Medicine Research

Fundraiser to support research to help defeat cancer suffered by Tragically Hip frontman


With the farewell concert of legendary Canadian band The Tragically Hip now past, The Neuro is asking the public to not forget the toll brain cancers take on Canadians, and the need to find new therapies.

Classified as: Fundraiser, Kevin Petrecca, brain cancer, brain tumor, a brilliant night
Published on: 31 Aug 2016

Chemicals shown to improve low-light vision of tadpoles by sensitizing retinal cells

A multidisciplinary team including researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute has improved our understanding of how cannabinoids, the active agent in marijuana, affect vision in vertebrates.

Classified as: vision, Ruthazer, cannabinoids, retina
Published on: 25 Aug 2016

3D depth-sensing camera shown to measure walking difficulties

A commonly used device found in living rooms around the world could be a cheap and effective means of evaluating the walking difficulties of multiple sclerosis (MS) patients.

The Microsoft Kinect is a 3D depth-sensing camera used in interactive video activities such as tennis and dancing. It can be hooked up to an Xbox gaming console or a Windows computer.

Classified as: engineering, Research, Multiple Sclerosis, MS, daria trojan
Published on: 15 Aug 2016

Research underlines importance of computational power in future neurological breakthrough

Scientists at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have used a powerful tool to better understand the progression of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD), identifying its first physiological signs.

Classified as: physiology, Alan Evans, Alzheimer’s, big data, Alzheimer’s disease, ADNI, Yasser Iturria Medina
Published on: 11 Jul 2016

A team of scientists led by Dr. Michel Desjardins from the University of Montreal and Dr. Heidi McBride from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (MNI) at McGill University have discovered that two genes associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) are key regulators of the immune system, providing direct evidence linking Parkinson's to autoimmune disease.

Using both cellular and mouse models, the team has shown that proteins produced by the two genes, known as PINK1 and Parkin, are required to prevent cells from being detected and attacked by the immune system.

Classified as: genetics, mitochondria, Parkinson's, Parkinson's disease, autoimmune disease, PINK1, Parkin
Published on: 27 Jun 2016

The opioid pain-reliever tramadol appears to be associated with an increased risk of hospitalization for hypoglycemia, a potentially fatal condition caused by low blood sugar, according to a report published online by JAMA Internal Medicine.

Classified as: Research, hypoglycemia, Laurent Azoulay, low blood sugar, McGill Jewsih General Hospiyal, opiod, pain-reliever, Samy Suissa, tramadol
Published on: 8 Dec 2014

Sexual behaviour of teenage girls does not appear to have been affected by routine human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccination, according to a large study published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal).

Classified as: Research, teens, McGill, HPV, girls, sexual behaviour, Vaccine, adolescent health, CMAJ, HPV vaccination, promiscuuity, Queen's University, sexually-transmitted infections, vaccination
Published on: 8 Dec 2014

A new study of over 3,400 Canadian women provides further evidence that exposure to air-pollution may increase the risk of developing breast cancer, especially among women who have not yet had their menopause.

Classified as: Research, Cancer, pollution, breast cancer, breast cancer causes, cancer causes, golberg
Published on: 5 Dec 2014

Here is a list of experts from McGill, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital available for comment on your stories for World AIDS Day:

Classified as: McGill University, muhc, Mark Wainberg, HIV, HIV infection, immunity, infection, World AIDS Day
Published on: 27 Nov 2014

People affected by a common inherited form of autism could be helped by a drug that is being tested as a treatment for cancer, according to researchers from the University of Edinburgh and McGill University.

Classified as: McGill University, autism, Nahum Sonenberg, Fragile-X Syndrome
Published on: 27 Nov 2014

Oral human papillomavirus (HPV) infections were more common among men who had female partners with oral and/or genital HPV infection, suggesting that the transmission of HPV occurs via oral-oral and oral-genital routes, according to a McGill University study published in Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.

Classified as: McGill University, Eduardo Franco, HPV, infections, oral cancer, sexually transmitted diseases
Published on: 12 Nov 2014

The McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health (PATH) presented their first annual symposium on Friday, October 3rd at the McGill Faculty Club. Entitled Making Connections, the Centre’s inaugural seminar event gathered prominent researchers from McGill and elsewhere who have an interest in studying the relationship between physical activity and health across a broad spectrum of healthy and diseased states.

Published on: 17 Oct 2014

McGill University is mourning the passing of Rosalind Goodman, a devoted alumna, generous philanthropist, and tireless volunteer, who committed herself to energizing cancer research activities at McGill and to educating others about the disease. It is an illness she fought and survived in 2007, but one that ultimately took her life on Monday, Aug. 11.

Published on: 12 Aug 2014

In April, we emailed you about the Heartbleed vulnerability and its potential impact on McGill. All of McGill’s central IT systems have been evaluated, and updates were applied where needed. As a final precaution, we strongly encourage you to change your McGill Password without delay

If you are a McGill staff member, you are required to change your password.

Classified as: McGill Password, McGill Username and McGill Password, IT security
Published on: 14 May 2014