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$5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

Published on : 17 Dec 2015

Cleaning wounds: saline water trumps soap and water

Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that soap and water is actually less effective than just using saline water. The findings, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to significant cost savings, particularly in developing countries where open fractures are particularly common.

Published on : 15 Dec 2015

Inside McGill Inside My Head

« La demande était pas mal corpo au début, » says Alain Farah with a laugh. He is anything but. Farah teaches in the department of French languages and literature at McGill. He’s also the author of a novel called Pourquoi Bologne that came out in French in 2013 and appeared in English in 2015 under the title Ravenscrag. The work tells a fractured, spinning kind of story about a writer called Alain Farah who works at McGill in 1962 and in 2012. In the novel, there are episodes, both in 1962 and 2012, where the character Alain Farah wanders around the McGill campus, clearly in bad shape.

Published on : 11 Dec 2015

Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Juras for her new position as Director of Faculty Development

Congratulations to Dr. Audrey Juras who is now officially taking on the position of Director of Faculty Development for the Department of Family Medicine! Please join us in welcoming her and wishing her the best!

Published on : 09 Dec 2015

Lottery Tickets Aren’t Child’s Play

Lottery tickets are fun-filled and exciting presents, but they are not suitable gifts for minors.  Studies suggest that gambling is a popular yet risky activity among youth. Additionally, researchers have reported a correlation between age of gambling onset and problem gambling later in life. Lottery play is sometimes an initial introduction to gambling activities for minors.

Published on : 08 Dec 2015

Treatment for dry eye disease based on McGill research

The discovery that tavilermide  induces the production of mucin, a crucial lubricant in tears, offers hope of relief to people who suffer from chronic dry eye disease. The invention and the development of a drug based on this small molecule was made by the team of Dr. H. Uri Saragovi, Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Pharmacology at McGill University.

Published on : 03 Dec 2015

Improving health, one step at a time

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

Published on : 26 Nov 2015

Suzanne Fortier calls for fostering young entrepreneurs

University head urges Montreal business leaders to help students fulfill their entrepreneurial ambitions

Published on : 25 Nov 2015

Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at JGH, MUHC

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

Published on : 25 Nov 2015

McGill announces 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize winner

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients 

Published on : 25 Nov 2015

City of Montréal partners with the CIRM

On the occasion of the first anniversary of the Je fais MTL event, McGill University’s Centre for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal (CIRM), the Je fais MTL Office and the Montréal, Smart and Digital City Office today announced a new association that will enable the City of Montréal to expand on the possibilities offered by the Jefaismtl.com interactive platform, which features 181 projects overseen by the Je fais MTL movement

Published on : 17 Nov 2015