McGill molecular geneticist Greg Matlashewski and a team of international investigators have identified a genetic marker which may indicate a predisposition to cervical cancer.
The 8th International Symposium on Spermatology is taking place in Montreal from August 17-22, 1998. Experts will meet to discuss their latest findings about the male reproductive cell and the alarming decrease in sperm count observed worldwide.
The Medical Research Council of Canada has awarded $10 million to McGill and its affiliated hospitals to pursue research in a variety of health sectors.
McGill professor Samarthji Lal is the recipient of the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Distinguished Scientist Award for his research on schizophrenia.
McGill researchers present their findings on brain patterns seen in deaf people using sign language and in hearing people. This important research, which aims at mapping the specific regions of the brain involved in language processing, will be presented at an upcoming neurosciences conference in the United States.
The Jack Cole Chair in Pediatric Oncology and Hematology is bestowed on Dr V. Michael Whitehead, director of hematology and coordinator of oncology at the Montreal Children's Hospital.
Members of the Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences will pronounce themselves on issues related to agriculture and food supply in a one-day symposium, "Perspectives on the world food supply."