@*@ Archive
Highlights/McGill

Health, International, Science and Technology

Childhood tuberculosis: Montreal researchers advancing the fight

Trials in The Gambia and Malawi Tuberculosis, or TB as its 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,» 

Health, Science and Technology

Discovering a new detection for prostate cancer

There’s no doubt prostate cancer is deadly. It is the most common cancer diagnosed in men (21300 estimated in 2017), and the third leading cause of cancer death in men (4100 estimated 2017). New research has led to a detection» 

Health, International, Science and Technology

Breastfeeding: study shows another benefit from birth to teen years

It is one of the biggest research evaluations of the benefits of breastfeeding. In a longterm study, breastfeeding was shown to clearly reduce incidence of eczema in babies and youth from birth through to 16 years of age. Dr. Michael» 

Health, Lifestyle

Health issues in pregnancy increase later risk for moms and dads

Women who develop diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy are at much greater risk of getting both as well as heart disease in the years after the baby is born, and fathers have increased risk too, according to a» 

Economy, Environment, International, Science and Technology

International research into global warming and plant change

Many people are noticing that plants seem to be changing their cycle, and flowering and producing fruit earlier than in the past.  This seems to be a reaction to global warming in which the summers appear to be arriving earlier.» 

Education, Health, Lifestyle, Science and Technology, Society

New fathers: information site on the way

Many expectant fathers, and recent dads, have found they seem to be left out when it comes to advice about the transition to parenthood. A new comprehensive web site will seek to include this previously ignored segment of society. Deborah» 

Health, Science and Technology

Unlocking some of the mystery of autism: early indications

We’re still a long way from understanding the causes of autism, but new research has shown some brain developmental issues even as early as 6-12 months in a baby, can be related to autism symptoms later in life. John Lewis» 

Animals, Environment, Health, International, Science and Technology

How your body clock and parasitic infections are connected

We have long known that are bodies have internal “clocks” which create circadian rhythms in our bodies. But it seems these rhythms also affect our response to infection, meaning there are times when the immune system is more active, or» 

Environment, International, Science and Technology

Exploring mysteries of space: Unique 3D space telescope opens in Canada

It’s far different looking than your typical idea of a telescope, and unlike most others, has no moving parts. The Canadian Hydrogen Intensity Mapping Experiment is known as CHIME and the last piece was symbolically added today by Canada’s Science» 

Science and Technology

Erosion alarm for Herschel Island in the High Arctic

Many stories in recent years have told how climate change is thawing permafrost in the Arctic. Stories also mention how a shorter ice season and stronger storms are also causing shore erosion throughout the Arctic. This year scientists on Herschel»