The potential benefits of smoked cannabis as a pain-reliever are about to be examined by researchers at the McGill Pain Centre. Based at the McGill University Health Centre, the study will be the world's first peer-reviewed clinical trial examining the effects of smoked cannabis in a non-HIV population and is being supported by the Canadian Institutes for Health Research (CIHR) and Health Canada.
Following the announcement that the McGill Pain Centre would be launching a one-year pilot research project examining the potential benefits of cannabis as a pain-reliever, we thought we'd take an opportunity to introduce the five McGill University Health Centre researchers collaborating on the trial.
Looking for the perfect professor to comment on news of the day or to help clarify complicated issues? Try out McGill's new on-line Media Guide to McGill Experts, which is now available on the web.
On Tuesday, April 17, as part of the Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics Seminar Series 2000-2001, the renowned medical researcher Dr Salvador Moncada will give a public lecture on nitric oxide -- the noxious little molecule that is key to a healthy body and mind. Dr Moncada's visit to McGill is sponsored by the Burroughs Wellcome Fund.
Three McGill scientists, currently investigating everything from plant mutations to the statistics of brain mapping, have received a Killam Research Fellowship from the Canada Council for the Arts.
Travelling back in time to the days of Canada's fur trade is now a simple matter. McGill University has launched a new web site examining the impacts the fur trade had on the economic, geographic and political history of Canada and Quebec of the 18th and 19th centuries.
A team of American and Canadian scientitsts have found new evidence that a pulsar in the constellation of Sagittarius was created when a massive star exploded, witnessed by Chinese astronomers in the year 386 AD. If confirmed, this will be only the second pulsar to be clearly associated with a historic event.
Three crucial experiments, published in Nature by Professor Graham Bell and colleagues at McGill and Oxford, consolidate decades of research on biodiversity.
A McGill Geography professor is part of a team that is one of three finalists for a major international prize for research on development.
Dr Michael Petrides has won a $400.000 U.S James S. McDonnell 21st Century Scientist Award: Bridging brain, mind and behavior to help further his investigations into how memory works.
McGill has launched a unique Language Acquisition Program, where students and professors are currently investigating various aspects of language learning: from sign language to multilingualism.
A team of research scientists suggests that the Martian meteorite ALH84001 was capable of transferring life between Mars and Earth, according to new research reported in the 27 October issue of the international journal Science.