Research Renewed / Improving Lives
On Thursday, McGill will host the third annual Lorne Trottier Public Science Symposium: Origin of Life: What Was the Spark of Life? Four of the world's foremost experts on the chemical and biological origins of human existence will debate a question that man has asked for centuries. In Saturday's Gazette Professor Joe Schwarcz discusses some of these historical beliefs.
The MUHC's distinguished public lecture series begins a second season tomorrow
Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.
Series to focus on our environment – air, water and soil
Recent discoveries presented at the 3rd Annual Fondation André-Delambre Symposium. Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 12:30 p.m. in the Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre, Montreal Neurological Institute
The McGill Journal of Medicine has won the AVENIR SANTÉ award at the ninth annual Forces AVENIR awards. The award includes a $4,000 grant.
Doctors who are overworked, have been trained in other countries or who have been practising longer are more likely to prescribe antibiotics inappropriately, according to research out of McGill that highlights a major problem facing public-health officials. The study, published today in the Canadian Medical Association Journal, assessed the prescribing habits of hundreds of Quebec doctors over an eight-year period, identifying those who prescribe antibiotics in ways that can lead to drug resistance. Genevieve Cadieux, the study's co-author and a researcher at McGill's Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, said, "The most daunting concern is that we're not going to have effective drugs to treat illnesses." Robyn Tamblyn, who co-authored the report, said more research is needed to determine why doctors in these broad categories seem to be more likely to prescribe inappropriately.
s part of the ongoing efforts to support cancer patients, the MUHC and Avon will unveil an inspirational mural in the MUHC department of Radiation Oncology, on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 at 10:00 am.
Lecture to launch "Safdie's Sixties: Looking Forward to Looking Back" exhibit