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McGill launches a free new educational guide for people living with dementia and their care partners, thanks to a generous donation of $250,000 from the Grace Dart Foundation

Montreal, October 20, 2021 - A person who receives a life-changing diagnosis of dementia has many questions. What changes can I expect to my daily routine? How long can I remain independent? How will this affect my relationship with my loved ones?

Published: 20 Oct 2021

How bacteria create a piggy bank for the lean times

IMAGE CAPTION: Cyanophycin biosynthesis looks like a windshield wiper in action: one domain is responsible for adding aspartate (Asp), a second domain is responsible for adding arginine (Arg), two nitrogen-rich amino acids, and the third domain holds on to the growing chain of cyanophycin. CREDIT: Schmeing lab

Published: 14 Oct 2021

Decolonizing Cancer Care in Canada

Highlights Cancer incidence and mortality in Indigenous peoples of Canada are increasing These populations face modifiable risk factors and lack of access to care Indigenous cancer care has been jurisdictionally complex and ambiguous Successful initiatives must be locally contextualized, with Indigenous leadership

Published: 7 Oct 2021

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Published: 6 Oct 2021

Sleep disorder linked to neurodegeneration is focus of $35 million USD grant

International team seeks hidden signs of brain damage in REM behavior disorder

People with rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder act out their dreams. While sleeping safely in bed, for example, they might throw up their arms to catch an imaginary ball, or try to run from an illusory assailant. Such actions are more than just a nuisance.

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Published: 5 Oct 2021

Discovery of mechanics of drug targets for COVID-19

A team of international researchers, including McGill Professor Stéphane Laporte, have discovered the working mechanism of potential drug targets for various diseases such as cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, and even COVID-19.

Published: 27 Sep 2021

Over 41 million cases of dementia go undiagnosed across the globe – World Alzheimer Report reveals

McGill University co-editors Drs. Serge Gauthier, Pedro Rosa-Neto, José A. Morais and Ms. Claire Webster deliver the World Alzheimer Report 2021, 'Journey through the diagnosis of dementia'.

Published: 22 Sep 2021

Dangers of smoking during pregnancy

Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver smaller babies even after a full-term pregnancy, increasing the risks of birth defects and neurological disorders later in life, say researchers from McGill University.

Published: 20 Sep 2021

Fighting brain cancer at its root

McGill University researchers identify proteins that drive cancer stem cells. Targeting and supressing a particular protein called galectin1 could provide a more effective treatment for glioblastoma, in combination with radiation therapy.

Published: 31 Aug 2021

Brain connectivity can build better AI

Artificial neural networks modeled on real brains can perform cognitive tasks

A new study shows that artificial intelligence networks based on human brain connectivity can perform cognitive tasks efficiently.

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Published: 9 Aug 2021

Message from VP-Dean Eidelman - The Faculty's Return to Campus

Dear Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Colleagues,

Published: 30 Jun 2021

Six New Canada Research Chairs, and Three Renewals for McGill

Today, at l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced investments of more than $635 million for science, research, and engineering in Canada.

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Published: 15 Jun 2021

Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network accelerates precision medicine plan with signing of Contribution Agreement with Health Canada

Vancouver, BC -- The Government of Canada and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) have jointly signed a Contribution Agreement which opens the door for the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network to begin operating.

Published: 9 Jun 2021

Vitamin D may not protect against COVID-19, as previously suggested

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin works as a protective measure against the coronavirus.

Published: 4 Jun 2021

McGill researcher-led International Task Force unveils first-of-its kind standards for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

By David McFadden

Listed by the World Health Organization among the ten leading causes of medical disability worldwide, the severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is at a level on par with cancer.  This prevalent disorder is characterized by highly distressing intrusive thoughts and repeated compulsive behaviours such as washing or checking.

Published: 3 Jun 2021

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