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A patient from the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) with heart failure has successfully received a Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillator (CRT-D) that will allow him to safely undergo full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. The surgery was performed by Dr. Vidal Essebag, Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology at the MUHC.
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In 1965, a young immunology researcher named Phil Gold, along with his PhD supervisor Samuel Freedman, achieved what was widely dismissed as a pipe dream at the time: they discovered the world’s first cancer biomarker. What many may not know is that, fresh from his CEA victory, Dr. Gold was asked to represent McGill at Expo 67.
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McGill University’s Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology recently hosted its annual commemorative service to honour those who donated their bodies to science education at the university. For the first time this year, all inter-professional students who interact with the donors were invited to participate, helping families to see the full impact of the donor’s decision in preparing students for the future.
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The question of whether outdoor activities can have a beneficial impact on mental health has been a point of fascination within the health profession for many years. In fact, the belief that contact with nature promotes mental health was a primary motivation in building the Douglas Mental Health University Institute in the relative countryside of Montreal, writes Dr. Robert Whitley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, in his latest Huffington Post blog entry.
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Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Assistant Professor in the School of Physical and Occupational Therapy was among a trio of McGillians named 2017 Young Scientists by the World Economic Forum. The Forum honours 55 Young Scientists under the age of 40 in recognition of their contribution to cutting-edge research. The 2017 cohort of Young Scientists assemble a distinguished cohort of top talent making an impact on research as diverse as quantum and computer science, physics and materials science, biology and bio-engineering, medical and neuroscience, and energy and environment.
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In 2014, Dr. Geoffroy Noël set into motion an innovative new teaching and learning laboratory class, one that’s also given students an effective way to review material where students teach other students anatomy. The program takes that peer teaching even one step further, by mixing together three different Faculty disciplines.
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As the third edition of the Summer Institute in Infectious Diseases and Global Health closed on June 24, Dr. Madhukar Pai, Director of McGill Global Health Programs highlights the importance of empowering patients in the fight against TB in his latest article on Huffington Post Canada.
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A generous donation by The Tenaquip Foundation will improve the quality of care available to ALS patients at The Neuro, and increase the rate at which researchers can evaluate new ALS drugs. The Foundation’s $1.5M donation will help create the world’s first Phase 1 clinical trial unit dedicated to developing drugs for all forms of ALS.
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In an interview with the Montreal Gazette on June 16, Premier Philippe Couillard acknowledged the critical role of the McGill University Health Centre while ending speculation about potential mergers and trusteeship. As a result, we can now focus on what needs to be done to ensure the MUHC remains at the forefront of patient care, teaching and research.
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As the average age of the population rises, care is moving out of the hospitals and into homes. To help prepare clinicians and caregivers, the Steinberg Centre for Simulation and Interactive Learning created a simulated apartment.
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