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McGill's research community has scored another triumph this summer by obtaining a record number of "New Opportunities" grants. Thirteen out of 14 applications were approved by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and range from work on HIV/AIDS and the hepatitis-C virus to speech disorders to photonic and wireless technologies.
Traditional economic thinking is going to be challenged at McGill this week. From August 23 to 25, some 200 progressive academics, environmentalists, business and government representatives are gathering at the University for the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE).
A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University has identified a non-controversial source of stem cells that can produce a number of different cell types, including the type of neural cells needed to potentially help patients recover from a spinal cord injury or Parkinson's disease.
The potential benefits of smoked cannabis as a pain-reliever are about to be examined by researchers at the McGill Pain Centre. Based at the McGill University Health Centre, the study will be the world's first peer-reviewed clinical trial examining the effects of smoked cannabis in a non-HIV population and is being supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and Health Canada.
Following the announcement that the McGill Pain Centre would be launching a one-year pilot research project examining the potential benefits of cannabis as a pain-reliever, we thought we'd take an opportunity to introduce the five McGill University Health Centre researchers collaborating on the trial.
Looking for the perfect professor to comment on news of the day or to help clarify complicated issues? Try out McGill's new on-line Media Guide to McGill Experts, which is now available on the web.
The multifaceted and intriguing world of geography will be at the forefront this week as McGill plays host to the 50th annual meeting of the Canadian Association of Geographers from Tuesday, May 29, to Sunday, June 3.
Three McGill scientists, currently investigating everything from plant mutations to the statistics of brain mapping, have received a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.
On Tuesday, April 17, as part of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Seminar Series 2000-2001, the renowned medical researcher Dr Salvador Moncada will give a public lecture on nitric oxide -- the noxious little molecule that is key to a healthy body and mind. Dr Moncada's visit to McGill is sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Physicist Shaun Lovejoy has produced evidence that the earth's atmosphere works in a rather different way than is usually assumed by numerical weather forecasters. Lovejoy and two colleagues used 909 satellite images to show that the variability at all observed scales and at all levels of intensity is very close to that predicted for a direct scale invariant cascade starting at planetary scales.
Travelling back in time to the days of Canada's fur trade is now a simple matter. McGill University has launched a new web site examining the impacts the fur trade had on the economic, geographic and political history of Canada and Quebec of the 18th and 19th centuries.
Montreal: Wednesday, January 17, 2001 --- The French radio network of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) bestowed today the title of Scientist of the Year 2000 on Dr Thomas Hudson, a professor at McGill University and internationally renowned researcher in genomics. Dr Hudson is the founder and director of the Montreal Genome Centre.
A team of American and Canadian scientitsts have found new evidence that a pulsar in the constellation of Sagittarius was created when a massive star exploded, witnessed by Chinese astronomers in the year 386 AD. If confirmed, this will be only the second pulsar to be clearly associated with a historic event.