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CTV, Science News - Treating low back pain can reverse changes in the brain

Ongoing coverage of a study published last week in the Journal of Neuroscience about a group of pain researchers from McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre found that relieving pain actually causes physical brain changes they can see on a brain scan.

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Published on : 23 May 2011

Enlarged prostate: decade-long study demonstrates immediate and long-term benefits of holmium laser treatment

New research presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Urology Association (AUA) in Washington, DC demonstrates that holmium laser therapy is a safe and durable treatment option for Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) – an enlargement of the prostate that affects most men as they age.

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Published on : 19 May 2011

No pain. Big gain

Treatment of chronic low back pain can reverse abnormal brain activity and function

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Published on : 17 May 2011

Cole Foundation injects $700,000 into childhood cancer research

Pediatric and young adult leukemia and lymphoma research in Quebec received a massive boost today, following the Cole Foundation’s announcement that it would provide more than $700,000 to be shared among 10 Université de Montréal and four McGill University young scientists.

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Published on : 13 May 2011

Globe and Mail - Multiple sclerosis: Suspicions of bias on all sides of MS debate

Champions of blocked-vein theory say naysayers are beholden to drug companies; others point to Paolo Zamboni's own commercial links after he failed to disclose that he has worked closely for years with a leading Italian manufacturer of imaging devices used to detect the condition he calls chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency.

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Published on : 12 May 2011

The power of placebos

Recent survey shows Canadian psychiatrists more ready than other physicians 
to acknowledge the benefits of placebos

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Published on : 12 May 2011

Serendipity leads to life-saving discovery

McGill research team found two distinct disease-causing mutations and saved a baby girl.

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Published on : 11 May 2011

Media advisory: Cancer Survivorship: With, Through and Beyond

On May 16, the GCRC will address cancer survivorship, bringing together cancer survivors, researchers and community leaders.

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Published on : 10 May 2011

The Neuro marks May - Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro operates the country’s oldest clinic devoted to MS patients.

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Published on : 29 Apr 2011

Osler street entranceway to McIntyre closed May 10-13

The Sir William Osler street entranceway to McIntyre is closed May 10-13 due to demolition near the McIntyre Medical building's entrance. Please use: Pine Avenue entrance to McIntyre. Pedestrians may also enter McIntyre through the tunnel from the Stewart Biology Building. Peel street entrance to Bellini. De La Montagne Street entrance to Davis and Hosmer House. Peel Street access to McInty

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Published on : 27 Apr 2011

An announcement regarding the Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) 
and Dean of Medicine

We write to confirm that Dr. Richard I. Levin has advised us that he has, for personal reasons, decided not to seek reappointment to the position of Vice-Principal [Health Affairs] and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine. We are most grateful that Dr. Levin will continue to serve in those roles until the end of his five-year mandate, on August 31st, 2011.

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Published on : 14 Apr 2011

Filters that reduce ‘brain clutter’ 
identified

McGill researchers suggest malfunctions in neurons that filter visual information may be responsible for diseases such as ADHD and schizophrenia

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Published on : 13 Apr 2011