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Douglas Institute appoints new executive director

The Douglas Mental Health Institute has announced the appointment of Lynne McVey as its new executive director, effective Jan. 16, 2012. Ms. McVey is an associate professor at McGill’s School of Nursing and currently Director of Nursing and Clinical Operations at the Jewish General Hospital and Co-Director of the Segal Cancer Centre.

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Published on : 18 Nov 2011

Le Devoir - Cancer de la prostate: dépister ou ne pas dépister?

…La question n'est pas: dépister ou ne pas dépister, mais plutôt: quand traiter. Car, oui, une grande proportion de cancers de la prostate évoluent lentement sans devenir mortels.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2011

R&D Magazine - What bacteria don't know can hurt them

Many infections, even those caused by antibiotic-sensitive bacteria, resist treatment. This paradox has vexed physicians for decades, and makes some infections impossible to cure.

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Published on : 17 Nov 2011

The Guardian - Hunger primes the brain for junk food

The first law of home economics states that the amount of food in a supermarket trolley rises in direct proportion to the shopper's hunger level. But while the danger is well known to shoppers who venture out on an empty stomach, how the problem arises in the brain has remained a mystery.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Chronicle of Higher Education - The origins of empathy — in mice?

If there is human empathy, and no one really doubts that, there should be animal precursors. Charles Darwin predicted this in 1872, in his book The Expression of the Emotions in Man and Animals, but few scientists have pursued the idea.

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

Media advisory: Pancreatic Cancer: Progress, Challenges and Paradigm Shifts

Part two of four of The Goodman Cancer Research Centre public lecture series on “Waging the War on Cancer in the 21st Century”

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Published on : 16 Nov 2011

New target identified to stop the spread of breast cancer

A new potential target to slow breast cancer tumor progression and metastasis has been identified by a team of researchers led by Dr. Richard Kremer from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).

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Published on : 10 Nov 2011

Media advisory: Expanding the scope of nursing

On November 10, 2011, McGill University’s School of Nursing will host a one-day conference on “Expanding the Scope of Nursing Practice: Destiny or Diversion?”

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Published on : 07 Nov 2011

MEDIA ADVISORY: Putting alternative medicine under the microscope

Leading health experts to discuss non-conventional approaches at the Seventh Trottier Symposium

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Adolescent amphetamine use linked to permanent changes in brain function and behaviour

Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Prestigious Pearl Meister Greengard Prize awarded to pioneering memory researcher Brenda Milner

Dr. Brenda Milner, a pioneer in the field of cognitive neuroscience whose discoveries revolutionized the understanding of memory, is the 2011 recipient of the Pearl Meister Greengard Prize.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

McGill makes notable jump in Times Higher Education rankings for Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health

McGill University has made an impressive move up to 11th place among the world’s top universities for clinical, pre-clinical and health education in the 2011-2012 Times Higher Education (THE) rankings. Last year, McGill placed 19th in the same category.

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Published on : 27 Oct 2011

Nahum Sonenberg to receive 41st Rosenstiel Award

Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2011