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Potential gender bias against female researchers in peer review of research grants

Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada's major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer reviewers can also affect the result, found a study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Applicants who had not been previously funded also received lower scores, making them less likely to be funded.

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Published: 23 Apr 2018

The Neuro signs agreement with Chinese and Cuban institutes

Partners agree to share resources, establish steering committee for closer collaboration

On April 20, 2018, Canadian, Chinese and Cuban neuroscience institutes strengthened an existing partnership with the signing of a memorandum of understanding in Chengdu, China.

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Published: 23 Apr 2018

Low-Income HIV Patients Suffer with Healthcare Access

Quebeckers do not have equal access to anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in collaboration with clinics and university health centres in Montreal, has revealed....
Published: 19 Apr 2018

McGill medical students hoping to inspire new generation of black health care professionals

Initiative aims to expose high school students to opportunities in health professions fields

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Published: 18 Apr 2018

McGill’s Dr. Balfour Mount among six new inductees into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Dr. Balfour Mount, Eric M. Flanders Emeritus Professor of Palliative Care at McGill University was among the six renowned medical pioneers recognized as the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Inductees during a special ceremony, hosted in partnership with the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, Western University on Thursday, April 12, 2018.

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Published: 17 Apr 2018

Safety concerns over tungsten

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Published: 17 Apr 2018

UPDATE: Freezing rain warning

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Published: 15 Apr 2018

McGill researchers to get $2.2M in CFI funding

Eleven McGill researchers have received grants totaling $2.2 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF). The announcement was made earlier today by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan at the University of Victoria in Victoria, BC....
Published: 11 Apr 2018

Protecting young adults’ sexual health

Gilla Shapiro studies clinical psychology at McGill. She earned her BA and MA in Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cambridge and dual degrees in public policy and public administration at the Hertie School of Governance and London School of Economics and Political Science....

Published: 9 Apr 2018

Cracking eggshell nanostructure

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Published: 30 Mar 2018

Jonathan Sievers and Jennifer Welsh named Canada 150 Research Chairs

Cosmologist Jonathan Sievers and international-relations scholar Jennifer Welsh will become Canada 150 Research Chairs at McGill University. The appointments were among the 24 Chairs announced today at the Canadian Museum of History in Gatineau, Quebec, by Minister of Science Kirsty Duncan.  

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Published: 29 Mar 2018

Plants, fungi and bacteria work together to clean polluted land

Highly complex interactions among roots, fungi and bacteria underlie the ability of some trees to clean polluted land, according to a novel study by bioinformatics and plant-biology experts from McGill University and Université de Montréal.

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Published: 28 Mar 2018

Tackling adherence to treatment on several fronts

Learning to become self-sufficient and responsible is part of life’s journey through the teen and young adult years. Mistakes are often made, and lessons are learned. However, for young kidney-graft patients, any mistake or failure in keeping to their strict immunosuppressive therapy can lead to tragic results. In fact, low-adherence to medication remains a major contributor to the high level of organ rejection in this age group.

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Published: 27 Mar 2018

Workplace wellness programs yield positive effects for Canadian employees

Employee wellness programs in the workplace have been shown to work with some success in the United States, particularly when participation is tied to substantial incentives like a reduction in health insurance premiums for participating employees....

Published: 23 Mar 2018

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