Insight into way enzymes work could shape future therapeutic production
Researchers at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine have made important strides in understanding the functioning of enzymes that play an integral role in the production of antibiotics and other therapeutics. Their findings are published in Science.
Researchers identify path to improve HER2+ breast cancer susceptibility to approved therapies
Food can trigger overconsumption similar to alcohol and drugs, but it is not the whole story
A large analysis of personality studies has found that people with obesity behave somewhat like people with addictions to alcohol or drugs. But obesity is also a complex condition that cannot be fully explained by the addiction model.
Adoption of methods that could reduce costs and spare animal models
Quebec’s First Online Bachelor of Nursing Program to be Launched at McGill Thanks to the Doggone Foundation
It’s a proven way to improve patient safety and outcomes, and meet the evolving health needs of the aging Quebec population. It’s a way to make higher education in nursing available to all communities in the province. It’s a way to increase the pool of potential candidates for graduate-level education to produce the next generation of nurse leaders, researchers and educators, as well as nurse practitioners.
Scientists demonstrate flaws in protein detection tools, and outline a solution
A new study points to the need for better antibody validation, and outlines a process that other labs can use to make sure the antibodies they work with function properly.
TITLE: Augmentation of cell numbers and function in the immune system by in vivo administration of North American (NA) ginseng (Panax Quinquefolium): Assessment in normal and cancer-bearing infant, juvenile, adult and elderly mice
Reinhardt lab published new mechanisms in elastic fiber formation in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS)
Title: Fibulin-4 exerts a dual role in LTBP-4L–mediated matrix assembly and function
Montreal, September 23, 2019 – According to a recent study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, the biological clock influences immune response efficacy. Indeed, CD8 T cells, which are essential to fight infections and cancers, function very differently according to the time of day.
On July 17, 2019, Mr David Graham, Member of Parliament for the riding of Laurentides-Labelle, visited the Department of Physiology and had lunch with our graduate students.
On September 13, 2019, Campus Public Safety recognized Dr. Alvin Shrier with the 2019 Safety Ambassador Award for his work as Chair of the University Laboratory Safety Committee. To see the McGill Reporter article, click here.
McGill University is participating in a new research project titled Tête première (head first), led by the team of neuropsychologist Dr. Louis De Beaumont, a researcher at the CIUSSS du Nord-de-l’Île-de-Montréal research centre and a professor in the Department of Surgery at Université de Montréal. The project will assess the brain’s capacities to sustain blows to the head during a full university football season.
A clinical psychologist and Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine, Anthony Bossis, PhD will be at McGill University in Montreal on September 12, 2019 to deliver a talk titled “Psychedelic Research: Implications for Palliative Care and End-of-Life Existential Distress.”
Researchers uncover new protein that plays key role in bacterial infections
Researchers have long been interested in the question of whether a correlation exists between one’s early-life environment and suicide rates, with studies on the topic dating back to the 1980s. However, these studies have focused on individual countries or on only one or few risk factors. As a result, the lack of any meta-analysis of the data has made it difficult to draw any coherent conclusions.