.</p> Tue, 10 May 2016 16:05:05 +0000 McGill University Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP <p><strong><em>By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital</em></strong></p> <p><em>Discovery will aid development of treatments for this debilitating disease</em></p> <p>Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.</p> Tue, 10 May 2016 14:15:53 +0000 McGill University Podcasts: Innovations in global health care <p><img src="//" style="width:381px; height:125px" /></p> <p><strong><em>By the McGill Media Relations Office</em></strong></p> <p><em>The Simnovate Podcasts</em></p> Thu, 05 May 2016 14:56:53 +0000 McGill University Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis <p><em><strong>McGill University Health Centre</strong></em></p> <p><em>New study reinforces importance of implementing screening in Quebec</em></p> Wed, 04 May 2016 14:27:49 +0000 McGill University McGill University joins Global University Leaders Forum <p><span>The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). This forum acts as an intellectual community within the World Economic Forum to advise its leadership on matters relating to higher education and research, and also serves as a resource for the Forum’s members and constituents.</span></p> Wed, 04 May 2016 13:59:39 +0000 McGill University Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D <p><em><strong>By Fergus Grieve, <a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development</em></p> <p>A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.</p> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:01:52 +0000 McGill University A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic <p><em><strong>By Julie Robert, <a href="">McGill University Health Centre</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik</em></p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:31:18 +0000 McGill University Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers <p><strong><em>By Cynthia Lee, <a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Study of repeat drunk drivers, speeding offenders finds distinct behavioural profiles</em></p> <p>Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts.</p> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:02:13 +0000 McGill University Key mechanism identified in brain tumor growth <p><em><strong><a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>Discovery offers hope for more effective treatments of deadly glioblastomas</em></p> <p>A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal <em>Nature Neuroscience</em>.</p> <p>Glioblastoma is the most aggressive type of brain tumor in adults. Unfortunately, there are no effective treatments for the disease. On average, patients succumb just 16 months after diagnosis.</p> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:14:36 +0000 McGill University Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children <p>Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published this week in the <em>Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology</em> (JACI), reveal that the percentage of emergency department (ED) visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period based on data collected from the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC (MCH-MUHC).</p> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 15:25:09 +0000 McGill University Brighter prospects for chronic pain <p><span>The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.</span></p> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:20:57 +0000 McGill University Alzheimer’s disease : It takes two (proteins) to tango <p>For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD). Which one is the driving force behind dementia? The answer: both of them, according to a new study by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.</p> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:20:26 +0000 McGill University Spring 2016 honorary degree recipients <p><b><i>By Katherine Gombay, <a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></i></b></p> <p><em>Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill University’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies. </em></p> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:50:45 +0000 McGill University Isabelle Daunais Wins 2016 Killam Prize in Humanities <p><em><strong>By Kathryn Jezer-Morton</strong></em></p> <p><em>Three of the six Killam Research Fellows also teach at McGill</em></p> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:56:24 +0000 McGill University $1.2 M for McGill from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund <p><strong><em><a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems</em></p> Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:34:05 +0000 McGill University McGill gets $1.65 M from NSERC for training project <p><a href=""><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><em>CREATE project to prepare graduates for high-skills work in surgical-devices industry</em></p> <p>A team led by McGill University professor Jake Barralet will receive $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to provide nearly 90 students with cross-disciplinary training to prepare them for high-skill jobs in the surgical devices industry.</p> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:59:10 +0000 McGill University How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes <p><strong><em>By Fergus Grieve, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds </em></p> <p>Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.</p> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:27:45 +0000 McGill University Skin tests useless in predicting antibiotic allergies <p><a href=""><b><i>McGill University Health Centre</i></b></a></p> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 16:02:25 +0000 McGill University HIV target shows surprising resistance <p><b><i>By Tod Hoffman, <a href="">Lady Davis Institute </a></i></b></p> <p><i>Research reveals that even a tiny mutation can allow the HIV virus to become resistant to therapies using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform</i></p> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 15:31:31 +0000 McGill University A new discovery in the human auditory system <p><strong><em>By Shawn Hayward, <a href="">Montreal Neurological Institute</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Discovery will inform further research into hearing disorders and brain training</em></p> <p>Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University have made an important discovery about the human auditory system and how to study it, findings that could lead to better testing and diagnosis of hearing-related disorders.</p> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 15:14:13 +0000 McGill University Small increases in sleep improve grades <p><strong><em>By Cynthia Lee, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>​Family and community involvement key in empowering students to make healthier choices regarding their sleep</em></p> <p>Elementary school-age children who improved their sleep habits also improved in their academic performance, according to a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in partnership with the Riverside School Board in Montreal.</p> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 14:59:05 +0000 McGill University Exec. Director of McGill Athletics and Recreation named <p>Marc Gélinas, a former Pittsburgh Pirate pitching prospect and a McGill alum with strong sports leadership background at both federal and provincial levels, has been appointed the new Executive Director of McGill Athletics and Recreation, Deputy Provost (Student Life and Learning) Ollivier Dyens announced on Monday, April 4.</p> <p><span>Marc Gélinas brings over twenty years of sports leadership experience to his new role . With both undergraduate and graduate degrees from McGill, Gélinas comes to McGill from the Institut national du sport (INS) du Québec.</span></p> Mon, 04 Apr 2016 15:57:58 +0000 McGill University RI-MUHC leads innovative network to support children <p><strong><em><a href="">McGill University Health Centre</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities</em></p> <p><a href=""><img src="//" style="height:453px; width:715px" /></a></p> <p><em>RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities</em></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:59:47 +0000 McGill University Link between diabetes drug and bladder cancer confirmed <p><strong><em><a href="">Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research</a></em></strong><strong><em><a href=""> </a></em></strong></p> <p><em>A study conducted at the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital revealed that pioglitazone is associated with a risk of bladder cancer that increases with duration of use and dosage.</em></p> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:55:49 +0000 McGill University Longer maternity leave linked to better infant health <p><em><strong><a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>McGill, UCLA study of low- and middle-income countries shows paid maternity leave policies could help prevent infant deaths</em></p> <p>For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), infant mortality is reduced by 13%, according to a new study by researchers from McGill University and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.</p> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 14:42:08 +0000 McGill University Harmonizing ethics review for international research <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>​Policy experts advocate mutual recognition for reviews of data-intensive international research</em></p> <p>Genomic research holds great potential to advance human health and medicine. But for the millions of data points now being collected through large-scale sequencing efforts to be truly valuable, they must be analyzed in aggregate and shared across institutions and jurisdictions. This raises many challenges, including navigation of complex ethics-approval processes at multiple sites and in multiple jurisdictions.</p> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 21:19:05 +0000 McGill University No increased heart failure with incretin-based drugs <p><strong><em>McGill Newsroom</em></strong></p> <p><em>Canadian drug safety network provides reassuring evidence regarding risk of heart failure of anti-diabetes medications</em></p> <p>Incretin-based drugs, a type of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, do not increase the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure relative to commonly used combinations of oral anti-diabetic drugs, according to a new study published in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine</em>.</p> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:49:58 +0000 McGill University New Quebec budget includes $1M for agrifood innovation <p><strong><em><a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Quebec’s recently unveiled provincial budget includes one new line-item that means a lot for McGill research.</em></p> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 19:42:19 +0000 McGill University City birds are smarter than country birds <p><strong><em>By Cynthia Lee, <a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Life in the city changes cognition, behavior and physiology of birds to their advantage</em></p> <p>Birds living in urban environments are smarter than birds from rural environments.</p> <p>But, why do city birds have the edge over their country friends? They adapted to their urban environments enabling them to exploit new resources more favorably than their rural counterparts, say a team of all-McGill University researchers.</p> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:52:28 +0000 McGill University Winds hide Atlantic variability from Europe’s winters <p><em><strong>By Chris Chipello, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>Study reveals how wind patterns change along with sea-surface temperatures</em></p> <p>Shifting winds may explain why long-term fluctuations in North Atlantic sea surface temperatures have no apparent influence on Europe’s wintertime temperatures. <span>The findings, published in </span><em>Nature Communications</em><span>, could also have implications for how Europe’s climate will evolve amid global warming.</span></p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 15:43:07 +0000 McGill University Global shift in farmed fish feed raises new questions <p><strong><em>By Cynthia Lee, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>A move toward plant-based feeds alters the environmental footprint of farm-raised seafood, may change levels of healthy fatty acids in these fish</em></p> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 14:40:50 +0000 McGill University Heart attacks could be reduced by rethinking statins <p><strong><em>By Julie Robert, <a href="">McGill University Health Centre</a></em></strong></p> <p>Millions of people today take statins to help lower their cholesterol level.</p> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:59:33 +0000 McGill University Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee <p><strong><em>By Maya-Olivia Eyssen, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital</em></strong></p> <p>Montreal high school students to take part in brain quiz.</p> Wed, 09 Mar 2016 15:48:38 +0000 McGill University "Smart soles" help patients recover from a broken hip <p><em><strong>By Julie Robert, <a href="">McGill University Health Centre</a></strong></em></p> <p>Hip fractures are one of the most common injuries sustained by the elderly population following a fall.</p> Fri, 04 Mar 2016 17:35:11 +0000 McGill University Mysterious cosmic radio bursts found to repeat <p><em><strong>By Chris Chipello, </strong><a href=""><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></a></em></p> <p><em>Astronomers for the first time detect repeat ‘fast radio bursts’ from same sky location</em></p> <p>Astronomers for the first time have detected repeating short bursts of radio waves from an enigmatic source that is likely located well beyond the edge of our Milky Way galaxy. <span>The findings indicate that these “fast radio bursts” come from an extremely powerful object which occasionally produces multiple bursts in under a minute.</span></p> Wed, 02 Mar 2016 16:03:23 +0000 McGill University $2.4M from NSERC for five McGill researchers <p><em><strong>By Katherine Gombay, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p>McGill is proud to announce that five researchers have been awarded over $2.4 million in NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants for 2016.</p> Tue, 01 Mar 2016 15:37:30 +0000 McGill University From backyard pool chemical to nanomaterial <p><b><i>By Chris Chipello, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></i></b></p> <p>Could a cheap molecule used to disinfect swimming pools provide the key to creating a new form of DNA nanomaterials?</p> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 16:17:13 +0000 McGill University Building living, breathing supercomputers <p><em><strong><span>By Katherine Gombay, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></span></strong></em></p> <p>The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers.</p> Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:48:41 +0000 McGill University What makes the brain tick so fast? <p><em><strong>By Chris Chipello, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p>Surprisingly complex interactions between neurotransmitter receptors and other key proteins help explain the brain’s ability to process information with lightning speed, according to a new study.</p> Thu, 25 Feb 2016 15:39:34 +0000 McGill University Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer <p><em><span><b>By Tod Hoffman, <a href="">Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research</a></b></span></em></p> <p><span>The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).</span></p> <p>The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.</p> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 19:09:23 +0000 McGill University The brain gives up more secrets <p><em><b>By Julie Robert, <a href="">McGill University Health Centre</a></b></em></p> <p>A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.