Fast evolution affects everyone, everywhere

Published: 5Dec2016

Rapid evolution of other species happens all around us all the time – and many of the most extreme examples are associated with human influences.

Opinion: Student mobility is essential to Canada's global future

Published: 2Dec2016

Canada’s prosperity has long been dependent on an educated population. Today, that’s not quite enough. To be globally competitive, Canada needs its newest graduates to arrive in the workforce...

How HIV affects the brain

Published: 1Dec2016

Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments...

We cannot end the HIV epidemic without tackling TB

Published: 1Dec2016

Today is World AIDS Day. We cannot end the HIV epidemic without adequately addressing the burden of tuberculosis....

4-week prehabilitation prepares cancer patients for surgery

Published: 1Dec2016

Just four weeks of prehabilitation (pre-surgery preparation) may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. That’s according to a recent study of close to 120 colorectal...

Trump's win boosts Canadian universities looking to recruit U.S. students

Published: 30Nov2016

"We saw a lot of traffic on our social media sites the night of the election, as prospective students gave their opinions." Kim Bartlett, director of admissions at McGill....

Ottawa approves two pipelines, rejects one

Published: 30Nov2016

“Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced approvals for two major export pipelines Tuesday, while dismissing a third pipeline and imposing a ban on oil tanker traffic on the northern section of B.C....

Tales from the South Pole

Published: 30Nov2016

McGill astrophysicist Matt Dobbs is spending a month at the South Pole helping to install a new camera in a huge telescope designed to help untangle mysteries of the universe by examining the...

The Neuroscience of HIV: World AIDS Day (Dec. 1)

Published: 30Nov2016

Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result....

GPS puts our brains on autopilot and that could be shrinking our grey matter

Published: 29Nov2016

“In the past we may never have had to go on autopilot. With GPS, you might have even less of a reason to pull out that cognitive map. The hippocampus may be lacking this requirement to work for...