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Spring 2016 honorary degree recipients

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill University’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies. 

Published: 19Apr2016

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

Published: 2May2016

A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik

Published: 28Apr2016

Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

By Fergus Grieve, McGill Newsroom

Study of repeat drunk drivers, speeding offenders finds distinct behavioural profiles

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts.

Published: 28Apr2016

Key mechanism identified in brain tumor growth

McGill Newsroom

Discovery offers hope for more effective treatments of deadly glioblastomas

A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Published: 25Apr2016

Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children

Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), reveal that the percentage of emergency department (ED) visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period based on data collected from the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC (MCH-MUHC).

Published: 21Apr2016

Brighter prospects for chronic pain

The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

Published: 20Apr2016

Alzheimer’s disease : It takes two (proteins) to tango

For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD). Which one is the driving force behind dementia? The answer: both of them, according to a new study by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Published: 20Apr2016

Isabelle Daunais Wins 2016 Killam Prize in Humanities

By Kathryn Jezer-Morton

Three of the six Killam Research Fellows also teach at McGill

Published: 18Apr2016

$1.2 M for McGill from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

McGill Newsroom

To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems

Published: 15Apr2016

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