Faculty of Medicine

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is home to Canada’s first multiple sclerosis (MS) clinic, and MS research and treatment has been a major focus at The Neuro for many years. The MS clinic employs a highly specialized staff who have access to the latest research data and methods of treatment. It is a clinic where innovation and progress are paramount.

Classified as: Multiple Sclerosis, MNI; medicine research; faculty of medicine
Published on: 1 May 2017

The ability to remember sounds, and manipulate them in our minds, is incredibly important to our daily lives — without it we would not be able to understand a sentence, or do simple arithmetic. New research is shedding light on how sound memory works in the brain, and is even demonstrating a means to improve it.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, memory, External, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro)
Published on: 28 Mar 2017

Being diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor is devastating news for patients and their loved ones. Whereas some types of tumor respond well to treatment, others such as glioblastomas – the most common and aggressive brain tumors – are known to recur and progress within short times from the diagnosis. Patients diagnosed with this type of cancer, and who undergo current standard treatment, have a median survival of 16 months.

Classified as: health and lifestyle, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro), Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), Gerald Bronfman Department of Oncology, brain cancer, Department of Neurology & Neurosurgery
Published on: 23 Mar 2017

A new mouse model with a working immune system could be used in laboratory research to improve understanding of Zika virus infection and aid development of new treatments, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, virus, science and technology, zika, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, martin richer, selena sagan, plos pathogens
Published on: 23 Feb 2017

Standards for authorizing first-time trials of drugs in humans are lax, and should be strengthened in several ways, McGill University researchers argue in a paper published today in Nature.

Classified as: ethics, nature, drug, Clinical trials, first-in-human, preclinical, Kimmelman, Federico, STREAM
Published on: 30 Jan 2017

On  Saturday, November 26 from 3am to 5pm, Facilities will be performing renovation work that will affect temperatures in the Schulich Library of Physical Sciences, Life Sciences and Engineering. The steam distribution system in the Macdonald-Stewart Library Building (Schulich Library) will be shut down in order to fix six leaks before the winter season sets in. As a result, library users may experience colder than normal temperatures. Spaces will be open for study but users should dress accordingly.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Published on: 24 Nov 2016

KalGene Pharmaceuticals and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) are proud to announce the signature of an agreement worth over $1M to develop, scale up, and transfer the technology needed to manufacture a promising novel Alzheimer’s treatment in Canada that the parties have been co- developing since 2015.

The treatment, a biologic molecule made up of a peptide that fights Alzheimer’s and an antibody-based carrier molecule designed to shuttle the peptide into the brain, is a custom- engineered therapeutic developed at NRC.

Classified as: Montreal Neurological Institute, Alzheimer’s, National Research Council of Canada, NRC, KalGene, Rosa-Neto, ranslational Neuroimaging, CIMTEC, Douglas Research Institute
Published on: 3 Oct 2016

Each year, the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology at McGill organize a symposium to review new studies and practices in order to help practicing gynecologists, family physicians, residents, fellows and allied health professionals with interest in Women’s Health. (Website)

Classified as: women, Eduardo Franco, health, symposium, zika, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, cleve ziegler, togas tulandi, pierre lebel
Published on: 13 Sep 2016

A receptor for the dopamine neurotransmitter promotes growth and spread of pancreatic cancer -- and schizophrenia drugs, which block the function of this receptor, slowed tumor growth and metastatic spread in mice, according to researchers at McGill University and the German Cancer Research Center.

Classified as: schizophrenia, Cancer, Genome Québec, Riazalhosseini, pancreas, pancreatic
Published on: 7 Sep 2016

TORONTO – September 1, 2016 – Ferring Canada, a subsidiary of Ferring Pharmaceuticals, is proud to announce a $2 million donation to McGill University in Montreal, Canada that will be used to create fellowships in health and health leadership, and to finance environmental research in the Canadian Arctic.

Classified as: environment, Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, faculty of medicine, health, Arctic, Ferring, Ferring Canada, Ferring pharmaceuticals
Published on: 1 Sep 2016

During a ceremony held August 29, 2016 at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT), in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, was officially recognized as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Joining the University of British Columbia as one of only two such sites accredited by FIFA in Canada, the primary focus of the Centre will be to educate the soccer community about different aspects of athletic performance from training principles, to nutrition and sport specific skills. 

Classified as: McGill University, injury, faculty of medicine, McGill, football, FIFA, soccer, Annette Majnemer, injuries, CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, Moreno Morelli, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, FIFA Centre of Excellence
Published on: 30 Aug 2016

McGill Newsroom

As a result of the overuse or misuse of antibiotics, antimicrobial resistant superbugs represent an extraordinary threat to global health. This threat is particularly great in India, the world’s largest consumer of antibiotics and the country facing the highest burden of tuberculosis (TB) in the world.

Classified as: muhc, tuberculosis, antibiotics, india, pharmacy, health and lifestyle, The Lancet Infectious Diseases, The World Bank’s Development Research Group, McGill University Health Center
Published on: 25 Aug 2016

"To sleep - to sleep, perchance to dream”, these words made famous by William Shakespeare, in the play Hamlet are familiar to many of us. But did you know that sleep is just as important as diet and exercise for a healthy lifestyle?

Classified as: Reut Gruber, sleep, great canadian sleepwalk
Published on: 16 Aug 2016

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