High incidence of bowel disease seen in people with lung conditions

Research and Discovery

People with airway diseases, including asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), have a higher incidence of inflammatory bowel disease, such as Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, according to the findings of a new study. The research is the first population-based study to examine the association between airway diseases and the incidence of bowel disease.

Oral cancer-causing HPV may spread through oral and genital routes

Research and Discovery

Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among men who had female partners with oral and/or genital HPV infection, suggesting that the transmission of HPV occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, according to a McGill University study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Innovation Week challenges participants to ‘take the normal path and bend it’

News

For the second year in a row, McGill students, graduates, professors and professionals gathered around a series of events as part of McGill Innovation Week. Fourteen events played out during the first week of November, offering activities both on the McGill campus, as well as in Montreal’s Quartier de l’innovation (QI).

Total recall: Science or science fiction?

Research and Discovery

Is it possible to change the amount of information the brain can store? Maybe, according to a new international study led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). Their research has identified a molecule that puts a brake on brain processing and when removed, brain function and memory recall is improved. Published in the latest issue of Cell Reports, the study has implications for neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, such as autism spectral disorders and Alzheimer’s disease.

Fundraising peers honour VP Weinstein

Profile

On Nov. 14, Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal, University Advancement, was honoured by the Quebec chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals with the 2014 Award for Outstanding Philanthropic Career, which is bestowed to a professional who has demonstrated sustained excellence in the not-for-profit field through exemplary leadership, fundraising skills, forward-thinking vision and steadfast values.

Four burning questions for Richard Overy, Cundill Prize finalist

Four Burning Questions

Richard Overy is a finalist for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his book, The Bombing War: Europe, 1939-1945. Overy took some time to answer Four Burning Questions from the Reporter in advance of the Nov. 20 ceremony to announce the winning title.

Four burning questions for David Van Reybrouck, Cundill Prize finalist

Four Burning Questions

David Van Reybrouck is one of three finalists for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his book, Congo. Van Reybrouck took some time to answer Four Burning Questions from the Reporter in advance of the Nov. 20 ceremony to announce the winning title.

Four burning questions for Gary Bass, Cundill Prize finalist

Four Burning Questions

Gary Bass is a professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University. One of three finalists for the Cundill Prize for Historical Literature for his book, The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide. Bass took some time to answer Four Burning Questions from the Reporter in advance of the Nov. 20 ceremony to announce the winning title.

Long-term benefits of popular diets are less than evident

Research and Discovery

Research conducted at the Lady Davis Institute concludes there is insufficient, and conflicting, data to determine if popular diets such as Atkins, South Beach, Weight Watchers, and Zone are more beneficial for weight loss and heart health

An all-star both on and off the field

Athletics

In an age when our athletic stars seem more and more consumed by themselves it is telling that, when asked what are the most important lessons she has learned through sport, Kylie Nabata talks first and foremost about the concept of team.