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Click on this following link for the various activties, meetings, workshops, and programs offered by Ami-Quebec: http://amiquebec.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Calendar-Jan-to-Aug-2017.pdf
This workshop is for relatives and caregivers to learn how to better communicate with their ill loved one. The workshop's approach can help to reduce your anxiety and improve your relationship with your ill loved one. For more information about the workshops as well as the exact dates and how to register, please visit this website: http://amiquebec.org/leap/
Please visit the Ami-Quebec website for further information about this program and on how to register for it. Here is the link: http://amiquebec.org/bpd/
If you are interested in the events presented by SLA Québec, please click on the link: http://lnk02.com/v/49/5d0731c9d27fc80534ba0bfe90ed8840b1e687b4a5a8af1f
Please click on the following link: http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1110274899475&ca=e50f8acb-c076-4d21-9c32-ac1e12f0ad50 for more information about the programs given by Ami Quebec for the month of February.
The Neuro is recognized as a major Canadian center for ALS research and patient care. During June, designated ALS Month, The Neuro redoubles its efforts to inform the public and the media about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), and urges all to help support ALS research.
Raising awareness about stroke Every ten minutes, someone in Canada suffers a stroke. Strokes kill 14,000 Canadians each year, making stroke the third leading cause of death in this country. The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) hopes to increase public awareness about the dangers of stroke by marking Stroke Month. People who learn about the causes of stroke can take measures to reduce their chances of having a stroke. What is a stroke?
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.
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).