By Gillian Woodford
An innovative interdisciplinary PhD program will bridge the gap between the quantitative and biological domains to improve life sciences research.
Study sheds light on longstanding debate
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Researchers seek to answer longstanding debate
Publication of checklist a product of collaborative initiative
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.
Technique involves use of non-invasive digital infrared imaging
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
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.