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Researchers identify improved avenues to train plastic surgeons in microsurgery

Adoption of methods that could reduce costs and spare animal models

Published: 25 Oct 2019

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.

Published: 24 Oct 2019

Improving research with more effective antibodies

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.

Published: 15 Oct 2019

Dr. Sandra Miller published an article in Current Trends in Immunology

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

Published: 7 Oct 2019

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

Published: 30 Sep 2019

Study shows the biological clock influences immune response efficiency

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.

Published: 23 Sep 2019

Member of Parliament David Graham visits the Department of Physiology

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.

Published: 23 Sep 2019

Dr. Alvin Shrier receives the 2019 Safety Ambassador Award

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.

Published: 18 Sep 2019

A Canadian First: Research Project will study blows to the head in University Football

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.

Published: 11 Sep 2019

Four Burning Questions with Anthony Bossis, PhD

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.” 

Published: 9 Sep 2019

How Salmonella tackles cellular defense mechanisms

Researchers uncover new protein that plays key role in bacterial infections

Published: 9 Sep 2019

Early life factors connected to suicide risk later in life

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.

Published: 9 Sep 2019

Amal Seffouh, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ortega lab, publishes her most recent work about the role of RbgA in the maturation of the 50S ribosomal subunit

Amal Seffouh, a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Ortega lab, publishes her most recent work about the role of RbgA in the maturation of the 50S ribosomal subunit.


Click here to read the paper.


Published: 9 Sep 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

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


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