GLOBE AND MAIL | Studies overestimate prevalence of depression, article shows

Published: 19Jan2018

"No one gains by coming up with inaccurate and exaggerated estimates," says lead author Dr. Brett Thombs, a professor in the department of psychiatry at McGill University. "What we do need to...

Alzheimer’s disease: neuronal loss very limited

Published: 17Jan2018

Frequently encountered in the elderly, Alzheimer’s is considered a neurodegenerative disease, which means that it is accompanied by a significant, progressive loss of neurons and their nerve...

Being bilingual may help autistic children

Published: 16Jan2018

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to...

Experts: DACA and TPS

Published: 15Jan2018

Jose Mauricio Gaona, O’Brien Fellow at the McGill Centre for Human Rights and Legal Pluralism...

Progression of Parkinson’s disease follows brain connectivity

Published: 11Jan2018

A study by a group of researchers including those from The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University has tested the theory that brain degeneration in Parkinson’s disease (PD...

A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environment

Published: 10Jan2018

New detections of radio waves from a repeating fast radio burst have revealed an astonishingly potent magnetic field in the source’s environment, indicating that it is situated near a massive black...

Expert: Labour groups protest Tim Hortons’ response to Ontario minimum wage

Published: 10Jan2018

Labour organizations across Ontario are holding rallies today to protest the actions some Tim Hortons franchises have taken in response to an increase in the province's minimum wage. (The Globe and...

McGill researchers contribute to three of 10 ‘discoveries of year’ selected by Quebec Science for 2017

Published: 4Jan2018

Québec Science magazine has selected its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2017, including three involving McGill researchers. The annual list has highlighted top scientific research from across...

How a Fictional Racist Plot Made the Headlines and Revealed an American Truth

Published: 4Jan2018

Excerpt from Merve Emre's new book, Paraliterary: The Making of Bad Readers in Postwar America. She is an assistant professor of English at McGill.