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No more ‘sugar-coating’ on invasive fungus

There are believed to be around 1.5 million different species of fungus on Earth, but one mold, known as Aspergillus fumigatus, causes the majority of cases of invasive aspergillosis – a devastating illness that kills 90 per cent of patients with weakened immune systems or lung diseases.

Published: 5 Nov 2015

New Trudeau cabinet welcomed

Published: 4 Nov 2015

The Guardians wins Cundill Prize

The winner of the 2015 Cundill Prize in Historical Literature at McGill was announced last night at a gala awards dinner held in Toronto. Now in its eighth year, the Cundill Prize is the world’s most lucrative international award for a nonfiction book.  The Guardians took home the top prize of US$75,000. 

Published: 3 Nov 2015

BEWARE: off-label prescription drug use

A new study led by researchers in Canada sheds light on the effects of off-label use of prescription drugs with the first-ever investigation in adult populations.

Published: 2 Nov 2015

New hope for treatment of multiple sclerosis

A new study led by researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital of McGill University and the MUHC, gets closer to identifying the mechanisms responsible for multiple sclerosis and makes headway in the search for better treatments.

Published: 23 Oct 2015

How parasites take a bigger bite

Discovery explains how Leishmania parasite boosts its infection

Published: 23 Oct 2015

New vision, new name for health care simulation

McGill University announced today a new name and vision that will position the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning at the forefront of simulated training in the health sciences. Thanks to a $7.5 million gift from Arnold and Blema Steinberg, the Centre will be expanding its facilities, enhancing its technologies and broadening its scope of activities.

Published: 21 Oct 2015

What’s behind your thirst?

Discovery advances our understanding of how our brain controls body hydration and temperature

Published: 15 Oct 2015

Global Mental Health at McGill

To read Dr. Duncan Pedersen and Dr. Laurence J. Kirmayer's editorial for McGillReporter, please click the following link: http://publications.mcgill.ca/reporter/2015/10/global-mental-health-at-mcgill-advancing-a-social-cultural-and-ecosystemic-view/

 

Published: 13 Oct 2015

Expectant dads get depressed too

Transition to parenthood can be a difficult life event. It can have an impact on both parents and on the long-term development of the child. While mother’s "baby blues" have been widely investigated, little research has been conducted on antenatal paternal depression.

Published: 5 Oct 2015

Better donor-recipient match with genomics

It is all about finding the right person. More than 20,000 organ transplants have been performed in Canada over the last 10 years and routinely extend lives. But sometimes the recipient’s immune system recognizes the new organ as foreign and rejects it, which can lead to serious complications.

Published: 1 Oct 2015

Medical cannabis in the treatment of chronic pain

“This is the first and largest study of the long term safety of medical cannabis use by patients suffering from chronic pain ever conducted,” says lead author, Dr. Ware, pain specialist at the Montreal General Hospital of the MUHC and associate professor in Family Medicine and Anesthesia at McGill University. “We found that medical cannabis, when used by patients who are experienced users, and as part of a monitored treatment program for chronic pain over one year, appears to have a reasonable safety profile.”

Published: 29 Sep 2015

Department of Psychiatry Newsletter - Summer/Fall 2015

Click to view: Summer/Fall 2015 Newsletter

Published: 28 Sep 2015

Predicting arrhythmias so as to prevent them

Researchers have discovered how to predict some cardiac arrhythmias several steps before they even occur. It’s a finding that could lead to an improved cardiac device, with equipment designed to detect when arrhythmias are about to occur and then act to prevent them.

Published: 28 Sep 2015

Obituary - Dr. Maurice Dongier (1925-2015)

Dongier, Maurice, 1925 - 2015

Dr. Maurice Dongier died peacefully in Montreal on September 19, 2015. He is survived by his wife Suzanne, his four children, Pierre, François, Isabelle, Philippe and their families, his brother Michel, his sister-in-law Geneviève and their families. He will also be missed by many colleagues and friends.

Published: 24 Sep 2015

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