The Montreal Children's brings home prestigious award for home care innovation. The Rotman Award recognizes MCH efforts to care for children with complex illnesses in their homes rather than in hospital.
Further to an article that appeared in the Montreal newspaper La Presse on June 9, 2006, the MUHC would like to clarify the following points:
McGill scientists find mucus is the key to a bizarre mating ritual. By shooting a "love dart," the male snail is injecting its partner with a compound that ensures that more sperm survives. Dr. Ronald Chase and Katrina C. Blanchard's report in the Proceedings of the Royal Society is discussed in the New York Times.
A mechanical hexapod called Aqua is the latest in a series of seagoing robots being developed by a McGill research group. The goal? To develop an underwater vehicle that can autonomously explore and collect data in aquatic environments while surviving the harsh saltwater conditions and often turbulent waters of the open sea. Aqua's builders are tackling one of the most challenging topics in robotics: integrating vision and locomotion into an amphibious machine that can determine what it is "seeing," where it is, and where it is going.
As part of its two-campus Redevelopment Project, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) launched today the call for tender process to hire the master teams responsible for project management, architecture, mechanical and electrical engineering, as well as civil and structural engineering.
Researchers from the MUHC have found that elderly patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma who take medication to prevent their attacks face an increased risk of developing cataracts.
Janyne Hodder heads for sunny climes; Robin Eley becomes Internal Audit chief; Bruce Shore returns to the classroom; and Don McLean starts his second term conducting the Schulich School of Music.