Thanks to the Canada Foundation for Innovation, the Quebec government and other funding sources, McGill researchers will soon have access to highly sophisticated (and very expensive) research tools.
Eradicating allergies with a quick spritz of a vaccine. Does it sound like a sci-fi scenario? Associate professor of pediatrics Christine McCusker is working to make it a reality.
Legend has it that the Canadian horse is North America’s first equine breed. Thanks to the unusual efforts of doctoral student Richard Blackburn, BEd’99, MA’11, we now know the truth.
Even the best neurosurgeons have difficulty finding cancer cells hiding in healthy tissue. A new probe co-developed by McGill’s Kevin Petrecca could be a game changer.
Amblyopia, or lazy eye, is a leading cause of blindness for adults and notoriously difficult to treat. A McGill research team, working with Ubisoft, has developed a promising new therapy, a video game.
McGill doctoral student Molly Sauter‘s new book examines the use of denial-of-service actions as a form of political activism
Ebola is one of many zoonoses — diseases that can move from one species to another. McGill’s Colin Chapman says banning bushmeat can help limit the spread of Ebola.
by Shannon Palus, BSc’13 Hans Larsson, BSc’94, and his research team raised fish to walk on land. The fish in question are Senegal bichirs — long eel-like fish that resemble the creatures that first walked on land 400 million years ago. Together with post-doc students Emily Standen and Trina Du, BSc’11, Larsson, McGill’s Canada Research Chair in Vertebrate [...]
by Diana Kwon Unlike broken limbs or torn ligaments, concussions can easily go unnoticed — especially if the person who just suffered one is reluctant to mention any symptoms. In a recent survey of 469 varsity athletes in Montreal conducted by McGill researchers, 78 per cent of athletes who believed they had experienced concussions admitted they didn’t [...]
by Mark Reynolds After the turmoil of the 2008 crash, it seemed there was no space for another smudge on the reputation of the financial markets. Yet research by Patrick Augustin suggests that a surprisingly large number of mergers and acquisitions spur “abnormal” activity on the options market consistent with insider trading. Augustin, an assistant [...]