Faculty of Medicine news
After nearly 60,000 votes and months of sometimes furious debate, the results are in for the Greatest McGillians contest. In the end, voters gave the nod to a trio of illustrious McGillians whose achievements represent three different pillars of the university’s excellence: Thomas Chang, BSc’57, MDCM’61, PhD’65, the inventor of the artificial blood cell, poet and singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen, B
Visiting lecturer John Breitner warns that there is no known cause of Alzheimer's disease, responsible for up to 75 per cent of dementia cases. But new technologies are improving understanding of the disease, leading him to conclude that within 10 years drugs will be developed to prevent Alzheimer's.
Chantal Blouin, Université Carleton et Laurette Dubé, détentrice de la Chaire James McGill sur la psychologie des consommateurs et du marketing et directrice scientifique de la Plateforme mondiale sur la convergence entre l'économie et la santé de l'Université McGill
Dr. Bernard Brais [is] lead investigator of a Montreal-led international team of researchers, [that] identified the gene responsible for the mutation behind three forms of childhood degenerative diseases.
McGill University and its Division of Urology are inviting media representatives to attend the announcement of a $1-million gift towards the creation of a new research chair in urology.
Scientific Lifetime Achievement Recognized: Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research
On September 13, McGill University and Shriners Hospitals for Children®-Canada announced the creation of the Francis Glorieux Chair in Pediatric Musculoskeletal Research at the hospital in Montreal.
Three in one: Montreal team finds the gene responsible for three forms of childhood neurodegenerative diseases
A Montreal-led international team has identified the mutated gene responsible for three forms of leukodystrophies, a group of childhood-onset neurodegenerative disorders.
Two prominent Neuro faculty members, Dr. Frederick Andermann and Dr. Michael Petrides, are among the nine McGill professors elected Fellows in the Royal Society of Canada, Canada’s national academy of arts and sciences.
McGill University has placed first among Canadian schools and 17th overall worldwide in an annual survey released Monday. McGill moved up two spots in the QS World University Rankings for 2011, and has consistently cracked the top 25 since the survey launched eight years ago.
Même si on en entend moins parler, le sida continue de faire des ravages au Québec. De plus, les médecins observent une recrudescence de la maladie chez les personnes âgées entre 30 et 49 ans qui ne se protègent pas assez.
L’Institut et hôpital neurologiques de Montréal (Neuro) a dévoilé des résultats très encourageants obtenus par des patients souffrant du parkinson à la suite de chirurgie. L’implantation d’appareils de stimulation cérébrale profonde (SCP) rend possible l’activation électrique de certaines parties du cerveau.