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Brain cancer fundraiser leads to important discovery

Brain cancer begins in stem cells, targeting them may prevent tumour growth

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) have found an exciting new way of treating brain cancer.

Late stage brain cancer cells are heterogeneous — they differ down to the molecular level. This makes developing treatments at this stage difficult, because a drug that may be effective against one cell may not be effective against another.

Published: 15 Oct 2018

Existing cancer drugs could prove beneficial for more patients

Researchers discover additional targets for existing drugs used to treat a specific melanoma


Published: 4 Oct 2018

MEDTEQ and HBHL join forces to simplify and accelerate the commercialization of innovative medical technologies in neuroscience

The Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technologies, MEDTEQ, and the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative of McGill University are pleased to announce a joint agreement that will harmonize the process of developing research and innovation projects related to medical technologies....

Published: 3 Oct 2018

Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians

Carriers at higher risk of developing neurodegenerative disease

A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) has discovered the first French-Canadian founder mutation gene linked to synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia with Lewy-Bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA).

Published: 1 Oct 2018

$2 million research grant awarded to McGill Nursing represents ‘powerful endorsement’ of the profession

By Christina Kozakiewicz, Ingram School of Nursing

Published: 26 Sep 2018

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building Update – Additional Areas to Reopen Sept. 10-14

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

Further to last week’s update on the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, during which we confirmed the opening of the 5th and 6th floor amphitheatres and 2nd floor classrooms, we are pleased to report that the following additional areas will be opened as follows:

Published: 10 Sep 2018

Daring to explore with physician astronaut David Saint-Jacques

By Diane Weidner, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Published: 4 Sep 2018

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building Update – 2nd, 5th and 6th Floors to re-open September 4

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

With the new academic year set to begin in earnest, I am pleased to report a great deal of progress has been made with respect to remediation efforts at the McIntyre Building following the July 13 fire. I take this opportunity to thank the University’s Project Review team who have taken over the reins from the Emergency Operations Committee and who continue their meticulous work to minimize disruptions to our community.

Published: 31 Aug 2018

The link between obesity, the brain, and genetics

When it comes to weight gain, the problem may be mostly in our heads, and our genes

Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research.

Published: 28 Aug 2018

McIntyre post-fire update – August 10

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

Published: 10 Aug 2018

A new collaboration between the Reinhardt group and the Mantovani group at Laval University leads to the production of physiological-like vascular scaffolds published in Biomaterials.

One of the tightest bottlenecks in vascular tissue engineering is the lack of strength and elasticity of engineered vascular wall models caused by limited elastic fiber deposition. In this study, collagen gel-based scaffolds were cellularised with vascular smooth muscle cells (SMCs) and supplemented with human plasma fibronectin (FN), a known master organizer of several extracellular matrix (ECM) fiber systems....

Published: 9 Aug 2018

The Reinhardt group publishes novel biological mechanisms in blood vessels in PLOS Biology

Fibronectin is a protein that exists in vertebrates in two distinct forms: one present in the blood and the other in blood vessel walls. In mammals, fibronectin is important for the development of blood vessels before birth, but whether it is continuously required for blood vessel homeostasis from birth to adulthood is unknown....

Published: 8 Aug 2018

McIntyre post-fire update – August 2

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

Published: 2 Aug 2018

McIntyre post-fire update - July 30

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

Published: 30 Jul 2018