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24 MATINS | Et si Alzheimer n’était pas une maladie complètement neurodégénérative?

Pour le professeur Salah El Mestikawy de l’université McGill à Montréal, “La plupart de ces baisses n’apparaissent qu’aux stades les plus tardifs de la maladie, à tel point que cette perte pourrait aussi bien être une conséquence de la maladie plutôt que sa cause”.


Published: 8 Feb 2018

CBC | Medicine is a calling, not a business: Henry Mintzberg

Henry Mintzberg says we need to approach challenges in the field of health care in a radically different way.


Published: 5 Feb 2018

RADIO CANADA | Protection des écosystèmes urbains

Partout au monde, l’extension des villes transforme le paysage et fragmente les écosystèmes. Selon l’écologue montréalais Andrew Gonzalez, 70% des forêts de la planète sont à moins d’un kilomètre d’activité humaine, elles sont donc interrompues par des routes, ou des villes. Ce scientifique cherche à présent le meilleur moyen pour reconnecter les forêts urbaines.


Published: 5 Feb 2018

EOS | A New Massive Open Online Course on Natural Disasters

Since 2000, McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, has offered a course with the simple title of “Natural Disasters.” The course, which teaches students the scientific principles underpinning hurricanes, tornadoes, avalanches, and more, has proven quite popular among the students; attendance has grown from about 50 to more than 600.

Earth and Space Science News

Published: 1 Feb 2018

THE PIE | McGill & Kyoto University create joint PhD program

Delegates from Montréal’s McGill University and Kyoto University, Japan, had much to celebrate this month after the establishment of a ground-breaking joint PhD between the institutions. The program marks the first time McGill has entered into a joint PhD program with another university.

The Pie News


Published: 1 Feb 2018

LA PRESSE | Prévention du suicide: Retrouver le goût à la vie

Les tentatives de suicide ne sont pas toutes pareilles. Ce n’est pas un phénomène homogène ou unique. "Les gens font des tentatives dans des contextes différents, avec des intentions différentes," précise d’entrée de jeu le psychiatre Gustavo Turecki, qui est aussi directeur du Groupe McGill d’études sur le suicide et directeur du Réseau québécois sur le suicide, les troubles de l’humeur et troubles associés.

Published: 31 Jan 2018

NATURE | How warp-speed evolution is transforming ecology

Even for the most common processes, such as changes in population size or food chains, ecologists must take evolution into consideration, researchers say. “Everybody realized rapid evolution was occurring everywhere,” says evolutionary ecologist Andrew Hendry of McGill University.


Published: 31 Jan 2018

LA PRESSE | Le lait de soya, le meilleur des laits végétaux

Parmi les laits végétaux, le lait de soya est le meilleur sur le plan nutritionnel, a déterminé une équipe de chercheurs de l'Université McGill.

La Presse

Published: 30 Jan 2018

THE GAZETTE | Soy milk the best plant-based dairy drink: McGill Study

Among plant-based milks, soy milk is the best nutritionally, according to a team of researchers at McGill University. Faced with the ever-growing popularity of these plant-based dairy drinks, and in the face of increasingly diversified offering on grocery-store shelves, the researchers have sorted out the list.

The Gazette

Published: 30 Jan 2018

NYT | Report slams Airbnb in NYC for raising cost of housing

A report from critics of Airbnb says the vacation rental website is driving up rental prices and reducing housing availability in New York City. The analysis published Monday comes from a researcher at McGill University in Montreal and was commissioned by the Hotel Trades Council, a union of hotel workers...

More at: New York Times

Published: 30 Jan 2018

NEWSWEEK | Living on Mars: New, miniature device is able to detect life and sequence DNA

Researchers from McGill University in Canada used three different devices to detect life in the Canadian High Arctic. One of the devices detects changes in color when nutrient sources were altered by microbes and another gadget assessed microbial colonization, according to Air & Space Magazine....

Published: 29 Jan 2018

100 Years Ago: 'In Flanders Fields' poet John McCrae dies

The Canadian doctor, soldier and poet who wrote 'In Flanders Fields' died on 28 January 1918 after falling ill in France. Author Chris Dickon reflects on  Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae's life and legacy.

Centenary News



Published: 27 Jan 2018

C&En MAGAZINE | Shaking up gold and palladium

Mechanochemical method developed by Tomislav Friščić and team makes noble metal compounds without solvents or harsh reagents 

C&En Magazine


Published: 24 Jan 2018

BLOOMBERG | Scientists Don't Fear a New Crispr Snag

I talked this over with McGill University medical ethicist Jonathan Kimmelman, who specializes in the risks of medical experiments and has written a book about them centered on the Jesse Gelsinger case. Of course, he says, money isn’t the only thing that might prevent medical researchers from being perfectly objective -- there’s the desire to be heroes, to beat rivals, and to help patients....

Published: 23 Jan 2018

NEWSWEEK | Distant 'Hot Jupiter' planet Corot-28 has strange winds that astronomers can't explain

“We’ve previously studied nine other hot Jupiter, giant planets orbiting super close to their star. In every case, they have had winds blowing to the east, as theory would predict,” said Nicolas Cowan, McGill University astronomer, in a press release. “But now, nature has thrown us a curveball.”Newsweek

Published: 23 Jan 2018