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McGill installs inaugural Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology

Fri, 2016-05-27 10:07

McGill Newsroom

McGill alumnus tagged to boost capacity and discovery in growing field

Dr. Robert Platt, Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine was officially announced as the inaugural Albert Boehringer (1st) Chair in Pharmacoepidemiology during an event held May 26 at McGill.

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Contact: Jason Clement
Organization: Communications Officer - Faculty of Medicine - McGill University
Office Phone: 514-398-5909
Source Site: /newsroom

What makes the brain tick so fast?

New study sheds light on the workings of brain neurotransmitter receptors
Thu, 2016-02-25 12:11

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Surprisingly complex interactions between neurotransmitter receptors and other key proteins help explain the brain’s ability to process information with lightning speed, according to a new study.

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Contact: Prof. Derek Bowie
Organization: McGill University

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

Treatment for dry eye disease based on McGill research

The new treatment promises to bring relief to over a 100 million people worldwide who suffer from chronic dry eye disease​
Thu, 2015-12-03 15:11

The discovery that tavilermide  induces the production of mucin, a crucial lubricant in tears, offers hope of relief to people who suffer from chronic dry eye disease. The invention and the development of a drug based on this small molecule was made by the team of Dr. H. Uri Saragovi, Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Pharmacology at McGill University.

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Contact: Tod Hoffman
Organization: Research Communications Officer - Lady Davis Institute
Office Phone: 514-340-8222 x 8661
Mobile Phone: 514-433-3500
Source Site: /newsroom

A new role for sodium in the brain

Findings identify a novel pharmacological target for drug development
Tue, 2013-08-20 11:52

Researchers at McGill University have found that sodium – the main chemical component in table salt – is a unique “on/off” switch for a major neurotransmitter receptor in the brain. This receptor, known as the kainate receptor, is fundamental for normal brain function and is implicated in numerous diseases, such as epilepsy and neuropathic pain.

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Contact: Cynthia Lee
Organization: Media Relations
Office Phone: 514.398.6754
Source Site: /newsroom

Pharmacology conference: The Medical Profession and the Pharmaceutical Industry--Ethical, Clinical, Scientific and Financial Issues at the Interface

Mon, 2013-04-08 08:30 - 12:30
Institute of Community and Family Psychiatry : Amphitheatre, CA, 4333 Cote St. Catherine Rd, Montreal, QC

Sponsors: Department of Psychiatry and Department of Family Medicine, Jewish General Hospital; Department of Psychiatry, McGill University; l’Association des médecins psychiatres du Québec.

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Contact: Ms. Cécile François
Organization: ICFP - JGH
Office Phone: 514-340-7944
Source Site: /psychiatry