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Exploring career options at the Faculty of Medicine

“In the future, I want to become a nurse. I feel that going to this camp will help me develop my understanding of the field and prepare me for the future,” explains Kathleen Fab­ella, a student at École secondaire La Voie.  Kathleen is one of 44 high school students who participated in the 2017 edition of the Explore! Careers in Health camp held on June 26-28 at McGill University....

Published: 11 Jul 2017

We’re ceding ground in the war against infant mortality

This would only hurt our efforts to reduce infant mortality. Jay Kaufman, a co-author of the JAMA study and a professor at McGill University, put it simply: “Wanted pregnancies are healthier than unwanted pregnancies.”

Read more: The Washington Post

Published: 10 Jul 2017

City working with Molson-Coors on relocation plan in Montreal, Coderre says

The current brewery “belongs to an era where even industrial architecture was beautifully built,” says Avi Friedman, an architecture professor at McGill University, who wants it to be preserved. 

Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 6 Jul 2017

Gray jay — not our national bird after all. Yet.

“We are not giving up,” McGill University ornithologist David Bird wrote in an email. “We plan to continue beseeching the government to undertake this act in any we can. Right now there is a petition on change.org circulating to get Canadians to sign and adopt the Canada Jay (not the Gray Jay) as our national bird. Read more: Ottawa Sun

Published: 5 Jul 2017

Canada 150: Its contributions to the world

"McGill University's Vicky Kaspi spends her time probing the mysteries of the universe. Kaspi has won a number of awards for her work, and was the first woman to win the Herzberg Canada Gold Medal for science and engineering." Read more: BBC News

Published: 4 Jul 2017

Painful memories could be erased, new study says

"Depending on how you remind the person, you might be able to erase different aspects of the memory," said Wayne Sossin of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University, whose lab collaborated with researchers at the Columbia University Medical Center in New York.

Read more: CBC News

Published: 4 Jul 2017

The Neuro to create world’s first ALS Phase 1 clinical trial unit

The Tenaquip Foundation donation will allow for faster drug development, better care for ALS patients

 

A generous donation by The Tenaquip Foundation will improve the quality of care available to ALS patients at The Neuro, and increase the rate at which researchers can evaluate new ALS drugs.

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Published: 3 Jul 2017

An emphasis on indigenous law could help shape a future that’s brighter than our past

The joint degree will be taught by comparing and contrasting indigenous peoples’ legal traditions with those of common law. The four-year program will include classroom and community-based components, and will follow the lead of McGill Law School’s transsystemic approach to common law and civil law legal education, by giving students the opportunity to tackle legal problems from multiple perspectives....

Published: 28 Jun 2017

An infallible hand-held probe to aid cancer surgery

Canadian researchers have invented an intraoperative probe that reliably detects multiple types of tumour cells 

Patients with common widespread forms of cancer will enjoy longer life expectancy and reduced risk of recurrence thanks to a multimodal optical spectroscopy probe developed by Canadian researchers. 

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Published: 28 Jun 2017

Erasure of negative memories one step closer to reality

Different forms of memory exist in the same neuron and can be manipulated separately

 

Scientists have known for some time that a memory is stored in the brain through changes in the strength of particular synapses, the structures that pass signals between neurons. However, how the change in strength persisted remained a mystery. Solving this mystery has important implications for remedying neurological and psychological disorders.

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Published: 27 Jun 2017

Inspiring Indigenous youth leaders to pursue careers in health care

On May 19th, the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL) welcomed Indigenous youth leaders (First Nation, Inuit, Métis, and Native American) from the Eagle Spirit Camp for a half-day of hands-on workshops and activities organized by Dr. Kent Saylor of the McGill Faculty of Medicine.  During the morning lecture, a group of 25 students aged 13 to 17 years old attended a lecture by health care professionals to learn about careers in nursing and medicine....

Published: 21 Jun 2017

Teaching Home Care in the Simulated Apartment

Teaching Home Care in the Simulated Apartment

As the average age of the population rises, care is moving out of the hospitals and into the homes. Home care may be an option for patients who are recovering after a hospital stay, or for individuals who are dealing with an illness and want to remain at home for as long as safely possible to maintain their existing lifestyle and independence.

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Published: 19 Jun 2017

Better treatment for brain injury patients

Neuronavigation allows more accurate catheter placements, less surgical complications

Traumatic brain injury is a life-threatening condition that requires fast and accurate intervention. A protocol for a new tool developed by Medtronic Navigation with the help of researchers at the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) is allowing surgeons to deliver better care than ever.

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Published: 13 Jun 2017

Dr. Eric Latimer awarded 2017 Royal College - McLaughlin Gallie Visiting Professorship

Congratulations to Dr. Eric Latimer who was awarded the 2017 Royal College McLaughlin Gallie Visiting Professorship.

To read more, please visit (Profs from the UK & Montreal net 2017 visiting professorships) or (Des enseignants du R.-U. et de Montréal parmi les professeurs invités de 2017).

Published: 13 Jun 2017

Douglas Institute and McGill Psychiatry Student Research Day Award Winners

Douglas Institute Students

Oral Presentations:

1st (Prix d'excellence du FRQ-S): Scott Bell (Dr. Carl Ernst's lab)

2nd: Chloé Nobis (Dr. Nicolas Cermakian's lab)

3rd: Santiago Cuesta (Cecilia Flores' lab)

 

Poster Presentations:

1st: Abdelhalim Elsiekh (Dr. Natasha Rajah's lab)

2nd: Lauren Reynolds (Dr. Cecilia Flores' lab)

 

McGill Graduate Psychiatry Students:

Oral Presentations:

Published: 7 Jun 2017

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