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“One seminal, longitudinal study that followed 45,000 Swedish conscripts over 15 years found a six-fold increase in the risk of developing schizophrenia in those who consumed high amounts of cannabis,” write Ian Gold and Joel Gold, professors of psychiatry at McGill University and the NYU in a newspaper editorial.
Op-ed by Martha Crago, vice principal, Innovation and Research at McGill University. Read more
McGill University’s Macdonald Campus in Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue got a major boost from a former student last week when it received $5 million donation from Margaret A. Gilliam, BSc’59.
CBC NEWS | Young drivers who use cannabis at higher risk of collisions for at least 5 hours, McGill finds
Young people who use cannabis and drive are at greater risk of being involved in a vehicular collision even if five hours have elapsed since inhaling it, according to a McGill University study published Monday.
Medical research: Examining the therapeutic impact of cannabidiol on chronic pain, anxiety and depression in collaboration with Montreal’s McGill University; working with the Canadian Football League Alumni Association to study the benefits of medical cannabis in treating chronic painRead more
For instance, Statscan is working with McGill University and some municipalities to test wastewater samples for evidence of THC, the substance in cannabis that produces a high. Such testing could later extend to opioids. Participating municipalities in the pilot testing include Halifax, Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton and Vancouver.
“The really important point about this work is that rudimentary organs and vestigial structures, which were long believed to have no function, might actually have major signaling roles during development,” says evolutionary developmental biologist Ehab Abouheif of McGill University, the senior author of the new study.
“The Nobel Prize and the IPCC report are just two more data points in a sea of evidence. Climate change is real, climate change is a problem and climate change deserves a serious policy response. There will be disagreements over how we move forward, but we need to tell the truth. We need to hold each other to account.”
Op-ed co-authored by Chris Ragan, associate professor of economics at McGill University, director of the Max Bell School of Public Policy....
Montreal researchers have been given a $2-million grant to fight a rare kidney disease. Based out of McGill University Health Centre, the team is working to cure Cystinosis, a rare kidney disease which causes cystine, an amino acid, to accumulate in several organs. Read more
THE WASHINGTON POST | In Quebec’s election, voters showed more interest in moving right than separating from Canada
“This is the worst outcome for the Parti Quebecois since its creation in 1968,” said Graham Fraser, a visiting professor at McGill University’s Institute for the Study of Canada and author of a party history.Read more
“We don’t have pharma companies, basically, so this is a pure payment to people who invent it before,” said Richard Gold, a McGill University law professor and founding Director of the Centre for Intellectual Property Policy.
Now is the time for Canada to be bold and ambitious, to showcase our creativity and secure our competitive advantage through research.
Op-ed co-authored by Martha Crago, the vice-principal of research and innovation at McGill University.
"The members of the equity committee were driven to ensure that all students at our Canadian universities have equal opportunities of being selected to varsity teams regardless of their gender or their gender identity and expression," said Lisen Moore, chair of the U Sports equity committee and manager of varsity sports, athletics and recreation at McGill University....
Doctors at the McGill University Health Centre are testing the SoundBite Active Wire in a small group of patients who have "chronic total occlusion" of one of their coronary arteries, which severely restricts blood flow to the heart.
Some interesting reports are being released to coincide with the UN's High-Level Meeting now on TB. One is a study from Dr. Madhukar Pai’s group at McGill University, where he is Director of the International TB Centre. Read more