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The surprising Swiss-Army-knife-like functions of a powerful enzyme

Blue-green algae (AKA cyanobacteria) have a superpower which likely helps them be highly successful as invaders of waterways. They have an extraordinary ability to store energy and nitrogen in their cells for times of need. But how exactly they do so remains only partly understood.

Published: 30 Sep 2022

September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and demystify dementia

The McGill University Dementia Education Program is excited to unveil its new website design this month. Please visit to access free resources created by a team of multidisciplinary health care leaders to educate and support people living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners. Here are a few examples of what you can find online!

Published: 26 Sep 2022

Donald Gilbert McCrea Lawrence

January 18, 1932 – August 28, 2022

It is with a heavy heart that we say goodbye to a dear friend of the Redpath Museum, Don Lawrence, who sadly passed away at the age of 90.

Published: 22 Sep 2022

Quebec study on long COVID seeking participants

Purpose is to understand post-COVID symptom evolution and impact on patients’ lives

As of Sept. 20, 2022, there have been more than 1.1 million cases of COVID-19 in Quebec. It is estimated that 10 to 30 per cent of cases will have lingering symptoms after the acute illness. This means that as many as 330,000 Quebecers may experience what’s become known as long COVID, or post-COVID-19 syndrome.

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Published: 20 Sep 2022

Two Neuro faculty inducted into The Royal Society of Canada

Society recognizes distinguished Canadians who have made remarkable contributions to their academic fields and public life

Two faculty members at The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) have been inducted into The Royal Society of Canada (RSC), recognizing their contributions to our understanding of neuroscience and the human brain.

Published: 6 Sep 2022

New Chair will lead the McGill World Restart a Heart 2022 Campaign

It brings us pleasure to announce the appointment of Carla Apostolova, McGill MDCM Class of 2024 Candidate, to Chair of the 2022 McGill University World Restart a Heart (WRAH) Campaign.

Published: 23 Aug 2022

Changing how we value research

The Neuro joins two other McGill-affiliated organizations in signing The Declaration on Research Assessment

The Neuro (Montreal Neurological Institute-Hospital) has joined the Douglas Research Centre (DRC) and the Canadian Open Neuroscience Platform (CONP) in signing the San Francisco Declaration on Research Assessment (DORA), an agreement that seeks to change how scholarly research contributions are valued in hiring, promotion, and funding decisions.

Published: 10 Aug 2022

Melanoma map shows skin cancer is on the rise in Canada

Rates of melanoma, a deadly form of skin cancer, are on the rise in Canada. Those living in southern and coastal areas are most at risk, according to a new study led by McGill University.

Published: 20 Jun 2022

The Amelia and Lino Saputo Foundation to donate $1.5M to support health sciences education at McGill University

This visionary support will enable the new Office of Ed-TECH to expand opportunities for online learning in dementia education and other community-based and professional training initiatives

Published: 2 Jun 2022

Gabriel Venne wins Leo Yaffe Award

The recipient of the Leo Yaffe Award for 2022 is Gabriel Venne, assistant professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology. The award is given each year to recognize a faculty member for superior teaching at the undergraduate level in the Faculty of Science.

Published: 30 May 2022

Making data science accessible to all

The Faculty of Science’s new Computational and Data Systems Initiative will help researchers unlock the power of data-intensive research methods

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Published: 29 Apr 2022

Boris Bernhardt wins CAN's 2022 New Investigator Award

Together with Dr. Birgit Frauscher, Bernhardt co-directs The Neuro’s new Centre of Excellence in Epilepsy

Since joining The Neuro in 2016, Boris Bernhardt, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery, has published pioneering research on the organization and development of the healthy brain. His achievements have been recognized this week by the Canadian Association for Neuroscience, who have awarded him the 2022 New Investigator Award.

Published: 12 Apr 2022

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

Dear Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Colleagues,

Published: 30 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


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