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Daily quiet time to improve new mothers’ health

A quiet time scheduled every afternoon could improve the health of newborns and mothers in maternity wards according to researchers at McGill University.

Published on : 19 Jan 2015

It’s all in a good night’s sleep

Making sure school-aged kids get to sleep at a regular hour is often a struggle for parents. But a study by researchers at McGill University and the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in Montreal suggests it’s well worth the effort: the researchers found that a good night’s sleep is linked to better performance in math and languages – subjects that are powerful predictors of later learning and academic success.

Published on : 08 Jan 2015

Possible link between air pollution and breast cancer

A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had their menopause.

Published on : 05 Dec 2014

McGill's Lasko, Meaney among Prix du Québec winners

Two renowned McGill University researchers are among the 14 winners of the 2014 Prix du Québec. Professor Michael Meaney, acclaimed for his achievements in the biology of child development, will be awarded the Wilder-Penfield prize. Professor Paul Lasko, a celebrated developmental biologist, will receive the Armand-Frappier award. The Prix du Québec is considered the most prestigious award attributed by the Government of Québec in cultural and scientific fields.

Published on : 04 Nov 2014

Life Sciences Library redesign and HVAC work

Last spring, consultations were conducted by our Faculty and McGill Library Services on the future of the Life Sciences Library. Students, residents, faculty and staff from our health sciences community were invited to provide initial input on how the Life Sciences Library space could be reconfigured based on current and future needs.

Published on : 11 Oct 2013

Medical training: Clarifications from McGill

Following certain media reports today, McGill University wishes to make some clarifications. More than 90 per cent of students admitted to the medicine program at McGill are from Quebec. Moreover, 75 per cent of our medical residents* remain in Quebec after their studies.

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Published on : 29 Aug 2012

Decoding the secrets of balance

We’ve known for a while that the vestibular system in the inner ear is responsible for helping us keep our balance. And while researchers have already developed a basic understanding of how the brain constructs our perceptions of ourselves in motion, until now no one has understood the crucial step by which the neurons in the brain select the information needed to do so.

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Published on : 24 Jul 2012

Significant progress in talks with AMURE

The bargaining session of July 11 between the University and AMURE led to signed agreements on grievance procedure (Art. 12), arbitration (Art. 13) and disciplinary measures (Art. 14).

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Published on : 11 Jul 2012

More progress in talks with AMURE

The next bargaining session is set for July 11, after which talks will resume in August.

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Published on : 05 Jul 2012

Illegal marijuana used by 10 per cent of fibromyalgia patients

A new study published in the journal Arthritis Care & Research, led by Dr. Mary-Ann Fitzcharles, a rheumatologist at the McGill University Health Centre, reveals that 13 per cent of FM patients use cannabinoids for relief from symptoms such as widespread pain, fatigue, and insomnia.

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Published on : 22 Jun 2012

Swiss delegation lends high-profile support to Brain@McGill partnership

Mauro Dell’Ambrogio, Swiss Secretary of State for Education and Research, and Ulrich Lehner, Ambassador of Switzerland to Canada and the Bahamas, recently paid a high-profile visit to McGill University. One of their primary goals was to show support for and learn more about the innovative partnership that exists between the Brain@McGill and the Neuroscience Center Zurich.

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Published on : 19 Jun 2012

Progress on negotiations with AMURE

The parties met on June 13 and discussed in full detail the articles relating to posting, appointments/reappointments and probationary period.

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Published on : 15 Jun 2012

Talks with AMURE carry on

At the bargaining session of June 6 the parties firmed up three negotiation dates for meetings to be carried out until July 11.

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Published on : 08 Jun 2012