During a ceremony held August 29, 2016 at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine, the School of Physical & Occupational Therapy (SPOT), in partnership with CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, was officially recognized as a FIFA Medical Centre of Excellence. Joining the University of British Columbia as one of only two such sites accredited by FIFA in Canada, the primary focus of the Centre will be to educate the soccer community about different aspects of athletic performance from training principles, to nutrition and sport specific skills. 

Classified as: McGill University, injury, faculty of medicine, McGill, football, FIFA, soccer, Annette Majnemer, injuries, CBI-Concordia Physio Sport NDG, School of Physical & Occupational Therapy, Moreno Morelli, Department of Orthopedic Surgery, FIFA Centre of Excellence
Published on: 30 Aug 2016

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

Classified as: brain, injury, health, RI-MUHC, Movement, neurons, astrocytes, Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, health and lifestyle, Inez Jabalpurwala, Brain Canada Foundation, Weston Brain Institute
Published on: 18 Feb 2016

In many pathologies of the nervous system, there is a common event - cells called microglia are activated from surveillant watchmen into fighters.  Microglia are the immune cells of the nervous system, ingesting and destroying pathogens and damaged nerve cells. Until now little was known about the molecular mechanisms of microglia activation despite this being a critical process in the body.

Classified as: brain, Development, Gene, neurological, immune response, microglia, epilepsy, injury, neurological disease, pathology, trauma
Published on: 15 Oct 2012