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Rethinking endangered plants

The International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) publishes the Red List of Threatened Species describing the conservation status of various species of plants and animals. Now, however, an international team of researchers led by McGill biologist Jonathan Davies suggests that the criteria for assessing risk of extinction in plants should be revisited.

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Published on : 25 May 2011

Enlarged prostate: decade-long study demonstrates immediate and long-term benefits of holmium laser treatment

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urology Association (AUA) in Washington, DC demonstrates that holmium laser therapy is a safe and durable treatment option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – an enlargement of the prostate that affects most men as they age.

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Published on : 19 May 2011

No pain. Big gain

Treatment of chronic low back pain can reverse abnormal brain activity and function

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Published on : 17 May 2011

Cole Foundation injects $700,000 into childhood cancer research

Pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma research in Quebec received a massive boost today, following the Cole Foundation’s announcement that it would provide more than $700,000 to be shared among 10 Université de Montréal and four McGill University young scientists.

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Published on : 13 May 2011

Serendipity leads to life-saving discovery

McGill research team found two distinct disease-causing mutations and saved a baby girl.

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Published on : 11 May 2011

Filters that reduce ‘brain clutter’ 
identified

McGill researchers suggest malfunctions in neurons that filter visual information may be responsible for diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia

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Published on : 13 Apr 2011

The BCG World Atlas: a world first in the fight against tuberculosis

McGill, RI MUHC researchers launch free online atlas of TB vaccination policies from around the world

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Published on : 22 Mar 2011