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Principal congratulates PM-designate Justin Trudeau

Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, extends her congratulations to Mr. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada for the results of the 2015 Canadian federal election.

Published: 19 Oct 2015

What’s behind your thirst?

Discovery advances our understanding of how our brain controls body hydration and temperature

Published: 15 Oct 2015

Cancer research plagued by poor study design

Badly designed studies may lead to the efficacy of drugs being overestimated and money being wasted on trials that prove fruitless, according to a new study from McGill University in Canada.

Published: 14 Oct 2015

Different types of child abuse: similar consequences

Emotional abuse may be as harmful as physical abuse and neglect. This finding led by a team of researchers at McGill University complements previous imaging research showing that emotional and physical pain both activate the same parts of the brain.

Published: 14 Oct 2015

Global Mental Health at McGill

To read Dr. Duncan Pedersen and Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer's editorial for McGillReporter, please click the following link: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2015/10/global-mental-health-at-mcgill-advancing-a-social-cultural-and-ecosystemic-view/


Published: 13 Oct 2015

L’effet paternel

Published: 8 Oct 2015

The father effect

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

Published: 8 Oct 2015

National research network set on venous thromboembolism


Published: 6 Oct 2015

American Placebo

A new study finds that rising placebo responses may play a part in the increasingly high failure rate for clinical trials of drugs designed to control chronic pain caused by nerve damage.

Published: 6 Oct 2015

Expectant dads get depressed too

Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.

Published: 5 Oct 2015

Better donor-recipient match with genomics

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.

Published: 1 Oct 2015

Wrangling proteins gone wild


Published: 29 Sep 2015

Medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain

“This is the first and largest study of the long term safety of medical cannabis use by patients suffering from chronic pain ever conducted,” says lead author, Dr. Ware, pain specialist at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC and associate professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University. “We found that medical cannabis, when used by patients who are experienced users, and as part of a monitored treatment program for chronic pain over one year, appears to have a reasonable safety profile.”

Published: 29 Sep 2015