</p> Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:03:15 +0000 McGill University McGill alumnus Victor Goldbloom dies at 92 <p><em><strong>By Cynthia Lee, <a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p>A distinguished McGill alumnus, Victor Goldbloom, died Monday night at age 92.</p> <p>A pediatrician by academic training, Goldbloom graduated from McGill with a BSc in 1944, an MD in 1945 and a DipEd in 1950. In 1992, McGill presented him with an honorary degree in recognition of his many years of service to Montreal, Quebec and Canadian society.</p> Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:22:07 +0000 McGill University Astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi wins top Cdn science prize <p><strong><em>By Chris Chipello, </em></strong><em><a href=""><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></a></em></p> <p><em>McGill researchers Elena Bennett and Yasser Gidi also honoured by NSERC</em></p> <p>The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) has named McGill University astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi as this year’s recipient of the Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for Science and Engineering, NSERC’s highest honour, in recognition of the excellence and influence of her research contributions.</p> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 17:48:07 +0000 McGill University Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline <p><em><strong>By Bruno Geoffroy, <a href="">Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>First-ever connection between noradrenergic neurons and vulnerability to depression</em></p> Mon, 15 Feb 2016 15:56:32 +0000 McGill University Same gene can encode proteins with divergent functions <p><strong><em>By Cynthia Lee, </em></strong><em><strong><a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p>It’s not unusual for siblings to seem more dissimilar than similar: one becoming a florist, for example, another becoming a flutist, and another becoming a physicist.</p> Thu, 11 Feb 2016 16:17:27 +0000 McGill University McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance <p><em><b>By Leilani Ku, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University</b></em></p> <p>McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF).</p> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:04:31 +0000 McGill University Common gene variant influences food choices <p><strong><em>By Katherine Gombay, </em></strong><em><a href=""><strong>McGill Newsroom</strong></a></em></p> <p>If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.</p> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:12:19 +0000 McGill University 25 Canada Research Chairs for McGill <p>Twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers are being awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), as announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia.</p> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:41:45 +0000 McGill University Find a partner who marches to the beat of your own drum <p><strong><em>By Cynthia Lee</em></strong></p> <p><a href="//"><strong>Newsroom</strong></a></p> <p>Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum: From walking to talking to producing music, different people’s movements occur at different speeds.</p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:45:11 +0000 McGill University Suicide: victimized teens more at risk <p><span>A new study published in the </span><a href=""><em>Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry</em></a><span> (JAACAP) by the team of Dr Marie-Claude Geoffroy, researcher at the CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (Douglas mental health university institute, McGill group for suicide studies) and the Sainte-Justine hospital research centre, reports that adolescents chronically victimized during two school years at least, are about five times more at risk of thinking about suicide and six times more at risk of attempting suicide at age 15 </span></p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 21:05:51 +0000 McGill University Location may be key to effectively controlling pain <p><em><strong>By Cynthia Lee</strong></em></p> <p><a href="//">Newsroom</a></p> <p>In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research published in <em>Nature Communications</em> indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals<em> is</em> important in how big or small a pain signal will be -- and therefore how effectively drugs can block those signals.</p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:44:57 +0000 McGill University Anonymous browsing hinders online dating signals <p><em><strong><span>By Chris Chipello</span></strong></em></p> <p><strong><span><a href="">Newsroom</a> </span></strong></p> <p><span>Big data and the growing popularity of online dating sites may be reshaping a fundamental human activity: finding a mate, or at least a date. Yet a new study in <em>Management Science </em>finds that certain longstanding social norms persist, even online.</span></p> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:51:28 +0000 McGill University Canada on the Global Stage <p><em><strong>By Cynthia Lee</strong></em></p> <p><a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 15:37:33 +0000 McGill University Heart attack: Gender matters in predicting outcomes <p><strong><a href="//">Newsroom</a></strong></p> Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:10:01 +0000 McGill University Want to rewire a neuron? You’ve got to take it slow <p><em><strong>By Katherine Gombay, </strong></em><em><strong><a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>New technique offers potential to reconnect neurons of people with central nervous system damage</em></p> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:02:11 +0000 McGill University Chronic pain changes our immune systems <p><em><strong>By Cynthia Lee</strong></em><br /><strong><a href="">Newsroom</a></strong></p> <p>Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal <em>Scientific Reports</em>.  </p> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 16:04:50 +0000 McGill University Why do some fish thrive in oil-polluted water? <p><strong><em>By Melody Enguix</em></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></p> <p>When scientists from McGill University learned that some fish were proliferating in rivers and ponds polluted by oil extraction in Southern Trinidad, it caught their attention. They thought they had found a rare example of a species able to adapt to crude oil pollution.</p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 16:19:43 +0000 McGill University Leadership: Key to care, retention among nurses <p><em><strong>By Cynthia Lee</strong></em></p> <p><a href="//"><strong>Newsroom</strong></a></p> <p><span>Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit. But a recent study by McGill University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières researchers finds that the opposite is also true – transformational leadership - a style of management in which employees are encouraged  to work towards a collective goal within a supportive milieu, is linked to nurses’ well-being, and has positive impacts upon job retention.</span></p> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:29:27 +0000 McGill University Word-of-mouth recruitment can help workforce diversity <p><em><strong>By Chris Chipello</strong><br /><strong><a href="//">Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p>Word-of-mouth recruitment is the most common way to fill jobs, and management scholars have long thought that this practice contributes to job segregation by gender: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.</p> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 15:45:25 +0000 McGill University Guidelines for human genome editing <p><em><strong>By Vincent C. Allaire</strong></em><br /><a href="//"><strong><em>Newsroom</em></strong></a></p> <p><img src="//" /></p> <p>Human genome editing for both research and therapy is progressing, raising ethical questions among scientists around the world.</p> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 14:56:57 +0000 McGill University Fight tumors and infections with targeted drugs <p><i>By Cynthia Lee</i></p> <p>Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where it’s not needed and harming healthy cells. To minimize this risk, researchers in Quebec have developed nanoparticles that only release a drug when exposed to near-infrared light, which doctors could beam onto a specific site. Their report appears in the <em>Journal of the American Chemical Society</em>.</p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 18:17:23 +0000 McGill University Cost burden of Quebec’s carbon market seen as modest <p><strong><em>By Chris Chipello, <a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Study by McGill researchers assesses short-run impacts on households, industries</em></p> <p>The cost burden of Quebec’s carbon-pricing policy, is likely to be modest across income groups and industries, according to a McGill University research team.</p> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:57:44 +0000 McGill University Nearing the limits of life on Earth <p><em><strong>By Katherine Gombay, </strong><strong><a href="//">McGill Newsroom</a></strong></em></p> <p><em>Failure to find active microbes in coldest Antarctic soils has implications for search for life on Mars</em></p> Mon, 18 Jan 2016 17:11:06 +0000 McGill University Human sounds convey emotions better than words do <p><strong><em>By Katherine Gombay, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Brain uses “older” systems/structures to preferentially process emotion expressed through vocalizations</em></p> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 16:59:10 +0000 McGill University 3D images of enzymes may lead to improved antibiotics <p><img align="left" p="" src="//" style="padding-bottom:10px" /></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 15:37:24 +0000 McGill University Andrew Potter to head the MISC <p><span>The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada (MISC) has announced that Andrew Potter, Editor of the Ottawa Citizen, has been appointed to the position of Director of the Institute for a three-year term effective August 2016.</span></p> Tue, 12 Jan 2016 17:25:42 +0000 McGill University A ‘printing press’ for nanoparticles <p>Gold nanoparticles have unusual optical, electronic and chemical properties, which scientists are seeking to put to use in a range of new technologies, from nanoelectronics to cancer treatments.</p> Wed, 06 Jan 2016 18:55:23 +0000 McGill University Overcoming hurdles to Arctic climate change adaptation <p><strong><em>By Katherine Gombay, <a href="">McGill Newsroom</a></em></strong></p> <p><em>Arctic peoples inherently able to adapt given changes to various non-climatic factors</em></p> Tue, 22 Dec 2015 19:03:31 +0000 McGill University Droughts hit cereal crops harder since 1980s <p>Drought and extreme heat events slashed cereal harvests in recent decades by 9% to 10% on average in affected countries – and the impact of these weather disasters was greatest in the developed nations of North America, Europe and Australasia, according to a new study led by researchers from McGill University and the University of British Columbia.</p> Tue, 05 Jan 2016 18:53:07 +0000 McGill University Québec Science honours three McGill discoveries <p><em>By Chris Chipello</em></p> <p><img src="//" style="width:690px; height:226px" /></p> Wed, 23 Dec 2015 18:43:28 +0000 McGill University $5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research <p>University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill &amp; Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.</p> Thu, 17 Dec 2015 20:34:42 +0000 McGill University Divorce: on the decline in sub-Saharan Africa <p><span>With education, employment and income levels all rising for women in sub-Saharan Africa, many observers have speculated that divorce rates would follow suit – as they have in much of the developed world.  But a new study by McGill University researchers finds that divorce rates across 20 African countries over the past 20 years have remained stable or declined.</span></p> Wed, 16 Dec 2015 14:52:34 +0000 McGill University What is your memory style? <p>Why is it that some people have richly detailed recollection of past experiences (episodic memory), while others tend to remember just the facts without details (semantic memory)?</p> <p>A research team from the Rotman Research Institute at Baycrest Health Sciences has shown for the first time that these different ways of experiencing the past are associated with distinct brain connectivity patterns that may be inherent to the individual and suggest a life-long “memory trait”.  </p> <p>The study was recently published online in the journal Cortex.</p> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 21:35:51 +0000 McGill University Cleaning wounds: saline water trumps soap and water <p>Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that soap and water is actually less effective than just using saline water.</p> <p>The findings, which were published in the <em>New England Journal of Medicine, </em>could lead to significant cost savings, particularly in developing countries where open fractures are particularly common.</p> Tue, 15 Dec 2015 16:54:23 +0000 McGill University Quebec ecology student scoops trio of BES photo prizes <p><span>PhD candidate Kiyoko Gotanda captured the award-winning photos on her Canon 7D Mark II camera while on a research trip to Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos in January 2015.</span></p> <p>The Galápagos Islands inspired Charles Darwin’s theory of evolution almost 150 years ago and have since been crucial to evolutionary biology, including to Gotanda’s own research on Darwin’s Galápagos finches. </p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 16:55:57 +0000 McGill University There’s More Than Meets the Eye When Making Choices <p>If you’re pondering whether to buy a Galaxy smartphone or an iPhone this holiday season, a part of the brain called the dorsomedial prefrontal cortex (PFC) might ultimately determine your choice. Results of a new study by Avinash Vaidya and Dr. Lesley Fellows, researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), suggest that this region of the brain plays a critical role in making choices.</p> Mon, 14 Dec 2015 17:56:35 +0000 McGill University H. Arnold Steinberg, Chancellor Emeritus (1933-2015) <p>Dear members of the McGill community:</p> <p>It is with great sadness that I inform you of the passing of H. Arnold Steinberg, McGill Chancellor Emeritus. Mr. Steinberg died suddenly this morning in Montreal. He was 82 years old.</p> <p>On behalf of the McGill community, I send my deepest condolences to his wife, Professor emerita Blema Steinberg, their three children, Margot, Donna and Adam, and their families.</p> Fri, 11 Dec 2015 22:01:43 +0000 McGill University Inside McGill Inside My Head <p>« La demande était pas mal corpo au début, » says Alain Farah with a laugh. He is anything but. Farah teaches in the department of French languages and literature at McGill. He’s also the author of a novel called Pourquoi Bologne that came out in French in 2013 and appeared in English in 2015 under the title Ravenscrag. The work tells a fractured, spinning kind of story about a writer called Alain Farah who works at McGill in 1962 and in 2012. In the novel, there are episodes, both in 1962 and 2012, where the character Alain Farah wanders around the McGill campus, clearly in bad shape.</p> Thu, 10 Dec 2015 21:32:27 +0000 McGill University Could metal particles be the clean fuel of the future? <p><a href="//" target="_blank"><img src="//" /></a></p> <p>Can you imagine a future where your car is fueled by iron powder instead of gasoline?</p> <p>Metal powders, produced using clean primary energy sources, could provide a more viable long-term replacement for fossil fuels than other widely discussed alternatives, such as hydrogen, biofuels or batteries, according to a study in the Dec. 15 issue of the journal <em>Applied Energy</em>.</p> Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:44:35 +0000 McGill University Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play <p>Lottery tickets are fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors.  Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.