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Truth and Reconciliation Commissions

Over the last few decades, truth and reconciliation commissions (TRC) have been initiated in countries emerging out of conflicts all across the globe. From Argentina, to Rwanda, Brazil and in our own country, these truth-seeking bodies were tasked to investigate past records of all manner of human rights violations. As their name implies, TRCs attempt to set the historical record straight with the explicit goal of ensuring that such atrocities will never be repeated. Can the lessons learned from TRCs be used to enhance conflict mediation and prevention?

Published: 4 Mar 2014

No medicinal cannabis for rheumatology patients

Patients with rheumatic conditions are in need of symptom relief and some are turning to herbal cannabis as a treatment option. However, the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana to treat symptoms of rheumatic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, or fibromyalgia is not supported by medical evidence. In an article published in Arthritis Care & Research – a journal of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) – McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) researchers explore the risks associated with using herbal cannabis for medicinal purposes and advise healthcare providers to discourage rheumatology patients from using this drug as therapy.

Published: 4 Mar 2014

Global warming felt to deepest reaches of ocean

In the mid-1970s, the first available satellite images of Antarctica during the polar winter revealed a huge ice-free region within the ice pack of the Weddell Sea. This ice-free region, or polynya, stayed open for three full winters before it closed.

Published: 3 Mar 2014

Biodiverse agriculture as part of a food-secure future

Is biodiverse agriculture an anachronism?  Or is it a vital part of a food-secure future?

Published: 15 Feb 2014

Study untangles divergent U.S. job-tenure patterns

Have American jobs become less stable? Do workers change employers more frequently than in the past?

Published: 5 Feb 2014

NSERC celebrates McGill research

Published: 3 Feb 2014

Does vaccinating one sexual partner benefit the other?

A new study by McGill University will examine whether vaccinating only one partner in a couple against the human papillomavirus (HPV) can help prevent transmission of HPV to the unvaccinated partner.

Published: 30 Jan 2014

Glass that bends but doesn’t break

Normally when you drop a drinking glass on the floor it shatters. But, in future, thanks to a technique developed in McGill’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, when the same thing happens the glass is likely to simply bend and become slightly deformed. That’s because Prof. François Barthelat and his team have successfully taken inspiration from the mechanics of natural structures like seashells in order to significantly increase the toughness of glass.

Published: 29 Jan 2014

Diabetes: We are in it together

Published: 24 Jan 2014

When nanotech meets quantum physics in one dimension

How would electrons behave if confined to a wire so slender they could pass through it only in single-file?

Published: 23 Jan 2014

Nahum Sonenberg awarded prestigious Wolf Prize

Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University, is one of eight winners of the prestigious Wolf Prize as announced in Tel Aviv yesterday.

Published: 17 Jan 2014