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Workplace wellness programs yield positive effects for Canadian employees

Employee wellness programs in the workplace have been shown to work with some success in the United States, particularly when participation is tied to substantial incentives like a reduction in health insurance premiums for participating employees....

Published: 23 Mar 2018

Bank of Canada announces recipients of 2018 Fellowship and Governor’s awards

The Bank of Canada has announced that Markus Poschke, Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University, was selected as the recipient of this year’s Governor’s Award. Professor Poschke is an increasingly prominent member of the Canadian economics community. His research, which focuses on inequality and economic growth, has been published in some of the top journals in macroeconomics.

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Published: 23 Mar 2018

Shaping Neighborhoods: Experience and Innovation

A In Situ series of "conference-experiences" on Montreal

 

Starting in April, CIRM and the Quartier de l’innovation invite you to participate in a series focusing on local urban innovation initiatives!

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Published: 22 Mar 2018

Pushing screening of ovarian and endometrial cancers one step further

A team from the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has joined forces with researchers at Johns Hopkins to bring screening and early detection of ovarian and uterine cancers one step closer to clinical implementation. Researchers developed a test that provides a safe and minimally invasive method for earlier diagnosis of ovarian and endometrial cancers....
Published: 21 Mar 2018

Time for bed: Bad sleep habits start early in school-age children

Bad sleep habits in children begin earlier than many experts assume. That’s the takeaway from a new study led by McGill University researchers. The findings suggest that official sleep guidelines for young school children should be revisited – and that parents ought to maintain firm bedtime rules throughout children’s primary-school years.

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Published: 20 Mar 2018

Cancer probe chosen for top science discovery

2017 Québec Science Discovery of the Year Award goes to the cancer-detection probe developed by Kevin Petrecca and Frédéric Leblond

Québec Science magazine’s 25-year tradition continues: every fall, a jury comprised of researchers and journalists selects the top 10 most impressive discoveries in Quebec in the past year and the public is asked to vote to select the winner....

Published: 19 Mar 2018

Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds

Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food  have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by McGill University researchers.  The findings could provide insight into the evolutionary mechanisms affecting cognitive traits in a range of animals.

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Published: 14 Mar 2018

Clinical trial reveals that aspirin is effective at preventing venous thromboembolism following major orthopedic surgeries

Montreal, March 12, 2018 – A multicentre, double-blind, randomized, controlled clinical trial of patients who underwent total hip or knee replacement surgery showed that aspirin was as effective as rivaroxaban, the standard anti-coagulation medication, at preventing post-operative venous thromboembolism (VTE). Montreal’s Jewish General Hospital (JGH) was among the participating institutions. The results were published in the prestigious New England Journal of Medicine.

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Published: 12 Mar 2018

Neuro XXceptional: Celebrating exceptional women

Women scientists and clinicians are creators and changemakers, expanding the boundaries of human knowledge

 

The Neuro has launched Neuro XXceptional - an exciting new year-long video series featuring women who tell us what drove them to become scientists and clinicians, and what they love about their work. At The Neuro, these exceptional professionals are improving the lives of patients, helping us understand how the brain works and how to treat neurological disease.

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Published: 8 Mar 2018

Canadian researchers open a new front in the fight against MS

By Ross Neitz, University of Alberta

A discovery led by scientists at the University of Alberta and McGill University is providing hope of a new therapeutic target in Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients, which could one day be used to prevent the symptoms and progression of the disease.

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Published: 8 Mar 2018

A near-universal way to measure enzyme inhibition

Researchers at McGill University have invented a new technique for measuring how quickly drugs interact with their molecular targets. The discovery provides scientists with a new way to investigate the effectiveness of drug candidates that might otherwise have been overlooked.

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Published: 1 Mar 2018

McGill welcomes major injection of federal funds to support research

The federal government’s announcement of a major investment in research in Tuesday’s 2018 budget was welcomed by McGill University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Suzanne Fortier.   “I am delighted to see increased federal support for fundamental research,” Prof. Fortier said....
Published: 27 Feb 2018

The onset of Alzheimer’s disease: the importance of family history

You’re about to turn 60, and you’re fretting. Your mother has had Alzheimer’s disease since the age of 65. At what age will the disease strike you? A Canadian study published in JAMA Neurology shows that the closer a person gets to the age at which their parent exhibited the first signs of Alzheimer’s, the more likely they are to have amyloid plaques, the cause of the cognitive decline associated with the disease, in their brain.

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Published: 26 Feb 2018

Building bridges: Ashukin program connects McGill Nursing students with Quebec Indigenous communities

By Christina Kozakiewicz, Ingram School of Nursing

Source: Med-e-News

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Published: 23 Feb 2018

McGill Dobson Centre ranked among world’s top incubation programs

By Rosalie Nardelli

UBI Global has released its World University-linked Business Incubator and Accelerator Ranking and has placed the McGill Dobson Centre for Entrepreneurship in the eight position of the World Top Business Incubator – Managed by a University category.

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Published: 23 Feb 2018

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