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The “reality” of accent change

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Published: 1 Sep 2017

Students at McGill University receive Canada’s largest STEM scholarship

Katherine Sirois of Quebec and Iveta Demirova of British Columbia have been named McGill University’s recipients of the prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

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Published: 31 Aug 2017

Pinpointing the origins of autism

The origins of autism remain mysterious. What areas of the brain are involved, and when do the first signs appear? New findings published in Biological Psychiatry bring us closer to understanding the pathology of autism, and the point at which it begins to take shape in the human brain....
Published: 29 Aug 2017

Gorka Espiau : Professor of Practice 2017-2018

It is with great pleasure that the CIRM welcomes, for a second consecutive year, Mr. Gorka Espiau as Professor of practice of the J.W. McConnell Family Foundation Program....

Published: 28 Aug 2017

CIRM : Official Research Center of McGill University

Since 2014, the Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Montreal has had the standing of a provisional center of the Faculty of Arts of McGill University. On May 25th this year, following a one-year evaluation process, the Senate of McGill University granted the CIRM the status of a permanent research center. For the CIRM, this is an important step in its development and we look forward to announcing good news regarding the future of the Center. 

Published: 28 Aug 2017

New understanding of how muscles work

Muscle malfunctions may be as simple as a slight strain after exercise or as serious as heart failure and muscular dystrophy. A new technique developed at McGill now makes it possible to look much more closely at how sarcomeres, the basic building blocks within all skeletal and cardiac muscles, work together. It’s a discovery that should advance research into a wide range of muscle malfunctions.

Talk about finicky work

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Published: 23 Aug 2017

Searching for the “signature” causes of BRCAness in breast cancer

By Tom Ulrich from the Broad Institute

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Published: 22 Aug 2017

MUHC study calls for action to help adolescents with diabetes transition to adult care

Adolescence can be a turbulent period of life, with struggles to establish autonomy, identity issues and risk-taking behaviours. For young adults with a chronic illness such as type 1 diabetes, this transition phase also brings about other challenges as they assume an increased responsibility for their overall health....

Published: 17 Aug 2017

CFI invests $4.2 million to boost 23 McGill research projects with cutting-edge labs and equipment

At Laurentian University today, the Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, announced a total investment of $52 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund for 220 new infrastructure projects nationally....

Published: 15 Aug 2017

Stress heightens fear of threats from the past

Recognizing threats is an essential function of the human mind — think “fight or flight” — one that is aided by past negative experiences. But when older memories are coupled with stress, individuals are likely to perceive danger in harmless circumstances, according to a paper published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Published: 8 Aug 2017

Newly discovered pathway for pain processing could lead to new treatments

The discovery of a new biological pathway involved in pain processing offers hope of using existing cancer drugs to replace the use of opioids in chronic pain treatment, according to scientists at McGill University.

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Published: 8 Aug 2017

Playing with your brain

Human-computer interactions, such as playing video games, can have a negative impact on the brain, says a new Canadian study published in Molecular Psychiatry. For over 10 years, scientists have told us that action video game players exhibit better visual attention, motor control abilities and short-term memory. But, could these benefits come at a cost?

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Published: 8 Aug 2017

Speeding up SSRIs

For people suffering from depression, a day without treatment can seem like a lifetime. A new study explains why the most commonly prescribed antidepressants can take as long as six weeks to have an effect. The findings could one day lead to more effective and faster acting drugs.

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Published: 3 Aug 2017

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