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The Cardiac Surgery and Interventional Cardiology teams at the Jewish General Hospital (JGH) have joined forces to perform Quebec’s first robot-assisted coronary bypass, immediately followed by angiography (imaging of the blood vessels) to implant two stents (small tubes to keep arteries unblocked) during a single surgical session. This achievement was made possible through collaborative efforts in the Integrated Cardiovascular Science Program at the JGH.
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McGill, the Jewish General Hospital and the global AIDS community lost one of their leading advocates and researchers on Tuesday, when Dr. Mark A. Wainberg drowned while on vacation in Florida. Wainberg’s research and collaborations on AIDS and HIV, including the initial identification of the 3TC anti-viral drug, have saved millions of lives around the world.
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On April 7, 2017, McGill’s School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) held its annual Name-Tag ceremony, as third-year students gathered in the R. Howard Palmer Amphitheatre at the McIntyre Medical Building. The ceremony is an important milestone in the students’ paths marking the transition from their undergraduate studies to the beginning of their clinical fieldwork, before many go on to graduate studies.
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The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) is recognized worldwide for its research and clinical expertise in Parkinson’s disease (PD). PD is a motor neuron disease that is generally associated with old age, but people can also develop it in their thirties and forties. Characteristic symptoms include tremor, rigidity and gait dysfunction, mood and sleep disorders, and cognitive degeneration. About 100,000 Canadians have PD.
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When all treatments failed and time was running short for a boy diagnosed with leukemia, his doctor teamed up with the MUHC pediatric Research Ethics Board to come up with a made-to-measure study that brought back hope.
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On March 29, McGill University’s Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning launched a special Simnovate supplement of the British Medical Journal (BMJ) Simulation and Technology Enhanced Learning. The event, held at the Omni Hotel in Montreal, featured an academic symposium as a sequel to last May’s highly successful Simnovate International Summit, which drew 150 “simnovators” from around the world.
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Working together to accelerate research into neurological diseases, three leading players in Canada’s health sciences sector are joining forces in a unique multi-million dollar partnership to create a novel drug development platform that will help advance new therapeutics for some of the most debilitating conditions such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, and Parkinson’s disease. The initiative, under the banner of ‘NeuroCDRD’, is jointly led by The Centre for Drug Research and Development (CDRD), Canada’s national drug development engine, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital at McGill University (MNI), and Merck, known as MSD outside the United States and Canada
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McGill University is the world’s third-best university for the study of Anatomy & Physiology, behind only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
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In honour of International Women’s Day and Montreal’s 375th anniversary, we share with you the stories of Drs. Jessie Boyd Scriver and Maude Abbott, two great McGillians and Montreal pioneers.
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In January, Québec Science magazine announced its 10 Discoveries of the Year for 2016, and McGill researchers played key roles in six of them. Today, one of these discoveries was awarded Québec Science’s “Découverte de l’année 2016 – Prix du public”. Congratulations to Professor Sylvain Martel of Polytechnique Montréal’s Nanorobotics Laboratory, and the team of co-investigators from McGill (Drs. Té Vuong, Gerald Batist, Maryam Tabizian, Nicole Beauchemin, Danuta Radzioch) and the Université de Montréal (Dr. Louis Gaboury, Dr. Michel Lafleur).
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