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A Canadian hospital built by a pair of immigrant Scottish philanthropists to celebrate Queen Victoria’s fiftieth year on the throne is set to be transformed into an academic centre for climate change.
Dr. Amar Sabih says all you need is synthetic plastic tarp and metal barriers commonly seen at outdoor events
(Frédéric Mégret, Associate professor of law at McGill)
Last week, the Supreme Court heard arguments on the barring of expatriates who have resided away from Canada more than five years from voting in Canadian elections. The Ontario Court of Appeal had earlier found the restrictions democratically justifiable because they preserved the “social contract” between voters and lawmakers....
It’s been a tough one to crack, but scientists say they have zoomed in, to an unprecedented degree, on the structure of shells surrounding chicken embryos, revealing how they change to allow young birds to hatch. […] “Everybody thinks eggshells are fragile – [when] we’re careful, we ‘walk on eggshells’ – but in fact, for their thinness they are extremely strong, harder than some metals,” said Prof Marc McKee, a coauthor of the study from McGill University in Canada....
Jonathan Kimmelman, director of biomedical ethics at McGill University, agreed companies have some obligation to continue to provide care for patients who take part in studies to test experimental products. “Any time a patient participates in a trial, they’re volunteering their body to advance science,” he said from Montreal....
Of course, there's no such pill on the horizon, said Dr. Michael Pollak, director of the cancer prevention centre at the Jewish General Hospital and the Division of Cancer Prevention of the Department of Oncology at McGill University, but the science on cancer prevention is clear on how to cut cancer risk by up to 50 per cent.
Students at a Quebec elementary school are celebrating a new policy that gets rid of homework. Ecole Elizabeth Ballantyne in Montreal is going to try to give students enough time to finish their work in class instead of at home. Steven Shaw is an associate professor at McGill University and joins us from Montreal with more.
Des chercheurs canadiens recommandent aux parents dont les enfants fréquentent l'école primaire de veiller à bien maintenir des règles strictes concernant l’heure du coucher, car ces derniers adoptent de plus en plus, et de plus en plus tôt, un sommeil de mauvaise qualité.
Children as young as eight may already show unhealthy sleeping habits normally associated with adolescence according to new research, which could be affecting their school performance and health. Carried out by researchers at McGill University in Montreal, the new study looked at the sleep patterns of 144 children aged six to 11 years old during the academic year.
Des chercheurs du Centre universitaire de santé McGill et de l'Université de Montréal ont mis au point une nouvelle arme pour combattre la tuberculose. Le vaccin est pour l'instant testé sur les souris. (Interview with post-doc Eva Kaufmann and Dick Menzies.]
Single-use bottled water will no longer be sold on McGill campuses by May 2019, university says… François Miller, director of the McGill Office of Sustainability, told CBC News he was "convinced" the move has popular support at the school...
REACH MD | Certain diabetes drugs may be linked to increased risk of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
A Canadian team, led by Laurent Azoulay at McGill University, set out to assess whether the use of DPP-4 inhibitors is associated with inflammatory bowel disease in patients with type 2 diabetes.Reach MD
“This telescope is radically different from other telescopes,” says Matt Dobbs, Associate Professor of Physics at McGill University and a CHIME investigator. “CHIME is really a stepping stone to a new way of doing radio astronomy.” The radio telescope – Canada’s biggest – is a joint venture co-led by the University of British Columbia, the University of Toronto, McGill University and the Dominion Radio Astrophysical Observatory (DRAO)....
Madhukar Pai World TB Day 2018 is turning out to be special — never in the history of tuberculosis (TB) control has there been greater political attention and commitment to tackling the infectious disease that causes nearly two million deaths a year.
A team from The Research Institute of the MUHC and researchers at the Johns Hopkins Institute in the U.S. have developed a test they say is safe and could save lives.CTV News, Montreal Gazette