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New PhD program in Quantitative Life Sciences approved

By Gillian Woodford

An innovative interdisciplinary PhD program will bridge the gap between the quantitative and biological domains to improve life sciences research.

Published: 18 Apr 2019

Anti-inflammatory drugs ineffective for prevention of Alzheimer’s disease

Study sheds light on longstanding debate


Published: 5 Apr 2019

Predicting Breast Cancer Metastasis to the Lung and Liver with Biomarkers

By Josh Kaiser

For about 20% to 30% of breast cancer patients, their primary tumour will spread to other organs such as the bones, lungs, liver, or brain. Remarkably, this metastasis to other organs accounts for 90% of deaths during breast cancer treatment. Unfortunately, many of the specific cellular processes regulating breast cancer metastasis are poorly understood and there are currently no targeted treatments.

Published: 4 Apr 2019

McGill approves new Institute of Health Sciences Education

By Matthew Brett

McGill University is now home to a new Institute of Health Sciences Education thanks to a motion approved by its Board of Governors in February.

The Institute, which replaces the existing Centre for Medical Education, is now an academic hiring and teaching unit that can provide graduate programs in health sciences education.

Published: 1 Apr 2019

Student-led events aim to raise awareness of speech-language pathology issues

Students from the McGill University Faculty of Medicine’s School of Communication Sciences and Disorders (SCSD) have once again been busy organizing a series of events for spring 2019. Working under the guidance of Dr.

Published: 1 Apr 2019

Press Release: Canadian researchers and international collaborators seek to improve the care of people living with dementia and their families

March 14, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Canadian Institutes of Health Research and Public Health Agency of Canada

Receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a disorienting experience for the person diagnosed and their families. A diagnosis often leaves the person and their families searching for information and guidance on health and social services that are available to assist them in their daily lives.

Published: 22 Mar 2019

Four Burning Questions for Madhukar Pai & Dick Menzies on World TB Day

March 24th is World TB Day. Tuberculosis (TB) is an ancient disease that killed humans as far back as 600 BC. Sadly, even in 2019, it is the leading infectious killer of humanity.

Published: 21 Mar 2019

Talking women’s health with Dr. Gabrielle Cassir

A native Montrealer, Dr. Gabrielle Cassir completed her medical school and residency training at Université de Montreal. During her time as a medical student, she was also able to experience the American health care system, spending two months at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami.

Published: 1 Mar 2019

Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy selected as 2019 Sloan Research Fellow

An Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine and a member of the Cell Information Systems group at McGill’s Life Sciences Complex, Dr. Arjun Krishnaswamy was recently included among the 126 outstanding early-career researchers selected for 2019 Sloan Research Fellowships.

Published: 28 Feb 2019

New study shows HPV not likely transmittable through the hand

Researchers seek to answer longstanding debate

Published: 11 Feb 2019

A first set of research guidelines for the field of neurofeedback

Publication of checklist a product of collaborative initiative

Published: 5 Feb 2019

Shared genetic marker offers new promise in targeting specific ovarian and lung cancers

Two new papers, published simultaneously in Nature Communications and led by researchers at McGill University, offer promise that a drug currently used to treat estrogen positive breast cancer may be effective in treating two different types of cancer, one rare and one common form.

Published: 4 Feb 2019

New method may better predict the best treatment for burn wounds

Technique involves use of non-invasive digital infrared imaging

Published: 31 Jan 2019

Quebec researchers among recipients of $34 million ‘Grand Challenge’ Grant from Cancer Research UK to combat cancer

McGill and MUHC research teams part of an international effort to uncover how chronic inflammation causes cancer


Published: 23 Jan 2019

Dr Beth Cummings re-appointed as Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education

The Dean, Faculty of medicine and the Vice-Dean, Academic affiars are pleased to announce the re-appointment of Dr Beth-Ann Cummings to the position of Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education (UGME), Faculty of Medicine, McGill University. Dr Cummings originally took on this role in 2016. This re-appointment will extend her term to five years.

Published: 8 Jan 2019