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Over 41 million cases of dementia go undiagnosed across the globe – World Alzheimer Report reveals

McGill University co-editors Drs. Serge Gauthier, Pedro Rosa-Neto, José A. Morais and Ms. Claire Webster deliver the World Alzheimer Report 2021, 'Journey through the diagnosis of dementia'.

Published: 22 Sep 2021

Dangers of smoking during pregnancy

Mothers who smoke are more likely to deliver smaller babies even after a full-term pregnancy, increasing the risks of birth defects and neurological disorders later in life, say researchers from McGill University.

Published: 20 Sep 2021

Fighting brain cancer at its root

McGill University researchers identify proteins that drive cancer stem cells. Targeting and supressing a particular protein called galectin1 could provide a more effective treatment for glioblastoma, in combination with radiation therapy.

Published: 31 Aug 2021

Message from VP-Dean Eidelman - The Faculty's Return to Campus

Dear Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences Colleagues,

Published: 30 Jun 2021

Six New Canada Research Chairs, and Three Renewals for McGill

Today, at l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry announced investments of more than $635 million for science, research, and engineering in Canada.

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Published: 15 Jun 2021

Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network accelerates precision medicine plan with signing of Contribution Agreement with Health Canada

Vancouver, BC -- The Government of Canada and the Terry Fox Research Institute (TFRI) have jointly signed a Contribution Agreement which opens the door for the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network to begin operating.

Published: 9 Jun 2021

Vitamin D may not protect against COVID-19, as previously suggested

While previous research early in the pandemic suggested that vitamin D cuts the risk of contracting COVID-19, a new study from McGill University finds there is no genetic evidence that the vitamin works as a protective measure against the coronavirus.

Published: 4 Jun 2021

McGill researcher-led International Task Force unveils first-of-its kind standards for treatment of obsessive-compulsive disorder

By David McFadden

Listed by the World Health Organization among the ten leading causes of medical disability worldwide, the severity of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is at a level on par with cancer.  This prevalent disorder is characterized by highly distressing intrusive thoughts and repeated compulsive behaviours such as washing or checking.

Published: 3 Jun 2021

Two cellular pathways involved in TNBC tumour development and a promising targeted combination therapy

A team of researchers at the RI-MUHC found two cellular pathways involved in TNBC tumour development and a promising targeted combination therapy

Source: RI-MUHC

Published: 3 Jun 2021

Introducing the science world to a unique Quebec COVID-19 resource

PLOS ONE publishes foundational article on the Biobanque québécoise de la COVID-19 (BQC19)

Published: 20 May 2021

Message from VP-Dean Eidelman - Planning for a return to campus

Dear members of our Faculty community,

Our world has changed since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, yet we have persevered to continue to offer world-class education and conduct leading research. Indeed, I am immensely proud of our contributions.

Published: 19 May 2021

Dr. Joanne Liu joins McGill University

Dr. Joanne Liu, a Canadian pediatric emergency room physician and former International President of Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is joining McGill University’s School of Population and Global Health (SPGH) as a professor focusing on pandemic and health emergencies.

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Published: 4 May 2021

Under 30 and sexually active? It’s a good idea to get tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea

Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care recommends routine screening

Source: CMAJ

Anyone sexually active under age 30 should be offered testing for chlamydia and gonorrhea, according to a new guideline from the Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Published: 19 Apr 2021

International platform for sharing cardiovascular data launched by euCanSHare

McGill's Professor Bartha Maria Knoppers to co-lead the work package on ethics and interoperability.

Published: 6 Apr 2021

Bilingual babies prefer baby talk - in any language

Babies prefer baby talk in any language, but particularly when it’s in a language they’re hearing at home, according to a new study including close to 700 babies on four continents.

Published: 24 Mar 2021


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