Canada is one of the world's top research nations, thanks to Ottawa's commitment to research and leadership role in funding biomedical and health research over the past five years, according to an article published today in the prestigious journal "EMBO reports." But to keep up the momentum and continue to grow in innovation and high-quality research, the federal government needs to develop new, ambitious strategies to take full advantage of Canada's expertise and research infrastructure and capacity, according to authors Dr. John Bergeron and Dr. Sean Taylor of McGill University.
McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researcher Dr. Antonio Vigano has published a new study looking at the relationship between survival and quality of life in patients with terminal cancer.
Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI), McGill University and the Université de Montréal have shown that the blind really do hear notes more precisely, but only if they became blind when they were very young.
The Solidarity Fund QFL announced a $10-million investment in MSBi Investment Fund LP, a seed- and early-stage fund specializing in high tech business financing. This partnership will allow MSBi to more adequately respond to the financial needs of seed-stage and early-stage companies resulting from next generation technologies that emanate from McGill, Sherbrooke and Bishop's universities, as well as their affiliated hospitals and research centres.
Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute at McGill University have discovered a gene that is necessary for the correct development of the part of the brain that controls autonomic functions such as heart rate, bronchial dilation and gut peristalsis.
In 2003, Tom Hudson opened the McGill University and Genome Québec Innovation Centre, a glass and limestone building nestled between the university campus and the city's famous Mount Royal Park. Its more than 100 employees, from graduate students to senior scientists, plan to put Montreal at the hub of the world's genomics and proteomics map.
Dr. Seang Lin Tan and his team at the McGill University Health Centre have developed a non-invasive procedure to permit women to preserve their fertility even after chemotherapy, and early results are promising.
It's always gratifying to see one's offspring grow up and do well. Gemin X Biotechnologies, a McGill spin-off company, recently gave McGill a heck of a Mother's Day gift: a $100,000 donation to the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectrometry Centre.