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Building living, breathing supercomputers

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

The substance that provides energy to all the cells in our bodies, Adenosine triphosphate (ATP), may also be able to power the next generation of supercomputers.

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Published: 26 Feb 2016

What makes the brain tick so fast?

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Surprisingly complex interactions between neurotransmitter receptors and other key proteins help explain the brain’s ability to process information with lightning speed, according to a new study.

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Published: 25 Feb 2016

Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

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Published: 22 Feb 2016

The brain gives up more secrets

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

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Published: 18 Feb 2016

McGill alumnus Victor Goldbloom dies at 92

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

A distinguished McGill alumnus, Victor Goldbloom, died Monday night at age 92.

A pediatrician by academic training, Goldbloom graduated from McGill with a BSc in 1944, an MD in 1945 and a DipEd in 1950. In 1992, McGill presented him with an honorary degree in recognition of his many years of service to Montreal, Quebec and Canadian society.

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Published: 16 Feb 2016

Astrophysicist Vicky Kaspi wins top Cdn science prize

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

McGill researchers Elena Bennett and Yasser Gidi also honoured by NSERC

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Published: 16 Feb 2016

Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline

By Bruno Geoffroy, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

First-ever connection between noradrenergic neurons and vulnerability to depression

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Published: 15 Feb 2016

Same gene can encode proteins with divergent functions

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

It’s not unusual for siblings to seem more dissimilar than similar: one becoming a florist, for example, another becoming a flutist, and another becoming a physicist.

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Published: 11 Feb 2016

McGill launches Masters of Management in Finance

By Leilani Ku, Desautels Faculty of Management at McGill University

McGill University’s Desautels Faculty of Management is launching a new twelve-month Masters of Management in Finance (MMF).

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Published: 11 Feb 2016

Common gene variant influences food choices

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

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Published: 9 Feb 2016

25 Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers are being awarded Canada Research Chairs (CRC), as announced today by the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, at the University of British Columbia.

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Published: 9 Feb 2016

Find a partner who marches to the beat of your own drum

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum: From walking to talking to producing music, different people’s movements occur at different speeds.

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Published: 9 Feb 2016

Suicide: victimized teens more at risk

A new study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (JAACAP) by the team of Dr Marie-Claude Geoffroy, researcher at the CIUSSS de l'Ouest-de-l'Île-de-Montréal (Douglas mental health university institute, McGill...

Published: 3 Feb 2016

Location may be key to effectively controlling pain

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

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Published: 3 Feb 2016

Anonymous browsing hinders online dating signals

By Chris Chipello

Newsroom 

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Published: 3 Feb 2016

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