Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds

Published: 14Mar2018

Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food  have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by...

HINDU | Labs team up to make TB, HIV tests affordable

Published: 13Mar2018

Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs at Canada's McGill University, explains that patients rarely present with a single problem, so diagnostic labs need to offer a variety of...

CJAD | Concordia and McGill students sleep outside to help the homeless

Published: 13Mar2018

University students across Canada are giving up their creature comforts and basic necessities for five days to raise money and awareness for the homeless. The universities are looking to raise more...

NYT | Malaysian insta-city becomes a flash point for Chinese colonialism — and capital flight

Published: 13Mar2018

Off the southern coast of Malaysia, a futuristic city is rising from the sea… In the last two decades, more than 100 new cities have been (or are being) created from scratch, according to Sarah...

GAZETTE | McGill library offers peek inside Jean Drapeau’s mind

Published: 13Mar2018

Citizens can now pore over the late mayor’s personal copy of the Malouf report that draws conclusions about the 1976 Montreal Olympics fiasco. The Gazette

Clinical trial reveals that aspirin is effective at preventing venous thromboembolism following major orthopedic surgeries

Published: 12Mar2018

Montreal, March 12, 2018 – A multicentre, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients who underwent total hip or knee replacement surgery showed that aspirin was as effective as...

LA PRESSE | Brenda Milner : Infatigable fouineuse

Published: 12Mar2018

Brenda Milner pousse avec appréhension la porte du bureau qu’elle occupe depuis des décennies aux Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal, à l’Université McGill. Son adjointe l’a prévenue que...

LE SOLEIL | Le pot au volant, moins dangereux que l’alcool?

Published: 12Mar2018

Professeur au département de psychiatrie de l’Université McGill, le Dr Thomas Brown dirige une équipe de recherche transdisciplinaire sur la conduite avec les facultés affaiblies à l’Institut...

McGill-led genomics centres win $9.8 M, three-year funding support from Genome Canada

Published: 21Feb2018

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre and the Canadian Centre for Computational Genomics will receive a total of $9.8 million in funding over three years through Genome Canada...

GAZETTE | Brownstein: A little sorcery works its way into the science lab

Published: 12Mar2018

Jay Olson, a magician currently completing his PhD in psychiatry at McGill University, has taken this experiment one step further. He has put people inside an MRI machine and convinced them that it...