Faculty of Medicine news
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.
A $500,000 donation from BMO Financial Group has enabled The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro at McGill University, to install a vital surgical imaging tool, known as an O-arm Imaging System.
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.
After a year of study with the best minds in the field, autism guru Eric Fombonne is returning to Montreal with plans to introduce the latest, cutting-edge, intensive therapies to local toddlers.
Montreal Gazette - Autism experts study in vitro fertilization, but disorder's connection to assisted reproduction is far from clear
In vitro fertilization may be another factor in the spike in cases of autism, a mysterious neurological disorder that affects cognition, communication and behaviour of toddlers and children.
Madhukar Pai has helped to organize the first ever conference to get the Indian pharmaceutical industry interested in TB innovation: 'TB Diagnostics in India: From Importation and Imitation to Innovation', to be held on 25 and 26 August in Bangalore, India.
Kids with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder are more likely to have writing problems such as poor spelling and grammar than their peers, suggests a new study.
(Op-ed by Margaret Somerville, founding director of the Centre for Medicine, Ethics and Law at McGill): "Here’s a recent Danish headline: “…The ethics issues that prenatal screening raises will only increase as the range of tests expands, they’re safer for the woman, cheaper, easier to use and presented as routine medical precautions."
Yoga had long been a part of her life but, as [Tasha Lackman] tried to get pregnant, it became more of a focus. Lackman, a certified yoga teacher, has developed a fertility yoga workshop that, since March of last year, has been attended by more than 100 women and 35 couples.