</p> Sat, 05 Dec 2015 07:40:55 +0000 McGill University Treatment for dry eye disease based on McGill research <p><span>The discovery that tavilermide  induces the production of mucin, a crucial lubricant in tears, offers hope of relief to people who suffer from chronic dry eye disease. The invention and the development of a drug based on this small molecule was made by the team of Dr. H. Uri Saragovi, Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Pharmacology at McGill University.</span></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 21:35:16 +0000 McGill University First language wires brain for later language-learning <p>Research also demonstrates brain's plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 19:35:58 +0000 McGill University Improving health, one step at a time <p>It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should. Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:25:19 +0000 McGill University How can I tell if they're lying? <p>​<span>Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help</span></p> <p> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 20:30:00 +0000 McGill University Suzanne Fortier calls for fostering young entrepreneurs <p>University head urges Montreal business leaders to help students fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:18:27 +0000 McGill University Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at JGH, MUHC <p>Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre Wed, 25 Nov 2015 20:34:56 +0000 McGill University McGill announces 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize winner <p>$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients  Tue, 24 Nov 2015 18:25:00 +0000 McGill University Youth violence on a global scale <p>Most comprehensive look at youth violence on a global scale Wed, 18 Nov 2015 20:38:47 +0000 McGill University City of Montréal partners with the CIRM <p>On the occasion of the first anniversary of the <em>Je fais MTL</em> event, McGill University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), the <em>Je fais MTL</em> Office and the Montréal, Smart and Digital City Office today announced a new association that will enable the City of Montréal to expand on the possibilities offered by the<a href=""></a> interactive platform, which features 181 projects overseen by the<em> Je fais MTL</em> movement</p> <p> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 13:14:27 +0000 McGill University Impact of climate change on the Pike River watershed <p>Models provide researchers with a view to the future, allowing stakeholders the opportunity to adapt to the effects of climate change Tue, 17 Nov 2015 18:30:25 +0000 McGill University Top award for spinal cord injury research <p>Innovative research aims to improve the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injuries Mon, 16 Nov 2015 20:21:45 +0000 McGill University Statement: Principal Fortier on situation in Paris <p>Comme vous tous, je suis profondément choquée et attristée par les événements survenus en France ce soir. Nos pensées vont à nos étudiants français, à leurs familles et amis, ainsi qu’aux étudiants de McGill qui sont actuellement en France. Nous offrons nos condoléances au peuple français et à tous ceux qui ont perdu des proches dans cette terrible tragédie. Si vous êtes touchés directement par ces événements, que vous soyez étudiant, professeur ou membre du personnel, sachez que l’Université peut vous offrir du soutien.<br />  <br /></p> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 01:49:23 +0000 McGill University Parkinson’s disease: A new tool for diagnosis <p><span>The results of their study, published in the journal </span><em>Movement Disorders</em><span>, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease.</span></p> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 15:34:15 +0000 McGill University Computer accurately predicts Scotiabank Giller winner <p>But then the human intervened...</p> <p> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 21:36:40 +0000 McGill University Geophysics could slow Antarctic ice retreat <p> Gravitational effects, variations in Earth structure could damp rise in global sea levels Tue, 10 Nov 2015 15:17:50 +0000 McGill University Black women in Canada: higher risk of preterm births <p><em>Similar to relative disparities in the United States, although rates lower among both racial groups in Canada</em> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:46:16 +0000 McGill University Climate change adaptation in high income countries <p><em>McGill-led team developing new ways of tracking adaptation</em> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 15:19:01 +0000 McGill University Climate change adaption: a global snapshot <p>A McGill University-led group of researchers (<a href="">TRAC3</a>) are looking at whether progress is being made in designing initiatives and policies to reduce vulnerability to climate change across countries. Their aim is to contribute new ways of monitoring the global climate adaptation process. Mon, 09 Nov 2015 16:51:38 +0000 McGill University No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus <p>There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as <em>Aspergillus fumigatus</em>, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases. Thu, 05 Nov 2015 20:51:24 +0000 McGill University New Trudeau cabinet welcomed <p> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 18:31:15 +0000 McGill University The Guardians wins Cundill Prize <p><span>The winner of the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced last night at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. Now in its eighth year, the Cundill Prize is the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.  </span><em>The Guardians</em><span> took home the top prize of US$75,000. </span></p> Tue, 03 Nov 2015 11:57:27 +0000 McGill University BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use <p>A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations. Mon, 02 Nov 2015 21:46:26 +0000 McGill University McGill tops Maclean’s 2016 Medical Doctoral ranking <p><span>McGill once again ranked first in the “medical-doctoral” category in student awards; budget spent on scholarships and bursaries; and social-sciences and humanities grants, relative to faculty size. </span></p> <p> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:53:46 +0000 McGill University McGill launches centre for space research <p>$1 million donation from Trottier Family Foundation to fund McGill Space Institute fellowships Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:30:06 +0000 McGill University Our head movements convey emotions <p>Head movements play an important role in conveying emotions through speech and music. Let your head do the talking. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 21:46:19 +0000 McGill University $3.4 million gift from Dr. Yan P. Lin for new centre <p>A $3.4 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Dr. Yan P. Lin, PhD’92, will establish an innovative interdisciplinary centre to explore the history and development of the fundamental ideas, systems and institutions which govern our lives.</p> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 14:24:59 +0000 McGill University New hope for treatment of multiple sclerosis <p>A new study led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the MUHC, gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better treatments. Fri, 23 Oct 2015 20:26:38 +0000 McGill University How parasites take a bigger bite <p>Discovery explains how Leishmania parasite boosts its infection Fri, 23 Oct 2015 19:48:44 +0000 McGill University Two distinguished alumni to receive honorary degrees <p>Brodhead, Stoddart to be recognized for contributions in fields of international development, human rights Wed, 21 Oct 2015 14:40:47 +0000 McGill University New vision, new name for health care simulation <p>McGill University announced today a new name and vision that will position the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at the forefront of simulated training in the health sciences. Thanks to a $7.5 million gift from Arnold and Blema Steinberg, the Centre will be expanding its facilities, enhancing its technologies and broadening its scope of activities.</p> <p> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 19:02:24 +0000 McGill University A new way to starve lung cancer? <p>Preventing cancer cells from growing by understanding what they 'eat'. Mon, 19 Oct 2015 18:20:00 +0000 McGill University Principal congratulates PM-designate Justin Trudeau <p><span>Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, extends her congratulations to Mr. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada for the results of the 2015 Canadian federal election.</span></p> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 03:12:47 +0000 McGill University What’s behind your thirst? <p>Discovery advances our understanding of how our brain controls body hydration and temperature Thu, 15 Oct 2015 15:29:22 +0000 McGill University Cancer research plagued by poor study design <p>Badly designed studies may lead to the efficacy of drugs being overestimated and money being wasted on trials that prove fruitless, according to a new study from McGill University in Canada.</p> <p> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 18:41:04 +0000 McGill University Different types of child abuse: similar consequences <p>Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill University complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain.</p> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 19:43:50 +0000 McGill University The father effect <p>Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren Wed, 07 Oct 2015 16:17:20 +0000 McGill University National research network set on venous thromboembolism <p><strong>WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY – OCTOBER 13, 2015 </strong></p> Tue, 06 Oct 2015 20:01:33 +0000 McGill University American Placebo <p>A new study finds that rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage. Tue, 06 Oct 2015 16:16:40 +0000 McGill University Expectant dads get depressed too <p>Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression. Mon, 05 Oct 2015 15:26:30 +0000 McGill University 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature finalists <p> Thu, 01 Oct 2015 18:11:18 +0000 McGill University Better donor-recipient match with genomics <p>It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications. Thu, 01 Oct 2015 14:42:31 +0000 McGill University The media love men… bad news for women <p align="center"> Wed, 30 Sep 2015 19:36:23 +0000 McGill University Wrangling proteins gone wild <p> </p> <p> Mon, 28 Sep 2015 14:44:18 +0000 McGill University Medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain <p><span>“This is the first and largest study of the long term safety of medical cannabis use by patients suffering from chronic pain ever conducted,” says lead author, Dr. Ware, pain specialist at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC and associate professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University. “We found that medical cannabis, when used by patients who are experienced users, and as part of a monitored treatment program for chronic pain over one year, appears to have a reasonable safety profile.”</span></p> <p> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:13:15 +0000 McGill University Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them <p>Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them. Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:54:13 +0000 McGill University The future of the Royal Victoria Hospital <p> Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:05:18 +0000 McGill University Shortlist: 2015 Cundill Prize in historical literature <p><span>The six books vying for the 2015 Cundill Prize in historical literature were announced today by Professor Hudson Meadwell, Interim Dean of McGill University’s Faculty of Arts.</span></p> <p> Tue, 22 Sep 2015 14:42:11 +0000 McGill University Perceived threat: Aboriginals and visible minorities <p>Canadian cities that have significant visible minority and Aboriginal populations have bigger police forces than those without. No matter what the actual level of crime. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:27:50 +0000 McGill University Innate immunity may help limit cancer growth <p> Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:57:55 +0000 McGill University UK10K genome project examines rare variants, disease <p>The largest population genome sequencing effort to date is published today in Nature. Based on data collected by the UK10K project, the study was designed to explore the contribution of rare genetic variants to human disease and its impact on risk factors. Rare genetic variants are changes in DNA that are carried only by relatively few people in a population. Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:25:36 +0000 McGill University Breakthrough in fight against muscle wasting diseases <p><span>It is estimated that half of all cancer patients suffer from a muscle wasting syndrome called </span><span>cachexia</span><span>. Cancer cachexia impairs quality of life and response to therapy, which increases morbidity and mortality of cancer patients. Currently, there is no approved treatment for muscle wasting but a new study from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and University of Alberta could be a game changer for patients, improving both quality of life and longevity. The research team discovered a new gene involved in muscle wasting that could be a good target for drug development.</span></p> <p> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 13:57:45 +0000 McGill University Novel gene implicated in osteoporosis <p> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 14:03:44 +0000 McGill University NASA Telescopes Find Galaxy Cluster with Vibrant Heart <p><span>"Usually, the stars at the centers of galaxy clusters are old and dead, essentially fossils," said Tracy Webb of McGill University, Montreal, Canada, lead author of a new paper on the findings accepted for publication in the Astrophysical Journal. "But we think the giant galaxy at the center of this cluster is furiously making new stars after merging with a smaller galaxy."</span></p> <p> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 01:00:57 +0000 McGill University Why aren’t there more lions? <p> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:21:10 +0000 McGill University Choosing to end it all <p>Difficulty making good choices is one of the factors that make certain people vulnerable to suicide Wed, 26 Aug 2015 20:06:22 +0000 McGill University Association between low vitamin D and MS <p>Low levels of vitamin D significantly increase the risk of developing multiple sclerosis (MS), according to a study led by Dr. Brent Richards of the Lady Davis Institute at the Jewish General Hospital, and published in PLOS Medicine. This finding, the result of a sophisticated Mendelian randomization analysis, confirms a long-standing hypothesis that low vitamin D is strongly associated with an increased susceptibility to MS. This connection is independent of other factors associated with low vitamin D levels, such as obesity. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 20:26:01 +0000 McGill University Harnessing the butterfly effect <p><span>The atmosphere is so unstable that a butterfly flapping its wings can, famously, change the course of weather patterns. The celebrated “butterfly effect” also means that the reliability of weather forecasts drops sharply beyond 10 days.</span></p> <p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 18:46:07 +0000 McGill University McGill students awarded largest Canadian scholarships <p><span>Ontario high school students <strong>Alexander Dean</strong>s and <strong>Aditya Mohan</strong> have been named McGill University’s most recent recipients of the prestigious </span><em>Schulich Leader</em><span> Scholarships.</span></p> <p> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 14:10:33 +0000 McGill University Gestational diabetes: A diabetes predictor in fathers <p>In a large study analyzing 20 years of data from Quebec, a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) has demonstrated that gestational diabetes signals future diabetes risk not only in mothers, but also in fathers. The study was recently published in <em>Diabetes Care</em>.