How many gender subtypes exist in the brain?

New machine learning study suggest the presence of at least nine gender “expressions”

Published: 14 Feb 2020

Beyond the Pap Smear

McGill researchers identify new markers for early detection of cervical cancer


By Ashley Rabinovitch

Published: 13 Feb 2020

Can Exercise Improve Video Game Performance?

By Monica Slanik, School of Physical and Occupational Therapy

Published: 30 Jan 2020

Can lithium halt progression of Alzheimer’s disease?

McGill researchers’ findings show that may be the case


Published: 24 Jan 2020

McGill PhD student named to Forbes Top 30 under 30 list

Daniel Almeida, a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Gustavo Turecki in McGill University’s Integrated Program in Neuroscience and at the Douglas Research Centre, was included in Forbes Magazine’s Top 30 under 30 list, unveiled December 3. Overall, the ninth annual list includes 600 young entrepreneurs, risk-takers and game changers who are redefining what it means to innovate and lead by example.

Published: 6 Dec 2019

Screening for thyroid dysfunction in patients without symptoms: don’t routinely check that box

New guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care

Published: 22 Nov 2019

New understanding of antibiotic synthesis

Insight into way enzymes work could shape future therapeutic production


Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine have made important strides in understanding the functioning of enzymes that play an integral role in the production of antibiotics and other therapeutics. Their findings are published in Science.

Published: 8 Nov 2019

New direction for treatment of aggressive type of breast cancer

Researchers identify path to improve HER2+ breast cancer susceptibility to approved therapies

Published: 1 Nov 2019

Researchers identify improved avenues to train plastic surgeons in microsurgery

Adoption of methods that could reduce costs and spare animal models

Published: 25 Oct 2019

Quebec’s First Online Bachelor of Nursing Program to be Launched at McGill Thanks to the Doggone Foundation

It’s a proven way to improve patient safety and outcomes, and meet the evolving health needs of the aging Quebec population. It’s a way to make higher education in nursing available to all communities in the province. It’s a way to increase the pool of potential candidates for graduate-level education to produce the next generation of nurse leaders, researchers and educators, as well as nurse practitioners.

Published: 24 Oct 2019

Study shows the biological clock influences immune response efficiency

Montreal, September 23, 2019 – According to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the biological clock influences immune response efficacy. Indeed, CD8 T cells, which are essential to fight infections and cancers, function very differently according to the time of day.

Published: 23 Sep 2019

A Canadian First: Research Project will study blows to the head in University Football

McGill University is participating in a new research project titled Tête première (head first), led by the team of neuropsychologist Dr. Louis De Beaumont, a researcher at the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal research centre and a professor in the Department of Surgery at Université de Montréal. The project will assess the brain’s capacities to sustain blows to the head during a full university football season.

Published: 11 Sep 2019

Four Burning Questions with Anthony Bossis, PhD

A clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, Anthony Bossis, PhD will be at McGill University in Montreal on September 12, 2019 to deliver a talk titled “Psychedelic Research: Implications for Palliative Care and End-of-Life Existential Distress.” 

Published: 9 Sep 2019

How Salmonella tackles cellular defense mechanisms

Researchers uncover new protein that plays key role in bacterial infections

Published: 9 Sep 2019

Early life factors connected to suicide risk later in life

Researchers have long been interested in the question of whether a correlation exists between one’s early-life environment and suicide rates, with studies on the topic dating back to the 1980s. However, these studies have focused on individual countries or on only one or few risk factors. As a result, the lack of any meta-analysis of the data has made it difficult to draw any coherent conclusions.

Published: 9 Sep 2019


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