McGill University Health Centre Announces Important Support for Advancing INGAP as a Therapy for Type 1 Diabetes
Dr. Lawrence Rosenberg, a leading physician and scientist at MUHC sees his discovery, INGAP, building momentum in the lab and in the clinic for type 1 diabetes.
Canadian researchers have developed a technique that relies on nonlinear optical effects to detect the existence and extent of the malaria parasite in human blood. The advance offers the promise of low-cost, self-contained, field-portable kits to diagnose the disease effectively in regions where it is endemic and qualified technicians are rare. A team led by Paul Wiseman, associate professor of chemistry and physics at McGill University has proposed a far less labour-intensive method to achieve the same result. It relies on the nonlinear optical effect known as third-harmonic generation.
"In a globalized world, where we compete not just with the city or province next door but with institutions, cities and nations on the other side of the planet, we not only face immense challenges, but are offered significant opportunities." Heather Munroe-Blum, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill has an op-ed in the online version of The Gazette, adapted from an address given to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations Monday, March 10.
Five students at Holy Trinity school in St. John's are hoping their environmental projects will land them a place on an Arctic tour as part of an international exchange program about climate change. One student from Holy Trinity will join other youth from schools in Britain, Brazil, Mexico, Germany and Ireland in a Russian research vessel, leaving Reykjavik on Sept. 7 with the 28 final students and spend 13 days cruising around Greenland and Baffin island, and docking in Iqualit. Two Canadian researchers will accompany the students, including Bruno Tremblay, an assistant professor in the department of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at McGill and Christopher Burn, from Carleton. Both scientists specialize in northern environments.
Using a common cosmetic drug to treat hypersalivation at the Montreal Children's Hospital of the MUHC.
"How can $20 billion in Bear Stearns market value evaporate overnight? Though many are asking this question today, few are noticing the fact that, since 2002, trillions of dollars worth of business and U.S.-government debt value has evaporated. This happened because the Federal Reserve has neglected the dollar." McGill economist Reuven Brenner writes an op-ed piece in the Wall Street Journal on the US financial crisis.
The Founding Director, Brace Centre for Water Resources Management, and current Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, gives us the lowdown on our favorite liquid.
Sure, we're still up to our armpits in the white fluffy stuff, but a few months down the road we'll be flocking to the province's lakes to cool off. Unless blue-green algae rears its ugly head again.
A five-minute shower can render upwards of 100 litres of potable water undrinkable. Wouldn't it be great if we could put that water to some other use before dumping it in the sewer? Sara Finley has an idea.
Nobody says web eclecticism like McGill.