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Genetic breakthrough for brain cancer in children

Canadian-led research team identifies two mutations in crucial gene involved in deadly pediatric brain tumours

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Published on : 30 Jan 2012

Exploring how a parent’s education can affect the mental health of their offspring

Could depression in adulthood be tied to a parent’s level of education? A new study led by Amélie Quesnel-Vallée, a medical sociologist from McGill University, suggests this is the case.

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Published on : 26 Jan 2012

Solving the mystery of an old diabetes drug that may reduce cancer risk

In a new paper published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, researchers from McGill University and the University of Montreal reported on how the diabetes drug metformin potentially reduces cancer risk.

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Published on : 18 Jan 2012

Tribal Nova and McGill develop interactive and participative reading method in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers

Tribal Nova and the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders at McGill University have combined their expertise in a research and development project that focuses on interactive and participative reading on the iPad, in conjunction with HarperCollins Publishers.

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Published on : 09 Jan 2012

How do we split our attention?

McGill’s Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab team finds that we are natural-born multi-taskers.

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Published on : 21 Dec 2011

Video game players advancing genetic research

Users of game designed by McGill researchers contributing to analysis of DNA sequences Thousands of video game players have helped advance our understanding of the genetic basis of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, over the past year. They are the users of a web-based video game developed by Dr. Jérôme Waldispuhl of McGill's School of Computer Science and collaborator Mathieu Blanchette.

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Published on : 06 Dec 2011

Gene acts as a brake on breast cancer progression

New research out of McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre provides compelling new evidence that a gene known as 14-3-3σ plays a critical role in halting breast cancer initiation and progression. The study, led by the Dept. of Biochemistry’s William J. Muller, will be published online today in the journal Cancer Discovery.

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Published on : 29 Nov 2011

Gerald Bronfman Centre turns 20

McGill community set to celebrate two decades of excellence in patient-focused cancer research.

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Published on : 21 Nov 2011

New target identified to stop the spread of breast cancer

A new potential target to slow breast cancer tumor progression and metastasis has been identified by a team of researchers led by Dr. Richard Kremer from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC).

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Published on : 10 Nov 2011

Adolescent amphetamine use linked to permanent changes in brain function and behaviour

Amphetamine use in adolescence can cause neurobiological imbalances and increase risk-taking behaviour, and these effects can persist into adulthood, even when subjects are drug free.

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Published on : 03 Nov 2011

Nahum Sonenberg to receive 41st Rosenstiel Award

Nahum Sonenberg, professor of biochemistry at the Goodman Cancer Research Center at McGill University, has been awarded the 41st Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science. His research has revolutionized understanding of processes ranging from the response to insulin, cellular development, immunology as well as learning and memory.

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Published on : 26 Oct 2011