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International platform for sharing cardiovascular data launched by euCanSHare

McGill's Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers to co-lead the work package on ethics and interoperability.

Published: 6 Apr 2021

Study links genes with function across the human brain

Comparing two neural maps reveals the roles of genes in cognition, perception and feeling

Many psychiatric disorders have genetic causes, but the exact mechanism of how genes influence higher brain function remains a mystery. A new study provides a map linking the genetic signature of functions across the human brain, a tool that may provide new targets for future treatments.

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Published: 25 Mar 2021

Bilingual babies prefer baby talk - in any language

Babies prefer baby talk in any language, but particularly when it’s in a language they’re hearing at home, according to a new study including close to 700 babies on four continents.

Published: 24 Mar 2021

Fertility Frontier: Can Transgender Women Get Uterus Transplants?

By David McFadden

It’s been nearly seven years since the world’s first successful birth after a human womb transplant. Since that medical milestone, the experimental procedure has seen such significant clinical advances that over 60 uterus transplants have been performed in women across the globe, resulting in at least 18 live births.

Published: 19 Mar 2021

Infrared imaging could help screen for COVID-19

Technology offers more accurate method to detect illness in minimally symptomatic cases


As the global COVID-19 pandemic has continued to rage across the globe, temperature recordings have been widely used as a screening tool to help detect infected individuals.

Published: 19 Mar 2021

Precision Medicine principles

Precision Medicine principles

Published: 17 Mar 2021

Dr Beth Cummings appointed Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education

Dr Beth Cummings was appointed Assistant Dean, Health Professions Education. Dr Cummings will work closely with the Vice-Dean, Education and other stakeholders on the implementation of the Education Strategic Plan (Project Renaissance) goals relevant to the Health Professions programs.

Published: 17 Mar 2021

Dr Ning-Zi Sun promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine

Congratulations! Dr Ning-Zi Sun has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!

Published: 17 Mar 2021

Dr Emily McDonald promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine

Congratulations! Dr Emily McDonald has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!

Published: 17 Mar 2021

Dr Blair Schwartz promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine

Congratulations! Dr Blair Schwartz has been promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine!

Published: 17 Mar 2021

How sperm remember

It has long been understood that a parent’s DNA is the principal determinant of health and disease in offspring. Yet inheritance via DNA is only part of the story; a father’s lifestyle such as diet, being overweight and stress levels have been linked to health consequences for his offspring. This occurs through the epigenome - heritable biochemical marks associated with the DNA and proteins that bind it.

Published: 16 Mar 2021

Major funding announced for brain imaging at The Neuro

$4.67M from Brain Canada will help probe the brain’s mysteries and create international research links

Research at The Neuro’s McConnell Brain Imaging Centre (BIC) of McGill University will receive a major boost thanks to a $4.67M grant from Brain Canada’s Platform Support Grant (PSG) program.

Published: 3 Mar 2021

Viruses can ‘hijack’ cellular process to block immune response

Research led by McGill University and Queen’s University Belfast has found that viruses can ‘hijack’ an existing molecular process in the cell in order to block the body’s antiviral immune response to a viral infection.

The results of the study have been published in the journal Molecular Cell.

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Published: 17 Feb 2021

Multiple ALS projects at The Neuro awarded funding

Program brings together multidisciplinary teams with expertise in various areas of neurodegenerative disease


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Published: 15 Feb 2021

Child Marriage in Canada

The IHSP's Alissa Koski and her colleague Shelley Clark have been receiving some media attention from their recent article:

Child Marriage in Canada

Koski A and Clark SPopulation and Development Review (2021). Published January 8th, 2021


Published: 29 Jan 2021


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