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Brain cells that aid appetite control identified

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity

It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.

Published: 11May2016

Scientists create a new way to categorize music

A team of scientists from McGill University, the University of Cambridge, and Stanford Graduate School of Business developed a new method of coding and categorizing music. They found that people’s preference for these musical categories is driven by personality. The researchers say the findings have important implications for industry and health professionals.

Published: 10May2016

Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Discovery will aid development of treatments for this debilitating disease

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.

Published: 10May2016

Les enjeux de l'immigration au Québec

Mais il y a aussi des conséquences politiques, a souligné Daniel Weinstock, directeur de l'Institut de recherche sur les politiques sociales et de santé de McGill. Selon M. Weinstock, la province est témoin d'un «évidemment» de la position nationaliste modérée sur l'immigration et la diversité qui avait caractérisé les discours politiques dans la province, depuis les années 1960 et au temps de René Lévesque. La Presse

Published: 9May2016

Teen makes discovery in relapsed lymphoma patients

Melissa Lu had some help along the way and said the project would have been impossible without her mentor Dr. Koren Mann, project director at the Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research and an assistant professor of oncology at McGill. "What she's done is just incredible. It's incredible, truly," said Mann. CBC News

Published: 9May2016

Enough of hockey nightmare in Canada

Article by Henry Mintzberg, Cleghorn Professor of Management Studies. Huffington Post

Published: 9May2016

Gene mutations shown to cause form of HSP

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) have identified novel gene mutations that cause hereditary spastic paraplegia (HSP), a step forward in efforts to treat this debilitating disease.

It is estimated that between two and 10 people per 100,000 in the general population have HSP, a disease characterized by weakness or spasticity in the lower limbs. HSP is caused by mutations inherited from one or both parents.

Published: 9May2016

Podcasts: Innovations in global health care

By the McGill Media Relations Office

The Simnovate Podcasts

Published: 5May2016

Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

McGill University Health Centre

New study reinforces importance of implementing screening in Quebec

Published: 4May2016

McGill University joins Global University Leaders Forum

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). This forum acts as an intellectual community within the World Economic Forum to advise its leadership on matters relating to higher education and research, and also serves as a resource for the Forum’s members and constituents.

Published: 4May2016

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