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Two McGill Researchers receive $3.3M from NSERC CREATE program funding

Hanadi Sleiman of the Department of Chemistry and Jaswinder Singhof the Department of Plant Science have each received $1.65 million in research grants, to be distributed over six years, from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Colla

Published: 11 Jul 2019

Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces investment of $150M to create “Team Canada of Cancer Research”

MONCTON, NB – The federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, announced today an investment of $150 million over five years by the Government of Canada for the creation of the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network.

Published: 11 Jul 2019

Government of Canada Promotes Equity and Invests in Discovery Research at McGill

In conjunction with a $35 million research funding announcement to support 128 researchers through the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada’s (NSERC) Discovery Grants program, Canada’s Minister of Science and Sport, Kirsty Duncan, was on campus today to sign the

Published: 11 Jul 2019

Research team receives $6M to find new ways to treat metastatic breast cancer

Source: Terry Fox Research Institute

What is the best way to starve cancer cells? What role does obesity play in metastatic breast cancer and how does it affect the tumour microenvironment? Might combining a chemotherapeutic agent with a drug now used to treat diabetes be part of an effective therapy for metastatic breast cancer?

Published: 4 Jul 2019

Researchers unlock mysteries of complex microRNA oncogenes

New research led by McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre improves our understanding of microRNAs


Published: 27 Jun 2019

McGill researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

Discovery could provide clues to potential therapies

Rearing its head in infancy, Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and difficulty standing or walking. Although it is becoming increasingly diagnosed, with little being known about the neural mechanism behind the disease, therapeutic options for patients remain limited.

Published: 27 Jun 2019

McGill Researchers Collaborate on Breakthrough Research Projects with the National Research Council

Today, Iain Stewart, President of the National Research Council, Canada's largest federal research and development organization, announced the results of the inaugural round of the NRC’s New Beginnings Initiative. The New Beginnings Initiative is part of the NRC’s Ideation Fund, which was announced in Budget 2018 to encourage, test and validate transformative research ideas generated by NRC researchers working with external collaborators.

Published: 20 Jun 2019

Airbnb is removing rental housing in Canadian cities and rural areas

The American online marketplace Airbnb has likely removed approximately 31,100 units from Canada’s long-term rental markets. This could make it difficult for Canadian cities and provinces to prevent growing housing affordability issues.

Published: 20 Jun 2019

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

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 physical discomforts for which there is no physiological explanation.

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Published: 19 Jun 2019

26 New and Renewed Canada Research Chairs for McGill

Today in Victoria, British Columbia, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science and Sport, announced an investment of over $275 million for 346 new and renewed Canada Research Chairs at 52 institutions across Canada.

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Published: 18 Jun 2019

A Quebec first: Research chair in women’s heart health

Heart & Stroke and McGill University to create Early-Career Professorship in Women’s Heart Health

Published: 18 Jun 2019

Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life because of the benefits for both mom and baby. In Canada, approximately 32% of women meet this recommendation.

Published: 17 Jun 2019

McGill receives its largest gift for Indigenous education

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a US$1.25-million grant to McGill University, in support of a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative. The Initiative will be implemented over the next five years.

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Published: 14 Jun 2019

McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy Receives Funding to Create Ethics and Governance Resources for the Human Cell Atlas Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Klarman Family Foundation today announced $468,860 in collaborative funding to support ethical biomedical research and responsible data sharing for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort to map all cells in the human body.

Published: 11 Jun 2019

Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Cortical stimulation-induced seizures have the potential to guide epilepsy surgery, significantly reducing hospital stays

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain region where seizures are coming from.

Published: 11 Jun 2019