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Experts: COVID-19

Published: 2Jul2020

New national modelling on the COVID-19 pandemic in Canada shows that “hotspots” remain in Ontario and Quebec, and the percentage of younger people contracting the virus has increased in proportion...

New laboratory to advance research in 3D brain modelling

Published: 2Jul2020

Launching on June 26, 2020, the Helmholtz International BigBrain Analytics Learning Laboratory (HIBALL) will work to create 3D brain models at an unprecedented cellular-level resolution.

New species of Ichthyosaur discovered in museum collection

Published: 2Jul2020

Hauffiopteryx altera (Latin for different from) has been identified as a new species of Ichthyosaurs by researchers from McGill University and the State Museum of Natural History Stuttgart in...

Experts: Summer in the time of COVID-19

Published: 22Jun2020

The arrival of warmer weather in the Northern Hemisphere raises the question of whether summer could slow the spread of the coronavirus outbreak. While warmer weather typically ends the annual flu...

Hydroxychloroquine shortages: when the enthusiasm for a potential cure affects patients

Published: 25Jun2020

Amid initial public and scientific optimism for hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) as a potential treatment for COVID-19, health care professionals raised concerns about shortages of this inexpensive drug,...

Skin cancer: men are genetically more prone

Published: 22Jun2020

As COVID-19 restrictions loosen this summer, Canadians will spend more time outdoors and make the most of the sunshine. A new study from McGill University suggests why men may be more genetically...

Environmental activists: at high risk of violence and assassination

Published: 25Jun2020

Activists protesting against environmental injustices around the world suffer from high rates of criminalization, physical violence and murder, according to a study published this week in Global...

Nine McGill COVID-19 projects to receive CIHR funding

Published: 25Jun2020

$109M fund aims to mitigate impact of the pandemic on care delivery in Canada and beyond, as well as contribute to better understanding of the disease...

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