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Research has suggested that a particular gene in the brain’s reward system contributes to overeating and obesity in adults. This same variant has now been linked to childhood obesity and tasty food choices, particularly for girls, according to a new study by Dr. Patricia Silveira and Prof. Michael Meaney of McGill University and Dr. Robert Levitan of the University of Toronto.
In this week’s Spotlight, we would like to welcome Dr. Rimma Orenman as a new member of our department.
Dr. Orenman has been appointed as a full-time faculty lecturer who will be joining the DMHUI Great North Mental Health Program, serving the mental health needs of the Nunavik population through the Réseau Universitaire Intégré en Sante (RUIS McGill) program. Dr. Orenman completed her residency at McGill and has a background in anthropology.
A fascinating account of the raising of the Iron Curtain in post-WWII Europe has captured the world’s most lucrative prize for historical literature.
Health minister Réjean Hébert awards prestigious 2013 Prix Persillier-Lachapelle to Dr. Mimi Israël of the Douglas Institute
Montreal, Friday, November 15, 2013 – Dr.
What a drag it is getting old—or is it? Valium's heyday is long past, but it lives on as a cultural icon
"Mother needs something today to calm her down," goes the 1966 Rolling Stones hit "Mother's Little Helper." "And though she's not really ill, there's a little yellow pill."
If a man and a woman of similar age walk up a steep hill side-by-side, the woman will most likely run out of breath faster than her companion. This is true whether they are healthy young or older adults, or if both suffer from a chronic lung disease. That’s because the smaller size of a woman’s lungs, her narrower air passages, and weaker respiratory muscles make breathing during exercise, quite literally, more work for her. A new study led by Prof. Dennis Jensen of McGill University’s Department of Kinesiology and Physical Education explains why this is the case.
The Government of Québec awarded nearly $1.8 million to researchers at l'Université Laval for a study related to prostate cancer that will focus on the links between the environment and this form of cancer. Overall, $3.7 million will be invested into this work, taking into account other funding received. The research project is being led by Dr.
As a high school student in Stoney Creek, Ont., Frank Battaglia devoted more than 1,000 hours to community service, locally and abroad, while earning top marks in the classroom.
McGill Principal Emerita Heather Munroe-Blum will be honoured Sunday, Nov. 3, by the University of Ottawa when it confers upon her an honorary degree.
Prof. Munroe-Blum, whose term as Principal came to an end in June 2013, will receive her degree during convocation ceremonies for the University’s Telfer School of Management and its faculties of Engineering, Medicine, Science and Health Sciences. The ceremonies will be held at 2:30 p.m. at Southam Hall in the National Arts Centre, 53 Elgin Street.
Andrew Feng is a bright 6-year-old boy who loves to play the online strategy game Clash of the Clans and go trick-or-treating on Halloween. This Halloween, however, he will be undergoing surgery to remove a benign growth from one of his ribs.
Naturally, Andrew’s parents are a little anxious. This will be their son’s first operation and he might have to stay overnight at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
“For sure, we’re nervous,” said Andrew’s mother, Weilu Yu. “It’s the whole unknown of the surgery.”