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Gut hormone increases response to food

Ghrelin promotes conditioning to food-related odours

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Published: 12 Dec 2018

Stigma impairs cognition in men living with HIV

Reducing stigma may address cognitive impairment in this population

A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention.

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Published: 27 Nov 2018

Some research may be encouraging ineffective prescriptions, says new study

Concerns raised about efficacy of off-label use of already approved drugs

A new paper published by McGill University researchers in JAMA Internal Medicine suggests that some clinical trials may promote the use of ineffective and costly treatments. That’s the opposite of what clinical trials are aimed at, namely preventing ineffective and costly treatments from being taken up by physicians and patients.

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Published: 26 Nov 2018

ALS researcher receives important grant

Gary Armstrong will use fish models to understand nervous system signaling

A researcher from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is one of eight scientists to receive a grant this year from the ALS Society of Canada.

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Published: 16 Nov 2018

Can't sleep? Fruit flies and energy drinks offer new clues

Source: MUHC Newsroom

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Published: 16 Nov 2018

For new HPV DNA test, study finds there may be little benefit in screening women aged 55 with a negative test

Regular cytology screening (pap or smear test) is still the most commonly used HPV screening method, and can prevent cancers up to age 75 years, although benefits decline with age For the newly introduced HPV DNA test, which offers a higher degree of accuracy, women aged 55 who have a negative test were predicted to be at low risk of cervical cancer 

A single negative human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test – a newly introduced test which can detect c...

Published: 2 Nov 2018

Weight loss success linked with active self-control regions of the brain

Source: Cell Metabolism

New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control. The results of the study were published in Cell Metabolism on October 18.

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Published: 18 Oct 2018

Brain cancer fundraiser leads to important discovery

Brain cancer begins in stem cells, targeting them may prevent tumour growth

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) have found an exciting new way of treating brain cancer.

Late stage brain cancer cells are heterogeneous — they differ down to the molecular level. This makes developing treatments at this stage difficult, because a drug that may be effective against one cell may not be effective against another.

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Published: 15 Oct 2018

Existing cancer drugs could prove beneficial for more patients

Researchers discover additional targets for existing drugs used to treat a specific melanoma

 

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Published: 4 Oct 2018

MEDTEQ and HBHL join forces to simplify and accelerate the commercialization of innovative medical technologies in neuroscience

The Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technologies, MEDTEQ, and the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative of McGill University are pleased to announce a joint agreement that will harmonize the process of developing research and innovation projects related to medical technologies....

Published: 3 Oct 2018

Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians

Carriers at higher risk of developing neurodegenerative disease

A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) has discovered the first French-Canadian founder mutation gene linked to synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia with Lewy-Bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA).

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Published: 1 Oct 2018

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building Update – Additional Areas to Reopen Sept. 10-14

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

Further to last week’s update on the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, during which we confirmed the opening of the 5th and 6th floor amphitheatres and 2nd floor classrooms, we are pleased to report that the following additional areas will be opened as follows:

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Published: 10 Sep 2018

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building Update – 2nd, 5th and 6th Floors to re-open September 4

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

With the new academic year set to begin in earnest, I am pleased to report a great deal of progress has been made with respect to remediation efforts at the McIntyre Building following the July 13 fire. I take this opportunity to thank the University’s Project Review team who have taken over the reins from the Emergency Operations Committee and who continue their meticulous work to minimize disruptions to our community.

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Published: 31 Aug 2018

The link between obesity, the brain, and genetics

When it comes to weight gain, the problem may be mostly in our heads, and our genes

Clinicians should consider how the way we think can make us vulnerable to obesity, and how obesity is genetically intertwined with brain structure and mental performance, according to new research.

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Published: 28 Aug 2018

McIntyre post-fire update – August 10

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

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Published: 10 Aug 2018

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