Research and Discovery
Mice and rats stressed by male experimenters; reaction may skew research findings
By Chris Chipello
Scientists’ inability to replicate research findings using mice and rats has contributed to mounting concern over the reliability of such studies.
Findings could help scientists study pain-inhibited sexual desire in humans
By Chris Chipello
“Not tonight, dear, I have a headache.” Generally speaking, that line is attributed to the wife in a couple, implying that women’s sexual desire is more affected by pain than men’s.
Youngest children from most vulnerable populations benefit most
By Cynthia Lee
Antibiotics improve growth in children at risk of undernourishment in low and middle income countries, according to researchers at McGill who have just conducted a research literature review on the subject. Their results, published in the British Medical Journal, suggest that the youngest children from the most vulnerable populations benefit most and show significant improvements toward expected growth for their age and sex, particularly for weight.
By McGill Reporter Staff
Students, faculty and staff put aside their busy end-of-term agendas at the Macdonald campus today to learn about how the Government of Canada is supporting the Building Capacity for Sustainable Livelihoods and Health project.
Statistical analysis rules out natural-warming hypothesis with more than 99 per cent certainty
An analysis of temperature data since 1500 all but rules out the possibility that global warming in the industrial era is just a natural fluctuation in the earth’s climate, according to a new study by McGill physics professor Shaun Lovejoy.
Ethical, legal and social issues should be weighed before adopting the technology in public programs, researchers argue
By Chris Chipello
Should whole-genome sequencing be used in the public-health programs that screen newborns for rare conditions?
Young men who have suffered from depression early in life more vulnerable than women to spending many hours in front of a screen later on
By Katherine Gombay
It’s not news that being a couch potato is bad for your health. Lack of physical activity is associated with a range of diseases from diabetes to heart attacks. It now turns out that young men who have experienced depression early in life may be especially vulnerable to becoming sedentary later in life – particularly to spending large amounts of time online each day.
By Neale McDevitt
Earlier today, Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced that the Government of Canada is investing over $19 million in 37 state-of-the-art research projects as part of the Collaborative Health Research Projects (CHRP) program. Included among the recipients was Marianne Hatzopoulou of the Dept. of Civil Engineering, who is looking at the impact of air pollution on the health of people engaged in active modes of transportation such as cycling and walking.
McGill University has signed three important memoranda of understanding this week for collaborative research partnerships with institutions in Israel. The memoranda were signed by Dr. Rose Goldstein, McGill’s Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), during an economic mission led by Montreal Mayor Gérald Tremblay and co-organized by the Chambre de commerce du Montréal métropolitain and Montréal International.
McGill University is proud to welcome four new Banting Postdoctoral Fellows who come from as far afield as Australia and Italy to continue their studies in Montreal. Their research ranges from the study of musical improvisation from the 15th to the 18th century to working on DNA nanostructure interfaces. The Honourable Gary Goodyear, Minister of State (Science and Technology), announced the latest recipients of Canada's most prestigious postdoctoral awards at an event held at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario earlier today.