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New use for an old drug: How does ketamine combat depression?

Published: 16Dec2020

A group of proteins called 4E-BPs, involved in memory formation, is the key to unlocking the antidepressant effect of ketamine in the brain, according to researchers from three Canadian...

CTV NEWS | McGill University researchers discover way to fight brain tumours' resistance to therapy

Published: 20Aug2020

New findings out of McGill University in Montreal have revealed a potential way to overcome aggressive brain tumours' resistance to therapy: by deleting a specific gene. Researchers have long been...

Gene targeting helps overcome the resistance of brain cancer to therapy

Published: 17Aug2020

New insight into a gene that controls energy production in cancer stem cells could help in the search for a more effective treatment for glioblastoma. A McGill-led study published in Nature...

TÉLÉ-QUÉBÉC | Brain’s biological clock stimulates thirst before sleep 

Published: 20Mar2018

On sait que le sommeil et la température de notre corps sont régulés par l'horloge biologique. Charles Bourque, du Centre de recherche du CUSM à Montréal, a découvert une nouvelle fonction qui le...

Brain genes related to innovation revealed in birds

Published: 14Mar2018

Wild birds that are more clever than others at foraging for food  have different levels of a neurotransmitter receptor that has been linked with intelligence in humans, according to a study led by...

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

Published: 19Dec2017

New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide...

Sex, drugs, and rock & roll chemistry in the brain

Published: 8Feb2017

The same brain-chemical system that mediates feelings of pleasure from sex, recreational drugs, and food is also critical to experiencing musical pleasure, according to a study by McGill University...

Canada Foundation for Innovation provides $1.1M for CBRAIN computing platform at McGill

Published: 15Sep2016

McGill University will receive more than $1.1 million for CBRAIN, one of the world’s most advanced computing platforms for brain research, through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s (CFI)...

McGill wins $84 million grant for neuroscience

Published: 6Sep2016

McGill University will launch an ambitious effort to advance understanding of the human brain and ease the burden of neurological and mental-health disorders, thanks to an $84 million, seven-year...

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