</p> <p> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 13:58:45 +0000 McGill University Breakthrough in "marriage-broker" protein <p>Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made a breakthrough in understanding an important protein that appears to act as a kind of cellular “marriage broker.” The protein called Netrin1 brings cells together and maintains their healthy relationships. Netrin1 plays an essential role in the growth of the human organism, directing cell migration and the formation of cell circuits both at the embryo stage and after birth. Wed, 12 Aug 2015 15:58:52 +0000 McGill University Pesticides: more toxic than previously thought? <p>Insecticides that are sprayed in orchards and fields across North America may be more toxic to spiders than scientists previously believed. Wed, 05 Aug 2015 18:56:52 +0000 McGill University The personalities of spiders <p>Even jumping spiders have personalities scientists have discovered. A "shy" individual will not make the same choices as a "bold" individual. This means that some individuals, because of their personality type, will capture more prey than others, and will therefore have a larger effect on local ecosystems.</p> <p> Tue, 04 Aug 2015 21:07:06 +0000 McGill University Scientists identify key gene associated with addiction <p>A new study published in the journal <em>Molecular Psychiatry</em> by a team led by Salah El Mestikawy, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de-Montréal), professor at McGill University and head of research at CNRS INSERM UPMC in Paris, opens the field to new understanding of the molecular mechanism underlying addiction in humans. Tue, 04 Aug 2015 14:16:24 +0000 McGill University Waiting for pleasure <p>Researchers at McGill have clearly identified, for the first time, the specific parts of the brain involved in decisions that call for delayed gratification. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 20:35:45 +0000 McGill University Our elegant brain: motor learning in the fast lane <p>It takes a surprisingly small cluster of brain cells deep within the cerebellum to learn how to serve a tennis ball, or line up a hockey shot.</p> <p> Mon, 03 Aug 2015 15:07:19 +0000 McGill University Study sheds light on the causes of cerebral palsy <p>Cerebral palsy (CP) is the most common cause of physical disability in children. Every year 140 children are diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Quebec. Mon, 03 Aug 2015 14:15:00 +0000 McGill University McGill gets $91.5 mln in CIHR funding <p>Researchers from McGill University and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).</p> <p> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:27:03 +0000 McGill University Practice doesn’t always make perfect <p>How do you get to Carnegie Hall? New research on the brain’s capacity to learn suggests there’s more to it than the adage that “practise makes perfect.” A music-training study by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and colleagues in Germany found evidence to distinguish the parts of the brain that account for individual talent from the parts that are activated through training. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 14:23:30 +0000 McGill University MUHC conducts first islet cell transplant in Quebec <p> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:18:45 +0000 McGill University Are fish getting high on cocaine? <p> Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:38:27 +0000 McGill University Almost $10 million for salmonella research <p><span>Poultry used to be the usual suspect in cases of Salmonella poisoning. Today, however, most outbreaks of the illness come from fruit and vegetables that have become infected when the soil in which they grow is polluted by animal waste or non-potable water. There currently is no method of reducing the growth of Salmonella on such produce.</span></p> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 19:37:22 +0000 McGill University HIV uses the immune system’s own tools to suppress it <p>A Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montréal, led by molecular virologist Éric A. Cohen, PhD, made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body’s antiviral responses. The team uncovered how an HIV viral protein known as Vpu tricks the immune system by using its own regulatory process to evade the host’s first line of defence. This breakthrough was published yesterday in the scientific journal PLoS Pathogens and will be presented at the upcoming IAS 2015 conference in Vancouver. The findings pave the way for future HIV prevention or cure strategies. Wed, 15 Jul 2015 20:19:43 +0000 McGill University Light can do more <p> Mon, 13 Jul 2015 20:51:48 +0000 McGill University Big Data genomics researchers call for cloud support <p><span>Today in the journal Nature prominent researchers from Canada, Europe and the U.S. have made a powerful call to major funding agencies, asking them to commit to establishing a global genomic data commons in the cloud that could be easily accessed by authorized researchers worldwide.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 14:39:34 +0000 McGill University A glimmer of hope for patients with leukodystrophies <p> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 15:01:52 +0000 McGill University Could black phosphorus be the next silicon? <p>As scientists continue to hunt for a material that will make it possible to pack more transistors on a chip, new research from McGill University and Université de Montréal adds to evidence that black phosphorus could emerge as a strong candidate.</p> <p> Tue, 07 Jul 2015 14:20:21 +0000 McGill University Taking the pain out of office work <p><a href=";index=2&amp;list=PLfMfJihLOASUU1-PZklsyVXrI1vgVktlw" target="_blank" title="Watch the video on treadmill research"><img src="//" style="float:left" /></a></p> <p><span>Office work will become much less of a pain in the neck if Julie Côté has her way. </span></p> <p> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 16:01:22 +0000 McGill University How insulin calms brain activity <p>Insulin has long been known as the hormone which controls the body’s sugar levels: humans who lack or are insensitive to insulin develop diabetes. Although insulin is also made and released in the brain, its effects there have remained unclear.</p> <p> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:01:01 +0000 McGill University His and her pain circuitry in the spinal cord <p>New research released today in <em>Nature Neuroscience</em> reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for our basic understanding of pain, how we develop the next generation of medications for chronic pain—which is by far the most prevalent human health condition—and the way we execute basic biomedical research using mice.</p> <p> Mon, 29 Jun 2015 14:59:48 +0000 McGill University Examining dads’ influence on babies’ health <p>“Don’t diss dad” might mean more than making sure not to forget dad on Father’s Day, as researchers look at just how influential environmental exposures and genetic interactions are on dad’s sperm and, as a result, his offspring.</p> <p> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:23:21 +0000 McGill University Proximity to Bixi stations augments property values <p>We know that an extra bedroom, and a metro station nearby will make your house more valuable. Now it turns out that a bike-sharing station nearby will do the same.</p> <p> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:27:49 +0000 McGill University Principal Suzanne Fortier receives honorary doctorate <p> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:53:09 +0000 McGill University Research recommends further safety evaluation of DINCH <p>A commonly used  plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, was put under the microscope  by Montreal researchers. Wed, 17 Jun 2015 13:53:21 +0000 McGill University New Segal Family Chair in Molecular Oncology <p>Last night, Dr. Christoph Borchers was formally installed as the inaugural appointment to the Segal Family Chair in Molecular Oncology at McGill University. He will carry out his research on clinical proteomics at the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH).<br /> By recruiting Dr. Borchers, who continues to serve as Director of the University of Victoria (UVic) – Genome BC Proteomics Centre, the JGH and McGill become a central hub for the first pan-Canadian proteomics program. Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:47:07 +0000 McGill University Statement on the death of Jean Doré <p>On behalf of McGill University, Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier today extended sincere condolences to the family of former Montreal Mayor Jean Doré, who died Monday at age 70.</p> <p> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:20:19 +0000 McGill University Has the U.S. turned a corner toward less urban sprawl? <p>The urban street network is one of the most permanent features of cities. Once laid down, the pattern of streets determines urban form and the level of sprawl for decades to come. In the U.S., urban sprawl has become an enduring hallmark of the past century. Yet, there are some glimmers of hope. Fri, 12 Jun 2015 16:19:02 +0000 McGill University Statement on the death of Jacques Parizeau <p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 14:46:12 +0000 McGill University Study on cerebral astrocytes in depression and suicide <p> Tue, 02 Jun 2015 13:20:57 +0000 McGill University Limiting genetic tests for breast cancer susceptibility <p>Screening for genes whose risk association with breast cancer has yet to be proven is not justified and potentially harmful, argue an international team of leading geneticists and oncologists in a paper published this week in the prestigious <em>New England Journal of Medicine.</em></p> <p> Mon, 01 Jun 2015 20:26:01 +0000 McGill University Over $100M in research infrastructure support to McGill <p> Fri, 29 May 2015 14:03:57 +0000 McGill University Cocaine addiction, craving and relapse <p> Tue, 26 May 2015 20:07:24 +0000 McGill University Two new deans for McGill <p> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:10:03 +0000 McGill University $1 Million donation to Macdonald College Campus <p><span>A  $1-million gift from Macdonald College of McGill University  alumnus  J. William Ritchie, BSc(Agr)'51,  will provide  major  support for McGill’s Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences in its efforts to open its Macdonald campus to more visitors and provide a unique, hands-on education into the critical role of agriculture in the food supply chain.</span></p> Fri, 22 May 2015 16:13:54 +0000 McGill University Towards a better understanding of depression <p> Fri, 22 May 2015 13:56:10 +0000 McGill University Impact of video gaming on the brain <p>A new study published in the journal Proceedings of the Royal Society B by the teams of Dr. Gregory West (Assistant Professor at the Université de Montréal) and Dr. Véronique Bohbot (Douglas Institute researcher and associate Professor at McGill University and the Douglas Research Institute of the CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’Île de Montréal) shows that while video game players (VGPs) exhibit more efficient visual attention abilities, they are also much more likely to use navigation strategies that rely on the brain’s reward system (the caudate nucleus) and not the brain’s spatial memory system (the hippocampus). Past research has shown that people who use caudate nucleus-dependent navigation strategies have decreased grey matter and lower functional brain activity in the hippocampus.  Wed, 20 May 2015 16:18:47 +0000 McGill University CREATE grant to help study environmental change <p> Wed, 20 May 2015 15:59:37 +0000 McGill University Gay pay for straight work <p> Wed, 06 May 2015 20:26:36 +0000 McGill University Quantum physics on tap Fri, 15 May 2015 17:35:44 +0000 McGill University Educating the immune system to prevent allergies <p><span>With the arrival of spring, millions of Canadians have begun their annual ritual of sneezing and wheezing due to seasonal allergies. </span><span>A research team at the Montreal Children’s Hospital from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) is bringing them hope with a potential vaccine that nudges the immune response away from developing allergies.</span></p> Thu, 14 May 2015 15:07:50 +0000 McGill University Baby talk: babies prefer listening to their own kind Thu, 07 May 2015 18:27:09 +0000 McGill University Quebec registry for users of medical cannabis Mon, 11 May 2015 14:23:40 +0000 McGill University Half of Canadians don't have enough savings <p> Fri, 08 May 2015 20:37:45 +0000 McGill University A better way to build DNA scaffolds Wed, 06 May 2015 15:29:19 +0000 McGill University Elizabeth Wirth gives $7.5M to Schulich School of Music Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:17:10 +0000 McGill University New breast cancer gene identified Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:36:48 +0000 McGill University HPV vaccine shows early benefits in young girls Mon, 27 Apr 2015 15:12:50 +0000 McGill University Finding the body clock’s molecular reset button <p> </p> <p>An international team of scientists has discovered what amounts to a molecular reset button for our internal body clock. Their findings reveal a potential target to treat a range of disorders, from sleep disturbances to other behavioral, cognitive, and metabolic abnormalities, commonly associated with jet lag, shift work and exposure to light at night, as well as with neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression and autism.</p> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 14:34:45 +0000 McGill University UAE Fellowships in Science and Engineering Sun, 26 Apr 2015 18:31:00 +0000 McGill University Flameproof falcons and hawks Wed, 22 Apr 2015 18:46:38 +0000 McGill University Arctic beetles may be ideal marker of climate change Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:54:57 +0000 McGill University Federal budget 2015 Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:32:07 +0000 McGill University Understanding the barrier protecting the brain Tue, 21 Apr 2015 17:03:35 +0000 McGill University McGill to award 16 honorary degrees <p> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 16:06:59 +0000 McGill University Could maple syrup help cut use of antibiotics? <p>A concentrated extract of maple syrup makes disease-causing bacteria more susceptible to antibiotics, according to laboratory experiments by researchers at McGill University. Thu, 16 Apr 2015 14:04:20 +0000 McGill University Clean ride mapper: Cycling the less polluted routes Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:55:01 +0000 McGill University Genetic testing for ovarian cancer patients <p> Wed, 15 Apr 2015 15:47:05 +0000 McGill University Tango could benefit Parkinson's disease patients Tue, 14 Apr 2015 14:00:16 +0000 McGill University Vicky Kaspi wins 2015 Killam Prize in Natural Sciences Mon, 13 Apr 2015 21:30:07 +0000 McGill University Four new Canada Research Chairs for McGill Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:49:35 +0000 McGill University Skin cells for research into Parkinson's Thu, 02 Apr 2015 19:19:52 +0000 McGill University Domestic violence deters contraception <p>Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.</p> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:22:39 +0000 McGill University Another step forward for green chemistry Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:09:46 +0000 McGill University Bash brothers of chemistry discover unusual material Mon, 23 Mar 2015 18:00:06 +0000 McGill University Forest fragmentation threatens biodiversity Fri, 20 Mar 2015 17:48:36 +0000 McGill University Myths and reality about NCRs Thu, 19 Mar 2015 19:07:28 +0000 McGill University Training of new doctors jeopardized by Bill 20: Quebec’s four Departments of Family Medicine <p align="center"><b><i>Directors propose five solutions to improve access to family physicians Thu, 19 Mar 2015 15:41:37 +0000 McGill University Genetics: no evidence of role in racial mortality gap <p style="text-align:left" align="center"><em>Despite numerous genomic studies, evidence for a genetic contribution to cardiovascular disease disparities in blacks versus whites provide little insight Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:01:15 +0000 McGill University Reducing cancer-related fatigue one step at a time Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:34:25 +0000 McGill University Should I Stay or Should I Go? Brain drain versus promoting African development <p>Since the 1960s, a number of programs have enabled promising students from developing countries to attend institutions of higher education in the global North with the goal of equipping them to contribute more effectively to development in their own countries. But, how do African scholarship recipients today understand their potential contributions to the development of their home societies? Does this differ among students who study in their home countries, in other African countries, or in the global North? Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:03:11 +0000 McGill University Honey, I shrunk the ants: how environment controls size <p>Until now scientists have believed that the variations in traits such as our height, skin colour, tendency to gain weight or not, intelligence, tendency to develop certain diseases, etc., all of them traits that exist along a continuum, were a result of both genetic and environmental factors. But they didn’t know how exactly these things worked together. By studying ants, McGill researchers have identified a key mechanism by which environmental (or epigenetic) factors influence the expression of all of these traits, (along with many more). Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:18:15 +0000 McGill University Brain development controlled by epigenetic factor Tue, 10 Mar 2015 19:30:39 +0000 McGill University Most information in drug development is lost Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:07:25 +0000 McGill University $ 41 million to unlock the mysteries of aging Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:31:33 +0000 McGill University The science of beaks Fri, 06 Mar 2015 19:50:35 +0000 McGill University Popular antioxidant likely ineffective, study finds Fri, 06 Mar 2015 14:56:02 +0000 McGill University $1 million for two McGill projects Mon, 02 Mar 2015 19:02:14 +0000 McGill University McGill congratulates new Minister of Education Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:39:54 +0000 McGill University Chairs in social pediatrics to be established Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:29:40 +0000 McGill University ‘Blue-green algae’ proliferating in lakes Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:39:01 +0000 McGill University Current version of Bill 20 not supported Wed, 25 Feb 2015 16:13:04 +0000 McGill University Communicating emotions Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:30:50 +0000 McGill University Building tailor-made DNA nanotubes step by step Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:24:00 +0000 McGill University Epigenetic study tabs genes linked to allergies, asthma Wed, 18 Feb 2015 22:46:20 +0000 McGill University Can you judge a man by his fingers? <p><img src="//" style="height:234px; width:715px" /></p> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 14:18:26 +0000 McGill University New hope in the fight against pain Tue, 17 Feb 2015 16:19:52 +0000 McGill University Student mobility: McGill supports Quebec-France accord Thu, 12 Feb 2015 20:53:44 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers get $4.7M in NSERC project grants Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20:20:12 +0000 McGill University Pick a card, any card <p>Magicians have astonished audiences for centuries by subtly, yet powerfully, influencing their decisions. But there has been little systematic study of the psychological factors that make magic tricks work.</p> <p> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 16:12:13 +0000 McGill University Socioeconomic differences in adolescent health widen Wed, 04 Feb 2015 18:18:13 +0000 McGill University Invasive Species in the Great Lakes by 2063 <p>The Great Lakes have been invaded by more non-native species than any other freshwater ecosystem in the world. In spite of increasing efforts to stem the tide of invasion threats, the lakes remain vulnerable, according to scientists from McGill University and colleagues in Canada and the United States.  Thu, 29 Jan 2015 15:01:55 +0000 McGill University Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:00:10 +0000 McGill University Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:36:16 +0000 McGill University Daily quiet time to improve new mothers’ health <p>A quiet time scheduled every afternoon could improve the health of newborns and mothers in maternity wards according to researchers at McGill University.</p> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:06:24 +0000 McGill University Is it possible to reset our biological clocks? Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:41:14 +0000 McGill University Systems crucial to stability of planet compromised Thu, 15 Jan 2015 19:24:06 +0000 McGill University The secret of empathy Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:52:33 +0000 McGill University Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:16:52 +0000 McGill University Genetic discovery about childhood blindness Tue, 13 Jan 2015 19:45:58 +0000 McGill University Canada’s Largest Fair Trade Conference hosted at McGill Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:54:13 +0000 McGill University New strains of parasites identified Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:04:08 +0000 McGill University It’s all in a good night’s sleep <p><span>Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth the effort: the researchers found that a good night’s sleep is linked to better performance in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.</span></p> Thu, 08 Jan 2015 15:33:47 +0000 McGill University Music cuts across cultures Mon, 05 Jan 2015 21:40:24 +0000 McGill University Having a hard time focusing? Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:05:23 +0000 McGill University Social equity in urban transportation planning Wed, 07 Jan 2015 16:41:21 +0000 McGill University Better dam planning strategies Tue, 06 Jan 2015 17:14:11 +0000 McGill University Québec Science’s top 10 discoveries of 2014 Fri, 02 Jan 2015 15:32:06 +0000 McGill University Tracking down the origins of the Ebola outbreak Tue, 30 Dec 2014 14:25:51 +0000 McGill University McGillians named to Order of Canada Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:07:48 +0000 McGill University What the “fecal prints” of microbes can tell us about E Tue, 23 Dec 2014 15:29:00 +0000 McGill University TB: avoiding and subverting immunity Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:44:23 +0000 McGill University Condolences to family of Michelle Tisseyre Mon, 22 Dec 2014 21:23:38 +0000 McGill University Modern Greek Studies receives new gift of $1.2-million Fri, 12 Dec 2014 15:36:44 +0000 McGill University Winner of 2014 Bloomberg Manulife Prize Thu, 11 Dec 2014 15:22:34 +0000 McGill University Controlling obesity with potato extract Tue, 09 Dec 2014 14:46:50 +0000 McGill University Tramadol and risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia Mon, 08 Dec 2014 20:59:20 +0000 McGill University Punishing kids for lying just doesn’t work Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:55:01 +0000 McGill University HPV vaccine: teen sexual behaviour not affected Mon, 08 Dec 2014 16:47:50 +0000 McGill University Sovereignty v. neoliberalism: trial over a treasure Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:01:40 +0000 McGill University Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:42:33 +0000 McGill University Obesity may shorten life expectancy up to 8 years Fri, 05 Dec 2014 15:09:02 +0000 McGill University Parasites and the evolution of primate culture Wed, 03 Dec 2014 15:15:13 +0000 McGill University Social media data pose pitfalls for studying behaviour Thu, 27 Nov 2014 19:46:35 +0000 McGill University Fragile X study offers hope of new autism treatment Thu, 27 Nov 2014 18:46:59 +0000 McGill University Gary Bass' The Blood Telegram wins $75,000 prize Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:59:45 +0000 McGill University Antibiotics get a “time-out” Wed, 19 Nov 2014 18:52:37 +0000 McGill University Top 8 Academic All-Canadian commendation Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:27:01 +0000 McGill University McGill joins movement to create momentum for Montreal Fri, 14 Nov 2014 17:45:06 +0000 McGill University Total recall: the science behind it Fri, 14 Nov 2014 16:09:48 +0000 McGill University Mars, too, has macroweather Thu, 13 Nov 2014 14:53:34 +0000 McGill University Oral cancer-causing HPV transmission Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:14:26 +0000 McGill University Canadian Government supports CEIM’s Innovation Project <p>The Honourable Maxime Bernier, Minister of State (Small Business and Tourism, and Agriculture) was at <a href="">Centre d'entreprises et d'innovation de Montréal</a> this morning to announce a funding contribution of up to $ 6.2 million over the next five years to support the launch of CEIM’s <i>Québec Innovation </i>project.</p> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 19:06:43 +0000 McGill University So, you think you can clap to the beat? Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:46:14 +0000 McGill University McGill's Lasko, Meaney among Prix du Québec winners Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:23:30 +0000 McGill University McGill tops Maclean’s university ranking Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:58:27 +0000 McGill University Light shed on genetic architecture of kidney cancer Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:53:41 +0000 McGill University Key to aortic valve disease prevention Tue, 28 Oct 2014 19:36:38 +0000 McGill University Busty & the Bass win CBC Music and TD's #RockYourCampus Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:11:22 +0000 McGill University Watching the hidden life of materials Mon, 27 Oct 2014 16:38:58 +0000 McGill University Corber, Winsor to receive honorary degrees Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:34:44 +0000 McGill University New funding to boost mental health research Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:11:27 +0000 McGill University Six new Canada Research Chairs for McGill Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:47:33 +0000 McGill University McGill “walks the talk” of sustainability Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:29:19 +0000 McGill University Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize goes to Michael Meaney Wed, 08 Oct 2014 20:21:12 +0000 McGill University Autism spectrum disorders share common molecular causes Thu, 09 Oct 2014 18:03:16 +0000 McGill University Bell Let’s Talk donates $1M to U de M, McGill Tue, 07 Oct 2014 14:27:56 +0000 McGill University McGill grad John O’Keefe wins Nobel Prize in medicine Mon, 06 Oct 2014 14:39:12 +0000 McGill University A link between osteoporosis treatment and breast cancer Fri, 03 Oct 2014 15:22:57 +0000 McGill University $3 million gift in pharmacoepidemiology Thu, 02 Oct 2014 18:53:08 +0000 McGill University DNA signature found in ice storm babies Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:34:40 +0000 McGill University World-renowned green chemist joining McGill Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:20:24 +0000 McGill University Shortlist: 2014 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Mon, 29 Sep 2014 14:10:35 +0000 McGill University Microplastic pollution discovered in St. Lawrence River <p>A team of researchers from McGill University and the Quebec government have discovered microplastics (in the form of polyethylene 'microbeads,' less than 2 mm in diameter) widely distributed across the bottom of the St. Lawrence River, the first time such pollutants have been found in freshwater sediments. Tue, 23 Sep 2014 16:23:09 +0000 McGill University Philippe Gros Awarded Royal Society's McLaughlin Medal Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:56:38 +0000 McGill University Myriam Denov awarded Trudeau Fellowship <p>There are thousands of children born of war-time rape worldwide, but very little is known about their lived experiences and their relationships with their families and communities. Professor Myriam Denov, of McGill's School of Social work, has been awarded one of Canada's most prestigious research awards to help fill this knowledge gap. Named Sept. 16 as one of three recipients of the Trudeau Foundation’s 2014 Trudeau Fellowships, she hopes to shed light on an “invisible, but resilient” population of children and youth. </p> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:39:43 +0000 McGill University The “hidden injury” in sports Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:46:07 +0000 McGill University Clerk, Pai named to RSC’s College of New Scholars Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:04:07 +0000 McGill University Two entering students awarded major scholarship Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:33:50 +0000 McGill University McGill-led projects awarded Brain Canada grants Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:13:24 +0000 McGill University Depression drugs linked to failure of dental implants Thu, 11 Sep 2014 18:02:11 +0000 McGill University Memory and Alzheimer’s: towards a better comprehension Wed, 03 Sep 2014 17:40:42 +0000 McGill University Mintzberg turns 75 and -- to Twitter Tue, 02 Sep 2014 18:01:25 +0000 McGill University Family dinners reduce effects of cyberbullying Mon, 01 Sep 2014 20:00:54 +0000 McGill University Reducing water scarcity possible by 2050 Fri, 29 Aug 2014 14:23:06 +0000 McGill University McGill-led partnership projects receive SSHRC funding Wed, 27 Aug 2014 21:26:21 +0000 McGill University Walking fish reveal how our ancestors evolved onto land Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:52:18 +0000 McGill University Black carbon linked to risk of cardiovascular disease Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:40:53 +0000 McGill University Jeffrey Mogil awarded Mayday Pain & Society Fellowship Wed, 20 Aug 2014 16:13:45 +0000 McGill University Two $ 40,000 scholarships to two outstanding managers Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:58:49 +0000 McGill University Important advance in brain mapping and memory Sun, 10 Aug 2014 17:22:06 +0000 McGill University New DNA analysis technique promises speedier diagnosis Tue, 05 Aug 2014 14:13:46 +0000 McGill University Life expectancy gap varies between blacks and whites Mon, 04 Aug 2014 20:01:40 +0000 McGill University Global warming ‘pause’ reflects natural fluctuation <p>Statistical analysis of average global temperatures between 1998 and 2013 shows that the slowdown in global warming during this period is consistent with natural variations in temperature, according to research by McGill physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.