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McGill Opens Doors Wide for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:55

For McGill scientists specializing in protein-traffi cking diseases such as cystic fi brosis (CF), October 17, 2011 marked a monumental event with the opening of McGill’s Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) in the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building. Celebrated by a one-day symposium highlighting McGill’s proven strengths in this research area, the Centre brings society one step closer to eradicating CF. 


Read the whole article HERE.

Source Site: /cftrc

Cystic Fibrosis, a Paradigm of Conformational Diseases Presentation

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:53

Gergely Lukacs, from the Department of Physiology, talks about cystic fibrosis, a paradigm of conformational diseases. A "Soup and Science" presentation.


Watch the whole presentation on YouTube HERE.

Source Site: /cftrc

David Thomas Interview: Tackling Genetic Diseases on Futures in Biotech

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:46

David Thomas, professor and chair in the Department of Biochemistry at McGill University addresses progress in molecular biology and the latest strategies for tackling genetic disease. 


Watch the whole episode HERE.

Source Site: /cftrc

Dr. John Hanrahan on Cystic Fibrosis, CTV News Interview

Fri, 2016-05-27 16:40

Dr. John Hanrahan, of the Cystic Fibrosis Translational Research Centre (CFTRc) from McGill University, appeared on CTV news to explain that a new treatment for the genetic disease is derived from sea sponges.


View the whole interview HERE.

Source Site: /cftrc

Great Migration and African-American genomic diversity

Study examines genetic data to analyze regional differences in ancestry
Fri, 2016-05-27 15:02

A new study of genomic diversity in the U.S. clarifies the role of pre-Civil War admixture and early 20th century transit routes in shaping the migration history and genomic diversity among African-American communities. The research by McGill University professor Simon Gravel and colleagues, was published May 27 in PLOS Genetics.

Contact Information

Contact: Simon Gravel
Organization: McGill University

Secondary Contact Information

Contact: Chris Chipello
Organization: Media Relations Office, McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-4201
Source Site: /newsroom

Opinion: After rapid, imposed changes, it’s time for a public discussion of health care in Quebec

Fri, 2016-05-27 14:19

Primary care is at a crossroads in Quebec. Over the past 15 years, there has been a major paradigm shift, with primary care and family medicine delivered through the GMFs (groupes de médicine de famille) being recognized as the foundation of our health-care system. Accessibility, continuity and coordination of care, however, are still clearly a point of great dissatisfaction for the public and frustration for clinicians. No wonder the public, clinicians and administrators are generally in agreement with most of the government’s objectives in this area.

Source Site: /familymed

Carstar Walk to Make Cystic Fibrosis History

Sun, 2016-05-29 (All day)
Price: Visit www.cysticfibrosis.ca for more details

Gather your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbours into your network to help raise funds for research to end cystic fibrosis.

Source Site: /cftrc


Fri, 2016-05-27 12:59

Le Centre magnétique a été fondé au printemps 2014 par Cécile Branco-cote et Bernard d’arche, deux étudiants du cours d’entrepreneuriat social de l’université Mcgill dont le but était de dynamiser l’économie d’une région canadienne, au point de départ.

Cécile Branco-Cote et Bernard d'Arche, les deux fondateursdu Centre magnétique, croient fermement en leur projet de doter Lac-Mégantic d'un incubateur et d'un espace de co-working pour l'émergence de plusieurs jeunes entrepreneurs fabricants et artisans, appartenant au marché du fait main, la grande tendance actuelle. 

Source Site: /desautels
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Banner/Minerva service interruption - May 28, 10pm - 11pm

Fri, 2016-05-27 11:48

Banner and Minerva will be unavailable for approximately 1 hour Saturday night, May 28, from 10pm to 11pm.

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Advanced Trauma Life Support (French Course)

Mon, 2016-05-30 (All day) - Tue, 2016-05-31 (All day)

The Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) Course was established by the American College of Surgeons to provide a concise approach to assessment and management of the priorities in multiply injured patients. 

Source Site: /medsimcentre