Genes reveal kidney cancer’s risk of recurrence
Studying the mutations in kidney cancer after surgery could help to better predict the risk of the disease coming back, according to the latest results of a decade-long international study.
The research, undertaken by a team of 44 researchers at 23 institutions across Europe and Canada, including McGill University, is the largest to link the genetic changes that occur in kidney cancer to patient outcomes.
McGill researchers’ studies offer promise for lung and brain cancer treatment
Two seminal studies from McGill University, investigating immune landscapes of lung and brain tumours, were published today in Nature. This work was led by Logan Walsh, Daniela Quail and Peter Siegel, researchers at the Rosalind and Morris Goodman Cancer Institute and Philippe Joubert from Université Laval.
McGill and RI-MUHC awarded $5.1 million for infectious disease research
New funding of $5.1 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI), announced today by the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Innovation, Science and Industry, will help researchers Marcel Behr, MD, PhD, and Silvia Vidal, PhD, ensure that Canada is better prepared for the next pandemic.
First graduating class of GCHM program
We are so proud to have graduated our very first cohort of the Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management (GCHM) program!
Low levels of air pollution deadlier than previously thought
The World Health Organization’s most recent estimates (2016) are that over 4.2 million people die prematurely each year due to long-term exposure to fine particulate outdoor air pollution (often referred to as PM2.5,).
SCSD Free Hearing Screenings
For Children (3+) and Adults
Thursday November 24th & Friday November 25th, 2022
9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Music Media and Technology (CIRMMT)
527 Sherbrooke Street West, Montreal, 8th Floor
Hearing information will be provided and an audiologist will be on site to answer questions
Cecile Baccanale joins McGill as University Veterinarian and Associate Vice-Principal, Animal Care
It is my great pleasure to announce that Dr. Cecile Baccanale has accepted the position of McGill University Veterinarian and Associate Vice-Principal, Animal Care. Dr. Baccanale is also appointed Full Professor (Professional) in the Department of Medicine (Division of Experimental Medicine) in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. Her appointment will commence on October 17, 2022.
The surprising Swiss-Army-knife-like functions of a powerful enzyme
Blue-green algae (AKA cyanobacteria) have a superpower which likely helps them be highly successful as invaders of waterways. They have an extraordinary ability to store energy and nitrogen in their cells for times of need. But how exactly they do so remains only partly understood.
September is World Alzheimer’s Month, an opportunity to raise awareness and demystify dementia
The McGill University Dementia Education Program is excited to unveil its new website design this month. Please visit www.mcgill.ca/dementia to access free resources created by a team of multidisciplinary health care leaders to educate and support people living with dementia (PLWD) and their care partners. Here are a few examples of what you can find online!