Faculty of Medicine

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Hip fractures are one of the most common injuries sustained by the elderly population following a fall.

Classified as: Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, health and lifestyle
Published on: 4 Mar 2016

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Surprisingly complex interactions between neurotransmitter receptors and other key proteins help explain the brain’s ability to process information with lightning speed, according to a new study.

Classified as: brain, Pharmacology, Derek Bowie, Alzheimer, neuron, Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR), health and lifestyle, proteins, receptors, macromolecules, Philip Biggin
Published on: 25 Feb 2016

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.

Classified as: CIHR, faculty of medicine, health, Cancer, jewish general hospital, Samy Suissa, diabetes, health and lifestyle, health canada, pancreatic cancer, CNODES, drug safety
Published on: 22 Feb 2016

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

Classified as: brain, injury, health, RI-MUHC, Movement, neurons, astrocytes, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada Foundation, Weston Brain Institute
Published on: 18 Feb 2016

Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas, Assistant Professor at SPOT, has been awarded a Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Childhood Disability: Participation and Knowledge Translation. Read more in the McGill Reporter

Published on: 17 Feb 2016

SPOT Faculty members Dr. Keiko Shikako-Thomas (PI) and Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes (co-PI) have been awarded a CIHR Planning Grant for the project entitled, “Adaptive-Use Music Technology for children with developmental disabilities”.

Published on: 17 Feb 2016

Dr. Marie-Hélène Boudrias, Assistant Professor at SPOT, has been awarded funding from the Québec Bio-imaging Network (QBIN) / FRQS – Pilot Project for her project, “Identification of neural substrates underlying neuroplasticity events induced by acute cardiovascular exercise.” The goal of this project is to explore the role of exercise in motor memory consolidation. Dr. Marc Roig is Co-PI.

Published on: 17 Feb 2016

Dr. Isabelle Gagnon, Assistant Professor at SPOT, has been awarded a CIHR Team Grant to develop the “Canadian Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Consortium”. The goal of this new research group is to improve the delivery of health care to Canadians with TBI from coast to coast, and also in a global context, by and with scientists, patients and public health leaders. Dr. Gagnon has also been named Lead on the Trauma Strategic Group, an integral part of REPAR’s Scientific Council / Conseil scientifique.

Published on: 17 Feb 2016

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

It’s not unusual for siblings to seem more dissimilar than similar: one becoming a florist, for example, another becoming a flutist, and another becoming a physicist.

Classified as: McGill University, DNA, disease, genes, diversity, bioengineering, health and lifestyle, proteins, brood, isoforms, human cells, splicing, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, Yu Xia
Published on: 11 Feb 2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

Classified as: food, obesity, health, Laurette Dube, genes, income, eating habits, Fat, health and lifestyle, food and sustainability, skinny, healthy food, wealth, MAVAN birth cohort, JAMA Pediatrics
Published on: 9 Feb 2016

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research published in Nature Communications indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals is important in how big or small a pain signal will be -- and therefore how effectively drugs can block those signals.

Classified as: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, pain, chronic pain, Nature Communications, health and lifestyle, spinal cord, painful stimulus, Pain treatment, glutamate receptors, National Institutes of Health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Published on: 3 Feb 2016

By Cynthia Lee
Newsroom

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports.  

Classified as: DNA, moshe szyf, medication, immune system, chronic pain, health and lifestyle, Scientific Reports, T cells, Laura Stone, white blood cells
Published on: 28 Jan 2016

Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.

Classified as: engineering research, Mongeau
Published on: 27 Jan 2016

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