Health and medicine news
Research led by Dr Hossein Heris of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Dr Jamal Daoud of the Department of Biomedical Engineering is featured on the cover of the journal Advanced Healthcare Materials. Their article describes the successful adhesion of human fibroblast cells to a scaffold biomaterial composed of hyaluronic acid and gelatin composite microgels.
If you or a loved one have been affected by a brain tumour, you’re invited to share your experiences and journey in a confidential, supportive environment. First Thursday of each month 6:30pm — 8:00pm Hope & Wellness Centre, Lou’s House 4635 Côte-Sainte-Catherine Road For more information: www.braintumour.ca | 1−800−265−5106
CALS-NIC: Observational, longitudinal MRI study for ALS (recruiting both ALS patients & age/sex matched healthy controls)
This new study has recently started recruiting participants. For more information, please contact kristiana [dot] salmon [at] mcgill [dot] ca.
The McGill Division of Cancer Epidemiology has recently launched the CATCH study to test the effectiveness of a Carrageenan-based gel in preventing the tranmission of HPV. Carrageenan is derived from red algae, and commonly used as a thickening agent in food products. It could represent an inexpensive method of prevention against the virus, whereas the vaccine and screening procedures are considerably more expensive.
In a new study, researchers have uncovered fresh evidence of a genetic predisposition to eating disorders that is passed on from mothers to daughters.
Selected by Travel & Leisure magazine as one of the world's most beautiful universities… McGill’s 79-acre campus, punctuated by a series of pavilions that were built over hundreds of years, has a unified design derived from the college’s Scottish roots (the school was founded by Scottish trader James McGill in 1821).