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McGill ranked world’s 3rd best university for study of Anatomy & Physiology

McGill tied for 6th for Mineral & Mining Engineering in latest QS global subject rankings
Tue, 2017-03-07 18:50

McGill University is the world’s third-best university for the study of Anatomy & Physiology, behind only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject. 

The seventh edition of QS Quacquarelli Symonds’s analysis of subject-specific university performance, released today, lists the world’s best universities for the study of 46 different subjects. Anatomy & Physiology is one of four new subject categories introduced in this year’s listing.

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MNI iPSC/CRISPR symposium

Thu, 2017-03-16 13:00 - 19:00
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital : de Grandpré Communications Centre, 3801 University Street , H3A 2B4


The Use of iPSCs to Study Disorders of the Brain

 

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Aging and Epilepsy: Very Long-term Cognitive Follow-up after Surgery for Epilepsy

Wed, 2017-03-08 16:00 - 17:00
Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital : Jeanne Timmins Amphitheatre (2nd floor access) , 3801 University Street , H3A 2B4

Cognition and Circuits Series  

 

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Film Screening: A Vaccination Documentary, "Hilleman: A Perilous Quest to Save the World's Children" (REGISTER HERE)

Tue, 2017-04-18 19:00 - 21:00
Cinema du Parc : 3575 Av du Parc, Montreal, QC , H2X 2H8
Price: Free

The greatest scientist of the 20th century, and no one knows his name.  This vaccination documentary tells the inspiring story of Dr.

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Contact: Emily Shore
Organization: McGill Office for Science and Society
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Office Phone: 514-398-2852
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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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Contact: Katherine Gombay
Organization: Media Relations, 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

McGill Newsroom

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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Contact: Chris Chipello
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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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Contact: Katherine Gombay,
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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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