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Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ). The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.

Published on : 22 Feb 2016

Leadership: Key to care, retention among nurses

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.

Published on : 25 Jan 2016

Trans-generations (CIHR Café scientifique)

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Institute for Gender, Sexuality, and Feminist Studies (IGSF) presents a Café scientifique titled "Trans-generations: Trans History, Health, and Politics in Montreal and Beyond" Wednesday January 13th that will explore questions of trans politics, health, and history.

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Published on : 11 Jan 2016

No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

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.

Published on : 05 Nov 2015

BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use

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.

Published on : 02 Nov 2015

The father effect

Discovery of how environmental memories may be transmitted from a man to his grandchildren

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Published on : 08 Oct 2015

Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them

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.

Published on : 28 Sep 2015

McGill gets $91.5 mln in CIHR funding

Researchers from McGill University and its hospital-affiliated research institutes have been awarded $91.5 million in grants in the latest round of funding by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).

Published on : 28 Jul 2015

ACCESS Canada-TRAM: The Douglas Institute at the heart of the future in youth care

Dr. Ashok Malla and his team leads ACCESS Canada project TRAM- Transformational Research in Adolescent Mental Health. To read more about this five year and 25$ M initiative jointly funded by Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) and the Graham Boeckh Foundation (GBF), click the following link.

Published on : 20 Feb 2015

Results of the March 2014 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition.

Published on : 07 Jul 2014

Results of the September 2013 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition.

Published on : 03 Feb 2014

Academic salary paid from research funds

The message below was sent by Mary-Margaret Klempa, Senior Director, OSR regarding Academic salaries paid from Tri Agency grants. This is being widely communicated to ensure that we are in compliance with this regulation.  Please read carefully.  Take note that while this memo addresses Tri-Agency regulations, it applies to many other granting agencies.  Any academic salary support to be charged to restricted research funds should be looked into carefully before finalizing an offer letter and/or processing labor distribution appointment forms.

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Published on : 26 Aug 2013

Results of the March 2013 CIHR Operating Grants Competition

Please join us in congratulating the recipients of the CIHR operating grants competition. (Posted June 28, 2013)  Gabriella Gobbi (Martin Beaulieu) Melatonin MT1 receptor as a target for antidepressant drugs Jorge Armony (Neda Ladbon Bernasconi) Effects of Amygdala Lesions on Human Emotional Processing Véronique Bohbot (John C Breitner, Ridha Joober, Kyoko Konishi) Genetic modulation of Virtual Navigational Strategies, and Brain Function and Grey Matter in Healthy Aging

Published on : 07 Aug 2013