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CTV NEWS | 'Jackhammer' wire helps crack open blocked coronary arteries: researchers

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.

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Published: 27 Sep 2018

FORBES | News From The UN's High-Level Meeting On Tuberculosis

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

Published: 26 Sep 2018

FINANCIAL POST | Canada, U.S. in NAFTA 'stalemate' over American demands to boost protection for brand-name drugs: industry

“Going up to 10 years of protection for biologics represents a cost to Canadians without any countering benefit,” said Richard Gold, a McGill University law professor. “Canada may have no choice in the current trade climate, but there should be no mistake that to accede to U.S. requests comes at a cost.”

Published: 25 Sep 2018

CBC NEWS | Royal Canadian Mint celebrates fancy dancers with new coin

The 2 oz. pure silver coin was unveiled Friday at McGill University's First Peoples' House annual powwow in Montreal.

"What better place to honour and unveil a coin celebrating this powerful and captivating expression of dance than an actual powwow where some of the people who come to the coin unveiling can see these dances live?" said Alison Crawford, senior manager of public affairs at the Royal Canadian Mint.

Published: 24 Sep 2018

CBC NEWS | Consumer attitudes to 'best before' dates contribute to food waste

"There's a lot confusion about best-before dates," said Lawrence Goodwin, McGill University's Ian and Jayne Munro Chair in Food Safety, in an interview on CBC Montreal's Daybreak. 

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Published: 21 Sep 2018

FINANCIAL POST | Facebook expanding its Montreal AI lab to quadruple the number of researchers

Joelle Pineau, an associate professor at McGill university and the lab’s head, said that medical imaging was a good fit for the kind of “fundamental research” on artificial intelligence that Facebook hired her to do.Read more

Published: 20 Sep 2018

NEWSWEEK | Nuclear Pasta: Strongest Material in Universe Discovered in Neutron Star Crust

Matthew Caplan, a postdoctoral research fellow at McGill University, and colleagues have had their findings on nuclear pasta accepted for publication in the journal Physical Review Letters.

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Published: 19 Sep 2018

THE ECOLOGIST | Turn off, tune in - a lesson in learning

Professor Kim Samuel says we should turn away from wifi, mobile phones and social media to put wellbeing at the heart of student care as the new school and university year begins. 

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Published: 18 Sep 2018

THE GUARDIAN | Myers-Briggs personality tests: what kind of person are you?

The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator is used by firms worldwide to test their employees. In her new book, Merve Emre looks at the system’s curious origins. Read more

Published: 17 Sep 2018

WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM | Largest ‘Summer Davos’ Ever Aims to Boost Global Innovation to Solve Global Challenges

The Co-Chairs of the meeting, who will take an active role in a number of sessions, are: Jay Flatley, Executive Chairman, Illumina, USA; Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor, McGill University, Canada; Matt Hancock, Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, United Kingdom; Ken Hu, Deputy Chairman and Rotating Chairman, Huawei Technologies, People’s Republic of China; Liu Jitao, China Communications Construction Company, People’s Republi...

Published: 13 Sep 2018

THE CONVERSATION | Maude Abbott: The Canadian scientist who deserved a Nobel prize

The late Dr. Maude Abbott is known for overcoming “the gender-based odds against her to become an internationally respected pathologist and a world authority on heart defects,” according to the posthumous acknowledgement on her Canadian commemorative stamp. 

Published: 12 Sep 2018

FINANCIAL POST | When being boss means ensuring customers – and friends – are happy

(This interview has been condensed and edited from The CEO Series on CJAD, hosted by McGill University Associate Professor Karl Moore. This article was written with Dan Schechner, BCom student at McGill) “Montreal chef and restaurateur David McMillan knows how badly that's needed in his industry, and in many others."

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Published: 11 Sep 2018

THE STAR | Cannabis PhD takes higher education to a new level

There will doubtless be more and more postgraduate degrees based on cannabis production after it has been legalized, says Anja Geitmann, dean of agriculture at Montreal’s McGill University. “I’m pretty sure it’s going to change the research landscape in the sense that researchers now have access or can do research on the plant much easier,” she says.

Published: 10 Sep 2018

NATIONAL POST | Large majority of Quebecers open to more private health services: poll

McGill University Prof. Amelie Quesnel-Vallee, director of the McGill Observatory on Health and Social Services Reforms, warned that adding more private services would affect the public system. “Health professionals have to come from somewhere. If they’re practising in the private sector, they’re not in the public. Even if the private didn’t offer higher salaries, the increased demand would drive salaries up, and the public system would have to bear extra costs.”

Published: 10 Sep 2018

WALL STREET JOURNAL | An Unforgettable Memory Expert Muses at 100

Brenda Milner is celebrated for her insight into recollections as a feature of neurobiology; the man who could only live in the present

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Published: 24 Aug 2018