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Artificial intelligence predicts dementia before onset of symptoms

Published: 22Aug2017

Imagine if doctors could determine, many years in advance, who is likely to develop dementia. Such prognostic capabilities would give patients and their families time to plan and manage treatment...

Hypertension during pregnancy may affect women’s long-term cardiovascular health

Published: 21Aug2017

Women who experience hypertension during pregnancy face an increased risk of heart disease and hypertension later in life, according to a new study.

MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

Published: 17Aug2017

Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes,...

CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects with cutting-edge labs and equipment

Published: 15Aug2017

At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders...

Could olfactory loss point to Alzheimer’s disease?

Published: 15Aug2017

By the time you start losing your memory, it's almost too late. That's because the damage to your brain associated with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) may already have been going on for as long as twenty...

Stress heightens fear of threats from the past

Published: 8Aug2017

Recognizing threats is an essential function of the human mind — think “fight or flight” — one that is aided by past negative experiences. But when older memories are coupled with stress,...

Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments

Published: 8Aug2017

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at...

Playing with your brain

Published: 8Aug2017

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have...

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