It is with terrible shock and deep sorrow that the McGill community has learned of the sudden death of James G. Wright over the Labour Day weekend.
Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.
Canadian "bedside manner test" a reliable predictor of patient complaints
The results of a clinical trial indicates that, when used as part of routine therapy, high-dose ibuprofen is safe, and effective in slowing down lung disease in children with cystic fibrosis (CF).
The Washington Post caught up with the author of "This Is Your Brain on Music: The Science of a Human Obsession," Daniel Levitin, whose rocking out is now confined to a sax and guitar gig with McGill's "Diminished Faculties."
Musicians from Mali, Mexico, Canada and the U.S. will meet for the first time later this week to make music together. Their improvisational performance, part of an annual jazz festival, is also the jumping-off point for a multimillion-dollar research project that seeks to understand what happens when a group of people make off-the-cuff music together. Eric Lewis, a McGill philosophy professor and member of the research team, will look at improvisation and its implications for intellectual property law -- a hot issue with the rising use of sampling in music.
Starting this week, the MUHC has engaged a construction inspector who will be responsible for ensuring that all laws and regulations at the MUHC’s construction sites are being enforced.
A McGill University study has found that a new class of drugs known as serotonin4 (5-HT4) receptor agonists may take effect four to seven times faster than traditional selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs).
With global biodiversity increasingly at risk, a mechanism like the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is required to monitor the situation, argues Michel Loreau, Canada Research Chair in Theoretical Ecology at McGill and co-chair of the international steering committee of the International Mechanism of Scientific Expertise on Biodiversity (IMoSEB).
In the first comprehensive study of clinical-skills exams given to doctors, McGill researcher Robyn Tamblyn showed that poor scores in the communication portion of the test are highly predictive of which new doctors are likely to clash with patients in the future. By evaluating communication skills early on, say the study's authors, physicians and academics can better train and select the next generation of medical professionals.