An Inuit health survey is taking place across the northern parts of the country, with the team of researchers finishing their work in Nunatsiavut. The survey, which begins Aug. 10, is being performed by the McGill University Centre for Indigenous Peoples' Nutrition and Environment.
Heart attack victims who give up taking statins afterwards double their risk of dying in the next year.
Standard methods of treating tuberculosis are failing in countries with high rates of multi-drug resistant (MDR) forms of the disease, say researchers who analyzed World Health Organization data from 2003 to 2004 for 155 countries.
Research is revealing that male and female brains are built from markedly different genetic blueprints, which create numerous anatomical differences.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated a 15-kilometre stretch of Nova Scotia coastline as a world heritage site.
A blue-ribbon scientific panel has waved a yellow flag in front of a rapidly expanding number of products containing nanomaterials, cautioning that the tiny substances might be able to penetrate cells and interfere with biological processes.
Coverage from the CBC and The Telegraph on how five scientists — including three affiliated with McGill — tested the idea that certain tropical beetles or butterfly larvae were more likely to be found on plants that contain useful chemicals.
This BBC story looks to McGill for an example of one good solution to food shortages and higher food prices: "In 2007, a visionary group of academics and students at McGill University in Montreal created the Edible Campus.
Philip Oxhorn, director of the McGill Centre for Developing-Area Studies, writes in an opinion piece in The Ottawa Citizen: The tragedy of Zimbabwe makes as clear a case as any that the global South must step out from the shadow of colonialism and solve its own problems.
Taking advantage of a unique cosmic configuration, McGill researchers have measured an effect predicted by Albert Einstein's theory of General Relativity in the extremely strong gravity of a pair of superdense neutron stars.