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BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use


A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Published: 2Nov2015

World Stroke Day: The MUHC’s new Comprehensive Stroke Treatment Programs

The MUHC’s secondary and tertiary stroke care programs bring together multidisciplinary experts, the latest in scientific advances, and state of the art equipment to provide world-class treatment, reducing death rates and long-term disability.

Every 10 minutes, a Canadian suffers a stroke. It is the third leading cause of death in Canada with about 14,000 Canadian dying of stroke each year.

Published: 29Oct2015

Paris Climate Change Conference (Nov.-Dec. 2015)


The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 21, will be held in Paris from November 30 to December 11.

Published: 29Oct2015

McGill tops Maclean’s 2016 Medical Doctoral ranking

McGill once again ranked first in the “medical-doctoral” category in student awards; budget spent on scholarships and bursaries; and social-sciences and humanities grants, relative to faculty size. 

Published: 28Oct2015

McGill launches centre for space research

$1 million donation from Trottier Family Foundation to fund McGill Space Institute fellowships

Published: 28Oct2015

$3.4 million gift from Dr. Yan P. Lin for new centre

A $3.4 million gift from McGill alumnus and long-time university supporter, Dr. Yan P. Lin, PhD’92, will establish an innovative interdisciplinary centre to explore the history and development of the fundamental ideas, systems and institutions which govern our lives.

Published: 27Oct2015

Our head movements convey emotions

Head movements play an important role in conveying emotions through speech and music. Let your head do the talking.

Published: 27Oct2015

New hope for treatment of multiple sclerosis

A new study led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the MUHC, gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better treatments.

Published: 23Oct2015

How parasites take a bigger bite

Parasite Leishmania (top centre) being ingested by a macrophage – an immune cell at the front lines of our body's defense against foreign invaders.

Discovery explains how Leishmania parasite boosts its infection

Published: 23Oct2015