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How heart tissue combines mechanical strength and electrical reliability

Published: 10May2018

The human heart can be viewed as both a mechanical and an electrical device – one that contracts and pumps billions of times over an average lifespan. How does it manage to achieve this feat...

Expert: Nursing shortages - National Nursing Week, May 7-13 2018

Published: 10May2018

The Comité jeunesse of the Ordre des infirmières et infirmiers du Québec believes that the clinical and academic milieu must individually and collectively ensure a better integration of new nursing...

Expert: Google Duplex / AI

Published: 10May2018

Google’s AI fest offers an ominous glimpse of the robot future: Machines fooling humans into thinking they are people raise obvious ethical concerns (source: Financial Times)

Expert : Trump pulls out of Iran Nuclear Deal

Published: 8May2018

"Trump pulls U.S. out of 'disastrous' Iran nuclear deal, will restore sanctions; President Donald Trump announced Tuesday the U.S. will pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran, dealing a...

Experts: La Presse becomes a non-profit entity.

Published: 8May2018

"Montreal's La Presse to become non-profit entity; Desmarais family will donate $50M before severing ties" CBC

Hanadi Sleiman, C.J. Li awarded Killam Research Fellowships

Published: 8May2018

McGill chemistry professors Hanadi Sleiman and Chao-Jun Li are among the six recipients of this year’s Killam Research Fellowships. The two-year fellowships, awarded to exceptional researchers...

The effect of night shifts: gene expression fails to adapt to new sleep patterns

Published: 7May2018

Have you ever considered that working night shifts may, in the long run, have an impact on your health? A team of researchers from the McGill University affiliated Douglas Mental Health University...

A new molecular target identified in depression

Published: 7May2018

The discovery of a new mechanism involved in depression – and a way to target it with a drug as effective as classical antidepressants -- provides new understanding of this illness and could pave...

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