Faculty of Medicine news
An Ottawa judge’s rejection of attempted murder charges against a man accused of knowingly transmitting HIV, saying it is no longer an “automatic death sentence,” reflects medical reality and should send a message to police and prosecutors, Canada’s AIDS experts say.
Anny Fortin, chercheuse à la Faculté de médecine de McGill et native de Baie-Comeau, s'est vu décernée une subvention de 100 000 $ par Grands Défis Canada afin qu'elle puisse poursuivre son projet de recherche visant à traiter une maladie de la peau qui touche des millions de personnes sur la planète.
Health officials from the City of Montreal are asking residents to exercise caution in the sun as temperatures rise. Last summer, dozens of deaths were suspected to be linked to heat waves in the city. The city's average daily death rate doubled on July 8th, 2010, during the peak of a heat wave.
In Western medicine, placebos have long been the bridesmaids, never the bride. That’s not surprising: they’re sham pills or simulated medical interventions, seen as handmaidens for use in clinical trials rather than the real thing.
There's a joke in the medical community that no matter what year it is, an alternative male birth control method is always ten years away. And it’s true—doctors have been promising an option beyond condoms and vasectomies since the 1960s.
Press release - Rémi Quirion est nommé scientifique en chef du Québec et sera à la tête des fonds de recherche du Québec
Le ministre du Développement économique, de l'Innovation et de l'Exportation, Clément Gignac, est fier de la nomination d'un chercheur de renommée internationale, Rémi Quirion, à titre de tout premier scientifique en chef du Québec et de président des conseils d'administration des Fonds de recherche du Québec.
In 1934, on the campus of McGill University, neurosurgeon Wilder Penfield founded the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital and significantly advanced the state of neuroscience in Canada.
Toronto researcher Diego Bassaniand his South African colleagues have spent the past six years developing and testing a fetal heart monitor that operates without electricity.
The Institute of Medicine reveals a "blueprint" for relieving Americans' pervasive chronic pain… The U.S. needs "a cultural transformation" in the way we view pain, treat it and conduct research on its causes and treatments, says a new report released June 29 by the Institute of Medicine (IOM).
Mutant fruit flies have helped solve one of the biggest puzzles in genetics: how the stress of starvation or drug addiction can pass on its ill effects to the sufferer's children and grandchildren.
In an international study, researchers at University of Heidelberg and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University report in the journal Nature that people who live or were raised in cities show distinct differences in activity in certain brain regions than those who aren't city dwellers…