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Keeping our balance - a tale of two systems

Published: 11Nov2016

The transition from being sea creatures to living on land, even if it happened over 300 million years ago, seems to have left its traces on the way we keep our balance today....

The brain gives up more secrets

Published: 18Feb2016

By Julie Robert, McGill University Health Centre...

Want to rewire a neuron? You’ve got to take it slow

Published: 28Jan2016

By Katherine Gombay, McGill Newsroom New technique offers potential to reconnect neurons of people with central nervous system damage

Scientists identify key gene associated with addiction

Published: 4Aug2015

A new study published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry by a team led by Salah El Mestikawy, Ph.D., researcher at the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (CIUSSS de l’Ouest-de-l’île-de...

New hope in the fight against pain

Published: 17Feb2015

An international study led by scientists at McGill University reports, for the first time, that drugs that selectively target the melatonin MT2 receptor represent a novel class of analgesic drugs...

Blame it on your brain: salt and hypertension

Published: 22Jan2015

An international research team led by scientists at McGill University has found that excessive salt intake “reprograms” the brain, interfering with a natural safety mechanism that normally prevents...

Everything in moderation: excessive nerve cell pruning leads to disease

Published: 8Oct2013

Mechanism meant to maintain efficiency of brain network involved in neurodegenerative disease