Meet RIPK3: Good Cop, Bad Cop, all rolled in one

Research

A team of scientists from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) and McGill, led by Immunologist Dr. Maziar Divangahi, have discovered a protein that could soon help minimize the impact of the influenza season and become a critical player in the fight against lung infections.

Unusual lung structures may raise risk of pulmonary disease

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The internal anatomy of our lungs is surprisingly variable, and some of those variations are associated with a greater risk of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), a new study led by researchers at McGill and the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Shining new light on rare diseases

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French and Canadian scientists make discovery that could affect diagnosis, genetic counselling and therapeutic approaches in patients with a rare condition.

Canadian brain bank network to advance research on Alzheimer’s

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To advance our understanding of dementia and contribute to the search for new treatments, the Government of Canada announced yesterday that it is investing $2.5 million in research. A pair of projects, led by McGill researchers Howard Chertkow and Nahum Sonenberg, will benefit from the funding.

Being bilingual may help children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) often have a hard time switching gears from one task to another. But being bilingual may actually make it a bit easier for them to do so, according to a new study which was recently published in Child Development.

A repeating fast radio burst from an extreme environment

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New detections of radio waves from a repeating fast radio burst have revealed an astonishingly potent magnetic field in the source’s environment, indicating that it is situated near a massive black hole or within a nebula of unprecedented power.

A non-invasive method to detect Alzheimer’s disease

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New research has drawn a link between changes in the brain’s anatomy and biomarkers that are known to appear at the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease (AD), findings that could one day provide a sensitive but non-invasive test for AD before cognitive symptoms appear.

Sign of the times: Morphing mice adapt to changing climate

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New research by McGill biologists shows that milder winters have led to physical alterations in two species of mice in southern Quebec in the past 50 years – providing a textbook example of the consequences of climate change for small mammals.

Brain stimulation can change how much we enjoy and value music

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Researchers from the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital have proven it is possible to increase or decrease our enjoyment of music, and our craving for more of it, by enhancement or disruption of certain brain circuits.

Pregnancy-related conditions taken together leave moms, and dads, at risk

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Research has already shown that women who develop either diabetes or high blood pressure during pregnancy are at risk of getting type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure or heart disease years later. Today, on World Diabetes Day, a new study released from a team at the RI-MUHC and McGill shows that the risk of developing those conditions post pregnancy is drastically higher if the women had both diabetes and high blood pressure during pregnancy.