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Nahum Sonenberg awarded prestigious Wolf Prize

Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University, is one of eight winners of the prestigious Wolf Prize as announced in Tel Aviv yesterday.

Published: 17 Jan 2014

New Program Director for Geriatric Psychiatry: Dr. Jess Friedland

It is our pleasure to announce Dr. Jess Friedland as the new Program Director for Geriatric Psychiatry.

Dr. Friedland is an Assistant Professor and psychiatrist based at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute. She received her medical degree from the University of Calgary and completed  her psychiatry residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at McGill. She has been co-chair of the Psychotherapy Committee since 2011 and is the medical director of the Geriatric Psychiatry External Clinic at the Douglas.

Published: 16 Jan 2014

Resisting the flu

Published: 15 Jan 2014

William Feindel (1918-2014)

William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil

1918 – 2014

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital, McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre regret to announce the death of William Feindel, O.C., G.O.Q., MDCM, D. Phil., one of Canada's most distinguished neurosurgeons and The Neuro’s third director.  Dr. Feindel passed away quietly at The Neuro on Sunday night following a brief illness.   Our deepest sympathies go out to Dr. Feindel’s family.

Published: 15 Jan 2014

Neuro research is one of ‘Les 10 découvertes de l’année 2013’

The BigBrain atlas developed by Dr. Alan Evans and colleagues at The Neuro’s Brain Imaging Centre has been chosen as one of the top 10 discoveries of the year in Quebec Science.

BigBrain: a revolutionary new 3D digital brain atlas

Published: 9 Jan 2014

Stopping tumours in their path

New study sheds light on most common and deadly form of brain cancer

Published: 8 Jan 2014

McGill Holiday story suggestions

Published: 17 Dec 2013

Medical giants stride pages of new book

Images of The Neuro is literary eyewitness to medical history

In a new collection of insightful essays and selected photos, one of Canada’s most eminent medical figures, Dr. William Feindel, shines a personal light on the world-famous institution that he headed for 12 years, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, McGill University, as well as on some giants of medicine like Osler, Willis, Gilbert and Penfield.

Published: 16 Dec 2013

Health spending: more efficient for men than women

Health care spending is a large – and ever increasing - portion of government budgets. Improving its efficiency has therefore become critically important. In the first-ever study to estimate health spending efficiency by gender across 27 industrialized nations, researchers discovered significant disparities within countries, with stronger gains in life expectancy for men than for women in nearly every nation.

Published: 12 Dec 2013

Groundbreaking discovery in deadly childhood cancer

A new study by Canadian researchers may pave the way for more effective treatment of an aggressive and deadly type of brain tumour, known as ETMR/ETANTR. The tumour, which is seen only in children under four, is almost always fatal, despite aggressive treatment.  The study proposes a new model for how this brain tumour develops and suggests possible targets to investigate for novel therapies. These findings, recently published in Nature Genetics, also shed new light on the complex process of early brain development.  The study was led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC), McGill University, and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), and funded by the Cancer Research Society.

Published: 11 Dec 2013

You are what your father eats

Published: 10 Dec 2013