Research

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

Everyone marches to the beat of their own drum: From walking to talking to producing music, different people’s movements occur at different speeds.

Classified as: music, Movement, caroline palmer, march, society and culture, beat, drum, speed, rhythm, coordination, Anna Zamm, Chelsea Wellman, Journal of Experimental Psychology
Published on: 9 Feb 2016

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research published in Nature Communications indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals is important in how big or small a pain signal will be -- and therefore how effectively drugs can block those signals.

Classified as: Canadian Institutes of Health Research, pain, chronic pain, Nature Communications, health and lifestyle, spinal cord, painful stimulus, Pain treatment, glutamate receptors, National Institutes of Health, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council
Published on: 3 Feb 2016

Congratulations to Dr Mark Karanofsky who has been appointed Director of Undergraduate Education at the Department of Family Medicine of McGill! Please join us in welcoming Dr. Karanofsky and wishing him well in directing this challenging position!

Classified as: recherche, Research, staff, faculty, Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine, Départ. de médecine familiale, Médecine de famille
Published on: 2 Feb 2016

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Leonora Lalla to the position of Associate Dean, Continuing Professional Development (CPD), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University, effective February 1, 2016. Dr. Lalla succeeds Dr. Ivan Rohan, who has been at the helm of the CPD Office since 2010. We take this opportunity to thank Dr. Rohan for his commitment to McGill’s CPD programs and for steering CPD through a very successful accreditation in 2015.

Classified as: recherche, staff, Department of Family Medicine, Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine, Départ. de médecine familiale, dévelopement professoral
Published on: 2 Feb 2016

By Cynthia Lee
Newsroom

Chronic pain may reprogram the way genes work in the immune system, according to a new study by McGill University researchers published in the journal Scientific Reports.  

Classified as: DNA, moshe szyf, medication, immune system, chronic pain, health and lifestyle, Scientific Reports, T cells, Laura Stone, white blood cells
Published on: 28 Jan 2016

Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.

Classified as: engineering research, Mongeau
Published on: 27 Jan 2016

Dr. Douglass Dalton appointed Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education

It is with pleasure that we announce the appointment of Dr. Douglass Dalton to the new position of Director of Accreditation, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. This position is the McGill equivalent to Interim Review Coordinator, mandated by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada.

Classified as: Research, staff, faculty development, Family Medicine, Dept. of Family Medicine
Published on: 26 Jan 2016

By Melody Enguix

McGill Newsroom

When scientists from McGill University learned that some fish were proliferating in rivers and ponds polluted by oil extraction in Southern Trinidad, it caught their attention. They thought they had found a rare example of a species able to adapt to crude oil pollution.

Classified as: oil, water, evolution, fish, pollution, ecosystems, Andrew Hendry, evolutionary ecology, food and sustainability, adaptation, oil-pollution, Southern Trinidad, tar sands
Published on: 26 Jan 2016

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

Nurses faced with abusive managers are more likely to quit. But a recent study by McGill University and Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières researchers finds that the opposite is also true – transformational leadership - a style of management in which employees are encouraged  to work towards a collective goal within a supportive milieu, is linked to nurses’ well-being, and has positive impacts upon job retention.

Classified as: Nursing, CIHR, Leadership, healthcare, health and lifestyle, quality care, abusive leadership, Canadian Institute of Health Research, Lavoie-Tremblay
Published on: 25 Jan 2016

By Chris Chipello
Newsroom

Word-of-mouth recruitment is the most common way to fill jobs, and management scholars have long thought that this practice contributes to job segregation by gender: women tend to reach out to other women in their networks, and men do likewise.

Classified as: diversity, management, faculty of management, Organization Science, job segregation, society and culture, MIT Sloan School of Management, referral, job referral, gender de-segregation
Published on: 22 Jan 2016

By Vincent C. Allaire
Newsroom

Human genome editing for both research and therapy is progressing, raising ethical questions among scientists around the world.

Classified as: Bartha Knoppers, health and lifestyle, erika kleiderman, rosario isasi, gene editing, centre of genomics and policy, CRISPR
Published on: 21 Jan 2016

By Cynthia Lee

Some drug regimens, such as those designed to eliminate tumors, are notorious for nasty side effects. Unwanted symptoms are often the result of medicine going where it’s not needed and harming healthy cells. To minimize this risk, researchers in Quebec have developed nanoparticles that only release a drug when exposed to near-infrared light, which doctors could beam onto a specific site. Their report appears in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

Classified as: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada Research Chairs, infections, drug, health and lifestyle, tumor, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Marta Cerruti, UV light, Near-infrared, Canada Foundation for Innovation
Published on: 20 Jan 2016

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