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Faculty Mobility for Partnership Building Program Grants

Grants available for faculty at Canadian postsecondary institutions Deadline to submit application documents to International Engagement Unit:  February 10, 2021 - directly to international.provost [at]

Published: 13 Jan 2021

Nurse practitioners bring big savings to long-term care facilities in Quebec

Countries worldwide face challenges meeting the growing needs for long-term care services because of high costs. A study led by researchers from McGill University and Université du Québec en Outaouais shows that introducing nurse practitioners can significantly reduce costs and improve patient safety.

Published: 17 Dec 2020

New use for an old drug: How does ketamine combat depression?

A group of proteins called 4E-BPs, involved in memory formation, is the key to unlocking the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain, according to researchers from three Canadian universities. The discovery could lead to better and safer treatments for certain patients suffering from major depression.

Published: 16 Dec 2020

Scientists show what loneliness looks like in the brain

Neural “signature” may reflect how we respond to feelings of social isolation

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Published: 15 Dec 2020

Researchers identify the origin of a deadly brain cancer

Finding could lead to potential therapies

Researchers at McGill University are hopeful that the identification of the origin and a specific gene needed for tumour growth could lead to new therapeutics to treat a deadly brain cancer that arises in teens and young adults. The discovery relates to a subgroup of glioblastoma, a rare but aggressive form of cancer that typically proves fatal within three years of onset.

Published: 14 Dec 2020

Pfizer Canada donation will help new researchers change the future

MONTREAL, QUEBEC – Pfizer Canada has made a $600,000 gift to the McGill Interdisciplinary Initiative in Infection and Immunity (MI4) via McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) Foundation. The gift, which was announced today during the 2nd annual MI4 Scientific Symposium, will support innovation and life-changing research through the creation of the Pfizer Early Career Investigator Awards.

Published: 4 Dec 2020

Prof. Claire Brown receives Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative imaging scientist grant to advance bioimaging

Funding will support imaging technology, training and education at the Advanced BioImaging Facility (ABIF) at McGill

By Maureen McCarthy

Published: 2 Dec 2020

Big data analysis suggests role of brain connectivity in epilepsy-related atrophy

Large multi-site study accurately predicts damage to grey matter by disease

An international study has found a link between the brain’s network connections and grey matter atrophy caused by certain types of epilepsy, a major step forward in our understanding of the disease.

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Published: 2 Dec 2020

Order of Canada is bestowed on Dr. Guy Rouleau

Doctor has dedicated his life to improve diagnosis and treatment of neurological diseases and disorders

The Neuro’s director, Dr. Guy Rouleau, is being recognized with Canada’s highest civilian honour, the Order of Canada, for his outstanding contributions as a clinician-scientist and as a leader in health care.

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Published: 27 Nov 2020

McGill celebrates 14 researchers on Highly Cited Researchers 2020 List

By Meaghan Thurston (Office of Research and Innovation)

Published: 18 Nov 2020

Six early-career researchers receive leadership grants

By Shawn Hayward

Six McGill University Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences researchers — Boris Bernhardt, Mark Brandon, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jean-Francois Poulin, Jo Anne Stratton and Masha Prager-Khoutorsky — have received grants to support their work in the early-career stage, after being chosen from 150 talented applicants.

Published: 12 Nov 2020

Four early-career researchers receive leadership grants

Brain Canada program supports paradigm-shifting neuroscience that improves the lives of Canadians

Four researchers at The Neuro — Boris Bernhardt, Yasser Iturria-Medina, Jean-Francois Poulin, and Jo Anne Stratton — have received grants to support their work in the early-career stage, after being chosen from 150 talented applicants.

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Published: 9 Nov 2020

McGill researchers awarded $2.5M for COVID-19 infrastructure

Five projects led by McGill University researchers are included among the 79 receiving a total of $28 million in research infrastructure support through the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) Exceptional Opportunities Fund. The announcement was made today by the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry during a news conference this morning.

Published: 6 Nov 2020

McGill teams win big in new ‘Omics’ cancer competition

Earlier today, a Quebec based consortium of research institutes (Génome Québec, Oncopole and IVADO) announced the winners of their first-ever “Omics Data Against Cancer” competition, and McGill research teams were dominant. In fact, of the five selected teams no less than four of them included professors from McGill.

Published: 5 Nov 2020

McGill Professor earns Quebec’s highest honour for research in biomedicine

Earlier today, the Quebec government announced the winners of its annual Prix du Quebec competition, a series of 15 awards in science and culture. Among them was Professor William Foulkes, Head of the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at the Lady Davis Institute, a member of the Cancer Research Program of the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, and Director of the Program in Cancer Genetics at McGill University. Dr.

Published: 4 Nov 2020


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