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Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation

By Bruno Geoffroy  For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation. Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.

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Published on : 13 May 2016

Brain cells that aid appetite control identified

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom ​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.

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Published on : 11 May 2016

Expert: Opioid epidemic

​Prescriptions for dangerous alternatives to OxyContin are soaring, showing that a crackdown on the popular painkiller has failed to curb Canada’s opioid crisis.

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Published on : 12 Apr 2016

$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

Updated Undergraduate and Health Sciences info

The Undergraduate and Health Sciences eCalendars have been updated; browse to your faculty or school section to see what's new! This update reflects mid-year changes to undergraduate/professional programs, courses, and information for all faculties & schools. As always, academic advisors are also available to answer quesions and guide you towards academic success!

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Published on : 18 Aug 2015

Winners of the Global Health Travel Awards for Postgraduate Medical Residents Announced!

For the first time, the Postgraduate Medical Education (PGME) program and McGill Global Health Programs are distributing travel awards to medical residents! Without further due, here are our first cohort of winners. Ipshita Prakash Michael Fein Elise Vuille-Lessard Evan Wong Fadi Hamdani Han Yao Jessica Keen Kristin Popiel Congratulations to the awardees and to all applicants!

Published on : 11 Jun 2015

New Health Sciences Undergrad/Professional eCalendar online

Health Sciences program, course, and university information has been successfully launched as part of the eCalendar!

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Published on : 21 May 2015

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Published on : 25 Feb 2015

McGill's Lasko, Meaney among Prix du Québec winners

Two renowned McGill University researchers are among the 14 winners of the 2014 Prix du Québec. Professor Michael Meaney, acclaimed for his achievements in the biology of child development, will be awarded the Wilder-Penfield prize. Professor Paul Lasko, a celebrated developmental biologist, will receive the Armand-Frappier award. The Prix du Québec is considered the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in cultural and scientific fields.

Published on : 04 Nov 2014