Nahum Sonenberg

Viruses can ‘hijack’ cellular process to block immune response

Published: 17Feb2021

Research led by McGill University and Queen’s University Belfast has found that viruses can ‘hijack’ an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the body’s antiviral immune response...

New use for an old drug: How does ketamine combat depression?

Published: 16Dec2020

A group of proteins called 4E-BPs, involved in memory formation, is the key to unlocking the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain, according to researchers from three Canadian...

Two McGill professors lead new Stand Up to Cancer Canada Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

Published: 12Aug2019

Marc Miller, Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs, Quebec) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette...

Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 23Jan2018

More than 400,000 Canadians aged 65 and over live with diagnosed dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, which accounts for approximately 70 percent of cases. The cause of this degenerative brain...

New hope for understanding autism spectrum disorders

Published: 21Nov2012

Researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal have identified a crucial link between protein synthesis and autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which can bolster new therapeutic...

Nahum Sonenberg awarded prestigious Wolf Prize

Published: 17Jan2014

Nahum Sonenberg, a James McGill Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill University, is one of eight winners of the...

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