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Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells metastasize

Montreal Neurological Institute scientists discover a new mechanism driving spread of cancer

A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro at McGill University and the MUHC. The finding focuses attention on a biological mechanism that until now was largely overlooked. The discovery of the protein’s effect significantly expands our understanding of epithelial cancers such as breast and lung cancer.

Published: 26Feb2015

Employment Opportunity: Human Pain

The McGill University Faculties of Medicine, Dentistry and Science are inviting applications for full-time tenure track positions at the level of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. There are five such positions available over the next 1-3 years. These positions are linked to the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Human Pain Genetics. The candidates will join a team of researchers in the Alan Edwards Centre for Research on Pain. The initial appointment is for three years, and this is renewable. 

Published: 24Feb2015

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: 20Feb2015

Students to perform ‘brain’ surgery

Come witness young students perform brain surgery for the first time

This Saturday, February 21st twenty CEGEP students will meet at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC for a unique chance-to test their skills at ‘brain’ surgery. These students were prize winners at the Bench to Bedside Conference for Youth 2015 - geared at stimulating student career interests in medicine, surgery and medical research.

Published: 19Feb2015

In the News: How a man's hand can reveal how he may treat women- Co-authored by Dr. Simon Young

A study led by Professor Debbie Moskowitz of the Department of Psychology, and co-authored by Emeritus Professor Simon Young of the Department of Psychiatry, reveals how men with smaller index fingers and longer ring fingers are nicer towards women.  To read more about the study and why, click the following links:

Published: 19Feb2015

Voices into Action

Voices into Action is an online curriculum-based educational resource dedicated to providing students with access to information on issues regarding human rights, prejudice, and hatred.
 

Designed by curriculum experts, this program utilizes a wide variety of media to present compelling information on a history of human suffering, stemming from social injustice that is still a growing problem today. Explore thought-provoking issues with your students by accessing our lessons and resources on antisemitism, racism, discrimination and stereotyping.

 

 

Published: 11Feb2015

Revolutionary new probe zooms in on cancer cells

Improves tumour surgeries and extends survival times for brain cancer patients

VIDEO: http://bit.ly/1EYjsTV

Published: 11Feb2015

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