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RI-MUHC leads innovative network to support children

McGill University Health Centre

RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities

RI-MUHC will lead an innovative pan-Canadian network that aims to improve life outcomes for children with brain-based development disabilities

Published: 31 Mar 2016

Longer maternity leave linked to better infant health

McGill Newsroom

McGill, UCLA study of low- and middle-income countries shows paid maternity leave policies could help prevent infant deaths

For each additional month of paid maternity leave offered in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), infant mortality is reduced by 13%, according to a new study by researchers from McGill University and UCLA Fielding School of Public Health.

Published: 30 Mar 2016

No increased heart failure with incretin-based drugs

McGill Newsroom

Canadian drug safety network provides reassuring evidence regarding risk of heart failure of anti-diabetes medications

Incretin-based drugs, a type of medication used to treat type 2 diabetes, do not increase the risk of being hospitalized for heart failure relative to commonly used combinations of oral anti-diabetic drugs, according to a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

Published: 24 Mar 2016

Heart attacks could be reduced by rethinking statins

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Millions of people today take statins to help lower their cholesterol level.

Published: 11 Mar 2016

Teens test their smarts in the Brain Bee

By Maya-Olivia Eyssen, Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital

Montreal high school students to take part in brain quiz.

Published: 9 Mar 2016

"Smart soles" help patients recover from a broken hip

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Hip fractures are one of the most common injuries sustained by the elderly population following a fall.

Published: 4 Mar 2016

What makes the brain tick so fast?

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

Surprisingly complex interactions between neurotransmitter receptors and other key proteins help explain the brain’s ability to process information with lightning speed, according to a new study.

Published: 25 Feb 2016

Diabetes drug found not to cause pancreatic cancer

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research

The use of incretin-based drugs is not associated with an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in patients with type 2 diabetes, according to a study published in the latest issue of the British Medical Journal (BMJ).

The research was conducted by the Canadian Network for Observational Drug Effect Studies (CNODES), which used the health records of almost 1 million patients with types 2 diabetes.

Published: 22 Feb 2016

The brain gives up more secrets

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

A research team, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, has broken new ground in our understanding of the complex functioning of the brain.

Published: 18 Feb 2016

Vulnerability to depression linked to noradrenaline

By Bruno Geoffroy, Centre intégré universitaire de santé et de services sociaux de l’Ouest-de-l’Île-de-Montréal

First-ever connection between noradrenergic neurons and vulnerability to depression

Published: 15 Feb 2016

Same gene can encode proteins with divergent functions

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

It’s not unusual for siblings to seem more dissimilar than similar: one becoming a florist, for example, another becoming a flutist, and another becoming a physicist.

Published: 11 Feb 2016

Project Love: Mental Health and Well-Being in Montreal by Dr. Rob Whitley

Project Love is a collective of scholars based at McGill University whose mission is to (i) spread love on the streets of Montreal and beyond; (ii) better understand the nature of love and its impact on mental health and well-being (iii) combat the epidemic of loneliness and isolation plaguing many people. See their blog https://projectlove2016.wordpress.com or contact them at projectlovemcgill [at] gmail [dot] com

Published: 11 Feb 2016

Dr. Mark Brandon and Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve awarded Canada Research Chairs

Dr. Mark Brandon and Dr. Sylvia Villeneuve are among the twenty-five outstanding McGill researchers being awarded Canada Research Chairs.

For more information, visit the following link: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2016/02/25-canada-research-chairs-for-mcgill/

Published: 10 Feb 2016

Common gene variant influences food choices

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

If you’re fat, can you blame it on your genes? The answer is a qualified yes. Maybe. Under certain circumstances. Researchers are moving towards a better understanding of some of the roots of obesity.

Published: 9 Feb 2016

Location may be key to effectively controlling pain

By Cynthia Lee

Newsroom

In real estate, location is key. It now seems the same concept holds true when it comes to stopping pain. New research published in Nature Communications indicates that the location of receptors that transmit pain signals is important in how big or small a pain signal will be -- and therefore how effectively drugs can block those signals.

Published: 3 Feb 2016

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