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Primary-care advocate takes helm of Family Medicine

Family doctors are at the heart of efficient, sustainable health care systems and are a priority for McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine. To continue bolstering its educational, research and clinical strengths in this critical specialty, McGill has announced the appointment of Dr. Howard Bergman to the position of Chair of the Department of Family Medicine.

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Published on : 01 May 2012

Prof. Sarah Stroud Appointed Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations)

Dr. Rose Goldstein, Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), is proud to announce that Prof. Sarah Stroud has been appointed Associate Vice-Principal (Research and International Relations), effective May 1, 2012. In this role, Prof. Stroud will focus on supporting McGill research in the humanities and social sciences.

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Published on : 01 May 2012

Update on talks with AMURE – April 25

At the April 25 bargaining session, the parties discussed a modified proposal on intellectual property and agreed to further review at a next meeting.

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Published on : 28 Apr 2012

Taking it all in: revealing how we sense things

In a paper published this week in The Journal of Neuroscience, researchers from McGill University have demonstrated for the first time that there are specific neurons that respond selectively to first and second order sensory attributes.

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Published on : 24 Apr 2012

How common is off-label drug prescription?

A new McGill University study evaluating off-label prescribing of medications by primary care physicians in Quebec suggests the practice is common, although it varies by medication, patient and physician characteristics. The paper was published online today in the Archives of Internal Medicine.

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Published on : 16 Apr 2012

Steady progress in talks with AMURE

The University met with AMURE's bargaining team on April 4 where discussions led to agreements on several elements.

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Published on : 10 Apr 2012

McGill and AMURE meet for 2nd time

The University and AMURE, the bargaining teams representing research associates and research assistants, met for the second time on March 21.

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Published on : 28 Mar 2012

Study suggests new way to treat chronic pain

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.

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Published on : 26 Mar 2012

AMURE research associates and research assistants start negotiating

March 14 triggered the start of the bargaining process between the University and the bargaining teams representing research associates and research assistants.

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Published on : 19 Mar 2012

“Two steps” ahead in cystic fibrosis research

A recent study led by Gergely Lukacs, a professor at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Physiology, and published in the January issue of Cell, has shown that restoring normal function to the mutant gene product responsible for cystic fibrosis requires correcting two distinct structural defects. This finding could point to more effective therapeutic strategies for CF in the future.

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Published on : 12 Mar 2012

McGill and Freie Universität Berlin team up

McGill University and Freie Universität Berlin have formally moved to enhance their research collaboration through a cooperation agreement that includes the exchange of faculty, staff and students, as well as joint research activities and publications.

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Published on : 09 Mar 2012

McGill researchers crack degeneration process that leads to Alzheimer’s

A research group led by Dr. A. Claudio Cuello of McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, Dept. of Pharmacology and Therapeutics, has uncovered a critical process in understanding the degeneration of brain cells sensitive to Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The study, published in the February issue of the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that this discovery could help develop alternative AD therapies.

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Published on : 08 Mar 2012

How accurate are rapid flu tests?

A new study conducted by researchers from McGill University, the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI MUHC), and Sainte-Justine University Hospital Research Centre, has put the accuracy of rapid influenza diagnostic tests (RIDTs) under the microscope. The meta-analysis of 159 studies showed three key findings.

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Published on : 27 Feb 2012

Neuron memory key to taming chronic pain

A team of researchers led by McGill neuroscientist Terence Coderre, who is also affiliated with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, has found the key to understanding how memories of pain are stored in the brain. More importantly, the researchers are also able to suggest how these memories can be erased, making it possible to ease chronic pain.

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Published on : 13 Feb 2012

Message from Dr. David Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of Medicine

Many of you have approached me with questions about the recent allegations concerning McGill and the asbestos industry. I would like to give some perspective to this matter and bring you up to date about what the Faculty is doing to address this.

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Published on : 09 Feb 2012