</p> <p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:06:18 +0000 McGill University A breakthrough for organic reactions in water Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:45:24 +0000 McGill University New hope for treatment of Alzheimer’s disease Tue, 15 Jul 2014 13:51:02 +0000 McGill University New treatment for a form of childhood blindness Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:22:58 +0000 McGill University Radio-burst discovery deepens astrophysics mystery Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:01:10 +0000 McGill University McGill profs among ‘Most Influential Scientific Minds' Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:58:18 +0000 McGill University William Tetley (1927 – 2014) Thu, 03 Jul 2014 18:29:20 +0000 McGill University McGillians named to Order of Canada Wed, 02 Jul 2014 18:54:55 +0000 McGill University Damien Silès named Executive Director of QI Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:24:41 +0000 McGill University CEIM Innovation Québec shortlisted by Gov. of Canada Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:02:39 +0000 McGill University McGill congratulates Order of Quebec recipients Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:12:05 +0000 McGill University Stories that motivate children to be honest Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:35:16 +0000 McGill University Death by prescription painkiller Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:24:26 +0000 McGill University Study yields important clues to genetics of epilepsy Mon, 16 Jun 2014 18:57:25 +0000 McGill University Condolences on the death of Professor Ellen Aitken Sat, 14 Jun 2014 17:27:05 +0000 McGill University Roderick A. Macdonald (1948-2014) Sat, 14 Jun 2014 01:46:49 +0000 McGill University McGill Principal receives honorary degree from Carleton Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:46:19 +0000 McGill University New permafrost is forming around shrinking Arctic lakes Tue, 10 Jun 2014 14:30:09 +0000 McGill University A tiny molecule may help battle depression Sun, 08 Jun 2014 19:09:28 +0000 McGill University What a 66M-year old forest fire reveals about dinosaurs Thu, 05 Jun 2014 14:31:54 +0000 McGill University Goodman Cancer Research Gala raises $2.5M for McGill Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:33:08 +0000 McGill University One in four of world’s big cities water-stressed Tue, 03 Jun 2014 14:59:49 +0000 McGill University Slowing The Insect Invasion Wed, 28 May 2014 18:52:36 +0000 McGill University Melatonin makes old bones stronger <p> Mon, 26 May 2014 14:22:56 +0000 McGill University Cole Foundation gives $700,000 Fri, 16 May 2014 17:12:36 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers receive $3.3M in federal funding Fri, 16 May 2014 14:32:17 +0000 McGill University Students win international competition Thu, 15 May 2014 17:43:03 +0000 McGill University McGill participe au 82e Congrès de l’Acfas Thu, 08 May 2014 18:36:48 +0000 McGill University What doesn’t kill you may make you live longer Thu, 08 May 2014 15:13:09 +0000 McGill University Neutron star magnetic fields: not so turbulent? Tue, 06 May 2014 14:54:24 +0000 McGill University Over $3.7M awarded to McGill researchers Thu, 01 May 2014 16:46:15 +0000 McGill University Like puzzle pieces, 3D genomics offers key to disease Wed, 30 Apr 2014 14:25:37 +0000 McGill University 14 individuals to receive honorary degree from McGill Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:36:11 +0000 McGill University Prostate cancer treatment: a more effective approach Mon, 28 Apr 2014 18:56:29 +0000 McGill University The scent of a man <p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 15:07:07 +0000 McGill University Paying closer attention to attention Thu, 24 Apr 2014 14:05:37 +0000 McGill University Couillard Cabinet: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 20:33:53 +0000 McGill University Pain curbs sex drive in female mice, but not in males Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:09:24 +0000 McGill University Researchers aim to improve health of children in Ghana Thu, 17 Apr 2014 14:33:26 +0000 McGill University Antibiotics improve growth in children Wed, 16 Apr 2014 14:55:39 +0000 McGill University Is global warming just a giant natural fluctuation? Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:24:46 +0000 McGill University Statement on the death of Mr. Jim Flaherty Thu, 10 Apr 2014 22:58:55 +0000 McGill University Researchers find that influenza has an Achilles’ Heel Thu, 10 Apr 2014 15:54:11 +0000 McGill University How our immune system kills abnormal blood cells Tue, 08 Apr 2014 16:58:02 +0000 McGill University What songbirds tell us about how we learn Tue, 08 Apr 2014 14:43:47 +0000 McGill University McGill Principal congratulates Philippe Couillard Tue, 08 Apr 2014 02:01:34 +0000 McGill University McGill, a partner for Montreal Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:57:11 +0000 McGill University Plugged in but powered down Tue, 01 Apr 2014 14:49:37 +0000 McGill University Whole-genome sequencing as part of newborn screening? Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:45:35 +0000 McGill University Malaysian Airlines: message of condolences Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:14:57 +0000 McGill University Making life simpler for control freaks Thu, 20 Mar 2014 18:37:41 +0000 McGill University How the brain recognizes familiar music Wed, 12 Mar 2014 13:57:37 +0000 McGill University Tracking eating habits to promote healthier diets Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:55:37 +0000 McGill University Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:05:19 +0000 McGill University No medicinal cannabis for rheumatology patients Tue, 04 Mar 2014 14:55:07 +0000 McGill University Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean <p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 16:30:07 +0000 McGill University Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:28:27 +0000 McGill University Federal budget: Increased university research funding Tue, 11 Feb 2014 23:49:01 +0000 McGill University Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns Wed, 05 Feb 2014 21:05:00 +0000 McGill University NSERC celebrates McGill research Mon, 03 Feb 2014 02:20:06 +0000 McGill University Does vaccinating one sexual partner benefit the other? Thu, 30 Jan 2014 17:51:29 +0000 McGill University Glass that bends but doesn’t break Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:39:27 +0000 McGill University Diabetes: We are in it together Fri, 24 Jan 2014 19:29:13 +0000 McGill University When nanotech meets quantum physics in one dimension Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:10:40 +0000 McGill University Petrocultures 2014: Oil, Energy, and Canada’s Future Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:23:16 +0000 McGill University Nahum Sonenberg awarded prestigious Wolf Prize Fri, 17 Jan 2014 21:34:02 +0000 McGill University Michael A. Meighen named 19th Chancellor of McGill Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:47:02 +0000 McGill University How metabolism and brain activity are linked Thu, 16 Jan 2014 15:58:11 +0000 McGill University Taking on the “big data” challenge Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:23:02 +0000 McGill University Resisting the flu Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:06:35 +0000 McGill University McGill Announces Winner of Bloomberg Manulife Prize Wed, 08 Jan 2014 19:02:37 +0000 McGill University Statement on the death of Edgar M. 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Installation of McGill Principal and Vice-Chancellor Thu, 31 Oct 2013 10:59:26 +0000 McGill University Phil Gold and Michel Tremblay Prix du Québec recipients Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:29:17 +0000 McGill University Library acquires important collection on Voltaire Thu, 24 Oct 2013 17:30:57 +0000 McGill University Sharing the power of the crowd Wed, 23 Oct 2013 16:00:02 +0000 McGill University New partnership with Chinese university Tue, 22 Oct 2013 18:46:14 +0000 McGill University Finalists: Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:59:50 +0000 McGill University Lower cost dental services move to heart of downtown Fri, 18 Oct 2013 13:12:24 +0000 McGill University McGill welcomes National Research and Innovation Policy Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:02:56 +0000 McGill University McGill discovery should save wheat farmers millions Wed, 09 Oct 2013 23:21:34 +0000 McGill University Statement on the death of Paul Desmarais Sr. Wed, 09 Oct 2013 21:28:46 +0000 McGill University Merck Canada awards $4 M to Faculty of Medicine Fri, 04 Oct 2013 15:45:14 +0000 McGill University McGill hosts international symposium on pain Mon, 30 Sep 2013 15:23:06 +0000 McGill University BAnQ and McGill sign a partnership agreement Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:46:47 +0000 McGill University 2013 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature Thu, 26 Sep 2013 16:22:26 +0000 McGill University World-leading expert on pain genetics joining McGill Wed, 25 Sep 2013 14:05:59 +0000 McGill University Heart attacks in young women - not all have chest pain Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:25:42 +0000 McGill University McGill receives $1.5-million gift to bolster humanities Thu, 19 Sep 2013 18:27:06 +0000 McGill University How birds got their wings Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:48:00 +0000 McGill University McGill statement on proposed charter of values Tue, 17 Sep 2013 11:48:33 +0000 McGill University Building bridges across the Pacific Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:25:22 +0000 McGill University Beijing clean-water program offers lessons for cities Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:41:43 +0000 McGill University McGill among top 25 universities for 10th year Mon, 09 Sep 2013 23:17:00 +0000 McGill University How to map cell-signaling molecules to their targets Mon, 09 Sep 2013 19:44:38 +0000 McGill University DNA ‘cages’ may aid drug delivery <p>Nanoscale “cages” made from strands of DNA can encapsulate small-molecule drugs and release them in response to a specific stimulus, McGill University researchers report in a new study. </p> <p>The research, published online Sept. 1 in Nature Chemistry, marks a step toward the use of biological nanostructures to deliver drugs to diseased cells in patients. 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<p>Bulk solvents, widely used in the chemical industry, pose a serious threat to human health and the environment. As a result, there is growing interest in avoiding their use by relying on “mechanochemistry” – an energy-efficient alternative that uses high-frequency milling to drive reactions. Because milling involves the intense impact of steel balls in rapidly moving jars, however, the underlying chemistry is difficult to observe.</p> Mon, 03 Dec 2012 15:57:06 +0000 McGill University Golden Violin awarded to Baptiste Rodrigues Fri, 30 Nov 2012 21:02:39 +0000 McGill University Stephen Platt wins 2012 Cundill Prize at McGill Fri, 30 Nov 2012 15:55:44 +0000 McGill University Newly discovered effects of vitamin D on cancer Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:44:59 +0000 McGill University New hope for understanding autism spectrum disorders Wed, 21 Nov 2012 17:55:24 +0000 McGill University Study reveals clues to cause of hydrogen embrittlement Mon, 19 Nov 2012 17:25:05 +0000 McGill University Partnership agreements signed Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:45:58 +0000 McGill University Study sheds light on genetic “clock” in embryonic cells Tue, 13 Nov 2012 18:03:49 +0000 McGill University New cause of thyroid hormone deficiency discovered Mon, 12 Nov 2012 16:50:09 +0000 McGill University Renowned Quebec scientist to head the Neuro Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:09:43 +0000 McGill University Guy Rouleau appointed director of The Neuro Thu, 08 Nov 2012 19:33:25 +0000 McGill University Study reveals challenge for chip designers of future Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:39:43 +0000 McGill University Philanthropist Lorne Trottier makes transformative gift Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:46:01 +0000 McGill University McGill hosts Remembrance Day ceremony Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:41:39 +0000 McGill University McGill tops Maclean’s ranking for 8th year in a row Thu, 01 Nov 2012 18:55:50 +0000 McGill University Media reminder: Fall Convocation Ceremonies on Oct. 31 Tue, 30 Oct 2012 14:42:11 +0000 McGill University Short list announced: Cundill Prize at McGill Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:07:54 +0000 McGill University Photojournalism: Then and Now Mon, 29 Oct 2012 14:25:56 +0000 McGill University Marine sponges advance cystic fibrosis research Thu, 25 Oct 2012 18:53:25 +0000 McGill University Michael Meighen and Daniel Lamarre honoured Tue, 23 Oct 2012 16:17:44 +0000 McGill University Key funding for ground-breaking epigenetics research Mon, 22 Oct 2012 15:50:04 +0000 McGill University International students essential to Quebec’s prosperity Fri, 19 Oct 2012 18:17:30 +0000 McGill University Report finds no evidence of research misconduct Wed, 17 Oct 2012 19:46:44 +0000 McGill University Study advances understanding of volcanic eruptions Tue, 16 Oct 2012 15:45:48 +0000 McGill University Engineering a better future for McGill students Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:06:29 +0000 McGill University Six new Canada Research Chairs for McGill Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:47:48 +0000 McGill University Study of research-paper submissions sheds new light Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:58:20 +0000 McGill University McGill Mini-Med examines acute care medicine Fri, 12 Oct 2012 16:12:21 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers link mutation to psychiatric disease Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:52:20 +0000 McGill University Early life adversity affects broad regions of brain DNA Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:41:24 +0000 McGill University Cundill Prize in History at McGill 2012 long list Wed, 10 Oct 2012 16:19:14 +0000 McGill University Human Rights Lecture: Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im Fri, 05 Oct 2012 14:54:19 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers explore big questions about universe Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:58:06 +0000 McGill University Quebec government recognizes neuroscience partnership Thu, 04 Oct 2012 18:44:07 +0000 McGill University Is a dignified death at home asking too much? Wed, 03 Oct 2012 16:45:21 +0000 McGill University McGill's Canadian Academy of Health Sciences Fellows Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:42:05 +0000 McGill University Treating ovarian cancer: new pathways through genetics Wed, 26 Sep 2012 15:10:41 +0000 McGill University I want to ride my bicycle… and breathe cleaner air Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:28:51 +0000 McGill University McGill Principal appointed to NYAS President's Council Wed, 19 Sep 2012 15:51:35 +0000 McGill University When Art and Law Meet Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:00:35 +0000 McGill University McGill to partner with Israeli research institutions Fri, 14 Sep 2012 20:39:28 +0000 McGill University Boomers and beyond Thu, 13 Sep 2012 17:58:16 +0000 McGill University Desautels students to benefit from markets software Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:21:26 +0000 McGill University How genetics shape our addictions Tue, 11 Sep 2012 16:14:56 +0000 McGill University McGill places 18th in QS World University Rankings Mon, 10 Sep 2012 23:02:10 +0000 McGill University Transformative investment signals start of new era Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:26:35 +0000 McGill University Vanier scholarships bring the world to McGill Wed, 05 Sep 2012 17:53:35 +0000 McGill University Medical training: Clarifications from McGill Wed, 29 Aug 2012 20:05:53 +0000 McGill University Vitamin B12 deficiency: tracking the genetic causes Wed, 29 Aug 2012 15:29:51 +0000 McGill University MEDIA ADVISORY: McGill prepares to put together biggest fruit salad ever Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:06:33 +0000 McGill University Newly-discovered Phoenix Cluster sets record pace for creating stars Fri, 17 Aug 2012 16:05:00 +0000 McGill University Coordinated protein breakdown and synthesis: a key to healthy growth of cells Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:52:42 +0000 McGill University Unlocking a major secret of the brain Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:52:11 +0000 McGill University Groundwater footprint highlights challenging global water situation Wed, 08 Aug 2012 19:17:33 +0000 McGill University McGill and Intellectual Ventures partner on new inventions Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:41:14 +0000 McGill University Caffeine may ease Parkinson's symptoms Tue, 07 Aug 2012 15:10:00 +0000 McGill University New cause of child blindness identified Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:38:25 +0000 McGill University Can protected tropical forest reserves prevent a biodiversity collapse? Wed, 25 Jul 2012 20:06:48 +0000 McGill University Decoding the secrets of balance Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:41:27 +0000 McGill University Why do anti-hunger and anti-obesity initiatives always fall short? Mon, 23 Jul 2012 19:39:24 +0000 McGill University McGill’s spending on security responsible and effective Mon, 16 Jul 2012 16:09:37 +0000 McGill University Vanier scholarships bring the world to McGill to help shape the future Fri, 29 Jun 2012 16:50:02 +0000 McGill University CREATE grants will help McGill build on leadership in green chemistry, medical imaging Wed, 27 Jun 2012 15:55:33 +0000 McGill University Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:03:14 