Professors Marc McKee (as lead investigator), Jake Barralet and Maryam Tabrizian, along with Hojatollah Vali as Director of the Facility for Electron Microscopy Research (FEMR) and six others, have received funding for a new cryo-focused ion beam scanning electron microscope. This nanotechnology instrument allows artifact-free sectioning of essentially any hard or soft material ‒ particularly frozen biological cells and tissues including bones and teeth ‒ for correlative microscopies and 3D ultrastructural and molecular reconstructions.
On World Cancer Day, Monday, February 4th, 2013, the Cedars Cancer Institute and the Goodman Cancer Research Centre are teaming up to offer a free lecture to dispel some common cancer myths and give the facts about cancer care and research progress being made right here in Montreal.
Leading cancer experts from McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre and the McGill University Health Centre will dispel misconceptions that:
Cancer is my fate
Cancer is a death sentence
and will give you the facts that:
Cancer research is making solid progress
Graduate student Khady Ka won first place in the Senior Clinical Research Category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) student research award competition. This award was for her project "Clustering of metabolic abnormalities and periodontal inflammation in children," supervised by Dr. Belinda Nicolau. This research study will now be entered into the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Award Competition to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on March 19, 2013 as part of the IADR annual meeting.
Kristina Dee DMD 2012 received the 2012 McGraw-Hill Ryerson Student Scholarship Award. The purpose of the award is “to reward higher education students from across Canada who enhance the learning environment.
Dental student Daniel Salah has won 1st place in the Junior Category of the Canadian Association for Dental Research (CADR) student research award competition. This award was for his research work on “Salivary sHLA-G in scleroderma patients and controls,” with Dr. M. Gornitsky and Dr. Ana Velly as supervisors of the study. Mr. Salah’s research study will now be entered into the International Association for Dental Research (IADR)/Unilever Hatton Award Competition to be held in Seattle, Washington, USA on March 19, 2013 as part of the IADR annual meeting.
McGill University’s board of governors has adopted a resolution demanding the Quebec government withdraw the cuts it is imposing on universities and restore the funding that was in place, saying the government’s action is “excessive and injurious” to the university.
Prescription medications remain one of the most common causes of severe adverse reactions in clinical medicine, accounting for thousands of deaths annually in Canada. The urgent need for rigorous, scientific drug safety research has been clearly understood for decades, but lacked national coordination until the arrival of the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which today released its first report documenting progress towards its goal of creating a fully operational system for rapid assessment of adverse drug effects in Canada.
The Douglas Institute is proud to be one of the ten member organizations of MONTRÉAL WALKS for mental health.
MONTRÉAL WALKS for mental health is an annual event. In 2011, more than 800 people walked together as an effort to help destigmatize mental illness and collect funds to improve mental health services.
On October 14, join the Douglas Institute team, which our Executive Director, Lynne McVey, will also be part of.
Translating Cardiovascular Genome-wide Discoveries to Genomic Medicine
Perspective from the Framingham Heart Study
Dr. Christopher O'Donnell
Associate Director and Scientific Director of Genome Research, Framingham Heart Study
Senior Investigator, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School
caroline [dot] alcaraz [at] mcgill [dot] ca ()