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REACH MD | Certain diabetes drugs may be linked to increased risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

A Canadian team, led by Laurent Azoulay at McGill University, set out to assess whether the use of DPP-4 inhibitors is associated with inflammatory bowel disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.Reach MD

Published: 23 Mar 2018

ASTRONOMY | Chime begins its cosmic search

“This telescope is radically different from other telescopes,” says Matt Dobbs, Associate Professor of Physics at McGill University and a CHIME investigator. “CHIME is really a stepping stone to a new way of doing radio astronomy.” The radio telescope – Canada’s biggest – is a joint venture co-led by the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, McGill University and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO)....

Published: 23 Mar 2018

CONVERSATION | Hope rises for a world free of TB

Madhukar Pai World TB Day 2018 is turning out to be special — never in the history of tuberculosis (TB) control has there been greater political attention and commitment to tackling the infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths a year.

The Conversation

Published: 22 Mar 2018

GAZETTE | 'I see hope': New early detection test for ovarian, uterine cancers

A team from The Research Institute of the MUHC and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Institute in the U.S. have developed a test they say is safe and could save lives.CTV News, Montreal Gazette

Published: 22 Mar 2018

LA PRESSE | McGill contribue à un nouveau test pour les cancers de l’ovaire et de l’utérus

Des chercheurs de l’Institut de recherche du Centre universitaire de santé McGill (IR-CUSM) et de l’université Johns Hopkins ont mis au point une «méthode sécuritaire et peu invasive» pour le dépistage précoce des cancers de l’ovaire et de l’endomètre.La Presse

Published: 22 Mar 2018

THE GLOBE AND MAIL | Business school research: what it takes to create a social media movement

These questions are central to Montreal researcher Emmanuelle Vaast's newest study of social media, published in MIS Quarterly. Dr. Vaast, a professor of information systems at McGill University's Desautels Faculty of Management, has a long history of studying social media use. She recently worked with a research team to explore social media use on Twitter following BP's environmentally disastrous oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010....

Published: 21 Mar 2018

QUARTZ | The global quest to eliminate Tuberculosis by 2030 hinges on India’s success

World TB Day 2018 is turning out to be special—never in the history of tuberculosis (TB) control has there been greater political attention and commitment to tackling the infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths a year. I was recently fortunate to be in New Delhi, where I witnessed Indian prime minister Narendra Modi launch the TB Free India campaign at the Delhi End TB Summit....

Published: 21 Mar 2018

MIT | AI can spot signs of Alzheimer’s before your family does

[…] AI is also finding use in helping physicians detect early signs of Alzheimer’s in the brain and understand how those physical changes unfold in different people. “When a radiologist reads a scan, it’s impossible to tell whether a person will progress to Alzheimer’s disease,” says Pedro Rosa-Neto, a neurologist at McGill University in Montreal.

MIT Tech Review

Published: 20 Mar 2018

TÉLÉ-QUÉBÉC | Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep 

On sait que le sommeil et la température de notre corps sont régulés par l'horloge biologique. Charles Bourque, du Centre de recherche du CUSM à Montréal, a découvert une nouvelle fonction qui le serait aussi : la soif. Il en a fait la preuve de façon éclatante chez la souris.

Télé-Québéc (Electrons libres)

Published: 20 Mar 2018

IRISH NEWS | Bright birds share human intelligence trait

Lead researcher Jean-Nicolas Audet, from McGill University in Canada, said: “By comparing an extremely innovative species like the Barbados bullfinch with a closely related conservative one like the black-faced grassquit, we gain insight into the evolutionary mechanisms that can lead to divergence in behaviour.

Irish News

Published: 15 Mar 2018

DEVOIR | Stephen Hawking, l’héritage d’un géant

Robert Brandenberger, professeur de physique à l’Université McGill, qui l’a connu personnellement alors qu’il était stagiaire postdoctoral dans son équipe de 1985 à 1987, le confirme. « Il était très inspirant comme personne. Il était habité par la joie de vivre. Il aimait les gens, les étudiants. Il ne s’intéressait pas seulement au travail des étudiants, mais aussi à la vie quotidienne....

Published: 15 Mar 2018

GLOBAL | McGill24 raises funds for refugee students 

Find out about the McGill24 fundraiser for refugee students wishing to study at the university. McGill24 spokesperson Jenny Aboue Youn El Soud and alumni ambassador Gemma Peralta join Global’s Laura Casella to talk about the event.

Global News

Published: 15 Mar 2018

NYT | Malaysian insta-city becomes a flash point for Chinese colonialism — and capital flight

Off the southern coast of Malaysia, a futuristic city is rising from the sea… In the last two decades, more than 100 new cities have been (or are being) created from scratch, according to Sarah Moser, an assistant professor of geography at Montreal’s McGill University, where she runs a research lab that tracks new cities. These recent additions to the map tend to arise in developing countries like Morocco, Nigeria, Uganda, Myanmar and Indonesia.

Published: 13 Mar 2018

CJAD | Concordia and McGill students sleep outside to help the homeless

University students across Canada are giving up their creature comforts and basic necessities for five days to raise money and awareness for the homeless. The universities are looking to raise more than $20,000 (combined) for Dans La Rue and Chez Doris, which support homeless and at-risk youths and women respectively.


Published: 13 Mar 2018

HINDU | Labs team up to make TB, HIV tests affordable

Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs at Canada's McGill University, explains that patients rarely present with a single problem, so diagnostic labs need to offer a variety of tests to enable disease diagnosis and management.

The Hindu

Published: 13 Mar 2018