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers discover the cause of an inherited form of epilepsy Mon, 09 Jul 2012 14:09:00 +0000 McGill University Developing a better potato for indigenous communities in Colombia Wed, 20 Jun 2012 15:46:28 +0000 McGill University Lessons for U.S. but also for Canada in report on U.S. universities Wed, 20 Jun 2012 14:03:35 +0000 McGill University Ethics framework urged to manage conflicts of interest in medicine Thu, 14 Jun 2012 15:11:16 +0000 McGill University Promising tool to combat cachexia-induced muscle wasting discovered Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:38:50 +0000 McGill University McGill confers honorary degrees on renowned sociologist and bass-baritone Fri, 08 Jun 2012 20:02:02 +0000 McGill University McGill discovery: Alzheimer’s drugs make bones stronger Wed, 13 Jun 2012 14:39:44 +0000 McGill University SSHRC grants to McGill researchers put youth first Thu, 07 Jun 2012 19:18:01 +0000 McGill University McGill confers honorary degrees on Edgar Miles Bronfman and André Desmarais Thu, 14 Jun 2012 18:42:09 +0000 McGill University $29 million from NSERC to support McGill researchers Wed, 06 Jun 2012 19:20:40 +0000 McGill University Loss of biodiversity increasingly threatens human well-being Wed, 06 Jun 2012 22:04:10 +0000 McGill University McGill confers honorary degrees on Alzheimer’s researcher and Montreal business leaders Wed, 06 Jun 2012 20:17:59 +0000 McGill University McGill’s Dept. of Jewish Studies receives $1 million gift Tue, 05 Jun 2012 19:55:16 +0000 McGill University McGill confers honorary degrees on longest-serving speaker of the House, Nobel laureate and business leader Tue, 05 Jun 2012 20:01:31 +0000 McGill University McGill confers honorary degrees on Robert Wares and Julian Adams Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:57:54 +0000 McGill University McGill confers honorary degree on Kanayo F. Nwanze Fri, 01 Jun 2012 18:56:36 +0000 McGill University McGill researcher helps NASA open a new window on the universe Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:57:20 +0000 McGill University Canada poised to become world leader in next-generation biofuel development Wed, 30 May 2012 15:56:35 +0000 McGill University Study provides new insights into structure of heart muscle fibres Tue, 05 Jun 2012 15:57:03 +0000 McGill University McGill explores possible move for football team to Ontario league in 2013 Fri, 18 May 2012 16:35:42 +0000 McGill University Herschel Space Observatory study reveals galaxy-packed filament Tue, 05 Jun 2012 14:55:03 +0000 McGill University One step closer to the Quartier de l’innovation Fri, 18 May 2012 14:58:51 +0000 McGill University Cole Foundation injects $1 million to bolster pediatric leukemia research in Montreal Fri, 11 May 2012 19:14:06 +0000 McGill University Elderly women with irregular heartbeat at higher risk for stroke Fri, 11 May 2012 19:15:00 +0000 McGill University Biologists turn back the clock to understand evolution of sex differences Thu, 03 May 2012 19:46:44 +0000 McGill University Rethinking Research Ethics: Researchers Challenge Post-marketing Trial Practices Thu, 03 May 2012 21:08:07 +0000 McGill University Ecosystem effects of biodiversity loss could rival impacts of climate change and pollution Thu, 03 May 2012 16:19:51 +0000 McGill University Primary-care advocate takes helm of Family Medicine Tue, 01 May 2012 13:54:30 +0000 McGill University McGill strengthens academic ties with Brazil Fri, 27 Apr 2012 16:25:38 +0000 McGill University New study sheds light on debate over organic vs. conventional agriculture Thu, 10 May 2012 19:49:45 +0000 McGill University Taking it all in: revealing how we sense things Thu, 26 Apr 2012 19:43:41 +0000 McGill University Letting go can boost quality of life Mon, 23 Apr 2012 17:29:34 +0000 McGill University How common is off-label drug prescription? Tue, 17 Apr 2012 15:52:12 +0000 McGill University Scotiabank funds conference room, fellowships for business students Thu, 05 Apr 2012 20:17:41 +0000 McGill University Detecting breast cancer’s fingerprint in a droplet of blood Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:31:27 +0000 McGill University $7.6 million for the McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:26:00 +0000 McGill University Darwin in the genome Tue, 03 Apr 2012 17:25:44 +0000 McGill University Dr. Mark Wainberg awarded 2012 Killam Prize in Health Sciences Wed, 04 Apr 2012 18:44:19 +0000 McGill University The new frontier: online support for those who self-injure Mon, 02 Apr 2012 20:37:00 +0000 McGill University South Pole Telescope data shedding light on dark energy Tue, 03 Apr 2012 14:04:44 +0000 McGill University CIBC scholarships to benefit McGill students Thu, 29 Mar 2012 14:31:20 +0000 McGill University Occupy This: Exploring the Occupy Movement Tue, 27 Mar 2012 18:24:35 +0000 McGill University Reintegration of work life remains an important issue for Canadian mothers and public policy Mon, 26 Mar 2012 15:29:32 +0000 McGill University McGill’s Institute of Islamic Studies receives $1.25 M gift from State of Qatar Mon, 26 Mar 2012 19:48:42 +0000 McGill University Study suggests new way to treat chronic pain Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:12:14 +0000 McGill University From campus to consumer: rewarding ideas with winning potential Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:32:16 +0000 McGill University Provincial budget: McGill welcomes essential funding for restoration of historical academic building Tue, 08 Jan 2013 19:32:10 +0000 McGill University Mining and Corporate Social Responsibility: McGill University conference Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:08:18 +0000 McGill University The Walrus and McGill return to the Segal Centre Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:08:05 +0000 McGill University Charles Taylor at 80: An international conference Tue, 08 Jan 2013 20:08:00 +0000 McGill University Media advisory: Ouch! The science of pain from onset to relief Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:52:33 +0000 McGill University Nine McGill researchers appointed Canada Research Chairs Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:52:37 +0000 McGill University Fielding questions about climate change Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:52:45 +0000 McGill University Passing of Madeleine Parent: McGill salutes a great activist Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:52:24 +0000 McGill University The shape of things to come Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:52:15 +0000 McGill University “Two steps” ahead in cystic fibrosis research Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:51:53 +0000 McGill University McGill and Freie Universität Berlin team up Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:52:04 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers crack degeneration process that leads to Alzheimer’s Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:51:45 +0000 McGill University Pond hockey heats up Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:51:41 +0000 McGill University Crime and the Law: The Future of Justice in Canada Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:51:23 +0000 McGill University Desautels student Mia Morisset wins HSBC Women in Business Leadership Award Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:51:33 +0000 McGill University McGill graduate pledges $1.5 million to support global food security efforts Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:51:11 +0000 McGill University From extreme cold to mining returns, it’s all about math Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:50:59 +0000 McGill University How accurate are rapid flu tests? Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:50:49 +0000 McGill University Hold the salt: coastal drinking water more vulnerable to water use than climate change Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:50:41 +0000 McGill University The beat goes on: the geometry that makes music pleasing Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:50:32 +0000 McGill University Neuron memory key to taming chronic pain Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:50:21 +0000 McGill University Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:50:11 +0000 McGill University McGill University’s Life Sciences Complex earns LEED Gold certification Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:49:54 +0000 McGill University McGill University’s Life Sciences Complex earns LEED Gold certification Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:49:57 +0000 McGill University Exploring how a parent’s education can affect the mental health of their offspring Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:49:46 +0000 McGill University Supporting Innovation Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:49:26 +0000 McGill University Saliva HIV test passes the grade Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:49:36 +0000 McGill University Solving the mystery of an old diabetes drug that may reduce cancer risk Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:49:15 +0000 McGill University Four McGill discoveries among Québec Science magazine’s top 10 of 2011 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:48:52 +0000 McGill University Tribal Nova and McGill develop interactive and participative reading method in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:49:00 +0000 McGill University Back to the future: Supersoldier ants illuminate evolution Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:48:48 +0000 McGill University How do we split our attention? Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:48:38 +0000 McGill University Glacial tap is open but the water will run dry Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:48:29 +0000 McGill University In hot water: Ice Age findings forecast problems Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:48:20 +0000 McGill University Tireless research reveals secrets of the “sleep hormone” Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:48:10 +0000 McGill University Lotteries worldwide encourage adults to give responsibly Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:47:52 +0000 McGill University Researchers develop one of the world’s smallest electronic circuits Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:47:41 +0000 McGill University Video game players advancing genetic research Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:47:22 +0000 McGill University Budding scientists explore their career options at Discovery Day Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:47:04 +0000 McGill University Principal Munroe-Blum recognized as a top public sector leader Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:47:30 +0000 McGill University McGill Announces Inaugural Winner of Bloomberg Manulife Prize Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:46:55 +0000 McGill University Gene acts as a brake on breast cancer progression Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:46:47 +0000 McGill University Drug-resistant Hepatitis C Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:46:38 +0000 McGill University Gerald Bronfman Centre turns 20 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:46:24 +0000 McGill University A new model for understanding biodiversity Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:46:18 +0000 McGill University Douglas Institute appoints new executive director Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:16:31 +0000 McGill University Padre Pio wins the 2011 Cundill Prize in History at McGill Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:46:02 +0000 McGill University Fabulous foursome to garner honorary degrees at fall convocation Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:45:52 +0000 McGill University New target identified to stop the spread of breast cancer Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:45:42 +0000 McGill University The public face of science at McGill gets a major boost Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:45:33 +0000 McGill University We are what we eat. 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Alert: Bombardier layoffs in Montreal Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:23:27 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: ’Tis the season for Holiday sources Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:23:18 +0000 McGill University Introducing: BoarCroc, RatCroc, DogCroc, DuckCroc and PancakeCroc Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:23:04 +0000 McGill University Raising the Global Floor: Where does Canada rank when it comes to working? 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Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:22:39 +0000 McGill University Remembrance Day Ceremony at McGill Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:22:36 +0000 McGill University McGill ranked first for fifth year in a row among Canada's medical-doctoral universities Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:22:26 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Twenty years after the fall of the Berlin wall: the soundtrack of a revolution Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:22:23 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers identify key genetic factors which can lead to cancer Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:22:12 +0000 McGill University The Health Impact Fund: Pharmaceutical Innovation also for the Poor: Dr. Thomas Pogge of Yale University lectures on health care and social justice Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:22:20 +0000 McGill University What is the origin of cosmic rays? Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:21:51 +0000 McGill University Learning to talk changes the way we hear speech: McGill study Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:22:00 +0000 McGill University Presenting TEDxMcGill - Talks for Tomorrow Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:21:43 +0000 McGill University McGill hosts global conference on aviation liability Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:21:34 +0000 McGill University Bright star researcher gets Prix du Québec nod Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:21:25 +0000 McGill University Shortlist announced: Cundill International Prize in History at McGill Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:21:16 +0000 McGill University Once-in-a-lifetime coincidence offers new hope for lung-disease treatments Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:21:04 +0000 McGill University Campaign McGill surpasses $500 million only two years into its public phase Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:20:53 +0000 McGill University McGill University’s Brian Alters honored by Royal Society of Canada Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:20:48 +0000 McGill University $720,000 to fight depression associated with chronic diseases Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:20:39 +0000 McGill University McGill continues to be recognized among world’s top universities Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:20:29 +0000 McGill University McGill congratulates its second Nobel-winning alumnus of 2009 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:20:20 +0000 McGill University McGill congratulates Nobel-winning alumnus Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:20:11 +0000 McGill University What's to Eat?: Entrées in Canadian Food History Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:05:14 +0000 McGill University New appointee to Order of Canada heads JGH Research Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:04:53 +0000 McGill University Three McGill researchers to be inducted as RSC Fellows Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:05:01 +0000 McGill University Experts gather at McGill to address food security challenges Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:04:43 +0000 McGill University President Bill Clinton to receive honorary doctorate from McGill University Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:04:31 +0000 McGill University Media Advisory: Fight Back: Workplace Justice for Immigrants Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:04:21 +0000 McGill University $5 million on the Richter scale: McGill-based seismic research network to help protect Canadians from earthquakes Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:04:13 +0000 McGill University Why is religious literacy important? Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:04:03 +0000 McGill University McGill garners 19 Canada Research Chairs and more than $17 million in funding Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:44 +0000 McGill University Media Advisory: pow-wow comes to campus Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:53 +0000 McGill University McGill joins the ranks of Project Hero Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:40 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Divisive terror law losing traction Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:26 +0000 McGill University Angela Davis on media, race and power Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:30 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert - World Alzheimer's Day Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:37 +0000 McGill University Longlist announced: 2009 Cundill International Prize in History Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:17 +0000 McGill University McGill’s new Integrated Program in Neuroscience: All of McGill neuroscience, together in one location Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:14 +0000 McGill University Starving in Guatemala: issues are at top of food conference agenda Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:03:02 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Reaction: Obama 'racism' row Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:51 +0000 McGill University Thirteen young international leaders in Jeanne Sauvé Foundation program promote education, human rights and performing arts Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:54 +0000 McGill University McGill awarded over $100 million from Knowledge Infrastructure Program Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:44 +0000 McGill University U.S.-Canada exchange: McGill to benefit from prestigious Fulbright program Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:35 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Legal precedent could be set in Quebec drunk driving case Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:26 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Obama to speak on healthcare Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:29 +0000 McGill University Diabetes advance: Researchers find gene that causes resistance to insulin Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:08 +0000 McGill University Brenda Milner wins International Balzan Prize Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:18 +0000 McGill University Underground structures, buildings at risk, city warns Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:02:03 +0000 McGill University Harper warns Liberals against election push Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:56 +0000 McGill University MILR keeps learning fresh for seniors Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:49 +0000 McGill University Temp work strains employee mental health Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:42 +0000 McGill University Nicholas Kasirer appointed to the Court of Appeal of Quebec Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:35 +0000 McGill University Heavy drinkers face significantly increased cancer risk Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:27 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Critics use Canada to assail Obama's health plan Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:16 +0000 McGill University Quebec billionaire's ex loses common-law case Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:56 +0000 McGill University First trip to moon recreated for Internet generation Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:01:06 +0000 McGill University $14 million to train the next generation of biomedical researchers at McGill and the MUHC Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:34 +0000 McGill University Study reveals major genetic differences between blood and tissue cells Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:44 +0000 McGill University McGill-Oxford join in neuroscience partnership Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:28 +0000 McGill University Toward a better understanding of the brain Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:31 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Poplars' seeds create mess Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:21 +0000 McGill University McGill conference examines impact of economic crisis on the hungry Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:16 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert: Canadiens to return to Molson family Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:10 +0000 McGill University Backing up your brain: McGill researchers discover how old memories are re-saved and changed Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:00:01 +0000 McGill University McGill University receives almost $63 million under CFI program to support five research projects Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:59:54 +0000 McGill University Another McGill/JGH breakthrough opens door to early Alzheimer's diagnosis Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:59:48 +0000 McGill University Leading authority joining McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:59:42 +0000 McGill University US Lags World in Paid Sick Days: Report Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:59:36 +0000 McGill University What is Canadian-style health care really like? 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Al Jazeera English and Canada's news spectrum Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:14:47 +0000 McGill University McGill students grab top spots in architecture competition to rebuild New Orleans Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:14:40 +0000 McGill University DNA "tricked" to act as nano-building blocks Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:14:30 +0000 McGill University The challenges of the free press in a free market Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:14:22 +0000 McGill University The CFI awards more than $1.1 million to McGill in support of seven research projects Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:13:56 +0000 McGill University Study reveals potential to amass more carbon in eastern North American forests Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:14:08 +0000 McGill University The Tradition of Non-Use of Nuclear Weapons Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:13:48 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers squeeze light out of quantum dots Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:13:40 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: Afghanistan conference Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:13:21 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: G20 Summit Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:13:31 +0000 McGill University Montreal stroke survivors needed for study of new therapy Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:12:54 +0000 McGill University Montreal stroke survivors needed for study of new therapy Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:13:03 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: Khmer Rouge trials begin Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:13:28 +0000 McGill University Islam and Evolution Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:12:47 +0000 McGill University McGill's new Institute for the Study of International Development to launch with a conference on the future of development Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:12:30 +0000 McGill University McGill physicist awarded Killam Research Fellowship Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:12:19 +0000 McGill University Flaherty to speak about forging economic plan amid financial crisis Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:12:08 +0000 McGill University MacKay to lead NATO? Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:11:58 +0000 McGill University The Moravian Beginnings of Canadian Inuit Literature Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:11:52 +0000 McGill University Vince Li found not criminally responsible for Greyhound killing Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:11:46 +0000 McGill University Arrest warrant for al-Bashir Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:58:57 +0000 McGill University Two McGill researchers garner prestigious Steacie Fellowships Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:16:34 +0000 McGill University To infinity and beyond: space, stars & the universe Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:59:03 +0000 McGill University Public Policy in Crisis? Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:12:39 +0000 McGill University National Blueprint aims to reduce injury and death of older drivers Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:58:43 +0000 McGill University McGill professor Grace Marquis and partner awarded International Research Chair Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:58:50 +0000 McGill University Peptides-on-demand: McGill researcher’s radical new green chemistry makes the impossible possible Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:58:37 +0000 McGill University Nine McGill researchers awarded Canada Research Chairs Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:58:30 +0000 McGill University Childhood trauma has life-long effect on genes and the brain Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:58:08 +0000 McGill University National announcement of Canada Research Chairs Program Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:58:21 +0000 McGill University President Obama in Canada Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:57:49 +0000 McGill University McGill recognized for diversity Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:57:56 +0000 McGill University Forget the antioxidants? McGill researchers cast doubt on role of free radicals in aging Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:57:40 +0000 McGill University Happy Birthday Mr. President! Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:57:20 +0000 McGill University Climate change and society: It's time to go further Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:57:31 +0000 McGill University Mental deficiency: researchers identify gene mutations that affect learning, memory in children Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:57:08 +0000 McGill University Leading McGill researchers showcase their work at inaugural exhibition Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:56:57 +0000 McGill University Study to test benefits of rTMS therapy after stroke - volunteers needed Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:56:48 +0000 McGill University McGill receives $3-million gift to establish research chair in psychosocial oncology Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:56:38 +0000 McGill University The geography of hope: we need to move from despair to optimism Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:56:28 +0000 McGill University Federal spending on research infrastructure 'most welcome,' McGill principal says Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:56:15 +0000 McGill University John Ralston Saul to speak on roots of Canadian Law Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:56:02 +0000 McGill University McGill marks landmark Darwin year: Events and experts for 150th anniversary of "On the Origin of Species" and 200th birthday of Charles Darwin Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:55:51 +0000 McGill University McGill sets the stage for Open House as changing economy piques interest Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:59 +0000 McGill University Researchers discover three genes that increase risk of severe obesity in kids and adults Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:55:16 +0000 McGill University Our faces, not just our ears "hear" speech: McGill study Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:55:29 +0000 McGill University Pain, it's all in the brain: 13th Annual McGill Pain Day, Jan. 22 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:55:40 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: Obama Inauguration Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:55 +0000 McGill University New drug holds out promise of normal diet for sufferers of devastating PKU genetic disease Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:47 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers discover gene that increases susceptibility to Crohn's disease Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:41 +0000 McGill University McGill, MUHC and Douglas researchers get top marks from Québec Science Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:34 +0000 McGill University Philippe Couillard appointed Senior Fellow in Health Law at McGill Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:26 +0000 McGill University Old gastrointestinal drug slows aging, McGill researchers say Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:18 +0000 McGill University McGill University Welcomes Ian Brodie Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:12 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: Holiday Sources Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:54:04 +0000 McGill University CFI awards $1,155,638 to McGill in support of nine research projects Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:52 +0000 McGill University New leadership takes helm of health sciences research at McGill Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:58 +0000 McGill University Health impact of late preemie births still not well understood: MUHC/McGill expert Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:49 +0000 McGill University HM, a memorable amnesiac, dies at 82 Tue, 08 Jan 2013 23:14:53 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: Harper addresses nation Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:42 +0000 McGill University Thrombosis patients face greater risks than previously believed: Researchers Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:30 +0000 McGill University Plants display "molecular amnesia" Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:36 +0000 McGill University Violence in Mumbai Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:23 +0000 McGill University McGill researcher on a quest to cure disfiguring parasitic disease Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:17 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: Constitutional Crisis Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:10 +0000 McGill University Discovery Day primes Montreal's youth for a career in health sciences Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:53:00 +0000 McGill University Meet McGill's two newest Rhodes Scholars Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:52:53 +0000 McGill University McGill grad gives $8 million to support doctoral students in Faculty of Engineering Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:52:46 +0000 McGill University NSERC recognizes McGill innovation Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:51:31 +0000 McGill University McGill announces winner of inaugural Cundill International Prize in History Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:51:53 +0000 McGill University McGill Expert Alert: Québec Leaders Debate Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:51:26 +0000 McGill University Feminist responses to the Bouchard-Taylor Commission Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:58:19 +0000 McGill University McGill law professor elected president of the Royal Society of Canada Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:51:20 +0000 McGill University McGill researchers garner three of 10 Prix du Québec for 2008 Mon, 07 Jan 2013 22:58:10 +0000 McGill University Worker ants of the world, unite! You have nothing to lose but your fertility Mon, 07 Jan 2013 21:10:47 +0000 McGill University Election post-mortem: Did the media do their job? 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