Commemorative ceremony paying homage to the victims of the Islamic Cultural Centre massacre


January 29 will mark the first anniversary of the Islamic Cultural Centre massacre in Quebec City, where six men lost their lives and 19 others were injured.

NEWSWEEK | Distant 'Hot Jupiter' planet Corot-28 has strange winds that astronomers can't explain

Published: 23Jan2018

“We’ve previously studied nine other hot Jupiter, giant planets orbiting super close to their star. In every case, they have had winds blowing to the east, as theory would predict,” said Nicolas...

STAT News | How well can you predict the outcome of clinical trials? Not as well as you may think

Published: 22Jan2018

In unpublished research, McGill bioethicist Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues asked cancer experts to forecast the probability of more than a dozen clinical trials hitting their primary endpoint....

BLOOMBERG | Scientists Don't Fear a New Crispr Snag

Published: 23Jan2018

I talked this over with McGill University medical ethicist Jonathan Kimmelman, who specializes in the risks of medical experiments and has written a book about them centered on the Jesse Gelsinger...

C&En MAGAZINE | Shaking up gold and palladium

Published: 24Jan2018

Mechanochemical method developed by Tomislav Friščić and team makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents  C&En Magazine  

A greener way to make ketones

Published: 26Jan2018

Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new, more environmentally friendly way to make ketones, an important chemical ingredient in pharmaceuticals.  While ketones are found in a wide...

100 Years Ago: 'In Flanders Fields' poet John McCrae dies

Published: 27Jan2018

The Canadian doctor, soldier and poet who wrote 'In Flanders Fields' died on 28 January 1918 after falling ill in France. Author Chris Dickon reflects on  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's life and...

Experts: Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 18Jan2018

January is Alzheimer’s Awareness Month in Canada. McGill and its affiliated institutions have experts in the following areas of Alzheimer’s detection and treatment who are available to comment:...

Discovery of a 'pioneer' that opens the genome

Published: 23Jan2018

Our genome contains all the information necessary to form a complete human being. This information, encoded in our DNA, stretches over one to two metres long but still manages to squeeze into a...

NEW SCIENTIST | New CRISPR method could take gene editing to the next level

Published: 22Jan2018

The CRISPR genome-editing method may just have become even more powerful. Uri David Akavia’s team at McGill University in Canada has managed to repair mutations in 90 per cent of target cells using...