The Neuro to create world’s first ALS Phase 1 clinical trial unit

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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.

McGill hosts lacrosse’s 150th anniversary commemoration

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Lacrosse is celebrating 150 years and to mark the occasion, a three-day commemoration was held at McGill over the weekend, with the centrepiece attraction in the form of two field lacrosse re-enactment contests played Saturday on the lower campus field.

McGill’s role in the evolution of patient-centred care

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Patient-centred care has become something of a buzz term in medicine in the past decade. But what many in the field might not know is that a patient-centred care model was pioneered by McGill nurses back in the 1950s.

Leading-edge neuroscience network renews agreement

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The renewal of the tripartite partnership agreement between the Brain@McGill, the University of Oxford, and the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich (ZNZ) took place on May 29, amidst much excitement for what has been to date a fruitful and ambitious venture.

Brenda Milner receives McGill Medal in honour of ground-breaking career

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Cheers and standing ovations were the order of the day as Brenda Milner, one of the University’s most iconic members, was awarded the McGill University Medal for Exceptional Academic Achievement, during Tuesday morning’s Health Sciences Convocation Ceremony.

Surviving residency

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Dr. Phil Vourtzoumis is currently completing his third year of residency in General Surgery at the McGill University Health Centre. As a senior resident, he has different day-to-day tasks that range from seeing patients in the ward and teaching medical students who are getting acquainted with the hospital dynamic, to performing surgeries in the operating room.

On the genetics trail

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Researchers have identified the genetic mutation responsible for one patient’s serious health problems, finally solving a medical mystery that has endured for over 30 years. Thanks to this discovery, Dr. Donald Vinh has developed a therapy that could also help a lot of people who have problems related to the immune system, whether they are genetic or due to a transplant or an illness.

Spaghetti Nights Family Workshops: Giving parents a helping hand

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As rewarding as it can sometimes be, parenting isn’t easy. Sometimes parents feel like they are operating in a bubble, far removed from other adults and trying their best to deal with challenges – and put out fires – as they crop up. If only kids came with an owner’s manual, frustrated parents have ruefully mused. And wouldn’t it be nice if, just once, someone else did the cooking and took care of the children?

Three-minute thesis competition proves less is sometimes more

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Not even a record-breaking snowstorm the night before could derail McGill’s second annual 3-Minute Thesis / Ma thèse en 180 secondes finals competition, an event in which graduate students boil down their complex research to 180 informative, and entertaining, seconds.

McGill 3rd-best for anatomy and physiology, 6th for mining

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McGill just keeps getting better. That’s the conclusion to be drawn from the latest QS World University Rankings by Subject released on March 8. From a stunning third-place ranking for the University’s program in anatomy and physiology to a sixth-place rank for Mining and Minerals Engineering, McGill had 32 subjects ranked in the Top 50 in the world.