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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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February 28th was Rare Diseases Day, an opportunity to recognize a class of disease that is often overlooked. In the past five years, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital (The Neuro) has made the study and treatment of rare diseases a major priority, hiring new specialists and support staff and coordinating activity under a new research group.
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The February 21 issue of the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) contains the intriguing story of the rediscovery of a lost portrait of Dr. Maude Abbott (1869-1940), the pioneering McGill pathologist and congenital heart disease specialist. The CMAJ article was co-authored by Dr. Annmarie Adams, Chair of the Department of Social Studies of Medicine at McGill who recently contributed a book chapter on the Maude Abbott Medical Museum, and Dr. Mary Hunter of McGill’s Department of Art History and Communication Studies.
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The McGill School of Physical and Occupational Therapy (SPOT) is proud to invite you to participate directly in an innovative educational research project open now at the Montreal Science Centre! Dr. Stefanie Blain-Moraes, Assistant Professor at SPOT, spearheaded the project, called “Feelings are More than Skin Deep”, in the form of an interactive exhibit within the Human Permanent Exhibition, which began last week.
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On May 19-21, the 11th Eagle Spirit Camp will be held at McGill University, with a revamped focus to promote careers in the health professions to Indigenous youth. The camp organizers are seeking student volunteers, to help out with the camp itself, and to help form a student organizing committee for long-term strategic planning.
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A recent commentary written by McGill University’s Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman and colleagues and published online in the Journal of The National Cancer Institute, argues that some painful procedures used in clinical trials, such as serial biopsies of patients with advanced cancer seeking treatment are not well thought out, leading to unnecessary burden for patients in trials.
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When Dr. Annette Majnemer first took on the newly-created role of Vice-Dean of Education for the Faculty of Medicine at McGill University in January 2016, she admits the sheer scale of the undertaking was a little daunting. “There are more than 2,000 active faculty members and approximately 8,000 students across the Faculty’s various schools and departments, so just the pragmatic aspects of this are very challenging, with multiple needs and goals to consider,” she says. Dr. Majnemer set out to meet the students, staff and faculty from the various departments, schools, centres, and community-based and hospital settings, in order to try to get a sense of their educational needs. “As I met with people I really began to appreciate the strengths of this educational grouping, but I also came to recognize some of the challenges moving forward.”
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