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Goodman Cancer Research Gala raises $2.1 million

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Pioneering research at McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre gets boost

The 4th Goodman Cancer Research Gala has raised more than $2.1 million to fund foundational research, more effective diagnostic tools and the development of new treatments and therapies for cancer patients.  The Gala was held on Sunday, June 5 in Montreal, bringing together more than 800 guests in support of McGill University’s Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre.

Published: 6Jun2016

Marking Stroke Month - June 2016

Raising awareness about stroke

 

Every ten minutes, someone in Canada suffers a stroke. Strokes kill 14,000 Canadians each year, making stroke the third leading cause of death in this country.

The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) hopes to increase public awareness about the dangers of stroke by marking Stroke Month. People who learn about the causes of stroke can take measures to reduce their chances of having a stroke.

 

What is a stroke?

 

Published: 6Jun2016

Are EEG neurofeedback benefits due to placebo effects?

Neurofeedback using electroencephalograpy boasts thousands of practitioners and appears to both improve normal brain function and alleviate a wide variety of mental disorders – from anxiety to alcoholism. But after examining the scientific literature and consulting experts in Europe and the U.S., McGill University researchers Robert Thibault and Amir Raz conclude that clinical improvements from this increasingly popular alternative therapy are due to placebo effects.

Published: 2Jun2016

$17 Million to shape the future of music

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This significant investment of public and private support will redefine the future of music research in Canada by transforming the way musicians compose, listen and perform music.

Published: 3Jun2016

Podcast: Pedro Valdes-Sosa

By the Media Relations Office, McGill Newsroom

Spotlight on neurosciences 

Neuroinformatics stands at the intersection of neuroscience and information science. One of the world leaders in this discipline is Prof. Pedro Valdes-Sosa, General Vice-Director for Research of the Cuban Neuroscience Center (CNEURO) which he co-founded in 1990.

Published: 2Jun2016

Brazil 2016: Politics, Olympics Games, and Zika

Philip Oxhorn, Political Science, Founding Director of the Institute for the Study of International Development, McGill University

Professor Oxhorn is an expert in democracy, economic development and Latin American Comparative Politics. He can comment on social, political, and economic angles.

philip [dot] oxhorn [at] mcgill [dot] ca (English, Spanish)

 

Published: 1Jun2016

‘Baby talk’ can help songbirds learn their tunes

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The research has implications for understanding human developmental disorders such as autism

Adult songbirds modify their vocalizations when singing to juveniles in the same way that humans alter their speech when talking to babies. The resulting brain activity in young birds could shed light on speech learning and certain developmental disorders in humans, according to a study by McGill University researchers.

Published: 31May2016

Great Migration and African-American genomic diversity

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Study examines genetic data to analyze regional differences in ancestry

A new study of genomic diversity in the U.S. clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic diversity among African-American communities. The research by McGill University professor Simon Gravel and colleagues, was published May 27 in PLOS Genetics.

Published: 27May2016

McGill installs inaugural Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology

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McGill alumnus tagged to boost capacity and discovery in growing field

Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was officially announced as the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology during an event held May 26 at McGill.

Published: 27May2016

Impact of minimum wage on child health varies

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Study of low-, middle-income countries shows increase in minimum wage not always linked to better health

Raising the minimum wage in low-and middle-income countries (LMICs) does not necessarily lead to better health for young children, according to a new study by McGill University researchers.

Published: 30May2016

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