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McGill University, in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, becomes FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence site

Tue, 2016-08-30 09:12

During a ceremony held August 29, 2016 at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT), in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, was officially recognized as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Joining the University of British Columbia as one of only two such sites accredited by FIFA in Canada, the primary focus of the Centre will be to educate the soccer community about different aspects of athletic performance from training principles, to nutrition and sport specific skills. 

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The brain gives up more secrets

Montreal scientists unveil a key mechanism that could improve brain function
Thu, 2016-02-18 14:00

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

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Contact: Julie Robert
Organization: Public Affairs & Strategic planning - McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Attack! Silent watchmen charge to defend the nervous system

Mon, 2012-10-15 08:55
Microglia

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.  Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.

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Contact: Anita Kar
Organization: The Neuro
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Office Phone: 5143983376
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