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Could life survive on Mars? Yes, expert says

McGill microbiologist looks at Martian-like environment on Earth and finds evidence of bacteria

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Judes Poirier, McGill University, Douglas Mental Health Institute researcher, awarded a 2010 Genesis Award

At a ceremony on June 2, Dr. Judes Poirier, McGill University Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, received the prestigious BIOQuébec 2010 Genesis Award in the Biotechnology of Tomorrow category.

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Published on : 07 Jun 2010

Squirrels show softer side by adopting orphans

Those neighbourhood squirrels you often see fighting over food may not seem altruistic, but new University of Guelph research has found that the critters will actually take in orphaned relatives.

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Published on : 01 Jun 2010

McGill's "Orphan Drug" research offers hope

Designation by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will help development of treatments

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Published on : 31 May 2010

McGill team discovers a piece of the puzzle for individualized cancer therapy via gene silencing

In a major cancer-research breakthrough, researchers at the McGill University, Department of Biochemistry have discovered that a small segment of a protein that interacts with RNA can control the normal expression of genes - including those that are active in cancer

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Published on : 26 May 2010

Banning all gay men from donating blood is unscientific and wrong, say AIDS research pioneers

Dr. Mark Wainberg and Dr. Norbert Gilmore call for policy change

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Published on : 25 May 2010

Companies better their bottom lines by improving conditions for low-wage workers

Structure, rewards and engagement central to profitability, Heymann says

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Published on : 19 May 2010

Cole Foundation injects $536,000 to bolster leukemia research in Montreal

New fellowship grants in pediatric leukemia research to be created at Université de Montréal and McGill University

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Published on : 14 May 2010

Ensuring the integrity of the research process

Ethics experts call for refocus of scientific and ethical review

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Published on : 13 May 2010

McGill researcher honoured for groundbreaking work in epigenetics

Moshe Szyf and colleagues have produced findings on how environment affects DNA

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Published on : 13 May 2010

Quantum move toward next generation computing

Physicists at McGill University have developed a system for measuring the energy involved in adding electrons to semi-conductor nanocrystals, also known as quantum dots – a technology that may revolutionize computing and other areas of science.

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Published on : 11 May 2010

Waterpipes: A new pastime for the young

Hookah or shisha use on rise yet contains nicotine, carbon monoxide and carcinogens

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Published on : 10 May 2010

How the Mouse Grimace Scale will help us cope with pain

Research will improve conditions for lab animals, lead to better treatments for humans

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Published on : 09 May 2010

JGH researchers help pinpoint osteoporosis genes

Largest study of its type discovers 13 new genes linked to bone disease

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Published on : 03 May 2010