Health and medicine

Scientists at McGill University have crossed a critical threshold in developing a blood test that could one day detect breast cancer at very early stages and might even render mammography screening obsolete.

Published on: 10 Apr 2012

78 % : C'est le pourcentage qui représente la hausse des cas d'enfants autistes aux États-Unis entre 2002 et 2008.

Published on: 9 Apr 2012

A team of Montreal researchers has solved the mystery of why the soothing effects of morphine and other similar drugs often wear off within hours, raising hopes of a new generation of longer-lasting painkillers to treat chronic conditions such as arthritis and nerve pain.

Published on: 5 Apr 2012

McGill team develops new technology that can accurately measure protein biomarkers

Published on: 5 Apr 2012

The McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre is pleased to announce that they have been awarded funding totalling $7.6 million over a two-year period from Genome Canada’s 2010 Competition. This award, a record for Québec, will fund the operations of the Innovation Centre as well as the services offered to scientific communities in Québec, the rest of Canada and around the world.

Published on: 4 Apr 2012

The Lady Davis Institute (LDI) and McGill University are delighted to announce that Dr. Mark A. Wainberg has been awarded the 2012 Killam Prize in Health Sciences by the Canada Council for the Arts. He is the past Director of the LDI and is currently head of its HIV/AIDS research axis and Director of the McGill AIDS Centre.

Published on: 3 Apr 2012

Nearly one in five people suffers from the insidious and often devastating problem of chronic pain. That the problem persists, and is growing, is striking given the many breakthroughs in understanding the basic biology of pain over the past two decades. Research published online in Nature Medicine points to potential solutions.

Published on: 26 Mar 2012

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