Faculty of Medicine news
Mutant fruit flies have helped solve one of the biggest puzzles in genetics: how the stress of starvation or drug addiction can pass on its ill effects to the sufferer's children and grandchildren.
In an international study, researchers at University of Heidelberg and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute at McGill University report in the journal Nature that people who live or were raised in cities show distinct differences in activity in certain brain regions than those who aren't city dwellers…
Montreal-based Pfizer Canada Wednesday named two McGill University researchers among the 2010 recipients of its Neuropathic Pain Research Awards that recognize new approaches and advances in prevention and treatment.
Les hôpitaux sont des milieux hostiles pour les aînés, affirme le ministre de la Santé, Yves Bolduc. Pour améliorer la situation et éviter que les personnes âgées ne ressortent "encore plus malades" d'un séjour à l'hôpital, le gouvernement a investi 300 000$, hier, au Centre universitaire de santé McGill (CUSM), qui veut devenir le premier hôpital "ami des aînés" au Québec.
It is quite remarkable that a handful of ideas from the field of neuroscience spread like wildfire through the popular media, thereby becoming part of our culture and worldview, while other ideas remain neglected, known only to a small group of experts.
Stroke victims arriving at Canadian hospitals aren't being treated quickly enough, creating "unacceptable" delays that are increasing the risk of irreversible and devastating brain damage, according to a major new study.
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University is committed to providing the highest level of clinical care for ALS patients and their families, as well as state-of-the-art facilities for basic and clinical research.
The Frederick Andermann Fellowship in Epileptology and EEG created in partnership with UCB Pharma, offers both clinical and research training in preparation for a career as an epileptologist.
A year after taking the bold move of distancing itself from most elite medical schools by eliminating the requirement of the Medical College Admission Test, McGill University's medical school says its decision has been staggeringly successful.
One of Canada's leading medical ethicists said provincial funding for experimental medicine is fine, so long as it follows clinical methodology. But a Saint John area doctor said recent provincial funding for a controversial procedure is breaking those ethical guidelines.
Studies in adults have shown weight-loss surgery can cure morbid obesity in adults. McGill University researchers have reported that permanent weight loss via bariatric surgery reduces the risk of death by 89 per cent compared to no surgery in only five years of follow-up.
Montreal Gazette - Aluminum giant pledges $10M to hospitals; Rio Tinto Alcan rallies business community
Showing the importance of business leadership in building a better - and healthier - community, aluminum-production giant Rio Tinto Alcan announced Wednesday it is donating $10 million to the joint corporate campaigns of Montreal's two new university hospital centres.