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Marketplace tests today's weed

Dr. Mark Ware, an associate professor of family medicine and anesthesia at McGill University, who is serving as vice-chair of the federal task force on the legalization and regulation of marijuana, says there's some suggestion that cannabis has been bred to boost THC levels and push down CBD levels.
Read more: CBC News

Published: 28Nov2016

Gene discovered to cause rare, severe neurological disease

Peter McPherson Lab of the MNI: A neuron in culture was transduced with a virus that expresses a green fluorescent protein and an inhibitory RNA that causes loss of the DENND5A protein. The neurons where then stained with a marker of neuronal processes in red.

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells. 

Published: 28Nov2016

Epileptic encephalopathy linked to protein trafficking gene

Peter McPherson Lab of the MNI: A neuron in culture was transduced with a virus that expresses a green fluorescent protein and an inhibitory RNA that causes loss of the DENND5A protein. The neurons where then stained with a marker of neuronal processes in red.

Researchers have linked a debilitating neurological disease in children to mutations in a gene that regulates neuronal development through control of protein movement within neuronal cells.

Published: 28Nov2016

MNI researchers receive funding to study ARSACS

Two researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) of McGill University have received funding to study a devastating neurodegenerative disease that first appears in toddlers just as they are beginning to walk.

Published: 24Nov2016

Who’s top monkey? How social status affects immune health

“There's really a lot of plasticity in the way the cells are responding to infection that is directly controlled by social status,” says study co-author Luis Barreiro of McGill University.
Read more: Scientific American

Published: 24Nov2016

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

By Shawn Hayward, Montreal Neurological Institute

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS and will share in $3.9 million, part of $4.5 million in research funding announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada. 

Published: 24Nov2016

Major ALS Research Funding Announced

MNI scientists will study stem cells, genetic mutations to develop new treatments

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University who are playing key roles in uncovering the mechanisms underlying ALS will share in $3.9 million in research funding, part of $4.5 million announced on Nov. 23 by the ALS Society of Canada in partnership with Brain Canada.

Published: 23Nov2016

Opinion: Canada's private dental care system fails the most vulnerable

Op-Ed by Paul Allison, dean of the Faculty of Dentistry at McGill University and president of the Association of Canadian Faculties of Dentistry. He will be speaking on this topic, along with a panel of experts, at a public event on Thursday, Nov. 24 at 6:15 p.m. the Omni Hotel, 1050 Sherbrooke St. W. Free admission.
Read more: Montreal Gazette

Published: 23Nov2016

Why are 7 Million Canadians at greater risk of chronic disease?

There is a growing body of evidence linking dental diseases to general health conditions, such as diabetes and pneumonia, and the barriers facing the estimated seven million Canadians who are unable to access dental care.

Published: 23Nov2016

Newly created Jean Béliveau Award recognizes achievements and community leadership of McGill athletes

A new athletic financial award -- known as the Jean Béliveau Award -- has been established at McGill University to recognize outstanding student-athletes and honour the memory of the legendary Montreal Canadiens captain and inspirational community leader.

Published: 23Nov2016

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