Faculty of Medicine news
Testing people who might be in the early stages of tuberculosis is essential for saving lives and preventing further infection. But now the World Health Organization (WHO) is saying that certain tests for diagnosing the disease should be banned.
A clinic at the Jewish General Hospital puts the focus not on sick people but on the worried well. Specifically, middle age people worried they might be at risk for Alzheimer's disease.
Dr. Ed Ruthazer is a mapmaker but, his landscape is the developing brain - specifically the neuronal circuitry, which is the network of connections between nerve cells. His research at The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital reveals the brain as a dynamic landscape where connections between nerves are plastic, changing and adapting to the demands of the environment.
The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute, BRAMS Laboratory), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”
The 22nd annual Neuronal Plasticity Prize of the Fondation Ipsen has been awarded to Robert J. Zatorre (Montreal Neurological Institute and BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada), Isabelle Peretz (University of Montreal, BRAMS Laboratory, Montreal, Canada) and Helen J. Neville (University of Oregon, Eugene, USA), for their pioneering research in the domain of “Music and Brain Plasticity.”
An Ottawa judge’s rejection of attempted murder charges against a man accused of knowingly transmitting HIV, saying it is no longer an “automatic death sentence,” reflects medical reality and should send a message to police and prosecutors, Canada’s AIDS experts say.
Health officials from the City of Montreal are asking residents to exercise caution in the sun as temperatures rise. Last summer, dozens of deaths were suspected to be linked to heat waves in the city. The city's average daily death rate doubled on July 8th, 2010, during the peak of a heat wave.
Anny Fortin, chercheuse à la Faculté de médecine de McGill et native de Baie-Comeau, s'est vu décernée une subvention de 100 000 $ par Grands Défis Canada afin qu'elle puisse poursuivre son projet de recherche visant à traiter une maladie de la peau qui touche des millions de personnes sur la planète.
In Western medicine, placebos have long been the bridesmaids, never the bride. That’s not surprising: they’re sham pills or simulated medical interventions, seen as handmaidens for use in clinical trials rather than the real thing.
There's a joke in the medical community that no matter what year it is, an alternative male birth control method is always ten years away. And it’s true—doctors have been promising an option beyond condoms and vasectomies since the 1960s.