Malaria, a life-threatening disease usually caused when parasites from the Plasmodium family enter the bloodstream of a person bitten by a parasite-carrying mosquito, is a severe health threat globally, with 200 to 300 million cases annually and 445,000 deaths in 2016.
With pregnant women and children most vulnerable from infection, complications including anemia and cerebral malaria, the most severe neurological complication from malaria, are responsible for approximately 25% of the infant mortality rate in some regions of Africa.
Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform will make disseminating and publishing data easier
Modern neuroscience research can produce massive amounts of data, which researchers can use to find patterns revealing anything from the first physiological signs of Alzheimer’s disease to a new drug target that could stop neurodegeneration. However, this data must be stored, processed, and distributed effectively.
Are Canadians fair or is that just a story we tell ourselves? Can we reason our way to lessened inequality or are violent cataclysms the only levelling power, as Thomas Piketty and Walter Schiedel argue? How do we maintain a sense and an approximation of fairness in our globalizing and polarizing world? Certainly there can be no fairness without tax fairness: tax policy is where we negotiate the relationship between wealth and poverty.
Doctors who work with individuals at risk of developing dementia have long suspected that patients who do not realize they experience memory problems are at greater risk of seeing their condition worsen in a short time frame, a suspicion that now has been confirmed by a team of McGill University clinician scientists.
A national consortium of industry and academic collaborators announced today the launch of the Canadian Genomics Cloud (genomicscloud.ca), an integrated software platform to manage, analyze, and share genome sequence and clinical data. This public cloud computing platform, the first of its kind in Canada, promises to give every scientist in the country unfettered access to award-winning technology empowering precision medicine and other applications in genome research.
Each year, influenza kills half a million people globally with the elderly and very young most often the victims. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 37 children have died in the United States during the current flu season. Aside from getting the flu shot and employing smart hand hygiene, there are no other methods of prevention. However, a team of scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill University, led by Immunologist Dr.
Article from the McGill Reporter
It’s a first and only for one night: The Schulich School of Music’s McGill Symphony Orchestra (MGSO) will perform under the baton of Orchestre symphonique de Montréal Music Director Maestro Kent Nagano on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m. at Maison symphonique.
[source: McGill Athletics by Earl Zukerman]
photo: Marie-Philip Poulin (L) and Melodie Daoust (R)
We all know people who, seemingly incapable of living without the bright screen of their phone for more than a few minutes, are constantly texting and checking out what friends are up to on social media.
These are examples of what many consider to be the antisocial behaviour brought on by smartphone addiction, a phenomenon that has garnered media attention in the past few months and led investors and consumers to demand that tech giants address this problem.
But what if we were looking at things the wrong way? Could smartphone addiction be hyper-social, not anti-social?
The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by researchers at McGill University and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center has found.
How do viruses that cause chronic infections, such as HIV or hepatitis C virus, manage to outsmart their hosts’ immune systems?
The answer to that question has long eluded scientists, but new research from McGill University has uncovered a molecular mechanism that may be a key piece of the puzzle. The discovery could provide new targets for treating a wide range of diseases.