Health and Lifestyle

New study uncovers vast variation and significant deficits in tuberculosis care in urban India

Published: 25Sep2018

On September 26, Heads of State will gather in New York at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s first-ever high-level meeting on tuberculosis (TB) to accelerate efforts to end TB and reach...

New means to fight ‘un-killable’ bacteria in healthcare settings

Published: 13Sep2018

Scientists at the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) have identified new means of fighting drug-tolerant bacteria, a growing global threat as menacing as drug...

Complete make-over in fight of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis

Published: 7Sep2018

Several new medicines have been found to be more effective than traditional ones used to treat multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB), according to a new international collaborative study led by...

New genetics findings unravel key components of fracture risk in osteoporosis

Published: 30Aug2018

The largest study ever to investigate the genetics of osteoporosis and fracture risk determined that only two examined factors – bone mineral density (BMD) and muscle strength – play a potentially...

$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...

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