Normal aging in women affects their capacity for learning - coding, consolidating, and retrieving new information. A McGill researcher has shown that hormone replacement therapy may help prevent some of the decline in explicit memory that occurs with normal aging.
There's new hope in the fight against multiple sclerosis (MS), the most common neurological disorder affecting young people in North America. The New England Journal of Medicine reports that a new drug, AVONEX(r), can delay development of MS by 44 per cent.
The cutting-edge genetic research and career of Dr. Rima Rozen has been acknowledged by her peers with a prestigious Léo-Pariseau award from the Association canadienne-française pour l'avancement des sciences (ACFAS)
Research on low-income "squatter communities" by McGill urban planner David Brown suggests that squatters are often perceived as powerless and disorganized, is often not accurate.
Biologists from Oxford and McGill Universities team up to research biodiversity patterns in bacteria. Results of first lab experiments on pseudomonas fluorescens featured in the August 3 issue of Nature Magazine.
Thriving research initiatives and projects have been given a big boost at McGill, thanks to a new $61-million infrastructure infusion the University has received from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to bolster its research capacities.
Problems with Canada's child foster and adoption programs examined by Carol Cumming Speirs, professor at McGill's School of Social Work, during 7th Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health.
In an updated study of Canadian prime ministers since the end of World War II, two McGill University professors conclude that Brian Mulroney has the best economic record in the last half century.
Dopamine and somatostatin, two major neurotransmitter systems, share a number of structural and functional characteristics. In today's issue of Science, a team of scientists led by McGill professor Dr Yogesh Patel shows how the systems interact.
MIT and McGill University astronomers have taken a major step in defining a type of slow-spinning, highly magnetic collapsed star seemingly so rare and unusual that even its interim name, Anomalous X-ray Pulsar (AXP), reveals how truly strange it is.
A team of researchers at McGill has developed a quick and inexpensive method for identifying children with a potentially dangerous breathing disorder called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Education professor Mary Maguire is leading an inquiry into biliteracy and school success of minority language children in different contexts.