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Cachexia, a syndrome characterized by rapid weight loss and muscle deterioration, is a major cause of death among patients suffering from diseases like cancer, AIDS and chronic infection. Now, a newly published study by McGill University researchers shows that a low dose of Pateamine A is effective at preventing cancer-induced muscle wasting, which may lead to cachexia-fighting drugs.
Whether it is for research into clean energy sources, the future of wireless communication or a better understanding of the processes involved in language learning, over 160 established McGill researchers and more than 80 graduate students will benefit from support from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) over the next five years.
For anyone to speak out openly and honestly about their struggle with mental illness is an act of bravery. According to a new study of Canadian media coverage of mental illness, journalists rarely quote individuals with mental illness. The study, "Together Against Stigma: Changing how we see mental illness," will be presented Monday at an international conference in Ottawa.
Message from the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services to the McGill Research Community
This communiqué updates the McGill community of some important changes that the Office of Sponsored Research and Research Financial Management Services are undertaking in order to improve our collective services for researchers.
Raptor Pharmaceutical recently announced that it has acquired exclusive rights to intellectual property related to cysteamine and related compounds in the potential treatment of parasitic diseases, including malaria, from McGill.
Engadget - McGill University student plan provides healthcare to rural areas with Windows Phone and Windows 8
Those of us living in metropolitan areas don't think twice about our ease of access to medical care, but those in rural areas don't enjoy such easy access to a doctor.
Creativity, teamwork, determination (possibly accompanied by blood, sweat and tears) are some of the skills honed by grade 6 – 8 students participating in the All Science Challenge, a unique, one-day, highly charged competition hosted by Let’s Talk Science on May 25 at The Neuro- the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.
McGill and AMURE met on May 16 and signed off on the final English and French versions of seven articles in the Research Associates and Research Assistants collective agreements.