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Pregnancy-specific anxiety may impact how long a woman exclusively breastfeeds her child.

Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended by the World Health Organization for the first six months of life because of the benefits for both mom and baby. In Canada, approximately 32% of women meet this recommendation.

Published: 17 Jun 2019

McGill receives its largest gift for Indigenous education

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a US$1.25-million grant to McGill University, in support of a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative. The Initiative will be implemented over the next five years.

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Published: 14 Jun 2019

McGill University’s Centre of Genomics and Policy Receives Funding to Create Ethics and Governance Resources for the Human Cell Atlas Initiative

The Chan Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI), The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust, and the Klarman Family Foundation today announced $468,860 in collaborative funding to support ethical biomedical research and responsible data sharing for the Human Cell Atlas (HCA), an international effort to map all cells in the human body.

Published: 11 Jun 2019

Inducing seizures to stop seizures

Cortical stimulation-induced seizures have the potential to guide epilepsy surgery, significantly reducing hospital stays

Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. A new study finds that inducing seizures before surgery may be a convenient and cost-effective way to determine the brain region where seizures are coming from.

Published: 11 Jun 2019

$27.9 million investment to fund the Québec Cancer Consortium to develop novel therapeutics and biomarkers for cancer

The Québec Cancer Consortium for Novel Therapeutics and Biomarkers (QCC), a collaboration between six leading hospital and cancer research centre sites based in Montreal led by McGill University’s Goodman Cancer Research Centre (GCRC) was awarded $10M in new funding from the Ministère de l’Économie et de l’Innovation (MEI) du Québec through its Fonds d’accélération des collaborations en santé (FACS) program.

Published: 4 Jun 2019

Government of Canada invests in McGill and youth-led research project tackling sexual and gender-based violence

Today at La rue des femmes de Montréal, the Honourable Marc Garneau Minister of Transport, announced on behalf of the Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister of International Development and Minister for Women and Gender Equality, an investment of more than $4.49 million for research tackling gender-based violence in Canada.

Published: 31 May 2019

Towards a new era of small animal imaging research

Have you ever spent half an hour trying to take the best photo of your pets but they won't stay still in the perfect angle? This is also true for small animal imaging research using positron emission tomography (PET). Because of this, the use of anesthesia is a widespread practice in animal imaging.

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Published: 30 May 2019

Chandra finds stellar duos banished from galaxies

Astronomers use the term "binary" system to refer to pairs of stars orbiting around each other. These stellar pairs can consist of combinations of stars like our Sun, or more exotic and denser varieties such as neutron stars or even black holes.

Published: 28 May 2019

Affordable, life-saving medicines for all: McGill adopts Global Access Licensing Principles for research conducted on campus

McGill University, in conjunction with Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM), has committed to increasing access to life-saving medicines by adopting Global Access Licensing Principles.

Published: 23 May 2019

Thirteen early-career researchers explore new frontiers

By Meaghan Thurston

Published: 23 May 2019

A step closer to identifying cause of a blinding disease

Researchers find clue to rare genetic disorder

Leber hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON) is an inherited form of vision loss that causes people to have trouble with their colour vision and difficulty seeing in the centre of their visual field. Due to the founder effect from the filles du roi, there is a disproportionate preponderance of a particular LHON mutation among the French-Canadian population.

Published: 22 May 2019

Detecting bacteria in space

Scientists at the University of Montreal and McGill University have pioneered and tested a new genomic methodology which reveals a complex bacterial ecosystem at work on the International Space Station.

Published: 22 May 2019

Widespread permafrost degradation seen in high Arctic terrain

Rapid changes in terrain are taking place in Canada’s high Arctic polar deserts due to increases in summer air temperatures.

Published: 22 May 2019

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