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Move to single-patient rooms at MUHC’s Glen site resulted in immediate and long-lasting decrease of infection rates

The move to single-patient rooms at the McGill University Health Centre’s (MUHC) Glen site in 2015 resulted in significantly reduced rates of hospital-acquired infections, suggests a study published today in the highly respected journal JAMA: Internal Medicine

Published: 20 Aug 2019

A new study shows that the hippocampus retains traces of negative and stressful experiences which are linked to depressive behaviours

Depression can be associated with behaviours such as social avoidance, that is, the refusal to interact with others for fear of being judged or criticized. Physicians and other mental health workers have noted that patients with depressive disorders exhibit cognitive symptoms, especially with regard to memory.

Published: 13 Aug 2019

Two McGill professors lead new Stand Up to Cancer Canada Metastatic Breast Cancer Dream Team

Marc Miller, Member of Parliament (Ville-Marie–Le Sud-Ouest–Île-des-Sœurs, Quebec) and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations, on behalf of the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health, announced today at McGill an investment of up to $6 million for a scientific task force of top researchers to develop new and improved approaches to cancer treatment and care.

Published: 12 Aug 2019

Surgery simulators are key to assessment of trainees

AI and virtual reality can determine neurosurgeon expertise with 90% accuracy

Machine learning-guided virtual reality simulators can help neurosurgeons develop the skills they need before they step in the operating room, according to a new study.

Published: 2 Aug 2019

Study finds Nunavik Inuit are genetically unique

Variants found in this population may predispose to brain aneurysm

A new study has found that an Inuit population in Canada’s Arctic are genetically distinct from any known group, and certain genetic variants are correlated with brain aneurysm.

Published: 23 Jul 2019

Dr. Joseph Hill named 2019 recipient of the Louis and Artur Lucian Award

The recipient of the 2019 Louis and Artur Lucian Award is Dr. Joseph Hill from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. The award, established through a bequest to McGill University by the late Olga Leibovici to honour her two brothers, was designed to honour outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition.

Published: 12 Jul 2019

Minister of Health Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces investment of $150M to create “Team Canada of Cancer Research”

MONCTON, NB – The federal Minister of Health, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, announced today an investment of $150 million over five years by the Government of Canada for the creation of the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres network.

Published: 11 Jul 2019

Dr Julian Huertas-Garcia joins the Division of General Internal Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Julian Huertas Garcia to the Department of Medicine as of 1 July 2019.

Dr Huertas-Garcia has been appointed to the Attending Staff of the MUHC Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, based at the Lachine Hospital, and as an Assistant Professor in the McGill University Department of Medicine.

Published: 11 Jul 2019

Research team receives $6M to find new ways to treat metastatic breast cancer

Source: Terry Fox Research Institute

What is the best way to starve cancer cells? What role does obesity play in metastatic breast cancer and how does it affect the tumour microenvironment? Might combining a chemotherapeutic agent with a drug now used to treat diabetes be part of an effective therapy for metastatic breast cancer?

Published: 4 Jul 2019

Aida Razi’s last PhD thesis chapter now published online in the Nucleic Acids Research journal. This publication features the first cryo-EM structures obtained by the Ortega lab in the Titan Krios microscope at FEMR-McGill

Aida Razi’s last PhD thesis chapter now published online in the Nucleic Acids Research journal. This publication features the first cryo-EM structures obtained by the Ortega lab in the Titan Krios microscope at FEMR-McGill.

 

Read the paper at https://academic.oup.com/nar/advance-article/doi/10.1093/nar/gkz571/5527280?searchresult=1

Published: 4 Jul 2019

Researchers unlock mysteries of complex microRNA oncogenes

New research led by McGill’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre improves our understanding of microRNAs

 

Published: 27 Jun 2019

McGill researchers reveal how protein mutation is involved in rare brain development disorder

Discovery could provide clues to potential therapies

Rearing its head in infancy, Christianson Syndrome is a rare disorder whose symptoms include intellectual disability, seizures and difficulty standing or walking. Although it is becoming increasingly diagnosed, with little being known about the neural mechanism behind the disease, therapeutic options for patients remain limited.

Published: 27 Jun 2019

Dr Natalie Dayan named Quebec's First Research Chair in Women's Heart Health!

Dr Natalie Dayan was named Quebec’s first Research Chair in Women’s Heart Health on 18 June 2019!

Published: 19 Jun 2019

Dr Isabelle Malhamé joins the Division of General Internal Medicine

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Isabelle Malhamé to the Division of General Internal Medicine as of June 1, 2019. Dr Malhamé has been appointed to the Attending Staff of the MUHC Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, and as an Assistant Professor in the McGill University Department of Medicine. 

Published: 19 Jun 2019

A Quebec first: Research chair in women’s heart health

Heart & Stroke and McGill University to create Early-Career Professorship in Women’s Heart Health

Published: 18 Jun 2019

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