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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

 

Published: 23 Jan 2019

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.

Published: 26 Nov 2018

Can't sleep? Fruit flies and energy drinks offer new clues

Source: MUHC Newsroom

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.

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.

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.

Published: 18 Oct 2018

Existing cancer drugs could prove beneficial for more patients

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

 

Published: 4 Oct 2018

$2 million research grant awarded to McGill Nursing represents ‘powerful endorsement’ of the profession

By Christina Kozakiewicz, Ingram School of Nursing

Published: 26 Sep 2018

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building Update – Additional Areas to Reopen Sept. 10-14

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

Further to last week’s update on the McIntyre Medical Sciences Building, during which we confirmed the opening of the 5th and 6th floor amphitheatres and 2nd floor classrooms, we are pleased to report that the following additional areas will be opened as follows:

Published: 10 Sep 2018

Daring to explore with physician astronaut David Saint-Jacques

By Diane Weidner, Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning

Published: 4 Sep 2018

McIntyre Medical Sciences Building Update – 2nd, 5th and 6th Floors to re-open September 4

To all members of the Faculty of Medicine,

With the new academic year set to begin in earnest, I am pleased to report a great deal of progress has been made with respect to remediation efforts at the McIntyre Building following the July 13 fire. I take this opportunity to thank the University’s Project Review team who have taken over the reins from the Emergency Operations Committee and who continue their meticulous work to minimize disruptions to our community.

Published: 31 Aug 2018

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