The parasite that causes river blindness, a crippling disease endemic in Africa and tropical regions of the Americas, is now showing signs of resistance to the one drug used to treat it, according to McGill research published today in the Lancet. The discovery could force public health officials to rethink strategies for controlling river blindness. "We need new treatments and this makes it more urgent, we also need more monitoring of any resistance," said Dr. Roger Prichard, the study's lead author and a professor at McGill's Institute of Parasitology.
The Gazette asks McGill professor Saeed Mirza, a civil engineer with expertise in concrete structures, to assess what he considers are some of the more dangerous road structures in Montreal.
The McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) expressed today its satisfaction over the Government of Quebec’s announcement about its preferred financing model for Montreal’s health care modernization projects.
Statement by the Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Heather Munroe-Blum, on the potential boycott of Israeli universities by the United Kingdom’s University and College Union
Excessive pneumonia risk with inhaler use in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, MUHC study reveals
A new study by researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) has revealed that patients suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) run an increased risk of pneumonia when they take inhaled corticosteroids
Montreal Neurological Institute makes images of developing brains available 24-7
Every Monday in the Globe and Mail's Report on Business, Karl Moore interviews professors and thinkers, CEOs and exciting young professors.
International gathering to address how chemicals affect our lives
The end of this month marks two important changes in British life: July 1 marks the official start of a smoke-free Britain in all public places, while tomorrow will mark the official end of Tony Blair's tenure as prime minister. McGill political scientist Antonia Maioni writes in the Toronto Star that, in both cases, we are witnessing the end of an era. These changes are minor, however, compared with the problems of immigration and cultural integration that Britain faces, which question the very core of what it means to be British.
International experts who gathered at McGill this week report an extraordinary surge in cases of non-suicidal self-injury by teenagers, apparently seeking release from the emotional distress of a detached world that is moving too fast and demanding too much. "Some people refer to it as the new anorexia," Nancy Heath, a professor in McGill's department of educational psychology, told the Gazette.