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Faculty Positions at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University

The Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) at McGill University invites applications for four Assistant Professors who will focus on one or more of our priority areas:

Published: 26 Jan 2015

Dr. Serge Gauthier interviewed on Radio-Canada

To hear Dr. Serge Gauthier interviewed on Radio-Canada, click the following link:

http://ici.radio-canada.ca/emissions/les_eclaireurs/2014-2015/chronique.asp?idchronique=361417

Published: 26 Jan 2015

L’invitation à publier dans la Revue Santé Mentale au Québec

For more information, please refer to the file attched.

Published: 23 Jan 2015

Dr. Diane Boivin on resetting our biological clocks

Dr. Boivin has recently been cited in interviews on her most recent works on our biological clocks.

To read more about the recent works by Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin, click on the links provided below:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/health/pill-could-put-an-end-to-jet-lag-canadian-study-1.2198682

http://www.techno-science.net/?onglet=news&news=13580

 

Published: 22 Jan 2015

Professor Mayada Elsabbagh speaks about intervention for Autism

Professor Mayada Elsabbagh speaks about  an "innovative" intervention that helps babies at a high risk of Autism. 

To read more, follow the links below:

http://www.livescience.com/49522-video-based-therapy-autism.html

http://www.lapresse.ca/sciences/medecine/201501/22/01-4837414-autisme-nouvelle-lueur-despoir.php

Published: 22 Jan 2015

Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents the body’s arterial blood pressure from rising.

Published: 22 Jan 2015

Current nutrition labeling is hard to digest

Current government-mandated nutrition labeling is ineffective in improving nutrition, but there is a better system available, according to a study by McGill University researchers published in the December issue of the Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

Published: 20 Jan 2015

Passing of Dr. Theodore L. Sourkes

Dear Colleagues, It is with much sadness that I communicate to you the loss of an outstanding colleague of the Faculty of Medicine and one of McGill’s best. Professor Emeritus Theodore L. Sourkes passed away Saturday morning in Hospital, fighting pneumonia. He leaves behind his beloved wife Shena Rosenblatt Sourkes, his daughters Barbara and Myra (Richard Lewin), as well as his grandchildren Eric, David and Talia Jade. We offer his family our most heartfelt condolences.  

Published: 20 Jan 2015

Daily quiet time to improve new mothers’ health

A quiet time scheduled every afternoon could improve the health of newborns and mothers in maternity wards according to researchers at McGill University.

Published: 19 Jan 2015

Is it possible to reset our biological clocks?

Imagine being able to easily get over all of the discomfort and problems of jet lag or night-shift work. Science is not quite there, but recent work by Marc Cuesta, Nicolas Cermakian and Diane B. Boivin from the Douglas Mental Health University Institute and McGill University has opened new therapeutic avenues for improving the synchronization of the body's different biological clocks.

Published: 16 Jan 2015

The secret of empathy

The ability to express empathy -- the capacity to share and feel another’s emotions -- is limited by the stress of being around strangers, according to a new study published today in the journal Current Biology.

Published: 15 Jan 2015

Isotopic memory of atmospheric persistence

Chemical analysis of some of the world’s oldest rocks, by an international team led by McGill University researchers, has provided the earliest record yet of Earth's atmosphere. The results show that the air 4 billion years ago was very similar to that more than a billion years later, when the atmosphere -- though it likely would have been lethal to oxygen-dependent humans -- supported a thriving microbial biosphere that ultimately gave rise to the diversity of life on Earth today.

Published: 14 Jan 2015

Good words: Stigma, Mental Illness and Employment- A short film written by Rob Whitley

Dr. Rob Whitley recently wrote a short and poignant film tracing the story of Elizabeth, a gifted and highly qualified candidate attending a job interview. All appears to be going swimmingly, until the conversation turns towards the subject of mental illness. While this film is a work of fiction, research indicates that it represents a reality played out daily.

The film can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJ5Wx_LhGUc

Published: 12 Jan 2015

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