“Where are the hidden cameras?” How culture affects mental illness

Posted on Monday, August 11, 2014 at 10:10 pm

Ian Gold, BA’84, MA’87, and Joel Gold, MDCM’95, explore a peculiar delusion that causes people to believe that they’re the stars of a reality TV show.

The combative economist

Posted on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 10:56 am

Tom Naylor says his new book, Counterfeit Crime: Criminal Profits, Terror Dollars, and Nonsense, is his “angriest and most cynical” to date. And for the consistently controversial economics professor, that’s saying something.

Spare the rod, thinner the child?

Posted on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 11:53 am

According to a recent study by McGill researcher Lisa Kakinami, there seems a link between parenting practices and the risk of childhood obesity.

The paradox of Pakistan

Posted on Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Even seasoned diplomats can be frustrated in their efforts to understand Pakistan. McGill professor T.V. Paul‘s new book offers a fresh perspective on one of the world’s most strategically important countries.

A side project that could save lives

Posted on Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 4:35 pm

McGill professor Colin Chapman is an anthropologist, not a medical expert, but his extracurricular efforts are having a major impact on the health of people who live near Uganda’s Kibale National Park.

Bloomberg Manulife Prize winner is trans fat’s arch enemy

Posted on Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Harvard University nutrition expert Walter Willett played a pivotal role in sounding the alarm about trans fats. Now, he’s raising questions about milk.

The individuality of pain

Posted on Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 5:09 pm

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.

At risk for alcoholism

Posted on Monday, December 9, 2013 at 9:47 pm

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.

Putting Montreal under the microscope

Posted on Monday, November 11, 2013 at 12:57 pm

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.

Simple swab test for HIV empowers patients

Posted on Tuesday, October 29, 2013 at 11:40 am

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.