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New vision, model for genomic and clinical data sharing

McGill Newsroom

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Published: 10 Jun 2016

A molecular on/off switch for antibiotic resistance

McGill Newsroom

Antibiotic resistance represents a major challenge in treating pathogenic bacterial infections.

Now, researchers at McGill University have discovered a possible target for fighting back against resistant bacteria.

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Published: 9 Jun 2016

Goodman Cancer Research Gala raises $2.1 million

McGill Newsroom

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

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Published: 6 Jun 2016

$17 Million to shape the future of music

​McGill Newsroom 

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.

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Published: 3 Jun 2016

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.

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Published: 2 Jun 2016

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.

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Published: 2 Jun 2016

‘Baby talk’ can help songbirds learn their tunes

McGill Newsroom

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

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Published: 31 May 2016

Impact of minimum wage on child health varies

McGill Newsroom

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.

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Published: 30 May 2016

Great Migration and African-American genomic diversity

McGill Newsroom

Study examines genetic data to analyze regional differences in ancestry

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Published: 27 May 2016

McGill installs inaugural Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology

McGill Newsroom

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.

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Published: 27 May 2016

Victor Phillip Dahdaleh supports neuroscience research

McGill Newsroom

Gift expands scholarship program at McGill with $3.5 million gift

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Published: 26 May 2016

Why is there no Labor Party in the United States?

McGill Newsroom

McGill Sociologist uses historical data to provide a new take on an old question

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Published: 26 May 2016

Antidepressants: rise in off-label prescriptions

McGill Newsroom

Antidepressant use in North America has increased over the last 2 decades. A suspected reason for this trend is that primary care physicians are increasingly prescribing antidepressants for nondepressive indications, including unapproved (off-label) indications that have not been evaluated by regulatory agencies.

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Published: 24 May 2016

Your friends have more friends than you do

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Research uncovers the inherently hierarchical nature of social media

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Published: 18 May 2016

Converting cells to burn fat, not store it

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McGill-led discovery could help fight obesity, metabolic disorders

Researchers have uncovered a new molecular pathway for stimulating the body to burn fat – a discovery that could help fight obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

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Published: 16 May 2016

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