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New Hope for the 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: 22Oct2015

More than $604,000 Raised for the Fight Against Brain Tumours

Montreal, Quebec (October 22, 2015) – Last night the inaugural A Brilliant Night - a gala fundraiser to benefit The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital -The Neuro- at McGill University and the MUHC, raised more than $604,000 for brain tumour research.

Published: 22Oct2015

Is 'Back to the Future' scientifically possible?

It’s 'Back to the Future' day: “In Back to the Future Part II, Marty McFly travels to October 21, 2015, to save his children, yet to be born in Back to the Future's 1985.” (Source: CNN)

Journalists looking for comments can talk to Alex Maloney, professor of physics at McGill:

“Back to the Future was a great movie which brings up many interesting scientific issues.  Although Einstein's theory of general relativity seems to allow time travel under very special circumstances, it appears that the effects of quantum mechanics make time travel impossible.”
- Alex Maloney

Alex Maloney, Associate Professor of Physics & William Dawson Scholar, Department of Physics, McGill University
Expertise: Black holes, string theory, particle physics, cosmology and the emergence of space-time in quantum gravity.
Contact: Maloney [at] physics [dot] mcgill [dot] ca

Published: 21Oct2015

Two distinguished alumni to receive honorary degrees

Brodhead, Stoddart to be recognized for contributions in fields of international development, human rights

Published: 21Oct2015

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: 21Oct2015

Principal congratulates PM-designate Justin Trudeau

Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, extends her congratulations to Mr. Justin Trudeau and the Liberal Party of Canada for the results of the 2015 Canadian federal election.

Published: 19Oct2015

A new way to starve lung cancer?

Preventing cancer cells from growing by understanding what they 'eat'.

Published: 20Oct2015

What’s behind your thirst?

Dr. Charles Bourque and Postdoctoral Fellow Cristian Zaelzer at the Centre for Research in Neuroscience of the Research Institute of the MUHC

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

Published: 15Oct2015