Volume 2, Number 1

In your body, millions of neurons are busy receiving chemical messages and generating electrical signals. It’s happening right this very moment—and every moment. When you lift a bowling ball, neurons cause arm muscles to contract. When you drop that bowling ball on your toe, neurons send electrical impulses up the spine to your brain, creating [...]


Volume 3, Number 1

Africa does not have an AIDS epidemic—it has many, and they vary in intensity from country to country, from region to region. Some of these epidemics, particularly in the southernmost countries, are exploding. Others are in decline, evidence of a gradual, but no less significant, turning of the tide. Without a doubt, there is much work to be done, and the challenges are great. But, where there was once only suffering, there is now also hope.

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Volume 3, Number 1

Recent years have seen the advent of better, simpler antiretroviral drugs that have transformed AIDS from a guaranteed death sentence to a serious chronic illness. Read about how three McGill virology and immunology researchers are contributing to the battle against HIV.


Volume 3, Number 1

Youth are by no means untouched by HIV. McGill researchers are looking to sociology, education and social policy to help slow the spread of AIDS among young people in southern Africa.


Volume 3, Number 1

A long-term research project investigates the relationship between infant health and HIV-positive mothers in Ghana.