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Human sounds convey emotions better than words do

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Brain uses “older” systems/structures to preferentially process emotion expressed through vocalizations

Published: 18 Jan 2016

$5M for Malaria, Tuberculosis Drug-discovery Research

University of Toronto and McGill University scientists are leading an international partnership to discover new and improved drug treatments for tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases  -- thanks to a contribution from Merck Canada Inc., as well as an additional $5 million supplement to a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The new funding brings the total investment from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to nearly US $12 million since 2012.

Published: 17 Dec 2015

Arabic-Speaking Psychiatrists

Dear Colleagues,

As you  know, Quebec is expecting the arrival of thousands of Syrian refugees over the next several weeks.

We are anticipating that some of these refugees may eventually need specialized mental health services.

CCS and allied programs are willing to help, but we need to organize a list of Arabic-speaking psychiatrists who could be approached in time of need.

Published: 16 Dec 2015

Cleaning wounds: saline water trumps soap and water

Now, an international team of researchers led by McMaster University in collaboration with the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre has found that soap and water is actually less effective than just using saline water.

The findings, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, could lead to significant cost savings, particularly in developing countries where open fractures are particularly common.

Published: 15 Dec 2015

Mental Health in Newfoundland video- Dr. Robert Whitley

Dr. Robert Whitley and his team, Recovery Advocacy Documentary Action Research (RADAR) group, released a video titled Newfoundland Notions: In Search of the Good Life.  

The film can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRE-VFzIJ-c

See mention of the short film on CBC news here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/mental-health-newfoundland-1.3361419

Published: 15 Dec 2015

Treatment for dry eye disease based on McGill research

The discovery that tavilermide  induces the production of mucin, a crucial lubricant in tears, offers hope of relief to people who suffer from chronic dry eye disease. The invention and the development of a drug based on this small molecule was made by the team of Dr. H. Uri Saragovi, Senior Investigator at the Lady Davis Institute (LDI) at the Jewish General Hospital and Professor of Pharmacology at McGill University.

Published: 3 Dec 2015

First language wires brain for later language-learning

Research also demonstrates brain's plasticity and ability to adapt to new language environments

Published: 1 Dec 2015

Improving health, one step at a time

It may be surprising, but Canadians who live in densely-populated areas where stores, banks, schools and other services are close by do not walk as much as they should.

Published: 26 Nov 2015

How can I tell if they're lying?

​Sarcasm, white lies and teasing can be difficult to identify for those with certain disorders – new video inventory developed at McGill may help

Published: 26 Nov 2015

Clinical Trial for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at JGH, MUHC

Landmark Clinical Trial of a Novel Combination Treatment for Type 1 Diabetes Begins at Jewish General Hospital and McGill University Health Centre

Published: 25 Nov 2015

McGill announces 2015 Bloomberg Manulife Prize winner

$50,000 research award to promote active health goes to Dr. Lora Giangregorio, whose work has led to the development of internationally endorsed exercise guidelines for osteoporosis, and tools for physicians, physiotherapists and patients 

Published: 25 Nov 2015

Youth violence on a global scale

Most comprehensive look at youth violence on a global scale

Published: 19 Nov 2015

Top award for spinal cord injury research

Innovative research aims to improve the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injuries

Published: 16 Nov 2015

Awards Night 2015

Dear Residents and Faculty,

The Resident Awards Night took place at the Thomson House on November 10th. I would like to thank the MPRA and the Department of Psychiatry for making this a special evening where we were able to honor Faculty and Resident achievements.

Congratulations to the 2015 recipients of our annual Residents’ Awards:

 

Faculty Awards:

Dr. Carmella Roy - Best Clinical Supervisor for Senior residents

Dr. Robert Biskin - Best Clinical Supervisor for Junior residents

Dr. Nicola Casacalenda - Best Resident Advocate

Published: 13 Nov 2015

Parkinson’s disease: A new tool for diagnosis

The results of their study, published in the journal Movement Disorders, could also have a major impact on the quality of research on Parkinson’s disease.

Published: 13 Nov 2015

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