Faculty of Medicine

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease.

Classified as: treatment, Parkinson's, Neurology, diagnosis, Parkinson's disease, International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society, MDS, Ron Postuma, Daniela Berg, health and lifestyle
Published on: 13 Nov 2015

Similar to relative disparities in the United States, although rates lower among both racial groups in Canada

Classified as: McGill University, racial differences in health, Canadian Medical Association Journal, CMAJ, premature birth, preterm birth, Cynthia Lee, Kim Barnhardt, health and lifestyle
Published on: 9 Nov 2015

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Classified as: Research, muhc, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, immune system, McGill University Health Centre, aspergillus, mold, fungus
Published on: 5 Nov 2015

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Classified as: CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, drugs, off-label, prescription, pharmacy, Robyn Tamblyn, Tewodros Eguale, electronic health records, adverse drug events, side effects
Published on: 2 Nov 2015

Discovery explains how Leishmania parasite boosts its infection

Classified as: Research, muhc, leishmania, Martin Olivier, parasite, exosomes, Vanessa Atayde, extracellular vesicle, leishmaniasis, sandflies, black fever, white leprosis
Published on: 23 Oct 2015

McGill University announced today a new name and vision that will position the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at the forefront of simulated training in the health sciences. Thanks to a $7.5 million gift from Arnold and Blema Steinberg, the Centre will be expanding its facilities, enhancing its technologies and broadening its scope of activities.

Classified as: faculty of medicine, Arnold Steinberg, Medical Education, Simulation, Blema Steinberg, medical training, Interactive Learning
Published on: 21 Oct 2015

Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.

Classified as: depression, psychology, stress, father, pregnancy, baby blues, dad, deborah da costa, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
Published on: 5 Oct 2015

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.

Classified as: genetics, Genome, genomics, Transplantation, organ donor, hla, organ transplant, McGill University and Génome Québec Innovation Centre, self, incompatibilities
Published on: 1 Oct 2015

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.

Classified as: mathematics, CIHR, Canadian Institutes of Health Research, health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, physiology, NSERC, cardiac devices, defibrillators, long qt syndrome, alvin shrier, leon glass, thomas quail, arrhythmias, alternans, dynamical transitions, heart and stroke foundation of canada
Published on: 28 Sep 2015

Three McGill Faculty of Medicine members were recently inducted into the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences (CAHS) as Fellows, one of the highest honours for individuals in the Canadian health sciences community.

The newly elected Fellows are Dr. Alan N. Barkun, Professor of Medicine and DG Kinnear Chair in Gastroenterology, Dr. David H. Eidelman, Vice-Principal (Health Affairs) and Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, and Dr. Laurie N. Gottlieb, Professor at the Ingram School of Nursing and the Flora Madeline Shaw Chair in Nursing.

Published on: 23 Sep 2015

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro, at McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre, have made a breakthrough in understanding an important protein that appears to act as a kind of cellular “marriage broker.” The protein called Netrin1 brings cells together and maintains their healthy relationships. Netrin1 plays an essential role in the growth of the human organism, directing cell migration and the formation of cell circuits both at the embryo stage and after birth.

Classified as: neuroscience, brain, Tim Kennedy, netrin
Published on: 12 Aug 2015