Every year pain prevents millions of people from going to work, leading to billions of dollars of economic loss. Many, including Dr. James Henry, argue that much of the research being done on pain is simply not reaching enough people -- doctors or patients.
Life is about to be explored in revolutionary new ways at McGill. The University is set to construct an innovative life sciences building that will change the way research is conducted. Built at a total cost of $53.1 million, the Francesco Bellini Life Sciences Building will be the centrepiece of the largest research complex of its kind in Eastern Canada and will be one of the biggest construction projects undertaken in McGill's history.
Following the announcement that Francesco Bellini is the lead benefactor behind McGill's new life sciences bldg., here are a few biographical details on the Montreal scientist and businessman.
Gordon Roberts, a James McGill professor of Electronic and Computer Engineering at McGill University, is an international leader in testing mixed-signal microelectronic chips.
Several years after his retirement as editor of the British scientific journal Nature, Sir John Maddox remains active as a speaker and writer on his favourite topic: the exciting road ahead for scientists. On March 19, Maddox will deliver the Beatty Memorial Lecture at McGill University (6 pm in the Fieldhouse Auditorium, Leacock 132). Maddox was at the helm of one of the world's most prestigious scientific publications for almost 23 years, helping shape science by deciding what to publish.
The most recent announcement by the federal government's Canada Research Chairs program has added four talented and dynamic researchers to McGill University's pool of new faculty drawn from around the world.
In their article entitled "Persistent Human Papillomavirus Infection as a Predictor of Cervical Intraepithelial Neoplasia" published in the December 26, 2001, issue of JAMA, Dr Franco and his colleagues explain how the results of their study "show a strong relationship between persistent HPV infection and SIL incidence particularly for HPV types 16/18."
In the latest issue (September 28, 2001) of the international journal Science, biologist Graham Bell has focused on the neutral theory of community ecology as an astonishingly successful way to predict patterns of distribution, abundance and diversity.
In the September 28 issue of Molecular Cell, researchers at the NRC Biotechnology Research Institute and McGill University explain how they decoded the structure of calnexin. Calnexin was discovered in 1991 by McGill Professor John Bergeron and then-BRI researcher Dr David Y. Thomas.
Want to know more about the fur trade? Curious about the Red Planet? Got a question about French grammar? You're in luck - McGill University has developed a slew of useful web sites to answer all kinds of queries.
McGill's research community has scored another triumph this summer by obtaining a record number of "New Opportunities" grants. Thirteen out of 14 applications were approved by the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) and range from work on HIV/AIDS and the hepatitis-C virus to speech disorders to photonic and wireless technologies.
Traditional economic thinking is going to be challenged at McGill this week. From August 23 to 25, some 200 progressive academics, environmentalists, business and government representatives are gathering at the University for the Fourth Biennial Conference of the Canadian Society for Ecological Economics (CANSEE).
A new study from the Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) of McGill University has identified a non-controversial source of stem cells that can produce a number of different cell types, including the type of neural cells needed to potentially help patients recover from a spinal cord injury or Parkinson's disease.