Harvard University nutrition expert Walter Willett played a pivotal role in sounding the alarm about trans fats. Now, he’s raising questions about milk.
Pain isn’t predictable. We don’t all experience it the same way. Luda Diatchenko, McGill’s new Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics, is a leading expert on why that’s the case.
Recent research by McGill psychiatry professor Marco Leyton points to telltale differences in the brains of those at risk of developing drinking problems. A more pronounced dopamine response to alcohol might be a crucial warning sign.
McGill’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal will be assembling scholars from a wide variety of fields to examine what makes this unique city tick.
Nikita Pant Pai and her McGill research team have earned an international award for developing a life-saving screening test that is only a touchscreen away.
We might complain about all the negative media coverage of politicians, but political science professor Stuart Soroka says we’re drawn to it all the same.
The Montreal Neurological Institute’s Alan Evans was one of the driving forces behind the creation of BigBrain, the first high-resolution 3D digital model of a human brain.
The word “drones” carries scary connotations, but David Bird, a professor of wildlife biology at Macdonald Campus, insists that drones can be an invaluable research tool. He is launching a new journal that argues his case.
by Mark Witten Just an extra half hour of sleep helps kids to be more alert and less moody in school each day. However, kids who sleep an hour less than they should are more dozy, irritable, frustrated and restless in class. “For parents, the key message is that a small change in their child’s [...]
by Tim Hornyak, BA’95 Alzheimer’s disease afflicts about half a million Canadians, and that number could double within a generation. Diagnosing this form of dementia is difficult, but a new technique is showing remarkable accuracy in determining whether Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is present. Developed at the Montreal Neurological Institute, Scoring by Non-local Image Patch Estimator [...]