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

A new study shows that the hippocampus retains traces of negative and stressful experiences which are linked to depressive behaviours

Depression can be associated with behaviours such as social avoidance, that is, the refusal to interact with others for fear of being judged or criticized. Physicians and other mental health workers have noted that patients with depressive disorders exhibit cognitive symptoms, especially with regard to memory.

Published: 13 Aug 2019

Dr. Joseph Hill named 2019 recipient of the Louis and Artur Lucian Award

The recipient of the 2019 Louis and Artur Lucian Award is Dr. Joseph Hill from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The award, established through a bequest to McGill University by the late Olga Leibovici to honour her two brothers, was designed to honour outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition.

Published: 12 Jul 2019

Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces investment of $150M to create “Team Canada of Cancer Research”

MONCTON, NB – The federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, announced today an investment of $150 million over five years by the Government of Canada for the creation of the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network.

Published: 11 Jul 2019

Research team receives $6M to find new ways to treat metastatic breast cancer

Source: Terry Fox Research Institute

What is the best way to starve cancer cells? What role does obesity play in metastatic breast cancer and how does it affect the tumour microenvironment? Might combining a chemotherapeutic agent with a drug now used to treat diabetes be part of an effective therapy for metastatic breast cancer?

Published: 4 Jul 2019

Researchers unlock mysteries of complex microRNA oncogenes

New research led by McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre improves our understanding of microRNAs


Published: 27 Jun 2019

McGill researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

Discovery could provide clues to potential therapies

Rearing its head in infancy, Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and difficulty standing or walking. Although it is becoming increasingly diagnosed, with little being known about the neural mechanism behind the disease, therapeutic options for patients remain limited.

Published: 27 Jun 2019

A Quebec first: Research chair in women’s heart health

Heart & Stroke and McGill University to create Early-Career Professorship in Women’s Heart Health

Published: 18 Jun 2019

$27.9 million investment to fund the Québec Cancer Consortium to develop novel therapeutics and biomarkers for cancer

The Québec Cancer Consortium for Novel Therapeutics and Biomarkers (QCC), a collaboration between six leading hospital and cancer research centre sites based in Montreal led by McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) was awarded $10M in new funding from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) du Québec through its Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS) program.

Published: 4 Jun 2019

A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

Researchers find clue to rare genetic disorder

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field. Due to the founder effect from the filles du roi, there is a disproportionate preponderance of a particular LHON mutation among the French-Canadian population.

Published: 22 May 2019


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