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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

Entre-Nous with Dr. Mark Ware

In July 2018 Dr. Mark Ware took a leave of absence from his position as Associate Professor in the Departments of Anesthesia and Family Medicine at McGill University’s Faculty of Medicine in order to become the Chief Medical Officer for the Canopy Growth Corporation. On November 7 he returns to McGill where he will deliver the 41st annual Osler Lectureship “100 years of cannabis: a journey from William Osler to the modern era,” beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the Charles F....

Published: 2 Nov 2018

For new HPV DNA test, study finds there may be little benefit in screening women aged 55 with a negative test

Regular cytology screening (pap or smear test) is still the most commonly used HPV screening method, and can prevent cancers up to age 75 years, although benefits decline with age For the newly introduced HPV DNA test, which offers a higher degree of accuracy, women aged 55 who have a negative test were predicted to be at low risk of cervical cancer 

A single negative human papillomavirus (HPV) DNA test – a newly introduced test whic...

Published: 2 Nov 2018

Centre for Medical Education taking steps to become an institute

By Philip Fine

If reactions at a Faculty Town Hall meeting held September 17 are any indicator, the Centre for Medical Education may soon be called the Institute of Health Sciences Education. Among its reasons for transforming into an institute would be to both offer graduate degrees in health sciences education (HSE) and to appoint academics conducting scholarly work in the field.

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Published: 24 Oct 2018

Weight loss success linked with active self-control regions of the brain

Source: Cell Metabolism

New research suggests that higher-level brain functions have a major role in losing weight. In a study among 24 participants at a weight-loss clinic, those who achieved greatest success in terms of weight loss demonstrated more activity in the brain regions of the lateral prefrontal cortex associated with self-control. The results of the study were published in Cell Metabolism on October 18.

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Published: 18 Oct 2018

Brain cancer fundraiser leads to important discovery

Brain cancer begins in stem cells, targeting them may prevent tumour growth

Researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) have found an exciting new way of treating brain cancer.

Late stage brain cancer cells are heterogeneous — they differ down to the molecular level. This makes developing treatments at this stage difficult, because a drug that may be effective against one cell may not be effective against another.

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Published: 15 Oct 2018

Existing cancer drugs could prove beneficial for more patients

Researchers discover additional targets for existing drugs used to treat a specific melanoma

 

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Published: 4 Oct 2018

MEDTEQ and HBHL join forces to simplify and accelerate the commercialization of innovative medical technologies in neuroscience

The Consortium for Industrial Research and Innovation in Medical Technologies, MEDTEQ, and the Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives (HBHL) initiative of McGill University are pleased to announce a joint agreement that will harmonize the process of developing research and innovation projects related to medical technologies....

Published: 3 Oct 2018

Disease causing mutation found in French-Canadians

Carriers at higher risk of developing neurodegenerative disease

A team of Canadian scientists, including researchers at the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) has discovered the first French-Canadian founder mutation gene linked to synucleinopathies, a group of neurodegenerative diseases that includes Parkinson’s disease (PD), dementia with Lewy-Bodies (DLB) and multiple system atrophy (MSA).

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Published: 1 Oct 2018

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