How much does it hurt?: The methods used by doctors to measure pain

Published: 10Jan2017

When investigating pain, the basic procedure for clinics everywhere is to give a patient the McGill Pain Questionnaire. This was developed in the 1970s by two scientists, Dr Ronald Melzack and Dr...

The Right Chemistry: The intoxicating science of winemaking

Published: 9Jan2017

Column by Joe Schwarcz, director of McGill University’s Office for Science & Society. Read more: Montreal Gazette 

Secret negotiations at the World Trade Organization create a big problem

Published: 9Jan2017

Being aware of potential pushback should encourage negotiators to reach deals that will satisfy a majority of their domestic constituents. In this light, the current controversy around trade...

Breakthrough in MS treatment

Published: 9Jan2017

In separate clinical trials, a drug called ocrelizumab has been shown to reduce new attacks in patients with relapsing remitting multiple sclerosis (MS), and new symptom progression in primary...

Changing the agriculture and environment conversation

Published: 6Jan2017

The land sharing/sparing debate has stagnated. Finding a way forward requires that we ask new questions and, crucially, focus on human well-being and ecosystem services....

Opinion: Teaching McGill law students about indigenous legal traditions

Published: 6Jan2017

Speaking more broadly, addressing the Canadian legacy of colonialism regarding indigenous peoples doesn’t allow anyone to stay in his or her comfort zone. Law faculties and universities have a long...

Design to benefit the world: This solar-powered backpack improves health and education

Published: 4Jan2017

After moving to Montreal to attend McGill University, Salima Visram designed the Soular Backpack to help tackle one of the "multitude of problems related to education of children in Kenya." Many...

Canada well on its way to a renewable-energy future

Published: 4Jan2017

They say if you want to know what the future will be like, you should look at what investments are being made today. Judging by the accelerating rate of private-sector wind and solar investment...

We face a resurrection of the white death

Published: 4Jan2017

“India really needs to wake up to the enormity of the epidemic in the country." Madhukar Pai, director of global-health programs at McGill University Read more: The Globe and Mail

Lack of joy from music linked to brain disconnection

Published: 4Jan2017

Have you ever met someone who just wasn’t into music? They may have a condition called specific musical anhedonia, which affects three-to-five per cent of the population....