Think all science types are too immersed in their books to enjoy a little socializing? Guess again. The third annual Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Research Symposium drew friendly brainiacs from both sides of the border.
It seems like just yesterday that the threat of an avian flu pandemic had people the world over running around like a chicken with its head... well, you know the rest. So have we dodged the bullet or are we still in the crosshairs? McGill experts weigh in.
A new study finds that beer drinkers are more at risk of developing lung cancer than their non-beer-drinking peers, while wine consumption has an opposite effect. The study was led by Andrea Benedetti, from the Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill.
Five Boston Symphony Orchestra musicians and about 50 audience members will be part of a novel scientific experiment measuring music's emotional effect. The experiment will be "conducted" by McGill's Daniel Levitin and Stephen McAdams.
McGill researchers land a whopping $3.5 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation. The wide range of disciplines, from microbiology to library studies, reflects the breadth of McGill research.
How does a love of Horatio Hornblower and a shattered kneecap result in winning Canada's most prestigious award for career achievement in research? Just ask Roderick Guthrie, director of the McGill Metals Processing Centre. We did.
You know environmentalism is scoring high on the Trend-o-Meter when SUVs start running green. Hey, saving the planet never goes out of style - just ask the folks in attendance at the annual Rethink conference.
The brains of highly intelligent children appear to develop in a distinctive and surprising way that distinguishes them from less intelligent children, according to a study from the National Institute of Mental Health. Drs. Jason Lerch and Alan Evans of McGill's MNI provided analysis of data with the help of a unique database.
Nineteen scientists from the Research Institute of the MUHC received operating grants from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in their most recent competition.
In a new study published in this month's issue of the scientific journal Circulation Research, MUHC investigators shed light on the mysterious connection between folate and heart disease.
In a study published in the April issue of the journal Lancet Oncology, Drs. Jean-Paul Collet and Stan Shapiro suggest that antidepressants can retard the development of colorectal tumours.
While testing a robotic drill on Ellesmere Island at the Eureka weather station, McGill polar biologist Lyle Whyte discovered samples of about 60 different types of microbes that had lain dormant for 20,000 years, some at -16ºC.