Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

Published: 27Jun2017

Scientists have known for some time that a memory is stored in the brain through changes in the strength of particular synapses, the structures that pass signals between neurons. However, how the...

Biofilms—the eradication has begun

Published: 26Jun2017

Canadian scientists take a step forward in the fight against microbial armour‎. Read more here.

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif helps schoolchildren find balanced lifestyle

Published: 21Jun2017

While the LDT program stresses physical activity and a healthy lifestyle, Laurent Duvernay-Tardif said his mission is to promote balance. “It’s about a balance between school, physical activity,...

Starting your career: Advice for millennial extroverts

Published: 20Jun2017

Graduation season is upon us, and with many bright young people taking their first steps into the workforce, it is important to acknowledge the challenges of what lie ahead. Learning and work...

President Donald Trump, Unreliable Narrator

Published: 19Jun2017

"Especially in real time, the narrator has to keep going on the same storyline," said Nathalie Cooke, professor of literature at Montreal's McGill University. "So as Trump fuels the storyline with...

Canadians can be smug about our health care system when public coverage extends to dental care

Published: 16Jun2017

"International studies have shown that greater public contribution to dental care helps to level these sorts of socioeconomic inequalities. The federal government must work together with provincial...

Student-mentor programs swell across the country

Published: 15Jun2017

“The aim is not placement,” says Marie-José Beaudin, executive director of the Soutar Career Centre at McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management. Instead, the goal is to equip students...

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin to retire from Supreme Court of Canada

Published: 14Jun2017

Tough on litigators who prattle on, famously reserved in person, McLachlin has a plain-speaking, often wry style in court. Yet those who know her speak of her easy laugh. McGill University law...

Essential medicines require essential diagnostics

Published: 13Jun2017

"In a welcome development, 40 years after publishing the first Essential Medicines List (EML), WHO is poised to begin the development of an Essential Diagnostics List (EDL). An EDL should help...