A mechanical hexapod called Aqua is the latest in a series of seagoing robots being developed by a McGill research group. The goal? To develop an underwater vehicle that can autonomously explore and collect data in aquatic environments while surviving the harsh saltwater conditions and often turbulent waters of the open sea. Aqua's builders are tackling one of the most challenging topics in robotics: integrating vision and locomotion into an amphibious machine that can determine what it is "seeing," where it is, and where it is going.
Researchers from the MUHC have found that elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma who take medication to prevent their attacks face an increased risk of developing cataracts.
Biomedical engineering professor is tickled pink at the impending launch of the world's first online brain-imaging database. Researchers around the world will be able to access baseline pics of normal gray matter.
McGill's Mark Wainberg starts getting set for the XVIth International Conference on AIDS in Toronto that he will be co-chairing in August. One of the world's prominent AIDS researchers, Wainberg has some interesting insights into where we stand on the whole issue.
A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the universities of Sherbrooke, Laval, Quebec, McGill and Calgary have launched a multi-centre study designed for early identification of women at risk of ovarian cancer (OC).
Rolando Del Maestro breaks the da Vinci code; Jody Heymann goes to bat for U.S. moms; McGill's Rare Books and Special Collections Division gets star treatment in France; and Chris Buddle takes on an army of grubs.
Lawrence Mysak becomes the first Canadian to be awarded an Alfred Wegener Medal and Honorary Membership of the European Geosciences Union. Our question is this: what took them so long?
Do you huddle in your office knowing that your boss will come bursting in at any minute screaming that you're a fraud? Do you refuse to present at conferences for fear that people will be rolling in the aisles laughing? Could be you suffer from the Imposter Phenomenon.
Dr. Jody Heymann interviewed hundreds of mothers in dozens of countries for her recent book Forgotten Families, a study of the impact of globalization on working families. This Mother's Day, the director of the McGill Institute for Health and Social Policy writes in the Washington Post that America needs to do much more to meet the needs of its own mothers.
MUHC neuroscientist Keith Murai has been awarded a $350,000 grant to study the communication possibilities of neuron-supporting cells, called glial cells, that until recently were thought to be passive players in brain function.
Major MUHC study will determine if light-activated drug fulfills early promise in treatment of prostate cancer
Early trials of an experimental photosensitizer cancer drug called Tookad have yielded dramatic results, according to Dr. Mostafa Elhilali, Chief Surgeon at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and study principal investigator.
McGill gears up to host some 6,000 delegates of the Association pour le savoir (Acfas) conference -- the largest francophone conference in North America, and possibly the world. So how do you keep 6,000 people entertained for five days? Read on.
Can we free ourselves -- and future generations -- from the predisposed genetic monsters lurking in our DNA? Moshe Szyf and Michael Meaney believe that through our actions we can alter the fabric of our genes.