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McGill University's medical school may have an Ivy League reputation, but it no longer has something that most of the top medical schools on the continent do -a requirement for all students to write the Medical College Admission Test.
It's a new world and the faculty of Medicine at McGill University wants to reflect that. The prestigious faculty is making a concerted effort to open its doors to students who might be considered "non-traditional" in that their background is not in science, or they interrupted their education to work for a few years.
Gaz Métro a profité de sa participation annuelle à l'événement Pédalez pour les enfants pour annoncer son engagement de verser $150 000 au cours des cinq prochaines années au projet de construction du nouvel Hôpital de Montréal du Centre universitaire de santé McGill, dans le cadre de la campagne Les meilleurs soins pour les enfants.
Le 15 juin dernier, plus d'une centaine d'invités se sont joints à notre leadership clinique et à la Fondation de l'Hôpital général de Montréal pour célébrer l'ouverture du Centre d'oncologie en urologie Giuseppe Bruno à l'étage L8 de l'HGM. D'importantes rénovations ont permis d'y créer un environnement à la fine pointe qui servira de modèle pour le Centre du cancer du Campus Glen.
La sténose du pylore est la plupart du temps détectée très tôt, ce qui évite un état de déshydratation aussi avancé que celui du petit Sidney. "Tous les pédiatres connaissent bien la maladie", dit le Dr Ernest Seidman, pédiatre à l'Hôpital de Montréal pour enfants. "Le pylore, c'est le muscle qui se trouve à la sortie de l'estomac, une sorte de valvule. C'est comme la porte de sortie de l'estomac.
Dr. Momar Ndao is fighting the good fight against diseases you've never heard of and probably won't catch - you hope, because they're nasty. Ndao is laboratory director of the National Reference Centre for Parasitology.
For Bernhard Lehner, an assistant professor in the geography department at McGill University, it seemed a daunting task: to design a detailed digital map of the world’s rivers. But seven years and thousands of computer hours later, Lehner finally has a finished product: a global map detailing the world’s rivers, which has been posted online courtesy of National Geographic.
Although they could revolutionize a wide range of high-tech products such as computer displays or solar cells, organic materials do not have the same ordered chemical composition as inorganic materials, preventing scientists from using them to their full potential.
Scientists say the notion of kids getting high by listening to MP3 files on their computers is more virtual than real. The phenomenon of so-called digital drugs — or i-dosing — has been spreading like wildfire around the internet in recent weeks. Apparently, a set of headphones and a trippy digitally crafted song is all you need to achieve a state of imaginary ecstasy.
As countries such as Norway plunge into the quest for a genetic Holy Grail in the Arctic, Canada is just getting its feet wet in the study of polar microbes, with potentially lucrative use in everything from laundry soap to cancer medicine…
Irritable bowel syndrome has been a tough disorder to understand. Studies have failed to show any structural problems in the gut that would account for the symptoms of pain, bloating, diarrhea and constipation. However, the disorder is real, affecting as many as 15% of Americans. A new study has found a possible connection between IBS and the brain.
Chemistry professor Joe Schwarcz in The Gazette: "There really is a magic carpet, you know. It doesn't fly, but it can let your imagination soar."
In The Gazette, Mike Boone looks at the work of Dr. Nora Kelner and Dr. Lennie Babins at the Jewish General Hospital's Memory Clinic. Launched with McGill in 1991, the clinic is a leading centre for research and treatment of degenerative neurological illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease.
Paul Tellier, former CEO of CN and of Bombardier and Dick Evans who just retired recently as the CEO of Rio Tinto Alcan talk to Desautels Faculty of Management's Karl Moore.