A McGill University-led group of researchers (TRAC3) are looking at whether progress is being made in designing initiatives and policies to reduce vulnerability to climate change across countries. Their aim is to contribute new ways of monitoring the global climate adaptation process.

Classified as: McGill University, climate change, climate, TRAC3, Nature Climate Change, UNFCCC, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, Alexandra Lesnikowski, food & sustainability, science & technology
Published on: 9 Nov 2015

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Classified as: Research, muhc, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, immune system, McGill University Health Centre, aspergillus, mold, fungus
Published on: 5 Nov 2015

Doaa Farid who is completing a PhD under the supervision of Dr. Ellen Rosenberg and Dr. Gillian Bartlett, won the Patients' Choice Award at the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG). She presented her work on a video for immigrants that is part of the Tapestry Project. This is two years in a row one of our trainees took home this award. Congratulations!

Classified as: Research, Department of Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Published on: 4 Nov 2015

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Classified as: CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, drugs, off-label, prescription, pharmacy, Robyn Tamblyn, Tewodros Eguale, electronic health records, adverse drug events, side effects
Published on: 2 Nov 2015

Badly designed studies may lead to the efficacy of drugs being overestimated and money being wasted on trials that prove fruitless, according to a new study from McGill University in Canada.

Classified as: Research, animal research, mice, Clinical trials, drug trial, sunitinib, preclinical research, animal study, animal models, cancer drug, randomization, blinding, Jonathan Kimmelman, reproducibility, study design, guinea pig
Published on: 14 Oct 2015

The McGill Methodological Development Platform of the Quebec SUPPORT Unit has begun its work! The platform is housed in the McGill University Department of Family Medicine. Under the direction of Dr Pierre Pluye (Family Medicine) and associate direction of Dr.

Classified as: Research, Family Medicine
Published on: 28 Aug 2015

On July 31st, in Shenzhen, China, Dr Howard Bergman, Chair of the Department of Family Medicine, signed a letter of intent between the Royal Institution for the Advancement of Learning (Department of Family Medicine of McGill University) and the Shenzhen Association of Community Health.

Classified as: Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Published on: 13 Aug 2015

A commonly used  plasticizer known as DINCH, which is found in products that come into close contact with humans, such as medical devices, children's toys and food packaging, was put under the microscope  by Montreal researchers.

Classified as: metabolism, McGill University, DINCH plasticizer, phthalate, Dr. Vassilios Papadopoulos, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal
Published on: 17 Jun 2015

Department of Mechanical Engineering alumnus Kieran Humphries is featured, along with electrical engineer Diego Mascarella, in the May 2015 edition of McGill's French-language publication McGill dans la ville. "Diego and Kieran are both young and bright McGill-trained research engineers," said Prof Benoit Boulet, who supervises their work on the e-drivetrain APC project, which engages industry partners such as Linamar, TM4, Infolytica and Purolator.

Classified as: engineering research
Published on: 3 Jun 2015

The brain is a privileged organ in the body. So vital to life, the brain is protected from alterations elsewhere in the body by a highly regulated gateway known as the blood-brain barrier, which allows only selected molecules to pass through.

Classified as: brain, Research, Multiple Sclerosis, MS, protein, mice, animal, BBB, blood-brain barrier, sclerosis
Published on: 22 Apr 2015

Dancing the Argentine tango could have potential benefits for people at certain stages in the development of Parkinson’s disease (PD), according to findings in a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Research, Neuro, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, tango, Parkinson's disease, mcgill faculty of medicine, reseach, Silvia Rios Romenets
Published on: 14 Apr 2015

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.

Classified as: Research, HIV, Condoms, abortion, contraception, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, IPV, Millenium Goals, violence
Published on: 31 Mar 2015