Health and Lifestyle

$10-million gift strengthens McGill's commitment to brain research, young researchers and faster results for patients

Published: 20Jun2018

A transformative gift of $10 million from the Irving Ludmer Family Foundation in support of the Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health will expand the Centre’s internationally...

New Insight Into How Autism Might Develop in Human Brain

Published: 26Jun2018

In a study published in Stem Cell Reports, a McGill University team of scientists led by Dr. Carl Ernst, researcher at the Douglas Hospital Research Centre, revealed a molecular mechanism that may...

15-minutes of exercise creates optimal brain state for mastering new motor skills

Published: 9Jul2018

If you want to learn to walk a tightrope, it’s a good idea to go for a short run after each practice session. That’s because a recent study in NeuroImage demonstrates that exercise performed...

Towards a better understanding of Parkinson’s disease

Published: 3Jul2018

A new study, published today in Nature Structural & Molecular Biology, moves researchers closer to understanding one of the crucial proteins involved in Parkinson’s disease.

Rewriting our understanding of gastric tumours

Published: 26Jul2018

The immune system can be an important ally in the fight against cancer. A study from McGill scientists published today in Science suggests that the reverse may also be true – that abnormal...

Nano-sized traps show promise in diagnosing pathogenic bacterial infections

Published: 30Jul2018

A new type of “lab on a chip” developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just...

Latent TB Treatment: Shorter is Better

Published: 2Aug2018

Treatment of latent tuberculosis is set to transform after a pair of studies from the Research-Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) revealed that a shorter treatment was safer...

Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease

Published: 6Feb2018

The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by...

Misery does not love company

Published: 31Jan2018

With as many as four in 10 Canadian teachers leaving the field within their first five years, what can be done to keep more of them in the classroom?  

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