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The unexpected creates reward when listening to music

Scientists prove difference between expected/actual outcomes cause reward response

If you love it when a musician strikes that unexpected but perfect chord, you are not alone. New research shows the musically unexpected activates the reward centre of our brains, and makes us learn about the music as we listen.

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Published: 12 Feb 2019

New study shows HPV not likely transmittable through the hand

Researchers seek to answer longstanding debate

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Published: 11 Feb 2019

The Neuro gets Canada’s first whole-body 7T MRI

Scanner will deliver clear images of the nervous system in exceptional detail

Scientists will see the human nervous system in microscopic detail thanks to the installation of Canada’s first 7-Tesla whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner on Feb. 5.

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Published: 5 Feb 2019

A first set of research guidelines for the field of neurofeedback

Publication of checklist a product of collaborative initiative

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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.

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Published: 4 Feb 2019

New method may better predict the best treatment for burn wounds

Technique involves use of non-invasive digital infrared imaging

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Published: 31 Jan 2019

Reinhardt lab receives 5-year CIHR grant to investigate extracellular matrix-mediated regulation of microRNAs in health and disease.

Reinhardt lab receives 5-year CIHR grant to investigate extracellular matrix-mediated regulation of microRNAs in health and disease. Congratulations!

Published: 24 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

 

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Published: 23 Jan 2019

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

In conversation with Dr. Gustavo Turecki

To mark the 75th anniversary of McGill University’s Department of Psychiatry, Canada’s first academic department in the field, a special symposium will be held at the St. James Theatre on November 29. Under the theme “Looking Forward, Looking Back” the event will provide participants with the opportunity to hear from a distinguished lineup of international speakers and to network with old and new colleagues alike....

Published: 9 Nov 2018

ALS Quebec launches Taking Care, a virtual learning environment for caregivers

Montreal, Thursday, November 8, 2018 – With the financial support of L’Appui national pour les proches aidants d’aînés and the collaboration of McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning (SCSIL), the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Society of Quebec is proud to launch a virtual education program Taking Care, intended for those caring for someone living with ALS.

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Published: 8 Nov 2018

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