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Newborn screening for cystic fibrosis

McGill University Health Centre

New study reinforces importance of implementing screening in Quebec

Published: 4 May 2016

McGill University joins Global University Leaders Forum

The Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, Prof. Suzanne Fortier, has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF). This forum acts as an intellectual community within the World Economic Forum to advise its leadership on matters relating to higher education and research, and also serves as a resource for the Forum’s members and constituents.

Published: 4 May 2016

Less body fat for toddlers taking vitamin D

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

Supplement given during first year of life critical for muscle-mass development

A healthy intake of vitamin D in the first year of life appears to set children up to have more muscle mass and less body fat as toddlers, according to a new study published in the journal Pediatric Obesity.

Published: 2 May 2016

A ‘tropical’ parasitic disease emerges in the Arctic

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre

Canadian researchers describe the first outbreak of Cryptosporidium parasite in Nunavik

Published: 28 Apr 2016

Analyzing the psyche of risky drivers

By Cynthia Lee, McGill Newsroom

Study of repeat drunk drivers, speeding offenders finds distinct behavioural profiles

Road crashes are the world’s leading cause of preventable death and injury in people under 35, accounting for around 5 million casualties every year. Repeat offenders make a disproportionate contribution to these statistics – and are known for their poor response to education and prevention efforts.

Published: 28 Apr 2016

Key mechanism identified in brain tumor growth

Par Cynthia Lee, McGill Salle de Presse

Discovery offers hope for more effective treatments of deadly glioblastomas

A gene known as OSMR plays a key role in driving the growth of glioblastoma tumors, according to a new study led by a McGill University researcher and published in the journal Nature Neuroscience.

Published: 25 Apr 2016

Increasing cases of anaphylaxis among children

Anaphylaxis, known to be a sudden and potentially life-threatening allergic reaction, seems to be increasing among children, according to a new study led by a team at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published this week in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JACI), reveal that the percentage of emergency department (ED) visits due to anaphylaxis doubled over a four-year period based on data collected from the Montreal Children’s Hospital of the MUHC (MCH-MUHC).

Published: 21 Apr 2016

Brighter prospects for chronic pain

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 Hospital of McGill University and the McGill University Health Centre.

Published: 20 Apr 2016

Alzheimer’s disease : It takes two (proteins) to tango

For years, neuroscientists have puzzled over how two abnormal proteins, called amyloid and tau, accumulate in the brain and damage it to cause Alzheimer's disease (AD). Which one is the driving force behind dementia? The answer: both of them, according to a new study by researchers at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute.

Published: 20 Apr 2016

Spring 2016 honorary degree recipients

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom

Fourteen outstanding individuals will inspire and encourage McGill University’s graduating class of 2016, as they receive honorary degrees during spring convocation ceremonies. 

Published: 19 Apr 2016

Isabelle Daunais Wins 2016 Killam Prize in Humanities

By Kathryn Jezer-Morton

Three of the six Killam Research Fellows also teach at McGill

Published: 18 Apr 2016

$1.2 M for McGill from CFI John R. Evans Leaders Fund

By Chris Chipello, McGill Newsroom

To support six research projects in fields from neuroscience to food safety and Arctic ecosystems

Published: 15 Apr 2016

McGill gets $1.65 M from NSERC for training project

McGill Newsroom

CREATE project to prepare graduates for high-skills work in surgical-devices industry

A team led by McGill University professor Jake Barralet will receive $1.65 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada to provide nearly 90 students with cross-disciplinary training to prepare them for high-skill jobs in the surgical devices industry.

Published: 14 Apr 2016

How depression may compound risk of type 2 diabetes

McGill Newsroom

Depression, metabolic factors combine to boost risk of developing diabetes, study finds 

Depression may compound the risk of developing type 2 diabetes in people with early warning signs of metabolic disease, according to researchers from McGill University, l'Université de Montréal, the Institut de recherches cliniques de Montréal and the University of Calgary.

Published: 12 Apr 2016

Skin tests useless in predicting antibiotic allergies

McGill University Health Centre

Published: 11 Apr 2016

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