Highlights / research

Economy, International, Internet, Science & Technology, Politics

Canada moves to protect intellectual property and research from espionage

With Canada’s intellectual property and world-class research “increasingly targeted by espionage and foreign interference activities,” the federal government is moving to “protect the country’s national security, long-term economic competitiveness and prosperity” with new guidelines on research security, officials say. In »

International, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#5 An AI Bubble?

Some researchers, such as Yves Gingras, are quite skeptical about the place of Montreal in the global AI landscape.  In his study, Professor Gingras has revealed many interesting and sometimes disturbing aspects of the Montreal ecosystem.  We confronted his point »

Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#2 Research, Canada’s Secret Formula

Research and continued public funding are the main reasons behind the development of AI in Quebec’s largest city and in Canada more broadly.  The country has never stopped believing in its researchers, be they Canadian or from abroad, and has »

Internet, Science & Technology

Montreal, Centre of the A.I. World|#1 The Canadian Journey

From its late start in the 1980s through the AI winter and the resurgence of the industry in the 2010s, artificial intelligence has long been part of Canadian history. Today, the country is among the world leaders in AI research, »

Health, Society

Projects launched to promote healthy aging in Canada

The number of Canadians over the age of 65 now outnumbers those under 15. Population data collected in 2019 found that 17 per cent of the population was over the age of 65 and the number is increasing at a »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Saliva tests are as good as nose swabbing for COVID-19: studies

Research indicates that saliva testing for COVID-19 is as good as nasopharyngeal (nasal) swabbing, but it is cheaper and easier to do. Studies from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) yield findings that could influence testing »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Could antidepressant slow the progression of COVID-19, ask researchers

Researchers in Montreal are studying whether the antidepressant fluvoxamine can reduce the severity of lung problems suffered by people COVID-19 infection. The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal has been testing different drugs already approved for »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research identifies walking speed as predictor of dementia

The speed at which you walk, or the so-called gait speed, might be a predictor of dementia, according to new research by Canadian scientists. Researchers had long identified problems with memory and cognition as a predictor of dementia. However, a »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology

Canadian research finds clues to what makes some more vulnerable to COVID-19

What makes the elderly and people with underlying conditions more vulnerable to COVID-19? Why does the coronavirus infect certain animals but not the others? Finding answers to these questions could be the key to unlocking new treatments and therapies for »

Health, International, Internet, Science & Technology

McGill leads trials of drug to treat COVID-19

At the same time as scientists work at breakneck speed to develop vaccines to prevent COVID-19 infection, they are also researching drugs to treat people who have developed the disease. The Research Institute of the McGill University Health centre in »