Highlights/McGill

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Another step toward defeating resistant/tolerant bacteria

Researchers in Canada have found a potential weakness in one of the most common, serious, and even deadly bacteria that has been difficult to treat with antibiotics. Dr. Dao Nguyen (MD. MSc), is a scientist from the Translational Research in» 

Health, International

Obesity: it’s in the mind and in brain anatomy (genes)

Uku Vainik (PhD) is a researcher at McGill University’s Montreal Neurological Institute, and at the Institute of Psychology, University of Tartu, Estonia. The typical thinking is that obesity is the result of overeating. The new study goes deeper into the» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Health myths debunked in new book

At a time when so many people believe crazy things they read on the internet, a McGill University professor has written a book to explain science and why people should put their faith in that instead. No, explains Joe Schwarcz,» 

Diabetes stigma may lead to emergencies among teens: study

It’s hard enough coping with adolescence, but add in the challenges of coping with type 1 diabetes and teens can sometimes neglect their treatment and come close to suffering dangerous health crises. This is the finding from a recent study» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Electric snowmobile created in Canada generates huge interest

Three McGill University engineering students were working on an electric car when they got the brilliant idea to transfer the technology and create an electric snowmobile. The idea took off. It attracted investors and client interest across North America and» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

TB infections: Developing tolerance vs.the battle to resist

Bacterial infections have been around since, forever. Sometimes they’re deadly, yet sometimes the human body can control them. Considering drug-resistance pathogens are becoming an ever-increasing concern, new research is tackling the question of how the body develops tolerance to pathogens» 

Economy, Environment, Internet, Science and Technology

Canadian engineer proposes better flood damage prevention

Reports are coming in from locations across Canada about rising spring water levels. Every year hundreds if not thousands of homes and buildings are damaged by flood waters. To cause extensive damage, floods only need to be high enough to» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology

Delving into the mystery of eggs and human fertility

It’s known that as a woman ages, it becomes more difficult to conceive or to produce healthy babies. Researchers in Montreal, have come a step closer to understanding egg development and possibly someday treatments to improve the chances for successful» 

International, Internet, Science and Technology

Taking your meds: new technology and technique to help you remember

Doctors are constantly frustrated by patients who don’t take the full programme of medications prescribed. For one thing, with antibiotics it can lead to bacterial resistance, but in cases like transplants or grafts, it can be life threatening. A recent» 

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Childhood tuberculosis: Montreal researchers advancing the fight

Trials in The Gambia and Malawi Tuberculosis, or TB as it’s more simply known, is a deadly disease especially for children. In 2015, there were about 1 million incident cases of tuberculosis in children younger than 15 years of age,»