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DEADLINE: WHS Regional Meeting 2017 Bursary

Fri, 2017-01-20 23:45

Up to three McGill Faculty of Medicine and Allied Health Students will have the opportunity to attend the World Health Summit Regional Meeting in Montreal in

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4-week prehabilitation prepares cancer patients for surgery

Positive results for colorectal cancer patients from pre-operative program that combines nutritional supplements, relaxation techniques and exercise
Thu, 2016-12-01 09:28

Just four weeks of prehabilitation (pre-surgery preparation) may be enough to help some cancer patients get in shape for surgery. That’s according to a recent study of close to 120 colorectal cancer patients in Montreal. This potentially means that, barring unforeseen circumstances that stem from the surgery itself, their recovery is likely to be speedier too, according to earlier research from the same McGill-led team.

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Contact: Celena Scheede-Bergdahl
Organization: Dept. of Kinesiology and Physical Education, McGill University
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Why some dental implants work and others don’t

Two commonly-used drugs affect implant integration - one helps, the other hinders
Tue, 2016-10-25 14:09

Each year, about 500,000 North Americans get dental implants. If you are one of them, and are preparing to have an implant, it might be a good idea to start taking beta blockers, medication that controls high blood pressure, for a while. And to stop taking heartburn pills.

A body of research from McGill led-teams indicates that in order to raise the odds that dental implants will attach properly, there are clear benefits to taking certain common medications and avoiding others.

Bone cell growth, healing and death

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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations Office, McGill University
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Office Phone: 514-398-2189
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Maintaining a healthy heart through bile acids

Wed, 2016-07-27 10:35

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Canadian discovery may soon lead to the prevention of cardiac fibrosis

Groundbreaking research from the University of Alberta and McGill University has opened the door towards the future prevention of cardiac fibrosis—a condition leading to heart failure for which there is currently no treatment.

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Office Phone: 514-398-4201
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Preventable deaths of children with HIV

Tue, 2016-07-19 11:24

McGill Newsroom

Reducing opportunistic infections such as TB in children with HIV could save both lives and money

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Contact: Marie-Renée B-Lajoie,
Organization: Dept. of Family Medicine, McGill University
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Understanding bone death

Wed, 2016-07-13 11:21

McGill Newsroom

Researchers discover new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip

Scientists at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have discovered a new genetic mutation linked to osteonecrosis of the hip, specifically the femoral head – the spherical-shaped mass at the top of the femur. This breakthrough could allow doctors to identify and treat the disease before symptoms arise and potentially avoid hip replacements.

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Contact: Valérie Harvey
Organization: McGill University Health Centre
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Office Phone: 514 934-1934 ext. 71381
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Health Sciences academic info 2016-17

Thu, 2016-06-02 14:44

Undergraduate/professional academic information for the McGill Health Sciences is now available for the 2016–17 academic year!

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Rapid eye movement sleep: keystone of memory formation

Fri, 2016-05-13 11:47

By Bruno Geoffroy 

For decades, scientists have fiercely debated whether rapid eye movement (REM) sleep – the phase where dreams appear – is directly involved in memory formation.

Now, a study published in Science by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (McGill University) and the University of Bern provides evidence that REM sleep does, indeed, play this role – at least in mice.

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Contact: Bruno Geoffroy
Organization: Media relations - Research, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal
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Brain cells that aid appetite control identified

Wed, 2016-05-11 19:02

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

​Discovery opens door to development of new drugs to control weight gain and obesity

It’s rare for scientists to get what they describe as “clean” results without spending a lot of time repeating the same experiment over and over again. But when researchers saw the mice they were working with doubling their weight within a month or two, they knew they were on to something.

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