Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

Serotonin linked to somatic awareness, a condition long thought to be imaginary

Published: 19Jun2019

An international team spearheaded by researchers at McGill University has discovered a biological mechanism that could explain heightened somatic awareness, a condition where patients experience...

Potential gender bias against female researchers in peer review of research grants

Published: 23Apr2018

Female health researchers who applied for grants from Canada's major health research funder were funded less often than male counterparts because of potential bias, and characteristics of peer...

Brains are more plastic than we thought

Published: 19Jul2017

Practice might not always make perfect, but it’s essential for learning a sport or a musical instrument. It's also the basis of brain training, an approach that holds potential as a non-invasive...

Brighter prospects for chronic pain

Published: 20Apr2016

The potential of light as a non-invasive, highly-focused alternative to pain medication was made more apparent thanks to research conducted by scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and...

What makes the brain tick so fast?

Published: 25Feb2016

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom...

Breakthrough in fight against muscle wasting diseases

Published: 15Sep2015

It is estimated that half of all cancer patients suffer from a muscle wasting syndrome called cachexia. Cancer cachexia impairs quality of life and response to therapy, which increases morbidity...

His and her pain circuitry in the spinal cord

Published: 29Jun2015

New research released today in Nature Neuroscience reveals for the first time that pain is processed in male and female mice using different cells. These findings have far-reaching implications for...